The LG K7i is a smartphone that will drive mosquitoes away. Are you one of those people who look at smartphones and feel that they look and perform more or less the same? Well, today we bring to you a smartphone that does something a little out of the box. It repels mosquitos. That’s right! Apart from that standout feature, the phone performs like any other smartphone in this price range. Let’s have a closer look at whether this phone is really worth its asking price.
Design and Display
On the exterior, the phone contrary to what you might be thinking does not look like a mosquito coil. It sports a plastic build with a fingerprint sensor on the back. Also on the lower back is a small speaker grill which is what will generate the mosquito repelling noise. More on that in a bit.
The company also ships the phone with a separate case that sports a larger speaker module and a stand case to keep the phone upright. The front of the phone doesn’t feel like a device from 2017 with its large bezels and 5-inch FWVGA display. Below the display is some branding from LG, which compels the phone to have software navigation keys taking up more of its usable display.
Performance, Storage and Features
Underneath its shell, the phone is powered by a quad-core processor ticking at 1.14GHz paired with 2GB of RAM. On the storage front, the phone packs in 16GB of internal memory which can be expanded up to 256GB through its microSD card slot. On the software side, the phone runs Android Marshmallow out of the box.
With its specifications out of the way, let’s address the elephant in the room. How does it manage to drive mosquitoes away? According to LG who demonstrated through a neat infographic that humans can hear sounds up to 20KHz while mosquitoes can hear sounds above 30KHz. The smartphone will generate ultrasonic frequency sounds that is expected to keep mosquitoes at bay.
Camera and Connectivity
In the optics department, the phone bears two camera modules on each side of the device. On the rear is its primary 8-megapixel camera with LED flash. The camera can zoom up to 4x digitally and record up to 1080p videos in 30fps. On the front, the phone is equipped with a 5-megapixel selfie camera that supports autofocus. The camera can also record HD videos.
On the connectivity front, the phone can be fit with 2 SIM cards through its dual-SIM support. The device is also 4G compliant with support for VoLTE. For wireless data transfer, the K7i offers support for Bluetooth, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and WiFi Direct. It also rocks a microUSB port on the bottom.
This rather odd offering from LG will set you back Rs. 7,990 and is available through offline retail stores. What are your views on this smartphone? Would you be looking to spend Rs. 8000 on a smartphone that doubles up as a mosquito repellant or opt for a more conventional and less expensive device like the Redmi 4 instead. Do let us know in the comments below.