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LG K8 V | Verizon Wireless

  • VS500

Key Features

  • Large 5.0" HD Display
  • 8 MP Autofocus Rear Camera with LED Flash
  • 5 MP Front-Facing Camera and HD Camcorder
  • Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ MSM8909 1.3 GHz Quad-Core Processor


The sleek screen, brushed back cover, and slim edges keep this device looking sharp, making it the perfect match for your palm - and style.


Raise your hand, align it in the box, and make a fist to start the 3-second timer.  Or you can make a fist twice to take four selfies in sequence!


Your memories mean everything. Capture them with an 8 MP Auto focus Camera and just tap the screen so you can live in the moment and share later - no filter necessary.


Connect worldwide! With international capabilities, you can communicate freely and use your K8 V to keep close - even when you are far from home.

Screen Size 5.0 inches
Screen Resolution 1,280 x 720 pixels
Battery Capacity 2,125 mAh
Camera Resolution 8 MP
Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ MSM8909 1.3 GHz Quad-Core
Memory 1.5 GB RAM
Storage 16 GB (up to 9.30 GB usable) - expandable via microSD™ card (sold separately)
Carrier Verizon
Other Features 5 MP Front-Facing Camera and HD Camcorder, Modern Design, Gesture Shot, Touch & Shoot, Global Roaming
Enterprise Mobile Solutions Yes
Large 5.0" HD Display Yes
Rear Key Placement Ambidextrous, multi-purpose use of Power/Lock and Volume Keys
Smart Keyboard and One-Handed Operation Adjust position of the keyboard or keypad for convenient and customized access
Customizable Home Touch Buttons Includes Notifications and Capture+
Battery Saver Minimize the battery consumption through efficient UX control
Capture+ Write or draw on nearly any screen and then save to QuickMemo®+ or Gallery
QuickMemo+ Create memos and then add text, images, screen captures any more; schedule memos to appear at certain times using time or location inputs
Ringtone ID Unique ringtone created for each caller based on phone numbers
Multilanguage Support for Phone and Keyboard Input Yes
EasyHome™ Provides an easier interface for beginners with a simpler layout and larger font size
Knock Code™ Create a 6-8 point tapping pattern for security and direct access to the home screen
Knock On™ Double tap the screen to put your phone to sleep/wake it without picking it up or pressing the Power/Lock Key.
Content Lock* Password/pattern protect your memos in QuickMemo+
* Some owner content may still be accessible to a user who enables Content Lock
8 MP Autofocus Rear Camera with LED Flash Yes
Camera Resolutions up to 3264 x 2448*
Quick Share Access social platforms instantly after taking pictures and videos
Burst Shot* Hold the shutter button to take multiple shots quickly
Multiple Shutter Options Tap the shutter, use your voice, tap the screen, or press a volume key to take a photo.
Camera and Video Zoom Up to 4x*
5 MP Front-Facing Camera and FHD Camcorder Yes
Gesture Shot** Take selfies with a simple hand gesture
Interval Shot** Take four selfies on a timer by touching and holding the shutter button
Gesture Interval Shot** Make a fist twice to take four selfies in sequence
Selfie Light** Screen will illuminate a soft light around the photo preview for well-lit selfies
HD Rear Camcorder Resolutions up to 1280 x 720
Pause & Resume Recording Pause then resume video recording for a continuous file
Live Shot Take still shots while recording video
Geotagging Include location information with photos and videos
* Available only on rear-facing camera or camcorder
** Available only on front-facing camera or camcorder
Video Player with Pause, Fast Forward, Rewind and Resume Play Function; Supports MP4, 3GP, and 3G2 Formats
Customizable Video Screen Ratio Subtitle Settings, Play on Lock Screen, Screenshot, Brightness, and Video Auto-Off Function
Music Player with Custom Audio Effects Supports AAC, AAC+, eAAC+, M4A, AMR, MP3, WAV, WMA, AC3/EC3, FLAC and Ogg formats
Customizable Music Library Organized by songs, albums, artists, genres, playlists, favorites, and folders
Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Network* Yes
Mobile Hotspot† Share a 4G LTE data connection with up to 10 compatible wireless devices**
Bluetooth® Wireless Technology Version 4.1
Wi-Fi® Connectivity 802.11 b/g/n
USB (Mobile Broadband Connect)*** and Bluetooth Tethering† Share your phone’s Internet connection with your computer
Wi-Fi Direct® File Sharing Yes
Media Sync (MTP) Transfer files or synchronize with Windows® Media Player***
MIDI Device Connect to compatible musical instruments via USB***
Advanced Calling** Activate to enjoy HD Voice****, Video Calling, Wi-Fi Calling, and more†
* Verizon’s 4G LTE Network not available everywhere
** Depends on network availability. Additional carrier charges may apply
*** USB cable required (included)
**** HD Voice required on both caller and receiver devices
Technical Specifications
Carrier Verizon
Display 5.0" HD (1280 x 720)
Battery Capacity 2,125 mAh
Platform Android™ 6.0.1 (Marshmallow)
Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ MSM8909 1.3 GHz Quad-Core
Technology GSM, LTE, CDMA , WCDMA
Network Quad-Band GSM, LTE, CDMA , WCDMA
Frequencies 1.9 GHz CDMA PCS/800 MHz CDMA, GSM 850/900/1800/1900 MHz, LTE Bands 2/4/5/13, WCDMA 5/8/2/1
Data Transmission EVDO, EVDO Rev A, 1xRTT, LTE
Dimensions 5.69" (H) x 2.85" (W) x 0.33" (D)
Weight 4.71 oz.
Talk Time Up to 12 hours*
Standby Time Up to 16 days and 2 hours*
Usage Time 22 hours
Internal Memory 16 GB (up to 9.30 GB usable)**
microSD™ Memory Card Support Up to 128 GB***
RAM 1.5 GB
UPC 652810816151
* Actual battery time may vary depending on network connectivity and application use
** Actual formatted capacity is less.
*** microSD™ cards sold separately
LG Available Accessories
Standard Battery* Yes*
Travel Adapter and USB Cable Yes*
Bluetooth Stereo Headset (LG TONE PLATINUM,™ LG TONE Yes
* Included with phone.
Verizon Wireless service required. Product features subject to change. Features based on carrier program availability. Additional charges may apply.

What People Are Saying

Rated 5 out of 5 by from Light weight! Does all I need in a great light package. Keyboard stays the same size when rotated, does not enlarge.
Date published: 2017-11-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Only good if you need a quick replacement Good phone if you need a super cheap replacement really fast, otherwise, dont waste your money. I loved this phone for the first 4 months or so, and thats about it. Its been a year now and its slow, the camera is ok at best, apps like snapchat and google maps crash every other day, and I have to factory reset it every couple months because I stop getting texts. I originally planned to keep this phone a full two years, but am already searching for another phone after one. Also, overheating is a thing if you run an app for like, 5 minutes it gets very warm, sometimes even hot. There are few cases that work and screen protectors dont stick to the screen at all. Honestly, you dont need a case or protector anyways. The only good thing about this phone is that you could throw it against a brick wall and the wall would break before the phone.
Date published: 2017-11-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Overall product this is one of LG's best phones yet might be small but it's packed with power my hats off on this one and I've had a lot of LG's keep up the good work
Date published: 2017-10-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Worst Phone I Have Ever Had. To start off, I do have one positive thing to say about the phone. I do like how the volume buttons are on the back, instead of the side. It's a design that's easier to use than average volume buttons, and it makes more sense. But this single positive thing does not outweigh my problems with this device. At first, it seemed like a basic phone, did all I needed it to do. A bit glitchy, but you get what you pay for. The camera wasn't great, but I could live with that. At some point I started to get a little annoyed with it, I can't remember why I was already annoyed with it. Was it because the whole "tap on the phone to turn it on" feature was causing it to turn itself on in my pocket, which paused my music? I think that was it, but honestly, that became the least of my worries. I had a really great time at the zoo one day, and took so many photos. A few days later, the phone decided to reset itself without me telling it to, or wanting it to. Probably the turning itself on in my pocket thing. I don't know, I'm just so upset that I lost all my photos. I was like, okay, I won't depend on this thing to store anything important. As soon as I can afford another phone, I'll get one. But I can live with this. Now, the headphone jack broke. I am not rough with my tech, it's just so cheaply made, and it broke. I think it knows there are headphones in there, actually, and it chooses to play through it's speakers(worst speakers I have ever seen on a phone, I would prefer the speakers from my old flip phone, in fact). I can tell, because the music paused when I took them out. The phone is just malfunctioning. I haven't even had this thing 6 months. That was the final straw. A smartphone that won't play music is useless, I am ditching this thing and getting a high end phone. Sick of this. I am so annoyed by my experience with this phone that I will likely never get an LG again.
Date published: 2017-09-24
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Battery management is poor Have had this phone for less than a year. Recently the battery ran down to 3%. The phone did not shut down before this happened and now the battery discharges in a day without any use. A "smart" phone isn't smart when it lets the battery run down to the point that it destroys the battery. Bad, bad, battery management. These people even make you sign up for a "sweep-stake" just to post a review. Can't wait to see what sort of damage that will inflict.
Date published: 2017-05-11
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Cheap I bought this around august. It was great, for t a week. Right away, I noticed the batteries already draining. The phone itself gets very hot, and is very slow. The screen is very cheap, and cracks very easily. I cracked it with my thumb, pressing on the screen. If you do end up buying this phone, make sure you get the warranty. You will want it.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Amazing everything but battery life I got this as a starter phone and the battery only lasts around half a day of on and off use, other than that I am completely satisfied with this phone. Also the screen is very durable I was chasing after my dog and it fell out of my back pocket face first, when I went back to retrieve my phone it wasn't scratched at all
Date published: 2017-04-05
Rated 3 out of 5 by from Battery Life I bought this product about a week ago and I love all of its features. However the battery life is not too great.
Date published: 2017-02-14
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