As a preamble to this test
A lot of cell phones come out every month, and you get overwhelmed pretty quickly.
For heavy or occasional use, the models to be chosen will not be the same.Already at the level of the operating system of this K42 64 GB: here, it is an Android with all the LG ecosystem that goes with it.
And now that you know, our tests will let you know if, in terms of features and functionality, this smartphone is right for you.
This K42 64 GB is not good for all uses.He’s at the bottom of our ranking.In short, if you choose it, it will be mainly for its price.
|Avoid choosing this phone for|
|Surfing the internet, anywhere|
|Taking pictures or filming|
The K42 64 GB, the right choice for surfing the internet?
The main advantage of a smartphone is to be connected everywhere and therefore to be mobile.If for you, a phone is just for making calls, you probably won’t need a smartphone.
This K42 64 GB is a large model, a little bulky.Not necessarily practical to handle with its 6.6 inches when you have to make a phone call.
On the contrary, it will be perfect to go on the web.The size of the image will allow easy viewing of web information.Smooth web browsing, and pleasant interaction with the images displayed on the screen.Surfing with this phone is really nice.
Also note that wifi will be available to accompany you.Convenient if you have cut off portability (abroad) and want to stay in touch with your loved ones.There’s GPS on this phone.You know where you stand.Effective functionality almost everywhere.
Several Sims can be activated on this smartphone.In other words, the ability to use multiple phone lines in this unit.This model allows you to manage several operators.It can be interesting when you travel abroad.
It is important to note that this model does not include reinforced glass.No protection against scratches or the shocks of everyday life.A possible solution at a lower cost is the addition of a transparent tempered glass film, without altering the screen’s tactile reactivity.
As far as autonomy is concerned, with its 4000 mAh, it is comparable to other competing models.It will not be necessary to recharge during the day.
LG did not choose to install the fast charge feature on this model.Yet it has become almost indispensable, due to the speed at which batteries are now draining.
Analysis of multimedia functions.
Smartphones have become the new televisions.It’s become a handy tool.You can also simply listen to music.Thanks to the ever-increasing access to networks, and with easy-to-use applications, it has become very simple to watch a streaming movie (Netflix, YouTube or Disney) on a phone screen.However, not all smartphones will do the trick.
We would have liked the K42 64 GB to have been more powerful on the multimedia side.He’s not doing as well as most of his competitors.The 6.6-inch screen is poorly suited for exercise.The resolution is low: 720 x 1600.At the limit, it will be suitable for listening to music.
The screen of this model has been switched to LCD IPS (In-Plane Switching).The visual result is very good no matter from what angle you look at the screen.
For the audio part, LG wanted to do well.You have an input for the 3.5mm plug of your headphones.
Bluetooth technology will allow you to listen to music with connected devices.The transmission is fluid and the sound is clear.
And finally, for the sound, we were surprised not to find the stereo.
The right choice to play online?
Games are performance consuming.The same applies to the ever-increasing number of applications that reduce battery capacity.To play and have a smooth picture, you need to have the CPU and GPU at its best.In short, technology and the latest generation of components provide better playability.
After our tests, we find out that this K42 64 GB is in the lowest rankings.The components are starting to date (Mediatek MT6762 Helio P22 (12 nm) processor), and the quality is less good.The rendering at the image level is inferior to the competition.
In terms of memory, this model is in the middle.The standard capacity is 64 GB.In fact, for some passionate users, LG has provided an extra space to add more.
Normal use of this smartphone is adapted to its level of autonomy.She’s average in terms of endurance.The 4000 mAH power will not require recharging during the day.
As with games, this smartphone is not intended to have many applications.unfortunately, it is at a very low reading comfort level.This is an entry-level model: 266* pixels per inch.You’ll have to force it to read the documents clearly.
And to finish on the application part, we note that the payment function via telephone (the NFC), is not available here.
What about the videos?
The quality of smartphones allows you to take pictures as well as many cameras.For a long time, manufacturers have been communicating about the millions of pixels their devices were equipped with.But this characteristic is not everything.Being able to share photos taken with one click is also important.LG is renowned for the quality of its sensors and the design of its smartphones.
The company designed a camera lens with all the necessary connections to Android.By the way it’s not one but 4 lenses installed on this phone.
The screen resolution of this K42 64 GB is among the lowest on the market.A photo resolution of 13 Mp which gives a low quality result.Regarding selfies, the technology onboard is equivalent to what you find elsewhere.This will allow you to retouch your photos.This K42 64 GB is really easy to access for the retouching part of the images.
This device is provided with 64 GB of storage space.Enough room to save your videos and photos.And with that, you’ll have some time before you have to transfer them to your computer.
The K42 64 GB in conclusion
This K42 64 GB is not good for all uses.With lesser performance, it does not reach the level of the best.In conclusion, it’s a pricey choice.