Best Buy has the LG Stylo 5 on sale at $145 overall after monthly installments

Best Buy has the LG Stylo 5 on sale at $145 overall after monthly installments
Released on its first (minor) US carrier back in late June, the mid-range LG Stylo 5 is for some reason still not available in an unlocked variant. But in addition to Cricket Wireless, Boost Mobile, and Metro by T-Mobile, you can now pick up the pen-wielding 6.2-inch handset from one of the nation's big four wireless service providers as well.

Even better, the Sprint-locked LG Stylo 5 has just discreetly gone up for sale at Best Buy too, fetching the same $288 outright as through the mobile network operator itself. Discounted at Sprint with Flex Lease plans only, the Android 9.0 device can also be had at a marked-down price from the third-party retailer on regular monthly installment agreements.

Namely, new Sprint subscribers and existing ones looking to open a new line of service are currently charged just $5 a month on a two-year device payment plan after coughing up 25 bucks upfront. That brings the total cost of this productivity and creativity-encouraging phone down from the aforementioned $288 to a measly $145. Your savings will be provided in the form of monthly bill credits, but if this whole arrangement feels too complicated for you, there's also the "activate today" option that requires a one-time payment of $188.

At under 200 bucks, the LG Stylo 5 is an absolute bargain for stylus fans who can't afford the pricey new Galaxy Note 10 and Note 10+... or the Note 9... or even the Note 8. While far from a radical upgrade over last year's super-popular Stylo 4, the new guy does run a fresher flavor of Android out the box while also packing a slightly larger 3,500mAh battery. 

Nowhere near as feature-packed as Samsung's S Pen, the stylus included with LG's mid-ranger as standard hides a few cool tricks of its own up its sleeve. "Designed for precision and accuracy", the thing lets you write, doodle, sketch, color, and yes, jot down notes while the 6.2-inch screen is off.

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