LG Stylo 3 Plus Review

LG Stylo 3 Plus features a stylus pen and is an upgrade version of LG Stylo 2 Plus. It has several improvements to get better than its predecessor. If you’re comparing LG Stylo 3 Plus with Samsung Galaxy Note 8, it’s genuinely different. Unlike Samsung Galaxy Note 8, LG Stylo 3 Plus costs cheaper. It won’t also be able to do sophisticated stylus performance like Note 8 does. You can’t translate selected text directly or create an attractive animated message. However, this phone is still good to experience how the stylus makes your Android more beneficial.

Key Specs

LG Stylo 3 Plus key specifications:

  • 5.7 inches (1920 x 1080 pixels) IPS LCD Display
  • 1.4 GHz Octa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 435
  • 2 GB RAM and 32 GB internal storage (MicroSD slot up to 2 TB)
  • Runs on Android 7.0 (Nougat)
  • 13 MP rear camera with LED Flash and a 5 MP front-facing camera
  • Dimensions: 6.13″ (H) x 3.14″ (W) x 0.29″ (D); Weight: 5.29 oz
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, S-GPS, Bluetooth 4.2, microUSB 2.0
  • Li-Ion 3080 mAh removable battery with Fast Charging
  • Embedded Stylus Pen and Fingerprint Sensor

Design

LG Stylo 3 Plus is made of brushed and textured metallic material. The dimension is 6.13 x 3.14 x 0.29 inches and the screen is 5.7 inch. It means the phablet is quite big for one-handed operation but the design looks very elegance and ultra slim with four rounded corners. On the backside of the phone, there is a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash, fingerprint sensor to provide extra security, speaker, and LG logo. On the front side, there are super wide 5.7-inch FHD screen and 5-megapixel rear-facing camera. While the stylus pen slot is located on the top right of the phone.

Display

LG Stylo 3 Plus comes with 5.7-inch FHD display. The color is very vibrant and the clarity is outstanding. Your fingertip controls everything that this phone can literally do without any hiccups. Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) gives you the ease in touching everything on your phone. Since the phone is tagged with style, it means you have stylus pen to access the screen faster and more fun. Newly introducing stylus, Pen Pop 2.0, helps you to be more productive with Pop Lens, GIF Capture, Screen-off Memo, and much more.

Software

LG 3 Stylo Plus runs the latest Android 7.0 Nougat with the diverse feature. Scrolling through the screen, LG 3 Stylo Plus adapts LG UX which is very intuitive and has a lot of features. For instance, Knock Code which has over 86,000 possible pattern combinations to access the home-screen, Knock On to sleep/wake the phone by double tapped the screen, Mini View to shrink the screen for one-handed operation, QSlide Function to do multitasking like Windows, Smart Lock to keep the phone unlocked in abnormal situation, and many more.

Camera

The camera of LG Stylo 3 Plus provides an outstanding result. There is a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and autofocus. The camera is able to record a 1080p @30fps video with brilliant quality. Aside of the full HD recorder, it also features HDR, digital zoom, face detection, and touch focus. Capturing a meaningful moment has never been easier than before especially with the existence of huge screen. If you want to take a selfie to next level, 5-megapixel front-facing camera comes complete with many useful features.

Performance

Talking about the performance of this mid-range stylus phone, LG Stylo 3 Plus is powered by 1.4 GHz Octa-core processor and 2 GB of RAM. The processor produces reliable and responsive performance, even can handle multitasking and heavy graphics game without any problem. Moreover, the built-in storage is 32 GB, bigger than its predecessor. If you feel lack of memory, there is expandable microSD up to 2 TB. This phone is actually not a super speedy option, but the performance is not all bad.

Connectivity

LG Stylo 3 Plus is attached by Sim Card slot to support cellular activity. The device is compatible with 2G GSM, 3G HSDPA, and 4G LTE network with speedy internet connection. There are also other connectivities like Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, GPS navigation, Bluetooth, and micro USB.

Battery

The battery life of LG Stylo 3 Plus is pretty good. LG Stylo 3 Plus has 3080 mAh removable battery. The power pack is also enough to stay with you all day long. LG throws in fast charging capability for this phone. It helps you to reduce the time in waiting for the fully-charged battery. Now, you can make sure you will not run out of power with LG Stylo 3 Plus.

Wrap-up

Comparing to other mid-range smartphones, LG Stylo 3 Plus is superior. The performance is not disappointing, and the screen is big enough to take note using the stylus. But, never comparing this phone with Samsung Galaxy Note 8, since the features don’t even come close and the cost is far different.

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