LG was eager to attend this year’s CES, to showcase its new smartphones. All eyes were on the Stylus 3, which will be available in the US under a different brand – Stylo 3, just like its processor was, while in other markets will bear the usual branding. Let’s see what changes have been made to this new mid-range phablet that comes with a built-in stylus.
For starters, you should know that this isn’t a competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 7 flagship, because it sports a 5.7-inch touchscreen with a lower resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and it’s powered by a much weaker MediaTek MT6750 chipset with a 1.5 GHz octa-core Cortex-A53 processor that’s backed by 3GB of RAM. Its internal memory has a capacity of 16GB, but you can add a microSD, microSDHC, or microSDXC and get up to 2000 GB of storage.
On the rear side was placed a decent 13MP camera that offers standard features such as LED flash or digital zoom, while selfie enthusiasts will love the 8MP front camera that is accompanied by a front-facing LED flash. The 3200mAh battery is removable, which is a big advantage if you want to keep this phablet for more years and another plus is that the device comes with Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. The mentioned dimensions of the Stylo 3 are 155.6 x 79.8 x 7.4 mm, resulting in a total weight of 149 grams and LG will sell it in two variants of colors: Metallic Titan and Pink Gold.
The company has revealed neither its pricing nor a release time frame, but you should know that the full retail price of the LG Stylo 2 was $179.99. Those who participated at CES and had the chance to analyze the new phablet better, said that the stylus is thinner and more comfortable to hold. Unfortunately, some weren’t very impressed, considering the pen flimsy and minimalist.