LG K50: A good budget smartphone blighted by two weaknesses
The LG K50 convinces on paper, with its 6.26-inch IPS display, large battery and passable cameras. The device even has dedicated dual SIM and microSD card slots too, so you need not compromise between the two as some OEMs force people to do.
LG has equipped the K50 with an LTE modem, an NFC chip and Bluetooth 5.0 too, all of which are modern communication standards. Moreover, the device supports up to IEE 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, which should deliver fast transfer speeds even without a MIMO antenna. However, our review unit barely managed even 60 Mbps in our Wi-Fi tests, which puts it on par with its competitors that only support older Wi-Fi standards.
Moreover, the K50 has an inaccurate GPS module. While it is accurate enough if the device also has an active internet connection, recording an accurate route is out of the question. In our experience, the K50 cannot track straight stretches or turns with any precision, making it useless as a cycling or running companion.
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