Today we are talking about the LG Stylo 4. This is a low budget smartphone that comes in at around $250 for the unlocked model. But, can be even picked up for as low as $130 for some prepaid carriers.
It rocks a 6.2 inch IPS LCD display with a resolution of 1440 x 1080 pixels which is actually really impressive for a phone at this price. It even has very smooth rounded corners and an overall aspect ratio of 18:9. This is similar to what we have in the LG V30 and LG G7. The display gets sufficiently bright in the sunlight and the color reproduction of this device is also very good.
As for the material used, the main frame of the device is made up of aluminum which does give a very premium outlook of the device. The button themselves are very clicky and are certainly very well placed. The back of the phone, however, has a cheap plastic feel that feels a little hollow. To worsen things up, the back can get scratched easily and is a total fingerprint magnet.
The fingerprint sensor is decently fast as is the case with most of the capacitive sensor nowadays. The speakers, however, are not so decent. It’s a single bottom firing speaker which isn’t particularly loud. But considering the price, I’d give it a pass. Thankfully this phone has a headphone jack with is considered a treasure nowadays. You can also enable the DTS:X 3D audio which will give you surround sound experience.
Under the hood, we have a Snapdragon 452 processor with 4 GB of RAM. Coupled with it is an Adreno 506 GPU and 32 GB of onboard storage. It runs Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box. Now, these are not the best specs but the phone still gets the job done very smoothly.
LG has its LG UX 7.0 skin on top of stock Android so it gives us those very colorful icons and menus and provides a ton of customization and features. Of course, because this is an LG Stylo, the main feature here is the stylus that’s included so down at the bottom next to the speaker grill.
The stylus does offer quite a few different features. When you pull it out of its space you get a drop-down menu on the right-hand side of the screen. Just like with the previous style of devices you’re able to write notes, take screenshots and more, all through the power of the stylus. You’re also able to write notes on the screen when the screen is off. This is perfect
for those moments when you need to write something down quickly.
In the camera department, we have a 13-megapixel f/2.4 sensor which takes some amazing shots. The colors are accurate however it does tend to overexpose the brightness just a bit.
HDR mode was able to fix that issue but it does come with a bit of longer shutter speed. Overall in bright situations, you can definitely get some pretty good shots with this camera.
Powering the phone is 3,300 mAh battery and LG does offer fast charging support via the USB-C which charges the phone to 100% in 90 minutes.
Overall, the phone is amazing for the specs it offers and it seems that LG has done almost everything right with this one.