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LG K61


LG K61
LG K61 (K Series)
Mediatek Helio P35 MT6765 8 x 1.8 - 2.3 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
4096 MB 
6.53 inch 19.5:9, 2340 x 1080 pixel 395 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes, 60 Hz
128 GB eMMC Flash, 128 GB 
, 110 GB free
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 2TB, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Acceleration sensor, Proximity sensor, Compass
802.11a/b/g/n (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 5.0, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B3/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B20/​B28/​B38/​B40), Dual SIM, LTE, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 164.5 x 77.5 ( = 0.33 x 6.48 x 3.05 in)
4000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 9.0 Pie
Primary Camera: 48 MPix Phase comparison AF, LED flash, video @1080p/30fps (camera 1); 8.0MP, wide angle lens (camera 2); 5.0MP, depth of field (camera 3); 2.0MP, macro lens (camera 4)
Secondary Camera: 16 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: Mono loudspeaker at the lower edge, Keyboard: Virtual, Charger, USB cable, silicone bumper, SIM tool, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value: 0.453W/kg (head), 1.287W/kg (body); LTE Cat-7 (download) / Cat-13 (upload); DTS:X 3D Surround Sound; MIL-STD-810G certified; Google Assistant button; USB-C, fanless
191 g ( = 6.74 oz / 0.42 pounds), Power Supply: 52 g ( = 1.83 oz / 0.11 pounds)
249 Euro



Average Score: 73% - average
Average of 8 scores (from 10 reviews)
price: 68%, performance: 50%, features: 59%, display: 81% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 80%, emissions: 95%

Reviews for the LG K61

74% LG K61 smartphone review - This LG cell phone is too old-fashioned | Notebookcheck
The LG K61 looks chic, but comes with Android 9 and a rather slow processor for its price range. But maybe the LG phone can surprise us? You can read more in the review.
60% LG K61 review: A good camera isn't enough to make it a good phone
Source: Neowin English
While I have a bit of a soft spot for this phone's design and camera, it's hard to recommend it. As I said with the TCL 10L, you may be better off getting something like the TCL Plex from last year, which is often discounted to be cheaper than this one.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/19/2020
Rating: Total score: 60%
LG K61 Unboxing and first impressions
Source: Neowin English
We go hands-on with the LG K61, a mid-range smartphone powered by a MediaTek Helio P35, 4GB of RAM, and 128GB of storage. It has a quad camera with a 48MP main sensor, plus a punch-hole cutout on the display for the selfie camera.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 07/04/2020

Foreign Reviews

So zerstört nur ein Fehler das Gesamtwerk
Source: Tech Stage German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/25/2020
52% LG K61 Gutes Aussehen ist eben doch nicht alles
Source: MobiFlip German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 06/14/2020
Rating: Total score: 52%
85% LG K61, análisis: Más por menos
Source: MuyComputer Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 07/09/2020
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 75% display: 90% mobility: 80%
72% LG K61, análisis y opinión
Source: Computerhoy Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 05/24/2020
Rating: Total score: 72% features: 60% display: 70% mobility: 80% workmanship: 80%
79% LG K61: la nostra recensione dello smartphone di fascia medio bassa
Source: Tech Different Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/01/2020
Rating: Total score: 79% price: 70% features: 70% display: 85% mobility: 90%
72% Recensione LG K61: non abbastanza economico? (foto e video)
Source: Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 05/29/2020
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 65% features: 65% display: 75% mobility: 75% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
LG K41S, K51S en K61S vergeleken
Source: Portablegear Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Nice display; great cameras; high performance; good price.
Comparison, online available, Short, Date: 02/18/2020
90% LG K61 incelemesi
Source: Chip Online TR TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/04/2020
Rating: Total score: 90%


Imagination PowerVR GE8320: Integrated graphics card for mid-range ARM SoCs.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Helio P35 MT6765: ARM based octa core SoC (8x ARM Cortex-A53) clocked at up to 2.3 GHz. The chip also includes a Cat.7 LTE modem (300 Mbps download).» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


Only a few smartphones have larger screens.
Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.191 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of the LG Group. LG is the world's second-biggest maker of televisions and third-biggest maker of mobile phones. With its headquarters in South Korea, the company has 75 subsidiaries worldwide that design and manufacture televisions, home appliances, and telecommunications devices. LG is an international laptop manufacturer of medium size with few reviews.

After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. In the smartphone segment, LG is a medium-sized manufacturer (not among the Top 5 in 2015 and 2016).

73%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.


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Stefan Hinum, 2020-04- 9 (Update: 2020-04- 9)