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LG Stylus 3 is a midrange phablet, affordable, with stylus, no explosions

LG Stylus 3 smartphone was launched in December 2016. The phone comes with a 5.70-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels at a PPI of 258 pixels per inch which is bright and colorful. LG Stylus 3The LG Stylus 3 is powered by 1.5GHz octa-core MediaTek MT6750 processor and it comes with 3GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 2GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the LG Stylus 3 packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear and a 8-megapixel front shooter for selfies, both are perfectly serviceable, but they’re not going to blow you away with their quality.  The front camera does offer an on-screen flash though, allowing you to get beautifully illuminated selfies. On the back a fingerprint scanner sits below the camera, and it also doubles as the power/lock key for the Stylus 3.

The LG Stylus 3 runs Android 7.0 (with LG’s own interface on top) ticking over nicely. Navigation around the phone is slick and apps loaded promptly for us and is powered by a 3200mAh removable battery, something of a rarity in today’s mobile market – and we hope it will last at least a day on a single charge. Keep an eye out for our full review to see just how it performs.  It measures 155.60 x 79.80 x 7.40 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 149.00 grams.

The LG Stylus 3 is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Micro-SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, GPS, Bluetooth, FM, 3G and 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Gyroscope.

LG Stylus 3 specs

  • 5.7-inch, 1,280×720-pixel resolution screen
  • 3GB memory
  • 16GB storage (expandable to 2TB)
  • 8-megapixel front camera, 13-megapixel rear camera
  • 3,200mAh removable battery
  • Android 7.0 Nougat
  • 155.6 mm by 79.8 mm by 7.4 mm
  • 149 grams
  • Stylus
  • Fingerprint scanner

Ignoring its glaring safety issue, the Note 7 had an elegant, glass body that was water resistant, and top-of-the-line specs. It’s stylus, known as the S-Pen, and accompanying software packed in way more features and tools too, like eye-tracking software and productivity apps.

Of course, all those features came at a pretty steep price, and the Note 7 went for about $850, £700 and AU$1,349. In comparison, the Stylus is likely to cost around $200 (which converts to £162 and AU$275), though pricing and availability haven’t been announced yet. Still, LG’s phone packs a decent amount of hardware for a low price, and users looking for a phone that also packs a pen should consider it as an inexpensive alternative.

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