On March 12 U.S. Cellular unveiled the LG K8 (2017) on its online store sporting a price of $49.99. Other U.S. carriers like T-Mobile and MetroPCS had listed the affordable Android handset way before U.S. Cellular.
However, T-Mobile and MetroPCS are retailing the LG K8 (2017) under the name LG Aristro. With U.S. Cellular also on board, consumers will have another option.
What Is US Cellular Offering?
At U.S. Cellular’s online store, the LG K8 (2017) can now be purchased by paying $49.99 on prepay after a discount of $100 online. The handset can also be purchased under several types of instalment plans, namely:
$7.50 per month over a period of 20 months;
$6.25 per month over a period of 24 months; and
$5 per month over a period of 30 months.
If compared, it can be seen that U.S. Cellular is making it quite easy for the users to purchase LG K8 (2017) as T-Mobile offers LG Aristro at a market price of $144, which is justifiable as the handset comes with better specs compared to LG K8 (2017). The cheapest in the catalog was MetroPCS who is selling the smartphone at a price of $59 after rebate.
Since it is a known fact that the 2017 model of the LG K8 is a mid-range smartphone, the price that U.S. Cellular is quoting should get a thumbs up from consumers. However, unlike T-Mobile and MetroPCS which are offering LG K8 2017 in silver as well as blue options, U.S. Cellular is offering the handset only in blue.
Interested buyers can purchase the phone online by visiting U.S. Cellular’s website.
LG K8 (2017): Specs And Features
Sporting a 5-inch display with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution, the LG K8 (2017) comes with scratch-resistant Corning Gorilla Glass 3 in tow.
The device runs on Android 7.0 Nougat and is powered by a quad-core Snapdragon 425 processor, clocking at 1.4 GHz with 1.5 GB of RAM and 16 GB of onboard storage. The handset comes with an option of expandable memory via microSD or microSDHC card (up to 32 GB).
It must be specified that although the handset comes with 16 GB of storage, only 9.69 GB can be used after system and pre-installed app space occupation.
The device comes with a 2,500 mAh removable battery. Thus the people need not worry about running out of charge and can work without any hiccups. The LG smartphone has a 5MP front-facing camera and an 8MP rear camera with Zero Lag, auto focus and LED flash. The phone supports HD quality video recording of 1080p.
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