LG K62, K52, K42 bring MIL-STD-810G compliance to the mid-range

LG K62, K52, K42 bring MIL-STD-810G compliance to the mid-range

LG has been putting out devices with interesting value propositions lately. We just have to look at phones like the LG Wing, for example, with its unique, never-before-seen form factor. But LG’s mid-range and budget devices, however, have generally been… well, fairly lackluster. It’s not that they’re bad devices, but there’s nothing particularly exciting about them and the lack of support for them has always been their Achilles’ heel. Recently, though, LG has been stepped up their game. Meet the LG K62, the LG K52, and the LG K42, which have just been announced by LG in a press release.

Now, spec-wise, these 3 mid-range smartphones still aren’t that amazing. While they all have the same design and size, their internals differ a little. The LG K62 and the K52 are both powered by a 2.3 GHz octa-core processor, while the LG K42 has a 2.0 GHz processor (these are likely just average-performing MediaTek processors, so don’t get too excited). The other difference is in the cameras: The LG K62 and the LG K52 both have identical 48MP quad rear camera setups while the LG K42 has a 13MP primary lens. The front cameras also differ: K62 goes for 28MP, K52 goes for 13MP, and K42 goes for 8MP.

What makes these phones stand out is that they’re MIL-STD-810G compliant. Right now, rugged smartphones keep getting rarer and rarer as everyone tries to mimic premium designs, and they’re even rarer in the mid-range space. The build strength of these devices meets the strict requirements and standards of the U.S. military, which means that these phones should be pretty tough and able to withstand plenty of abuse.

Overall, though, aside from the differences we mentioned earlier, these phones are all nearly identical. They have the same 6.6-inch 20:9 HD+ display with a hole-punch front camera, the same weight and size, and the same 4,000 mAh battery. They are also running Android 10 with LG’s skin on top (don’t expect a lot of updates, though).

What do you think about these phones?

  • LG K62
    • Chipset: 2.3 GHz Octa-core
    • Display: 6.6-inch 20:9 HD+ FullVision Display
    • Memory: 4GB RAM / 128 ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
    • Camera:
      • Rear: 48MP 2 Standard / 5MP Ultra Wide (115°) / 2MP Depth / 2MP Macro
      • Front: 28MP Standard
    • Battery: 4,000mAh
    • Operating System: Android 10.0 (Q OS)
    • Size: 165.0 x 76.7 x 8.4 mm
    • Weight: 186g
    • Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
    • Connectivity: Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 5.0 / NFC / USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 Compatible)
    • Colors: White / Sky Blue
    • Others: Google Assistant Button / Google Lens / AI CAM / AR Sticker / LG 3D Sound Engine / Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor / MIL-STD 810G Compliance
  • LG K52
    • Chipset: 2.3 GHz Octa-core
    • Display: 6.6-inch 20:9 HD+ FullVision Display
    • Memory: 4GB RAM / 64GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
    • Camera:
      • Rear: 48MP 2 Standard / 5MP Ultra Wide (115°) / 2MP Depth / 2MP Macro
      • Front: 13MP Standard
    • Battery: 4,000mAh
    • Operating System: Android 10.0 (Q OS)
    • Size: 165.0 x 76.7 x 8.4 mm
    • Weight: 186g
    • Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
    • Connectivity: Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 5.0 / NFC / USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 Compatible)
    • Colors: White / Blue / Red
    • Others: Google Assistant Button / Google Lens / AI CAM / AR Sticker / LG 3D Sound Engine / Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor / MIL-STD 810G Compliance
  • LG K42
    • Chipset: 2.0 GHz Octa-core
    • Display: 6.6-inch 20:9 HD+ FullVision Display
    • Memory: 3GB RAM / 32 or 64GB ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
    • Camera:
      • Rear: 13MP Standard / 5MP Ultra Wide (115°) / 2MP Depth / 2MP Macro
      • Front: 8MP Standard
    • Battery: 4,000mAh
    • Operating System: Android 10.0 (Q OS)
    • Size: 165.0 x 76.7 x 8.4 mm
    • Weight: 182g
    • Network: LTE / 3G / 2G
    • Connectivity: Wi-Fi / Bluetooth 5.0 / NFC / USB Type-C (USB 3.1 Gen 1 Compatible)
    • Colors: Green / Gray / Red / Sky Blue
    • Others: Google Assistant Button / Google Lens / AI CAM / AR Sticker / LG 3D Sound Engine / Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor / MIL-STD 810G Compliance

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Arol Wright
Arol Wright

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