LG Stylo 5 vs. Stylo 4 - specs comparison

LG Stylo 5 vs. Stylo 4 - specs comparison
After making its official debut last week, the LG Stylo 5 is currently being sold in the US by Cricket Wireless for $229, and by Boost Mobile for $200. The Stylo 5 is a very interesting affordable smartphone, as it features a built-in stylus pen with complementary software tricks - something that, at the moment, only Samsung's high-end and expensive Galaxy Note line is also offering.

The LG Stylo 5 is arguably a pretty good handset for its price class, but we're a bit disappointed by its specs, as there is little to differentiate this 2019 phone from last year's LG Stylo 4 (pictured above). The Stylo 5 has a similar display and the very same not-super-powerful processor that's found in its predecessor. The amounts of RAM and storage space have also remained unchanged, there are no significant camera upgrades, while the overall design isn't much of an update either.



The Stylo 5 does pack a larger battery (3,500 mAh vs. 3,300 mAh on the Stylo 4), but, for now, we can't say if those extra 200 mAh bring any perceivable increase in battery life. Another thing that's new is the software - we get Android 9 Pie on the Stylo 5, while the Stylo 4 still runs Android 8 Oreo (although it should be updated to Pie at some point).

A full specs comparison between the LG Stylo 5 and LG Stylo 4 can be found below. 

In case you are wondering, it's likely that the LG Stylo 5 will be soon released on at least one major US carrier. We'll let you know when we find out more about this. Meanwhile, feel free to tell us what you think about LG's new stylus-equipped smartphone in the comments section!

LG Stylo 5 vs LG Stylo 4

Display

Display size

6.2 inches
6.2 inches

Resolution

1080 x 2160 pixels
1080 x 2160 pixels

Aspect Ratio

18:9
18:9

Pixel density

390 ppi
390 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
TFT

Screen-to-body

79.76 %
79.63 %

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon SDM450
Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 SDM450

Processor

Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm
Octa-core, 1800 MHz, ARM Cortex-A53, 64-bit, 14 nm

GPU

Adreno 506
Adreno 506

RAM

3 GB LPDDR3
3 GB LPDDR3

Internal storage

32 GB
32 GB

OS

Android (9.0 Pie)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo), LG UX UI

Battery

Capacity

3500 mAh
3300 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0

Talk time

16.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1096 min)
14.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1096 min)

Stand-by time

14.6 days (350 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
20.0 days (480 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Single camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
13 megapixels

Features

Phase detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

 
Aperture size: F2.2

Video recording

1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Features

Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

5 megapixels
5 megapixels

Video capture

1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (30 fps)

Design

Dimensions

6.3 x 3.06 x 0.33 inches (160 x 77.7 x 8.4 mm)
6.30 x 3.06 x 0.32 inches (160 x 77.7 x 8.1 mm)

Weight

6.3 oz (179 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.07 oz (172 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

 
Back: Metal

Biometrics

2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light, Stylus
Notification light, Stylus

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 300
$ 300


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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(16h talk time)
Stylo 4
  • Display 6.2" 1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Octa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(14h talk time)

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8 Comments

1. Devilndisquise

Posts: 1; Member since: Jul 03, 2019

Let's make the same mistake twice!the Stylo 3 was Awesome so I rushed and bought the Stylo 4.bits horrible. Slow, doesn't hold a charge, it's very slow, I hate this phone

2. yalokiy

Posts: 1101; Member since: Aug 01, 2016

It's the same phone as previous version. Seriously, LG?

3. Chris_ABN

Posts: 198; Member since: May 16, 2018

You get what you pay for......

4. Alter

Posts: 232; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

It's .... exactly the same

5. Donbenie

Posts: 260; Member since: Aug 04, 2013

And you wonder why LG is tanking in Smartphone sales..Lol...

6. jeffpom

Posts: 67; Member since: Dec 11, 2016

For Boost Mobile - the LG Stylo 4 had only 2GB of RAM (the Stylo 4+ had 3.)

7. eghaw

Posts: 17; Member since: May 12, 2015

Can't see any difference except 200m extra on battery size. Just like stylo 3 and 3plus, almost identical. This one should be called 4plus instead. LG sucks

8. Kingatlus

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 05, 2019

Its exactly Just like the lg stylo 4, the stylo 5 is an over hyped repackaged phone with the same specs just 200mah difference? And the specs say stylo 4's idle time is 20 days and stylo 5 is 14 days? Looks like they took a giant leap back

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