6.2/10
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The LG Stylus 2 currently has an Informr score of 6.2 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 5 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
1.2 GHz
Screen Size
5.7"
Camera
13+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


TrustedReviews

The LG Stylus 2 is an under-equipped, overpriced phablet that suffers in comparison to some much cheaper and only slightly smaller-screened devices.

- Jon Mundy, TrustedReviews
Recombu

The LG Stylus 2 is a weird beast. It's essentially a cut-price Galaxy Note handset, but with limited performance, a very basic stylus experience and a low-res screen. If it was only £150 then some of those flaws could perhaps be forgiven, but at £250 it's overpriced and disappointing. He...

- Chris Barraclough, Recombu
Phone Scoop

The Stylo 2 corrects some of the issues plaguing its predecessor. The phone is slim, light, attractive, and well made. It carries over the processor, but improves the memory, storage, and camera in big ways. The display isn't the best I've seen, but it suffices. Battery life is absolutely killer, bu...

- Eric M. Zeman, Phone Scoop
Alphr

LG’s stylus-equipped smartphone packs a series of unusual features into a large, low-cost package.

- Katharine Byrne, Alphr
PC Magazine

The LG Stylo 2 certainly isn't a replacement for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, but it isn't meant to be. It's an affordable phablet with some useful stylus-optimized features for Boost Mobile users, and in that regard, it largely succeeds.

- Ajay Kumar, PC Magazine


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Common Questions


LG released the Stylus 2 on April 16, 2016.


The Stylus 2 price will vary depending on retailer, age, special offers and whether or not it's purchased with a service plan. If purchased with a 2 year service contract for example, you would likely pay much less for the phone itself up front. You can compare LG Stylus 2 prices from around the web here on The Informr.


We've got you covered! Download a free PDF copy of the LG Stylus 2 user manual here.


LG backs up the Stylus 2 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Stylus 2 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact LG support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find LG's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.




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Screen Size
5.7"

The LG Stylus 2's screen size is 5.7 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
1.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Quad core 1.2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
16 GB

Internal memory is 16 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 27.9 days standby time, 1 minutes.

Stylus 2 Specs

Overview
Release date April 16, 2016
Regions available USA, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/850 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 6.0 Marshmallow

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Processor Qualcomm MSM8916 Snapdragon 410 Quad core 1.2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 16 GB
RAM 1536 MB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 1.02 W/kg
Body: 0.86 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Manual, Standard Battery, Stylus, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery Yes
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Up to: 1 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 27.9 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Titan, White, Brown
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.5 x 8.0 x 0.7 cm (6.1 x 3.2 x 0.3 in)
Weight 145 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel density 258 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared No
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC (up to 32 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC No
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
Yes
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Voice activation, Gesture shot
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV, M4A
Radio Yes (FM)
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Viewable document types No
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable ()
Included Software / Apps -
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Additional comments Other Names (AKA): LG Stylo 2

Variation: LG Stylo 2

RAM: 2 GB
Front Camera Resolution: 5+ Megapixels
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Critic Reviews


TrustedReviews

Smooth performance but boring design

from TrustedReviews

The LG Stylus 2 is an under-equipped, overpriced phablet that suffers in comparison to some much cheaper and only slightly smaller-screened devices.

Read full review

The LG Stylus 2 is an under-equipped, overpriced phablet that suffers in comparison to some much cheaper and only slightly smaller-screened devices.

Read full review

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Recombu

Stilted performance, basic stylus

from Recombu

The LG Stylus 2 is a weird beast. It's essentially a cut-price Galaxy Note handset, but with limited performance, a very basic stylus experience and a low-res screen. If it was only £150 then some of those flaws could perhaps be forgiven, but at £250 it's overpriced and disappointing....More

The LG Stylus 2 is a weird beast. It's essentially a cut-price Galaxy Note handset, but with limited performance, a very basic stylus experience and a low-res screen. If it was only £150 then some of those flaws could perhaps be forgiven, but at £250 it's overpriced and disappointing. Here's hoping that the Stylus 2 Plus can correct the Stylus 2's mistakes and step up as a proper Galaxy Note rival instead.

Read full review

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Phone Scoop

A big phone at a budget price

from Phone Scoop

The Stylo 2 corrects some of the issues plaguing its predecessor. The phone is slim, light, attractive, and well made. It carries over the processor, but improves the memory, storage, and camera in big ways. The display isn't the best I've seen, but it suffices. Battery life is absolutely killer,...More

The Stylo 2 corrects some of the issues plaguing its predecessor. The phone is slim, light, attractive, and well made. It carries over the processor, but improves the memory, storage, and camera in big ways. The display isn't the best I've seen, but it suffices. Battery life is absolutely killer, but the phone suffers a bit from network and calling issues.

Read full review

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Alphr

A smartphone to take note of

from Alphr

Overall, the LG Stylus 2 is a decent budget phablet, but a lot of its appeal will rest on whether you really want the stylus or not. It certainly fills a hole left by the lack of new Note devices from Samsung, and the DAB+ facility is an intriguing extra.

Read full review

Overall, the LG Stylus 2 is a decent budget phablet, but a lot of its appeal will rest on whether you really want the stylus or not. It certainly fills a hole left by the lack of new Note devices from Samsung, and the DAB+ facility is an intriguing extra.

Read full review

Less

PC Magazine

Slim, lightweight build, latest Android software

from PC Magazine

The LG Stylo 2 certainly isn't a replacement for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, but it isn't meant to be. It's an affordable phablet with some useful stylus-optimized features for Boost Mobile users, and in that regard, it largely succeeds.

Read full review

The LG Stylo 2 certainly isn't a replacement for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, but it isn't meant to be. It's an affordable phablet with some useful stylus-optimized features for Boost Mobile users, and in that regard, it largely succeeds.

Read full review

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