LG Stylo 5 officially launches in US, but only on one carrier for now

LG Stylo 5 officially launches in US, but only on one carrier for now
Seen in a couple of leaked images not long ago, the brand new LG Stylo 5 is now available to buy in the US, albeit only via Cricket Wireless (one of AT&T's wholly owned subsidiaries). Cricket is selling the LG Stylo 5 for $229.99 as long as you choose a prepaid plan of at least $30 per month. The carrier does not offer postpaid plans, so that's your only option if you want to buy this new handset right away.

Similar to last year's LG Stylo 4, the Stylo 5 is a pretty large Android handset with a stylus pen and decent (but far from extraordinary) specs. The phone sports a 6.2-inch display with 1080 x 2160 pixels, runs Android 9 Pie and is powered by a "fast octa-core processor" of unknown provenience.

The LG Stylo 5 has 32 GB of expandable storage space, 3 GB of RAM, a standard 3.5mm headset jack, and a 3500 mAh battery. On the back, the device hosts a 13 MP camera and a fingerprint scanner, while the front includes a 5 MP wide-angle selfie camera. Thanks to the built-in stylus pen, the new phone offers features like Screen-off Memo (allowing you to seamlessly take notes without turning on the display), Pop Lens (for magnifying text), and Draw Chat (this lets you add hand-drawn notes and doodles to text messages). 

You can purchase the LG Stylo 5 online here, or in Cricket Wireless stores across the US. The smartphone is available in two color variants - platinum gray and blonde rose, the latter being exclusive to Cricket.

Since the LG Stylo 4 was released on most US carriers in 2018, we assume that the Stylo 5 will also be available via other wireless service providers besides Cricket, likely including some major ones.

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Stylo 5
  • Display 6.2" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon SDM450, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(14.5h talk time)

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16 Comments

1. LEEDAQ

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 07, 2018

front is google pixel

2. jjface

Posts: 224; Member since: Jun 07, 2017

Stylo 4s Not even trying any more.

3. BuffaloSouce

Posts: 1259; Member since: May 01, 2017

It's a mid-entry level phone... Quit acting like the Stylo was more than that

6. rshermanfl

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 02, 2016

And a 'meh' one at that, in a timeframe where the battle for mid tier sales is super heated. I can think of several more interesting devices in that price range.

8. tyger11

Posts: 288; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

How many of those have a stylus?

15. riverhorse

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 09, 2019

How many years is it stuck on 32&2-3 gb now? Removable battery no more. This specific model has few bands, no NFC. It's been more than a year since the 4... And now this?

17. bcweir

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

You don't know much about the Stylo do you? The Stylo does have nfc. It's had it for years. As for the ram, it has plenty for its price point. Need four gig? Buy a premium phone. Stop looking for a lexus phone at a corolla price. Phone makers are not charities and don't have to give away their products to trolls who obviously can't afford a 4 gig phone.

4. phatmanXXL

Posts: 17; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

I have a Stylo 4, apparently the only reason to upgrade would be Android Pie, besides the larger battery and the front camera it's identical. It's most likely the Snapdragon 665 processor under the hood, it really should have had a minimum of 4 GB RAM. I would have been interested.

5. rshermanfl

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 02, 2016

I'm reading that it's powered by a Helio P60. So roughly comparable to a SD660 or Kirin 710. Meh...The 660 was able to punch above it's weight...last year. Cricket can keep it, unless they offer up a Stylo 'pro' rocking a Helio P90... Now that would make waves, kinda like the Nokia 7 plus did with the SD660 like almost 2 years ago. LG has to step up or lose the mid-teir brand literally they built up over the years.

7. fatsali

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 09, 2019

Only little differences on hardware that's it. They could add an amoled screen like Samsung A Series or at least 5.000mah battery.

11. Awesomeblackdude

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 01, 2019

Here where the problems relying on it competing in some ways as cheaper alternative of the Galaxy 10 Pro or at least emulating certain specs. So whatl should happen here a much beefier snapdragon like the 712, ( is a 10nm-based chip with 64-bit architecture and 8x Qualcomm Kryo 360 CPU cores. It has the same GPU (the Adreno 616), the same modem (Snapdragon X15), the same peak download and upload speeds, and the same image signal processor.) bigger mah battery, 4 GB rams, Pie OS, bigger Screen like the Samsung Galaxy Pro, price set at $399.00 +(plus) $100 deducted if you are previous owners of a Stylo 4, 64GB of ROM storage, hope be released by T-Mobile PCS mobile stores.

12. Awesomeblackdude

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 01, 2019

I'm referring my post to MetroPCS

13. jeffpom

Posts: 63; Member since: Dec 11, 2016

INCORRECT!!! It is also available online at boostmobile.com Will be available in stores in a couple weeks.

14. Awesomeblackdude

Posts: 3; Member since: Jul 01, 2019

I won't buy if the spec don't reach close what we want in our Stylo 5 my money will be gong to Xiaomi Poco F1 Global POCO F1 have 845 snapdragon, 4gbs rams, 4000mah, 64 ROM storage, cost $300.00

16. riverhorse

Posts: 5; Member since: Jun 09, 2019

Yeah, but what bands? And will your crypto stash disappear...

18. bcweir

Posts: 4; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

Problem is, real world customers of this phone don't need 4 gig of ram. What part of "midrange phone" do you not understand? Buy a samsung Galaxy if you need that much ram in a phone.

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