- Analysis by KJ David
Officially unveiled alongside a bunch of K-series updates during the CES 2017, LG's third Stylus (Stylo in the U.S.) model rocks a fiber-tipped 1.8mm-diameter Stylus Pen clubbed with signature Stylus features like Pen Pop 2.0 and Screen-off Memo .
Its biggest con is the HD-720p-only pixel resolution on its large 5.7-inch In-Cell display , which particularly disappointing for a phablet, especially for one that came out early in 2017. Additionally, its maximum internal eMMC memory caps off at only 16GB , whereas some of its closest mid-range competitors shoot for 32GB internal storage caps. That being said, it does boast an up-to-2TB microSD card support , which outstrips even those of some full-fledged flagship models by a humongous margin.
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Hardware-wise, the Stylus 3 rocks an eight-core MediaTek MT6750 processor clocked at 1.5GHz ably assisted by 3GB of LPDDR3 RAM -- 3GB RAMs were among the most popular mobile trends a few months prior to its unveiling. Speaking of 2016 trends, this mid-level phablet also touts a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor , letting you unlock the device, among other fingerprint-based security functions.
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Joining its pros and cons are a standard (among mid- to high-end Androids) 13-megapixel primary camera and its respectable 8-megapixel front-facing sidekick cam -- a few of its LG siblings have way-less-appealing selfie shooters. Powering its specs is a 3200mAh removable battery , which is also a pro, knowing that several competing phablets rely on less-powerful cells. 4G LTE connectivity hops on board as well, with the Android 7.0 Nougat and a Metallic Titan/Pink Gold adding some final touches.
As far as our review of its pros and cons is concerned, the LG Stylus 3 is bound for phablet buyers strolling around the middle price segment with multimedia and some stylus action in mind.
** This phone is also known as: LG Stylo 3 (US model)
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