"Gently curved" LG Magna priced at $260, now available in India

While everyone is expecting LG to officially unveil its G4 flagship (this will happen tomorrow, on April 28), the company recently started selling another new smartphone: the LG Magna.

Announced back in February, the Magna is a mid-range handset that runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and has a "gently curved" design, as LG puts it. Only the back of the device is curved, so its display - a 5-inch 720p one - is still flat. The smartphone further offers an 8 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front-facing camera with Gesture Shot (for quick selfies), 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of expandable internal memory, a 1W speaker, and a 2540 mAh battery. The Magna is powered by a 1.3 GHz quad-core processor (LG doesn't provide more details about this, but we're probably talking about a MediaTek chipset here).

Currently, the LG Magna seems to be available only in India, where it costs 16,500 INR (about $260). In the near future, the new smartphone will likely be released in other markets, though for now we don't know if it's going to be available in North America. You can take a closer look at the LG Magna in our hands-on here (video included).

Update: it appears that the Magna will be launched in Brazil as the LG Prime Plus.

sources: LG India, LG Brazil

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  • Display 5.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 5 MP front
  • Storage 8 GB + microSDHC
  • Battery 2540 mAh



1. jessyi

Posts: 327; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Hey wait a minute..isnt that the same 5mp and the same 2540mah battery on the galaxy s6..and its found in a midrange LG phone.

3. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

Not same. This battery can be removed.

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1764; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

Galaxy Grand Prime, $180.

12. to-ma-to

Posts: 12; Member since: Mar 26, 2014

^ Good luck with the continuous lag on this so-called grand phone :)

7. QWERTYslider unregistered

The S6 and Iphone6 should ALL be selling for $250..... and they all should have removable battery and SD.

11. shuaibhere

Posts: 1986; Member since: Jul 07, 2012

Does it have wide aperture camera... Fast charging...best display.. Ufs 2.0..ddr4 ram... etc etc...

13. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This is one of the silliest comments I've seen, numbers aren't what make the quality. Compare the two cameras and I'm sure the lg one will look like the camera people use when they leak phones.

15. tury694

Posts: 167; Member since: Aug 25, 2014

Same processor too!

2. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Did anybody else read that as LG "Manga" at first?

4. Run.n.Gun

Posts: 45; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

They need to bump up their midrangers to 2GB ram

6. mokhtar

Posts: 405; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

Its already in russia week ago retarded PA

8. dimas

Posts: 3380; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Still on 8gb memory and 1gb? It's 2015, why can't they up the tempo for their mid range?

9. waddup121 unregistered


10. g2a5b0e unregistered

Gently curved for her pleasure.

14. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

and i think redmi 2 have slightly better spec :-/

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