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LG K61 (2020)

Android OS v10.0
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765
PowerVR GE8320
4 GB / 64 GB
6.5 inch (1080 x 2340 px)
48 + 8 + 5 + 2 MP, 8000 x 6000 px, autofocus

This phone comes equipped with a 6.5 inch IPS display, a Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 chipset, and 4 GB of RAM.

Will it prove its worth? I aim to reveal that by the end of my review.

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This article shares our personal experiences and thoughts about using the LG K61 smartphone. We hope to offer helpful insights to others interested in this device.

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LG K61 specifications

BrandLG
NameK61
ModelK61
Release date2020

Weight, dimensions, colors

Dimensions6.48 x 3.05 x 0.33 inch
Colorsblue, titanium, white
SIM typeNano SIM

Smartphones use a Nano SIM as a small chipcard for a subscriber identity module (SIM).

System, chipset, performance

OS versionAndroid OS v10.0
SoCMediatek Helio P35 MT6765
CPUOcta-core, Quad-core 2.3 GHz Cortex-A53, Quad-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
GPUPowerVR GE8320

The LG K61 comes with Android OS v10.0 out of the box. Google has integrated many services with Android. These include Google Maps, Gmail, and Google Drive. An advanced scheduler manages this octa-core CPU. It assigns tasks to the CPU for real-time speed and power efficiency. PowerVR GPUs have a reputation for being power-efficient and delivering strong performance.

Display type, size, resolution

Display typeIPS
Screen size6.5 inch
Resolution1080 x 2340 px
Multitouch supportyes

The 6.5 inch IPS display has better features. These include optimal viewing angles, color accuracy, and unchanging color reproduction. The 6.5 inch display should be big enough for our needs. It will make viewing comfortable. This is true whether we're reading, browsing, or watching. The size of the screen is measured diagonally, from corner to corner.

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Memory, storage

RAM4 GB
Internal storage64 GB
Memory card slotmicroSD

The LG K61 comes with 4 GB of RAM, which is considered to be sufficient for most users' needs. Having more RAM alone does not guarantee better performance. 64 GB of storage is usually seen as good for a smartphone. It should be enough for most users. We can expand the internal storage (64 GB) with a compatible microSD card.

Cameras, flash

Main camera48 + 8 + 5 + 2 MP, 8000 x 6000 px, autofocus
FlashLED
Selfie camera16 MP

Multiple cameras or depth sensors can help the smartphone. They can make its portrait mode effects more appealing. The K61 does not have optical image stabilization (OIS).

Connectivity, network, wireless

GSM 2G bands850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
Network coverage2G / 3G / 4G
Wi-FiWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetoothv5.0, A2DP
GPSA-GPS, GLONASS
NFCyes
FM radiono
USBUSB Type-C
Headphone3.5 mm jack

The LG K61 supports 4G/LTE networks. The phone is capable of connecting to Wi-Fi networks. The K61 smartphone is capable of connecting to Bluetooth devices. The GPS allows this smartphone to find their exact location. It provides accurate navigation and mapping. This phone is NFC (Near Field Communication) capable. The 3.5 mm headphone jack allows us to connect wired headphones or earphones to the device.

Battery type, capacity, charger

TypeLi-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable

The Li-Po 4000 mAh, non-removable battery gives the smartphone a good battery backup. The lithium polymer (Li-Po) battery is a light-weight, rechargeable battery. The battery of K61 isn't removable without voiding the warranty.

Features, sensors, specials

Sensorsaccelerometer, compass, fingerprint, light, proximity
SpecialsDual SIM

Today, smartphones come with many sensors. They help make the user experience better. The accelerometer provides information about the smartphone's movement in three axes. These are X (horizontal), Y (vertical), and Z (depth). The K61 phone has a fingerprint scanner. The light sensor detects the level of light in the environment. Dual SIM is great for businesses. They want to give staff a device with separate numbers and bills for personal and business use.

Verdict, pros and cons

Every phone has its strengths and weaknesses, and this LG phone is no exception. As with any device, there are aspects that shine and others that fall short. By examining both sides, we can paint a complete picture of what this phone has to offer. Let's explore its standout features and areas for improvement. Remember, this is just my opinion, and yours might be different.

Pros

  • appropriate screen size
  • adequate memory
  • microSD slot
  • multicamera setup
  • Dual SIM support

Cons

  • no OIS function
  • no 5G support
  • low-capacity battery
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Updated: May 11, 2024

Lucas Bradley I'm Lucas Bradley, the founder of the Phone42.com site. I love technology, especially smartphones, and I've been working with tech stuff for more than 20 years. This means I've seen a lot of changes and have learned a bunch about what makes a good phone. On Phone42.com, I look at all kinds of phones. They can be from big, well-known companies or new ones trying to make their mark. I want to help people understand what's new and cool in the world of smartphones, in a way that's easy to get.
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