LG Stylo 4 Review, Stylus Pen, Price, Performance & Full Specs

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If you are thinking that LG Stylo 4 is another Galaxy Note 9, take a deep breath, it is not. Even though both have styluses in them, they don’t act the same. The stylo 4 is a basic and affordable (cheap) smartphone released in the month of June 2018.

Here in this write up, we will pay attention to the LG Stylo 4, which some have taken up instead of buying very expensive phones. The following paragraphs will be used to evaluate the design, display, camera, hardware, price and performance of LG Stylo 4.

Design and Display of LG Stylo 4

Primary material in the device is metal and it weighs 172 grams. Dimensions are 160 x 77.7 x 8.1 mm. it comes in black color. It is not water proof but there is face recognition technology in the mobile device. Its security includes fingerprint, face ID, PIN, pattern, slide, knock code, knock on, and smart lock. There is also a stylus pen for the LG Stylo 4.

Display type is IPS LCD capacitive touch screen. The screen size is 6.2 inches but there is no secondary display. Pixel resolution is 2160 x 1080 of 16 million colors. Pixel density 390 ppi, and aspect ratio is 18:9. Protective feature in the device is 2.5D curved glass.

Camera Features

At the camera department there is a single 13 MP f/2.4 AI camera with OLens feature. The primary camera comes with LED flash option. Towards the front there is 5 MP AI camera with flash. The video performance stands at [email protected]

Camera features are geo-tagging, auto focus, HDR, 4X Zoom, touch focus, face detection, panorama, and others.

Hardware and Software of LG Stylo 4

For hardware, there is Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 chipset. In addition to that, there is 1.8 GHz Octa-core CPU. The GPU is Adreno 506. Furthermore, there is the operating system Android OS v8.1 Oreo. It comes with LG UX 7.0 platform. Moreover, we hope that this software will be able to upgrade to latest Android 9 Pie when the time comes.

Storage Capacity and Sensors

There is 2GB of RAM for memory which cannot be expanded. But the internal storage of 32GB ROM can be increased up to 2TB with a microSD card. Sensors in the LG Stylo 4 are as follows – accelerometer, proximity, ambient light, compass, G-sensor, fingerprint, and face recognition.

Network and Connectivity

The network connection on the device are 2G, 3G, and 4G. this means that the smartphone is GSM, HSPA, and LTE compliant. To make things work, there is a single Nano SIM card slot. Moreover, there are other components like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, mobile hotspot, GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, microUSB 2.0, headphone jack, and NFC. There is no infrared or HDMI in this device.

LG Stylo 4 Technical Specification

General

  • Device Type
    Smartphone
  • Model
    LG Stylo 4 (MetroPCS USA)
  • Announced
    June-2018
  • Released
    June-2018
  • Status
    Available
  • Price
    Original price $239 (listed price $179)

Design

  • Type
    Bar
  • Dimensions
    160 mm x 77.7 mm x 8.1 mm (6.3″ x 3.06″ x 0,32″)
  • Weight
    172g (6.07 oz)
  • Colors
    Black
  • Waterproof
  • Fingerprint
  • Face Recognition
    Yes
  • Dedicated Keys
    Volume, Power, Fingerprint
  • Device Security
    Fingerprint, Face ID, Pin, Pattern, Password, Slide, Knock code, Knock On, Smart lock
  • Features
    -Metal body
    -Stylus Pen

Display

  • Display Type
    IPS LCD, Capacitive touch screen
  • Size
    6.2-inch
  • Secondary Display
    No
  • Touch Screen
    Yes, Multi touch
  • Pixel Density
    ~390 PPI
  • Resolution
    2160 x 1080 pixels
  • Display Colors
    16 M
  • Display Protection
  • Features
    -18:9 ratio
    -2.5D curved glass (NEG Glass)

Network

  • Supported Network
    GSM/ HSPA/ LTE (MetroPCS USA)
  • 2G Network
    GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900 MHz
  • 3G Network
    GSM 850/ 900 / 1900/ 2100 MHz
  • 4G Network
    LTE 700/ 800/ 850/ 1700/ 1800/ 1900/ 2100/ 2500/ 2600 MHz
  • SIM
    Nano SIM
  • Hybrid Sim
  • Dual SIM
    No, Single Sim

Hardware

  • Chipset
    Qualcomm Snapdragon 450
  • CPU
    1.8GHz Octa-core
  • GPU
    Adreno 506
  • RAM (Memory)
    2GB
  • Internal Storage
    32GB
  • Card Slot
    Upto 2TB (microSD)
  • Dedicated slot
    Yes
  • Sensors
    Accelerometer
    Proximity
    Light
    Compass
    G-sensor
    Fingerprint
    Face Recognition

Software

  • Operating System
    Android OS v8.1 Oreo, LG UX 7.0
  • Java Support
  • Youtube
  • Facebook

Messaging

  • SMS
    Yes (threaded view)
  • MMS
  • Email
    Yes
  • IM

Camera

  • Primary
    13MP, f/2.4, AI camera, QLens
  • Flash
    LED
  • Front
    5MP, AI camera
  • Front Flash
    Yes
  • Video
  • Camera Features
    Geotagging
    Autofocus
    HDR
    4X Zoom
    Touch focus
    Face detection
    Panorama

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth
    Yes, v4.2, A2DP
  • Infrared
  • Wi-fi
    Yes, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, WiFi direct, dual band, DLNA
  • Wi-fi Hotspot
  • GPS
    Yes, A-GPS, GLONASS
  • NFC
  • Wireless Charging
    No
  • Headphone Jack
  • HDMI
  • USB
    v2.0 Type C

Data

  • GPRS
  • EDGE
  • Speed
    42.2 Mbps (HSDPA), 5.76 Mbps;(HSUPA); LTE
  • Web Browser
    HTML 5

Media

  • Video Format
    3GP, M4V, H.263, H.264, MOV, AVI, xVID, WMV, FLV, MP4, H.265
  • Audio Format
    MP3, eAAC+, WAV, Flac player
  • FM Radio
    Yes
  • Alert Types
    Vibration, MP3
  • Ring Tones
    Wav ring tones
  • Loudspeaker
    Yes

Battery

  • Battery Type
    Li-Ion (Lithium Ion)
  • Capacity
    3300mAH
  • Placement
    Non-removable
  • Talk Time
    Up to 15hrs 20 min
  • Standby
    Up to 504 hrs

MISC

  • SAR
    Head – 1.12 W/Kg Body – 1.22 W/Kg
  • Features
    1. Document viewer
    2. Photo and video editor
    3. Active Noise Cancellation with Dedicated Mic
    4. Fast battery charging

Battery Life

Powering the device is a Li-Ion 3300 mAh non-removable battery with fast charging option. However, there is no wireless charging in the device. Talk time is up to 15 hours and standby time is up to 504 hours.

Price and Availability

Original price is $239 USD but you may get for higher or lesser now as prices are often not fixed. This mobile smartphone is available since June 2018 and can be found in stores as attested to by the manufacturer.

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