Reviewed: LG’s K61 sets the tone for mid-range excellence.

The latest release of LG’s new mobile phone the K61, has brought many different questions around the release of the mid range phone and how it performs when it comes packed with five built in cameras! LG are dubbing this the #PentaCamera smartphone and we got the opportunity to test it out!

Making sure to jump right in, we’ll start with the basics. The phone packs 4GB of RAM, and 64GB or 128GB internal storage options. There is also a microSD card slot available for expansion of storage (up to 2TB). The quad camera setup at the back of the LG K61 includes a 48-megapixel main camera, 8-megapixel super wide camera, a 2-megapixel macro shooter, and a 5-megapixel depth camera.

The camera is the huge selling point of this device, I mean, it’s not everyday that a phone boasts five cameras. It’s Wide-Angle 118° camera captures wider scenery as well as more people in one screen, which makes a great addition to the camera and incentivises the user to create better shots. We got pretty in depth with the camera and found that it packs a pretty mean macro function allowing you to get up close and personal for those creative shots. Also, a 16 megapixel camera makes any selfie look good and LG clearly have their priorities straight as the camera includes beauty mode and many other functions to get the insta-worthy shot.

A robust 4,000mAh battery, DTS:X 3D Surround Sound for realistic 7.1-channel experience with headphones and MIL-STD-810G standard for durability all add to the attractiveness of the LG’s new K61 for consumers eager to upgrade from their mediocre smartphone experience while staying within budget.

Not just that, but the phone is generally a good looking one! Boasting a dedicated Google Assistant button and back panel finger print reader means you’ve got personalised security on the go. Probably one of the best looking features on this device is the #PentaCamera. LG just knew how to implement it without making it look unnecessarily flashy.

The LG K61 has definitely made its mark, whether you’re a budding mobile photographer or just looking at a brand-new upgrade to a phone with powerful specs (at a mid range price), we feel like this one could be for you! The phone comes in

LG’s 2020 K series devices will be available starting from 07 July 2020 at Vodacom stores, 15 May 2020 at exclusive Cell C stores and from 01 June at MTN stores.

Key Specifications:*

LG K61

Chipset: 2.3 GHz Octa-Core
Display: 6.5-inch 19.5:9 FHD+ FullVision Display
Memory: 4GB RAM / 64 or 128 GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
Camera:
Rear: 48MP Standard / 8MP Super Wide / 2MP Macro / 5MP Depth Sensor
Front: 16MP Standard
Battery: 4,000mAh
Size: 164.5 x 77.5 x 8.4mm
Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
Connectivity: Wi-Fi Dual Band / Bluetooth 5.0 / NFC / USB Type-C
Colour: Titanium / White / Blue
Others: AI CAM / DTS:X 3D Surround Sound / Google Assistant / Google Assistant Button / Google Lens / Rear Fingerprint Sensor / MIL-STD 810G Compliance

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