LG K42 makes it to India with military-grade durability and low price

22 January 2021
The phone was initially unveiled back in September.

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  • Anonymous

Tigolebitties, 23 Jan 2021Nah. $150 for those specs isn't worth it. They should&... moreThere is FHD AMOLED screen for Samsung A42 that is with Helio P60 and cost 190 euro.
4GB ramn and 64GB storage while you can have 2 sims and sd card in it. There is also other decent things on it and for 6.1 inch screen it is only 150mm tall. It even have under screen fps

And thats only 40-50 euro more then this LG garbage

  • Anonymous

Arvind7955, 23 Jan 2021I don't know if you are aware of a term called "B... moreAnd what these Chinese built quality is like ? Magically hold together all it's parts ? Fall apart as soon as you touch them ? Like seriously i bought a Leagoo Kiicaa Mix something 3 plus years ago for 90 euro just to see it's quality. It had 5.5 inch screen with 1080p, 3GB ram with 32GB storage. Type-c charger and some 8 core mtk cpu the most low end around 45k antutu v8 score. It even had okish dual camera in the back something 12+2 or 13+2 and 13mp selfie. Built quality of it was good too and it would of lasted me more then 6 months i used it and then sold it for 50. It just had one flaw for me and it was the placement of it's speaker that was top edge on the corner and was pretty much impossible to listen when having calls. But how it was built i cant say it had worse quality then something 2-3 times the price LG, Sony, Samsung or Nokia that i have owned before.

Build quality isnt a problem even the most low end phones from China. You can get a bad version of a phone that have all types of issues either in hardware or built quality from these well known brand names too. It's not like they test all of the phones that go out of the factory. They take like 1-10 phones out of 1000-10000 phones that they have built and then test these up to 10 phones extensively. Usually the problem in built quality is the person who handles the device. It's just marketing tricks this so called build quality for a dumb people who actually think there is such a thing as built quality.

Now think of it this way. If there be phone company that makes phones that fall apart in a month and all of there phones they sold. Do you think they survive in the market to build new models ? Who will buy there devices when they fall apart in a month. I just cant understand this build quality everyone is talking about. Never mind that we mostly talk about it in the low end devices that have so low price that even when it stops working after 1 year use it have already done it's job very well and worth the money. It's not like you expect under 200 euro phone to have this quality you expect to have from the grown jewel of any phone brand flagship

  • Anonymous

Anonymous, 23 Jan 2021Get real! It's a cheap phone! When you buy anything... moreWhen competitors offer s lot better specifications and more often updates... The excuse of is cheap so it should have cheap old junk parts don't work. There is no excuse if others offer a lot more for the same price. The answer is NO so the flop for this phone is secured/warranted.

  • Jk19

Looks like LG is just finding ways to move out of smartphone business. With this spec PPL r not going to buy. Just camera n speaker is not working since 2019. So LG if u r giving G8x for 25k then this K phone vetter be for 6k at max. Else just don't make cheap phone that damage brand image.

  • Joe

rizki1, 23 Jan 2021mediatek p22 a 2019 low end processor and again they releas... moreBecause half of the price went to cover that 2nd year warranty "promise" :)

  • Anonymous

Tigolebitties, 23 Jan 2021Nah. $150 for those specs isn't worth it. They should&... moreGet real! It's a cheap phone!

When you buy anything new there's a cheap, mid-priced and expensive versions. The cheap versions of products use cheap parts, old tech and have less features etc, it's the same with phones! You get what you pay for! Manufacturers are businesses and not charities. Why would they put new tech, more features etc in a device selling at a cheap price point???

Also, why the hell do people still cry out for glass and ceramic backed phones I'll never know! Most people end up putting a cover over it so defeats the point of having 'a 'premium'' feel. For everyones info, glass is not 'premium', it's a con by manufacturers so they break easily! Most people may as well have a plastic backed phone ...to match the plastic cover they put on it!

I'd rather have a 'shiny' plastic back that won't break when the inevitable occurs. Plus without an added bloating cover you're getting the phone you bought and keeping it slim...ish!

  • Anonymous

Arvind7955, 23 Jan 2021I don't know if you are aware of a term called "B... more100% true

  • Anonymous

Tigolebitties, 23 Jan 2021Nah. $150 for those specs isn't worth it. They should&... moreLol

Davy Jones, 23 Jan 2021And ideal $150 smartphone 6.5" FHD IPS LCD 5000mah+3... moreNah. $150 for those specs isn't worth it. They should've
-OLED display with 120/144hz refresh rate display
-Telephoto, wide, uw and ToF lens
-Snapdragon 865/865+/888 or Kirin 9000 or Exynos 2100
-Glass/ceramic back
-4000+mAh battery with quick charge, quick wireless charge and reverse charge
-8k 30/60fps video recording
-Excellent selfie camera
-In-display fingerprint
-5g network and wifi 6e
-Excellent vibration motor
-Curved display

Idk who they're targeting with this device. If you're trying to appeal to poor people, make it under 7,000 inr.

  • Kapil tech

Very Nice LG Mobile

Davy Jones, 23 Jan 2021And ideal $150 smartphone 6.5" FHD IPS LCD 5000mah+3... moreYou forgot to add Amoled, 3.5 audio jack with QuadDac, a telephoto camera and 5G and IP68... Really?
Actually for that money you can get a Poco M3, which is pretty good.

And ideal $150 smartphone
6.5" FHD IPS LCD
5000mah+33W charging
Metal unibody
2 excellent rear cameras wide+ultra wide
A good selfie camera
Stereo speakers
Simple and clean design
A good chipset like Snapdragon 480,690,720 or dimensity 720 or helio g90

  • Anonymous

User098, 23 Jan 2021Bye bye LGSMARTISAN also couple days ago say goodbye from making new mobiles
last device of them was NUT R2 with SD865

mediatek p22 a 2019 low end processor and again they released in 2021?? i know this processor not that bad because my younger sister have realme C2 and it is just fine. but why in 2021??????

Arvind7955, 23 Jan 2021I don't know if you are aware of a term called "B... moregave my neice my old redmi note 3 about 2 years ago, and its still works fine, the only thing I replaced was the battery.you could just imagined how a 5 year old phone survived in the hands of a 9 year old kid. (btw, my sister already thrown that thing at least 5 times within that 2 years)

  • Anonymous

MrKnowItAll, 23 Jan 2021How many cheap Chinese phones have disintegrated in your hands? more Korean phones have disintegrated in my hands, Chinese phones are built like tanks

Arvind7955, 23 Jan 2021I don't know if you are aware of a term called "B... moreHow many cheap Chinese phones have disintegrated in your hands?

Looks like a solid offering for 10k to me. Hope LG doesn't quit. Their quad dac is so dope!

LG G8x user

  • Anonymous

"Military Grade" is up there with "Genuine Leather" for tricking customers who don't know any better. lol