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LG Q Stylo 4

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The LG Stylo 4 comes with a premium design and fantastic stylus, but despite the newness, it struggles with its weak performance and poor display.

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Description

Stylish and compact, the LG Stylo 4 comes to challenge the few stylus-integrated models present in the mid-range market. Priced at Rs. 12,990, this phone is not only a looker but arrives with some genuinely good specifications.

The LG Stylo fares well in most of its aspects. It is installed with a potent battery, good camera, and an intelligent stylus. However, it does falter regarding performance. On the whole, the phone will not serve power seekers well, but it is adequate for people looking for a stylus activated, long-lasting model.

Highlights

The LG Stylo 4 looks quite well-engineered for a mid-range model. It comes with the following pros and cons:

Pros

  • It comes with a great set of cameras, suitable for clicking decent pictures in ideal-light settings.
  • It comes with a decent selfie camera with an accurate Beauty Mode.
  • The LG Stylo 4 comes with the feature of easy note-taking even when the screen is locked.
  • It comes with the new USB Type-C charging port and therefore, has fast charging technology.
  • The LG Stylo 4 has a premium design which feels good in the hand.
  • The 3300 mAh battery packs enough juice to last for an entire day. Plus, it charges up fast – in about 90 minutes.
  • The stylus comes with a load of new features which gives the phone an edge against competitors.

Cons

  • Despite having a fantastic design, the phone does not have robust construction.
  • The display has a bluish tinge and does not have excellent viewing angles, thereby distorting colours.
  • The LG Stylo 4 comes with a mediocre performance which tends to lag.
  • The camera starts to falter when the light begins to dim, producing noisy images.
  • The video captures were not impressive.

The LG Stylo 4 looks stylish and comes with decent specifications suitable for a mid-range phone. However, while it gets an edge with its stylus features and killer battery, the phone does not fare well in terms of performance. Overall, it is a decent model for someone who wants to enjoy the stylus features on a mid-range smartphone.

Expert Opinion

The LG Stylo 4 comes with a premium design and fantastic stylus, but despite the newness, it struggles with its weak performance and poor display.

Display

LG Stylo 4 arrives with a 6.2-inch LCD and a Full HD+ resolution of 2160 x 1080, which is quite satisfying. Plus, it comes with the wonder 18:9 aspect ratio and minimum bezels, making it an immersive model. The colors are mostly accurate, but there is a slightly bluish tinge to it. The viewing angles are just ok, but at hard angles, the bluish tint becomes noticeable.

The brightness level reaches at 476 nits, which is quite low considering Samsung Galaxy Note 8 getting 518 nits and Motorola Moto G6 getting 573 nits. However, the display is noticeable, and one can see the text in any lighting conditions, though harsh sunlight may cause visibility issues.

Screen Size6.2 inches
Display Resolution1080 x 2160 pixels

Design

LG’s Stylo 4 is a well-designed mid-range handset. The bezels are thin, and the display has rounded corners giving it a premium look. Moreover, the aluminum sides are great to look at and sit well in hand. Though it looks premium, the phone is on the lighter side, which is good, but it shows lack of sturdiness.

The bottom edge provides the space for the stylus. It comes equipped with the new USB Type-C with fast charging, putting it in line with the modern phones.

Weight172 g

Performance

The. LG Stylo 4 arrives with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450, paired with 3GB RAM. The Snapdragon 450 does not make the phone run smooth. General navigation or running multiple apps at the same time resulted in laggy performance. Loading times were long, and there were few stutters during the launching of apps. The gameplay was choppy too, even when games with high settings were brought down to low. It got a weak Multi-core point of 2407, beaten easily by Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s 6552 and Motorola Moto G6’s 3928. While not frustrating, the performance could have been a lot better.

RAM/Internal Storage32 GB, 2 RAM
Chipset GPQualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm)

Camera

LG Stylo 4 comes packed with a rear 13 MP camera. It includes phase-detection autofocus, auto-HDR and also filters. It is quite a strong point-and-shooter. The focus is snappy, and the exposure does perform well, though it is not always accurate. The colors are quite punchy and precise, but may get overexposed in brighter zones.

In low light, the details get a bit blurred, and the texture gets muddled. The picture appears grainy with a lot of visual noise getting captured.

The LG Stylo comes with a front 5 MP camera which shoots decent selfies too. The details captured are sufficient, and colour comes out accurate. The wider field mode makes it even more useful. Features like Auto-beauty irons out blemishes, but can make the pictures appear artificial. Portrait mode is quite reliable, creating a satisfying bokeh effect.

Video capture is at 1080p providing mixed results. The audio capture was clear, but the details get grainy. The camera is also slow, and the exposure does not adapt all the way, making it less adept than the still photo shooter.

Battery

LG Stylo 4 performs well when it comes to its batteries with its 3300 mAh battery. It has an overall runtime of about 9 hours and 32 minutes, beating high-end Samsung Galaxy Note 8’s 7 hours 50 minutes and Moto G6’s 8 hours 25 minutes. It can easily get you through a day with moderate and light use.

The phone comes with fast charging technology, getting from 0% to 100% in about 90 minutes. Even in this case, it beats Galaxy Note 8’s 102 minutes and Moto G6’s 97 minutes charging time.

Battery Capacity3300 mAh
Battery TypeLi-Ion

Verdict

LG’s Stylo 4 is a satisfying phone. It has an impressive camera and a great battery life. The stylus is a chief feature of this phone and functions well. The display is lovely too. However, the design could have been a lot sturdier.

LG has decided to stick with an older model of Snapdragon chipset, making it a slow phone compared to modern ones, whereas the stylus gives this phone an edge, there are other phones like Moto E5 Plus and G6 which are better performers. Plus, Moto E5 Plus comes with a massive 5000 mAh battery.


Tech- Specs

General
  • Bluetooth4.2, A2DP, LE
Design
  • Thickness0.32 inches
  • Height6.30 inches
  • Weight172 g
  • ColorAurora Black
  • Width3.06 inches
Display
  • Display TypeIPS LCD capacitive touchscreen
  • Screen Size6.2 inches
  • Display Resolution1080 x 2160 pixels
  • Aspect Ratio18:09
  • Pixel Density390 ppi
  • Screen to Body Ratio0.798
Performance
  • CPUOcta-core 1.8 GHz Cortex-A53
  • OSAndroid 8.1 (Oreo) LG UX 7
  • Chipset GPQualcomm SDM450 Snapdragon 450 (14 nm)
  • GPUAdreno 506
Memory & Storage
  • Expandable MemorymicroSD, up to 1 TB
  • RAM/Internal Storage32 GB, 2 RAM
Back Camera
  • Back Camera FeaturesLED flash, panorama, HDR
  • AutofocusPDAF
  • Single Camera13 MP, f/2.4
  • Back Camera Video1080p30fps
Front Camera
  • Single Camera5 MP
Sound
  • Audio FeaturesDTS: X Surround Sound
  • HeadPhone JackYes
  • LoudspeakerYes
Battery
  • Battery Capacity3300 mAh
  • User ReplaceableNon-removable
  • ChargingFast battery charging 10W
  • Battery TypeLi-Ion
Communications
  • USB2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
  • RadioNo
  • SIMNano-SIM
  • Network SupportGSM / HSPA / LTE
  • NFCYes
  • GPSYes, with A-GPS, GLONASS
  • WLANWi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
Miscellaneous Features
  • SensorsFingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Launch
  • Announced On2018, June
  • StatusAvailable. Released 2018, June

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