In May last year, AT&T relaunched the LG K8 as LG Phoenix 2 under its network. Later this week, the company is all set to launch its successor Phoenix 3 in the U.S under the AT&T’s GoPhone lineup. The device features entry-level specifications and will be available starting March 10th. It comes with a $80 price tag while the last years Phoenix 2 was launched at $100. The new Phoneix 3 is actually the LG K4 2017 that first unveiled at the CES 2017 held in Las Vegas in early January. It comes with a polycarbonate shell, and the power button is placed on the rear of the device. The textured back panel offers nice grip to hold on to the device.
It sports a 5-inch FWVGA (854 x 480 pixels) in-cell display on the front with on-screen navigation buttons. The device is powered by 32-bit Snapdragon 210 MSM8909 quad-core processor clocked at 1.1GHz along with Adreno 304 GPU which may not handle heavy graphics. There is 1GB/2GB RAM, 16GB internal storage, and an additional MicroSD card slot for storage expansion up to 32GB. In the camera department, the Phoenix 3 has a 5MP autofocus rear camera with LED flash and a 5MP fixed focus camera on the front for selfies and video calls. The Phoenix 3 doesn’t support dual SIM dual standby like the unlocked LG K4 2017.
While the LG K4 2017 came with NFC support, there is no information about its presence on the Phoenix 3. Connectivity options include 4G, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, 3.5mm Audio port, and a MicroUSB 2.0 port. It is backed by a 2,500mAh removable Li-Ion battery that can give around 16 hours of talk time. The device runs on Android 6.0 marshmallow based LG UX UI laid on top. It measures 144.76 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm and weighs 136 grams. As of now, the Phoenix 2 was retailing at $70 and packs much better hardware than the Phoneix 3. It sports a 5-inch HD display and an 8MP rear camera. The processor and front camera remains same, but it includes a smaller 2,125mAh battery.