LG Stylus 2: stylus pen, Android Marshmallow, competitive price. A winning combination?

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LG Stylus 2: stylus pen, Android Marshmallow, competitive price. A winning combination?

LG announced a new phablet at MWC 2016, and it is the successor of the LG Stylo. As the name suggests, it is a smartphone that comes with a stylus pen. The price should be very competitive, according to LG, and the specs won’t disappoint. For all we know, on paper it looks like a winning combination, for those who don’t want to brake the bank, and still want a usable phablet with all those gimmicks that the stylus pen adds.

Design

The front of the phone is pretty clear, with the classic LG looks that date since the LG G2 times. There is no physical button on the front, but it is positioned on the back of the phone, together with the volume rocker. We can’t say that we are not used to this, because LG have been doing this since 2013. The back cover is from plastic, and there is a metal frame around the phone, which makes it an improvement compared to it’s predecessor, the LG Stylo. The phone will come in three color variants: black, titan and gold.

Hardware

The LG Stylus 2 is far from a high-end phone, but it should offer acceptable performance for tasks that are not very heavy, like normal daily usage without some hardcore gaming.

The display is a 5.7 incher, with the resolution of 1280×720 pixels, which is not much by today’s standards. The pixel density is of only 256 pixels per inch, but for that price range, we can’t expect more.
The processor in this phone is a quad-core working on 1.2 gHz, and it is probably Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 410. The RAM memory is upgraded compared to the LG Stylo though, and now you get 1.5 GB of RAM. There is also LTE connectivity, 16GB of internal storage (which is expandable by a micro SD card), and a battery of 3000 mAh. Which is new to this phone is the camera. The back camera is a 13 megapixel snapper, while the front camera is of 8 megapixels.

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The phone weighs just 145 grams, and it is 7.4 mm thin, making it very pocket friendly even though the size of the screen is quite big.

One good feature is that the LG Stylus 2 will run on Android Marshmallow 6.0 out of the box, which is very promising for a phone of this price range and features.

Verdict

Yes, it doesn’t bring anything new to the table, and it is not a phone that will surprise anyone or make some big excitement in the mobile world, but it still have some aces up it’s sleeve. LG says that the LG Stylus 2 will be “exceptionally-priced”, and we believe them. That means that if you are on the market for a big phone which can be used as a tablet occasionally, then this just might be the phone for you. And if you don’t need some special performance, but you need something to perform your everyday tasks, and do that on a big screen, you should definitely take a look at the LG Stylus 2.

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