LG Pocket Photo Printer Review

The LG Pocket Photo Printer is a portable wireless and self-powered printer that can print pictures from your mobile device in just a snap. It’s a perfect companion for those who want to print their shots quickly to give to friends or families.

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I was able to use this a lot during our trip in the US allowing me to easily and quickly print souvenir photos of my baby to give to my relatives who I seldom see. It produces wallet-sized photos so it’s easy for them to carry around.

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This printer is not exactly pocketable but you can easily stow it in your purse or bag so it won’t take up much space. It looks nice with its white textured body and is quite easy to use. The only button you’ll see is the Power button which also glows to let you know it’s turned on, charging, or low on battery. It turns off after a few minutes of inactivity to save you on battery.

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There’s also only one slot that you’ll have to bother with, the covered microUSB slot for charging. This makes it easier to bring on trips as most likely, you’ll be carrying your own microUSB charger cable with you.

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At the bottom side of the printer is a catch which you need to slide to open the compartment for the paper.

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This printer uses ZINK or zero ink paper. Basically, the colors are already embedded in the paper and it uses heat to produce the appropriate colors per pixel. It can accommodate only a pack of ZINK paper which consists of 10 sheets. The blue paper which has the bar code should be placed at the bottom and this will come out on the first print for every pack.

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The LG Pocket Photo Printer communicates to your mobile device via NFC or Bluetooth. It requires an app download which is available in iOS and Android. The app is very easy to use and allows you to rotate, crop, resize, and apply filters to your photo before printing. I noticed though that the Android version allows for more customization like adding frames.

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Once done, send the photo to the printer and it will come out in about 15 seconds. Don’t expect really great quality photos here. Colors aren’t that vibrant and smooth. What you’ll get is somewhat like those filtered Instagram-like photos. I won’t suggest printing your award-winning photos with this printer.

The LG Pocket Photo Printer costs Php7,990 and the Zink paper costs Php599 which consists of 3 packs (30 sheets).

I see this device as something you can use to hand out souvenir wallet-sized photos quickly in a party or a vacation trip. Or maybe for some wacky family photos for you to display on your fridge. It’s definitely a fun and convenient photo printer to have around if you’re fond of printing pictures and giving them away.

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  • Paul

    1 pack has 10 sheets. The 3 packs for 599 pesos only gets you 30 sheets, not 300.

    • yikes.. thanks for catching that. P20 per paper.

  • Griswold

    i think the cost of the paper is too much considering di ganun kaganda quality nya.

  • Is the photo paper similar to the one used in Fujifilm Instax (polaroid) ? Or is it just like an ordinary photo paper?

    • not sure what’s used in polaroid but if it’s zero ink then it’s the same. definitely it’s not ordinary photo paper

    • Billie

      Im thinking of getting the polaroid instax mini 8 but when I saw the price of the film (1pack-10 sheets)it costs around 450pesos (MallOfAsia)it is too expensive so you have to be sure and the settings should be accurate before taking the photo. Kasi some reviews of the instax stated that once you took the photo and forgot to change the settings of the light exposure, the photo will come out completely black or white… So LG is so much better than the instax.

  • Ralz

    I think the paper (Php20/pc) is cheaper than instax which cost Php 40/pc. Not bad for a polariod.

    • Michi

      Thing is, the device itself will cost you a thousand bucks and the paper is still pretty much expensive. šŸ™

  • Shirleen

    Where can i buy zink paper?

  • Ang problema lang dito yung mismong LG App sa iphone am kahit nag-update yung app. Nagca-crash pa fin. Therefore madalas di nkakapagprint ng matino. Haist (sayang pera)

  • Allyssa Cruz

    Hi, do you know where I could buy the zink paper here in Metro Manila? Thank you!