LG K51 Review: Pros and Cons

By Annie Baker ● Sep 19, 2020
  • Are you considering whether to buy an LG K51? These are some LG K51 pros and cons you should know about.

The LG K51 has been one of the best selling smartphones of 2020 as it has a relatively low price. Here is an LG K51 review in a pros and cons format to help you decide whether to buy it.

Pro: Price Is The Best Feature

The MSRP of the LG K51 is $149.99 ($199 unlocked). But you may often find deals for the phone at below $100. 

Pro: Solid Display

The LG K51 features a 6.5-inch HD+ FullVision display. And the notch with the front-facing camera is narrow — which makes the display feel even more immersive. This makes watching videos and playing games feel more vibrant and it provides a richer multimedia experience.

Pro: All-Day Battery Life

The LG K51 features a 4000 mAh battery. This battery provides up to 21 hours of talk time and up to 24.5 days of standby time.

Pro: Solid Camera

The triple-camera system in the LG K51 offers the flexibility to shoot 115° super-wide angle, automate Bokeh blurs, and grab a quick one-click shot in a sharp focus. The triple rear camera system features a 13-megapixel PDAF Standard Angle Rear Camera, a 5-megapixel Super Wide 115° rear camera, and a 2-megapixel depth camera. And the front-facing camera has a 13-megapixel sensor for high-quality selfies.

Pro: DTS:X 3D Surround Sound

The front stereo speakers feature DTS:X 3D Surround Sound to deliver louder and rich audio experiences. 

Con: Usable Storage Is Only About 32GB

The specs of the device say that it has 32GB of storage, but only 16GB is usable. So you will not be able to download too many apps and store many photos and videos.

Con: Buyers Having Connectivity Issues

In many of the reviews that I have read, many of the phone’s buyers have complained about network connectivity issues so they had to factory reset their devices.

Con: Slower Processor

Inside of the LG K51 is a MediaTek Helio P22 2.0GHz Octa-Core processor. This is considered on the lower-end scale of processors for 2020, which means you may notice some lag with certain apps.

Con: No Wireless Charging Or NFC

If you have a wireless charger, then you will not be able to use it with the LG K51. And the device does not have NFC so you cannot use your device as a payment source at stores and restaurants.

Con: Video Recording Maxes At 1080p

Unfortunately, the LG K51 maxes out at 1080p video recording. A majority of the smartphones released in 2020 support 4K.

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