LG Candy is a sub-$100 phone that doesn’t live up to its name

by Habeeb Onawole 0

LG has launched a new smartphone in India called the Candy. The price of the LG Candy converts to less than a $100 and it comes with okay specs. However, we are disappointed it comes in rather dull colors seeing as it is named candy.

The LG Candy has a 5-inch HD display and is powered by an unnamed 1.3GHz quad-core processor. It has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of expandable storage (32GB max MicroSD card support). There is a 5MP sensor in front for selfies and an 8MP camera on the back. The camera app has a feature called “Flash Jump Shot” that allows you to take several pictures at once and mashes them together into a gif. LG also says it has a low-light photography feature.

LG Candy

Seeing as it has 2GB of RAM, it is no surprise this phone isn’t running Android Oreo (Go Edition), so you’d expect it to run regular Android Oreo, right? No. LG has decided to ship the Candy with Android 7.1.2 Nougat which is disappointing, to put it mildly.

The LG Candy has a 2,500mAh removable battery, Bluetooth 4.2, FM radio, and LTE support. Surprisingly, the phone comes with a USB-C port which isn’t something you find at this price point.

Since it has a removable battery, LG decided to go with replaceable battery covers. So you get four different back covers in the box. The covers are blue, gold, and silver, including the default black that comes attached. However, none of the colors are flashy and attractive which makes you wonder why it’s named Candy.

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The LG Candy is priced at INR 6,999 (~$99) and will go on sale tomorrow, September 1 across retail outlets in India. Apart from the dull colors and the dated OS, the LG Candy isn’t a bad device.