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Brand: LG
Category: Smartphones
  • RAM / ROM: 2 GB / 32 GB
  • CPU: Octa-core 1.14 GHz
  • Camera Back / Front: 13 MP/ 8 MP
  • Battery: 3000 mAh
  • Display: 5.2 inches, 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • OS: Android 6.0

Our Rating

The overall rating of this product is based on the review by our experts.

  • Design 7 / 10
  • Display 7 / 10
  • Performance 7 / 10
  • Camera 6 / 10
  • Battery 6 / 10
  • Features 7 / 10
  • Price 6 / 10

LG U is a less familiar smartphone from LG, and in our opinion, a little underrated. It has a nice, slim design being just 7.7mm thin. It’s the day and age of slim, sleek phones, and we appreciate this one being a part of that. With the price of LG U being around $350, it’s in range with another LG Model, LG V20. And just like others, it’s characterized by a great screen with a decent size, not too big, not too small. But we’ll have to look at the design first before we go any further. It’s very slim, sleek and just elongated.

Apart from being 7.7mm thin, it’s also lightweight, weighing only 135g, making it easy to carry around hold in your pocket and use with one hand. It comes in a set of colors: black, white and pink. There are two timeless, classic color choices, and one for those that are brave and adventurous in their soul. The screen itself is IPS LCD, and you probably know what that means – it’s vivid, bright and lively to look at. And also sharp, thanks to a full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) on a 5.2-inch screen. That, in return, gives us a pixel density of 424 ppi, which is excellent.

The cameras come in a very well-known combination that Samsung also uses in their J7 Prime model. We’re talking 13 MP / 7 MP on the back and front, respectively. All of that is accompanied by LED flash and an ability to record 1080p videos in 30 frames per second, making it a decent choice. If you’re looking for a quality camera, that is. When it comes to LG U specs, not much is known, actually. We’re not sure what the chipset is, and if it’s a Snapdragon version. What we are sure about is that it contains 8 cores at 1.14 GHz and that it works great.

The GPU underneath isn’t known either, although we suppose it could be found out with some apps. Whatever the name is, from our review of LG U, we’ve found it works great even with some more demanding games. The multitasking feature is present and works too, thanks to 2 GB of RAM inside. You shouldn’t worry about memory that comes with the phone, as there will be plenty to use, 32 GB. If at some point, you decide that just doesn’t cut it, you can insert a microSD card. That’ll take you to as much as 256 GB of additional storage space, and that sure is enough, right?

In the end, the platform that the phone comes with right out of the box is Android 6.0 (Marshmallow). We’re unsure at this point in time if there are upgrades coming in the future, but even if it stays as it is, no app will refuse to work with it. The battery inside is just decent, and won’t last an insane amount of time, as it’s only 3000 mAh of capacity. Remember, this phone has a full HD screen and some other taxing features. If you want to keep it alive, you’d better find a charger to rejuvenate it, and prepare it for a new day.



Announced Date 2016, October
Release Date 2016, November


Dimensions 147.6 x 73.2 x 7.7 mm
Weight 135 g
Colors White, black, pink


Display Type IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Size 5.2 inches (~69.0% screen-to-body ratio)
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels (~424 ppi pixel density)
Display Features Multi Touch


Primary 13 MP, autofocus, LED flash
Secondary 8 MP, 1080p
Video 1080p@30fps
Camera Features Geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection, HDR, panorama


CPU Octa-core 1.14 GHz


Card Type microSD
Internal 32 GB
External up to 256 GB


OS Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)


Technology Used Li-Ion
Capacity 3000 mAh
Fast Charging


Alert Type Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm Jack
Loud Speaker


WLAN Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, WiFi Direct, hotspot
Bluetooth Bluetooth
GPS Yes, with A-GPS
USB microUSB v2.0


Technology Used GSM / HSPA / LTE
SIM Single SIM

Other Features

Sensors Accelerometer, proximity, compass
Messaging SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Mail, IM
Browsers HTML5



Overall User's Rating

The rating is based on 1 reviews by users.

  • Design 8 / 10
  • Display 8 / 10
  • Performance 6 / 10
  • Camera 6 / 10
  • Battery 6 / 10
  • Features 7 / 10
  • Price 6 / 10
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  1. Quentin Stonebraker


    LG U short review

    Another smartphone from LG that is all around the place. Yes it has a good 1080p screen and a nice design, but they could've done more with the hardware. For example, 2 GB of RAM isn't enough for this price tag. I'll probably change it soon for the new smartphone.

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