LG G Stylo Review
Thin sounding voices through the earpiece and the muffled tone of its speakerphone makes it tough having conversations.
Having phone conversations is challenging at times, despite its good handling of noise-cancellation. Through the earpiece, voices sound extremely thin toned, which doesn’t help either when the volume output isn’t as strong as we’d like. Switching to the speakerphone, there’s nothing better either because it tends to muffle voices. Its saving grace, however, is experienced on the other end of the line, as our callers mention being greeted with tones that have a lot of emphasis.
It’s good, but nothing really extraordinary.
Giving life to this phone is a 3000 mAh battery cell, which undeniably seems like a small capacity for a big phone like this, but a removable one at the very least – enabling us to swap it. In our experience, the phone has some serious longevity, powering us through an easy one-day of normal usage. However, our custom battery benchmark test reveals it’s nothing more than an average performer with its tally of 7 hours and 43 minutes. Regardless, it only take 137 minutes to get it back to 100% capacity.
Battery life (hours) Higher is better
LG G Stylo 7h 43 min (Average)
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL 7h 2 min (Average)
Asus ZenFone 2 7h 34 min (Average)
Charging time (minutes) Lower is better
LG G Stylo 137
Microsoft Lumia 640 XL 210
Asus ZenFone 2 58
After living with the LG G Stylo for some time, it merely reveals that the stylus here adds nothing new or refreshing to the overall experience. It’s just your simple, ordinary stylus – and nothing more. To that degree, it reaffirms Samsung’s position of being the innovator in the stylus arena because its S Pen technology is unmatched.
Currently, the LG G Stylo can be fetched for $49.99 on-contract through Sprint – or $288 off contract. Needless to say, its affordable cost is enough to attract those who are tight on a budget and looking for a big phone, but its included stylus hardly achieves anything unique that we can’t do with our own physical digits. The savings is the most promising thing with the LG G Stylo. Besides that, it’s just an underperforming phone that attempts to draw people in with its pointy, outdated tool.
Software version of the review unit:
Android Version: 5.1.1
Build Number: LMY47V
Kernel Version: 3.10.49
- Employs nearly the same experience as the G4
- Moderately priced at $50 on-contract or $288 off-contract
- Fast charging
- No enhancements made to the stylus experience
- Poor call quality
- Speaker audio quality is dull and flat
- Sluggish performance with heavy multi-tasking
- Boring looking display
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- Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 410, 1GB RAM
- Storage 16GB, microSDXC
- Battery 3000 mAh
Android 5.0 Lollipop