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LG's wallet-friendly lineup of 'K' phones

Coming in a variety of sizes and specs, LG's new budget phones make an appearance here at CES.

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Lynn La covers mobile reviews and news. She previously wrote for The Sacramento Bee, Macworld and The Global Post.
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If you're in the market for an affordable phone, LG has added four handsets to its series of midtier, K-series phones. And they're all here at CES 2017.

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LG K10

The K10 is the largest and most advanced of the series. It has a 5.3-inch display with a 1,280x720-pixel resolution.

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LG K10

On the back is a 13-megapixel camera and a fingerprint sensor. It runs Android Nougat and has expandable storage up to 2TB.

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LG K10

As the most "high-end" of the midrange series, the K10 has a few nodules of aesthetic flair, like copper accents here and there.

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LG K8 and K4

The 5-inch K8 (left) and K4 are the next down the line.

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LG K4 and K8

These device are pretty similar. They both have a 5-megapixel front-facing camera and a removable 2,500mAh battery.

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LG K4 and K8

However, the K8 (right) is slightly more advanced with the recent Android Nougat OS, a better 13-megapixel rear camera, a sharper screen and twice the amount of built-in storage at 16GB.

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LG K8

Another look at the K8 and its silver coloring.

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LG K3

The smallest of the family is the 4.5-inch K3. As such, it doesn't have the most powerful hardware and its build feels somewhat cheap and plastic.

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LG K3

The K3 has a four-core processor like the K8 and K4, but it has a smaller battery, a 5-megapixel camera and Android 6.0 Marshmallow.


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LG K10

Availability and pricing for any of the K-series phones haven't been announced yet, but expect the K10 (pictured here) to be the most expensive of the lineup, while the K3 is likely the cheapest.

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