The LG Stylo 4 Review
While most people sharpen on the flagship G and V series, LG has been a massive player in the low and mid-range for long as they have been making phones. These may not have some of the whiz-bang characteristics that their more valuable cousins do, but these are still great phones that do not cost an arm and a leg.
Among these is the Stylo line, which is also essential for including a combined stylus similar to the much more valuable Galaxy Note. In the USA, the Stylo 4 is accessible on T-Mobile and Metro. Whatever, in the following, we attempt to give you the best guideline to purchase your favorite LG stylo 4.
Should I consider buying an LG Stylo 4?
There are 2 types of Android users: Those who argue over specs and want the best phone year after year, and those who want a phone that looks good, works well, and catches good pictures. People in the following group often get lured into buying more phones than they need through carrier deals and charming advertising, but more OEMs should be making and exchanging phones like the Stylo 4.
Michael Simon/IDG the Note 9 (right) is ever-so-slightly more significant than the Stylo 4. It is not nearly as immovable nor as powerful as the 1K dollar Note 9, but for a phone that Prime members can buy through Amazon for around $300, it certainly was not $700 worse.
Now, I know I am probably not going to sway many people willing to spend $1,000 on a handset to buy an LG Stylo 4 over the Galaxy Note 9. And, quite frankly, I am not trying to. Note 9 is one of the fanciest Android phones you can purchase, and the LG Stylo 4 is one of the least, and that’s all some people will see.
However, if you are tired of spending insane amounts of money on your phone and require a phone with a stylus, your $250 will be well spent on the Stylo 4. And with all that extra money in your pocket, you can start saving for that new Ferrari.
- Great daytime camera performance
- Good look and feel
- USB-C with fast charging
- Quick and straightforward note taking with the screen locked or unlocked
- Lagging and stutter performance
- Video capture is a bit jumpy
The specifications of LG Stylo 4
1) LG Stylo 4 Design
LG Stylo 4 is a decently stylish mid-range phone. Bezels are on the more petite side, and the display’s rounded corners and 18:9 perspective ratios give the Stylo a little bit of a higher-end aesthetic. The aluminum surfaces add to this look and in-hand feel; chances are you would not guess this phone costs $300 by just attending at it sitting face-up on a table, and that is a nice perk.
It is a minuscule device, though â€“ something we’re unquestionably not complaining about, but may provide some indication of its price point when separating it up. Turning it around will also be another notice due to its impressionable backing.
Still, the LG Stylo 4 operates a satisfactory aesthetic and feels good in the hand thanks to its metal surfaces. You will find the included stylus along the bottom edge, which, being a graver and not a digital pen and has no battery or automatics of any kind and is consequently relatively slender.
The experience of writing with this accomplice is best connected to that of taking out g the ink cartridge of ball-point writing and pen with that â€“ it is that skinny. So, while not our preference in terms of ergonomics, it does obtain the job done. More on such later, of course.
2) LG Stylo 4 Display
The Phone comes with a 6.2-inch, Full HD+ LCD on Stylo 4 and the most satisfying results. Colors appear somewhat accurately, though there is a slight inclination towards a bluish tint. Reaching 476 nits at zenith brightness and 3 nits at minimum, the Stylo 4 is light to see and read in approximately any lighting.
3) LG Stylo 4 Interface and Functionality
When it evolves to the interface, LG has completed the LG Stylo 4 with LG UX 7.0 developed on Android 8.1, Oreo â€“ the same combination you will find on the higher-end LG G7 ThinQ and V35 ThinQ. Whan performance consistently will have some differences due to lower-end processing components; the general layout and look will be considered similar.
Our Prime-exclusive Stylo 4 develops with a suite of Amazon software, adding Alexa to its design. Unfortunately, Alexa cannot be summoned by your voice unparalleled and must be triggered via the software button before fielding requests.
Fingerprint gestures are also incorporated, permitting functions like triggering the camera shutter, capturing screenshots, or opening and closing the notification bar. These are excellent additions to an already fast and compassionate piece of biometrics.
Overall, the experience here is orderly, good-looking, and intuitive â€“ characteristics we also appreciate in the other stylus-related software bits.
4) LG Stylo 4 Pen functions
The included stylus provides this device’s unique features, including functions for screen-off memos, screen capture and markup, and quick memo features. The screen-off directive can be switched on or off via settings, and once enabled, it concedes the user to draw out the stylus while the screen is off to start writing a quick note from the lock screen, which is then saved your QuickMemo+ notebook.
Within the OS, pulling out the stylus produces up a floating icon which, much like the swimming bar we have seen on other LG devices, gives shortcuts to various apps and functions. Being a pen-related characteristic, the first few of these 5 default shortcuts are for quick memos and screen capture and editing.
Any app can be exchanged into one of the five grooves, though. Writing with the pen is accessible and responsive, but no hand dismissal software is at work, and the pen is rather slender, so the writing angles are not the most convenient or natural.
We also hope that QuickMemo+, the default notetaking app, will soon gain functionality for its eraser to delete complete strokes rather than trace pixel by pixel to eradicate your marks. Even without a battery in pen, though, LG’s created a location-based feature that reminds you that you’re walking away from your cell if you get up and do so.
5) LG Stylo 4 Processor, Memory, and Performance
Decorated with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 450, 3 GB RAM, and 32 GB storage, which is expandable via MicroSD, the LG Stylo 4, unfortunately, is not the smoothest operator. While we wouldn’t significantly call our experience buggy, we ran into a few force-closed apps.
General exploration seemed a step behind; stutters and hangs were immediately apparent in multitasking app-launching. It is not an overly frustrating knowledge, but it certainly is not the best, even in this cost range.
6) LG Stylo 4 Connectivity
The Prime-exclusive variant of the Stylo 4 comes with all the proper aerials to work on 4G LTE with Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile, and of course, any prepaid carriers using their towers. We also very much acknowledge the inclusion of USB-C fast charging.
Otherwise, you will find the requirements like Bluetooth 4.2 and dual-band Wi-Fi, but no NFC, and consequently no Android Pay.
7) LG Stylo 4 Camera Quality
Packing a 13 MP, single camera, this device has the requisite functions you would hope to find in this department and not much different. This means responsibilities like auto-HDR, phase-detection autofocus, and filters are all included. In terms of appearance, the LG Stylo 4 is a formidable point-and-shooter for this price range. The camera sharpens quickly and exposure, though not always perfect, does its job in short order, as well.
Color capture is reliable, displaying perfect color accuracy. The only thing that can get in this way is the camera’s current sometimes to overexpose brighter areas. It also has some problems with letting in movement in lower-light scenarios, obscuring its otherwise remarkable proclivities in detail capture by blurring regions of the shot â€“ textures and text can get confused.
Otherwise, colors and details v are very well-captured in ideal lightings, such as bright landscapes. The LG Stylo documents to be an impressive shooter for outdoor experiences in the daytime, but night time shooting’s shortcomings are more ostensible.
Moreover, the LG Stylo’s 5 MP front-facer requests some pretty good-looking selfies, too; features and color capture look pretty on-point. Using the switch to capturing a wider field of view is easy and powerful, as is the experience using portrait and beauty modes.
Auto-beauty dresses up blemishes well but can resemble noticeably airbrushed, while the representation features do a stable job separating the background and formulating a pleasing bokeh effect.
8) LG Stylo 4 Video
Video capture shears out at 1080p on the LG Stylo 4, and results are a bit miscellaneous. While audio sounds deep and clear, and color efficiency is high, portions are a bit grainy, of course, at 1080p, and there is a pronounced bit of stutter and jitter when passing the camera â€“ even at slow speeds. Exposure to is a bit slow to adapt, and overall not quite as adept as in photo capture.
9) LG Stylo 4 Battery Life
Clocking an excellent 9 and a half hours in our custom battery drain test, the LG Stylo 4 performs particularly well in the battery field. In our day-to-day usage, we equalized over a day of the performance, even with substantial benefit. The fast charge was also lovely to have, juicing up the phone’s 3300 mAh battery in about 90 minutes.
LG’s turned in a satisfactory performer in most concerns with the Stylo 4. The camera’s quite remarkable and note taking abilities set it aside from other devices. Nailing the basics as the display and battery life helps round the machine out, but the computing performance leaves something desired. It is not unusable by any centers, though, so it may be an excellent compromise for everything else the LG Stylo 4 has to offer.