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LG Q Stylus Smartphone Review

Mike Wobker, 👁 Daniel Schmidt, Tanja Hinum-Balaz (translated by Katherine Bodner), 10/31/2018

An affordable stylus phone. Protected against shocks, water and dust. This is how LG has presented its Q Stylus, which comes with a stylus integrated into its 6.2-inch case. Find out what else the affordable smartphone has to offer in our review.

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LG Q Stylus

The Q Stylus is not the first scratch, water and shock-proof device from LG that we have tested. The LG K11 already impressed us with its robust build. Both smartphones are certified according to the MIL-STD-810G and IP68 standards. On top of this, their cases are made of metal and the Q Stylus features an input pen in its case.

LG has equipped our test unit with the mid-range SoC MT6750S from MediaTek and an ARM Mali T860 MP2. Combined with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC flash storage, this device should offer users smooth system performance. 

As there are no comparable smartphones with a stylus in this price range, we have included the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 in our review. The other comparison devices are mid-range devices without a stylus but in the same price range as the LG Q Stylus. These include the Xiaomi Pocophone F1, the Sharps B10, the Sony Xperia XA2 Plus and the Wiko View 2 Pro.

LG Q Stylus (Q Series)
Graphics adapter
Memory
3072 MB 
Display
6.2 inch 2:1, 2160 x 1080 pixel 390 PPI, capacitive, IPS, glossy: yes
Storage
32 GB eMMC Flash, 32 GB 
, 20 GB free
Connections
1 USB 2.0, Audio Connections: 3.5-inch audio jack, Card Reader: microSD (up to 2 TB, FAT, FAT32, exFAT), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, proximity sensor, compass, gyroscope
Networking
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM (900/1800), 3G WCDMA (B1/B8), 4G LTE (B1/B3/B7/B8/B20/B28/B38), LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8.4 x 160.2 x 77.8 ( = 0.33 x 6.31 x 3.06 in)
Battery
3300 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 8.1 Oreo
Camera
Primary Camera: 16 MPix
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix
Additional features
Speakers: 1, Keyboard: onscreen, Keyboard Light: yes, USB power supply, USB Type-C cable, SIM needle, 24 Months Warranty, SAR value (head): 0.46 W/kg, SAR value (body): 1.02 W/kg, fanless
Weight
172 g ( = 6.07 oz / 0.38 pounds), Power Supply: 66 g ( = 2.33 oz / 0.15 pounds)
Price
280 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Case - a stylus in a smartphone

LG has given the Q Stylus a metal case, but this is only visible along the edges. The back is covered with an acrylic-style plastic that is prone to scratches. The workmanship, however, is perfect. The transitions between different materials are very even and gapless. Only the power and volume buttons don't sit completely tight.

The case of the LG Q Stylus is certified according to the military standard MIL-STD-810G, which means it is shock-proof, and according to the IP68 standard, which makes it water and dust-proof. As mentioned above, the LG smartphone is not protected from scratches on the back. However, the case looks like it should survive the occasional drop without damage. The stylus sits tightly in its shaft and can be pulled out of the smartphone via a little hook at the bottom left of the device. 

Our test unit is a little larger than its comparison devices and is almost the size of the Galaxy Note 9. Particularly its weight sets the Q Stylus apart from its competitors that feature a stylus. Other smartphones in this price range are a little smaller and lighter but have smaller displays and are not shock, dust and water-proof.

Size Comparison

Connectivity - mid-range LG phone

The LG Q Stylus is equipped with a MediaTek MT6750S SoC, an ARM Mali T860 MP2 GPU, 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC flash storage. This equipment is typical for a lower mid-range smartphone and enables smooth system performance. The phone has a USB Type-C port for charging and cable-based data transfers. This only has 2.0 speeds but still supports OTG functions such as charging from other devices. Users can connect external speakers or headphones via the 3.5-mm audio jack. 

There is a combined slot for the nanoSIM and microSD card on the left side of the device. The latter can be used to expand internal storage by up to 2 TB and also supports the exFAT format.

Left: nanoSIM/microSD card slot, volume rocker
Left: nanoSIM/microSD card slot, volume rocker
Top: microphone
Top: microphone
Right: power button
Right: power button
Bottom: stylus, USB Type-C, 3.5-mm audio jack
Bottom: stylus, USB Type-C, 3.5-mm audio jack

Software - LG Q Stylus with Android Oreo

Users of the LG Q Stylus will have Android Oreo 8.1 available. The security patches are dated August 1, 2018 at the time of writing. The user interface sticks mainly to Stock Android, but LG has made some structural changes to the settings menu. The new arrangement is very intuitive and new users will find their way around very quickly. 

Most of the preinstalled apps can only be deactivated, not uninstalled. The same goes for the preinstalled Amazon Assistant. LG supplies users with special app suggestions and additional software for the Q Stylus via the SmartWorld app.

The LG Q Stylus supports the use of individual user accounts, which can be set up in the settings.

Software LG Q Stylus
Software LG Q Stylus
Software LG Q Stylus
Software LG Q Stylus
Software LG Q Stylus
Software LG Q Stylus
Software LG Q Stylus
Software LG Q Stylus
Software LG Q Stylus
Software LG Q Stylus

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Communication and GPS - Android smartphone with LTE

The LG Q Stylus can connect to GSM, 3G and LTE networks. The latter reaches LTE category 6 - this enables download rates of up to 300 Mb/s and upload rates of up to 50 Mb/s. Apart from Bluetooth 4.2, users can also use NFC to exchange data such as payment information within the near-field range.

The LG smartphone only supports the comparatively slow Wi-Fi standards b, g and n. This means that the Q Stylus' measured transfer rates are below average. While the reception rates place the device in the lower mid-range of our comparison table, the LG phone must accept last place when transmitting data. 

Networking
iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
675 (min: 630, max: 704) MBit/s ∼100% +998%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Mali-G72 MP18, 9810, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
485 MBit/s ∼72% +689%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
Adreno 508, 630, 32 GB eMMC Flash
309 MBit/s ∼46% +402%
Average of class Smartphone
  (5.9 - 939, n=308)
211 MBit/s ∼31% +243%
LG Q Stylus
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750S, 32 GB eMMC Flash
61.5 (min: 43, max: 58) MBit/s ∼9%
Sharp B10
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750, 32 GB eMMC Flash
57.2 MBit/s ∼8% -7%
Wiko View 2 Pro
Adreno 506, 450, 64 GB eMMC Flash
43 MBit/s ∼6% -30%
iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
Adreno 630, 845, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
647 (min: 598, max: 665) MBit/s ∼100% +1697%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Mali-G72 MP18, 9810, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
485 MBit/s ∼75% +1247%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
Adreno 508, 630, 32 GB eMMC Flash
347 MBit/s ∼54% +864%
Average of class Smartphone
  (9.4 - 703, n=308)
206 MBit/s ∼32% +472%
Sharp B10
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750, 32 GB eMMC Flash
58 MBit/s ∼9% +61%
Wiko View 2 Pro
Adreno 506, 450, 64 GB eMMC Flash
47.6 MBit/s ∼7% +32%
LG Q Stylus
Mali-T860 MP2, MT6750S, 32 GB eMMC Flash
36 (min: 2, max: 52) MBit/s ∼6%
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; iperf3 Client (receive) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø52.8 (43-58)
; iperf3 Client (transmit) TCP 1 m 4M x10; iperf 3.1.3: Ø37.2 (2-52)
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test outdoors
GPS Test indoors
GPS Test indoors

The GPS Test app tests how well the LG Q Stylus can locate its own position, for which it has GPS and GLONASS available. The phone positioned us within three meters outdoors but could not find a connection indoors. The Android smartphone also supports the satellite-based augmentation system SBAS which enables more precise positioning.

Our obligatory bike tour tests the LG Q Stylus in comparison with the professional navigation system Garmin Edge 500. The recorded route information shows that the Q Stylus often positioned us beside the path, on the wrong side of the road and in buildings. On the other hand, it managed to trace bends very well. This means the LG Q Stylus is suitable for simple navigation.

GPS LG Q Stylus
GPS LG Q Stylus
GPS LG Q Stylus
GPS LG Q Stylus
GPS LG Q Stylus
GPS LG Q Stylus
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500
GPS Garmin Edge 500

Telephone and Voice Quality - good connection with the LG smartphone

LG has installed its own telephone app that offers direct access to the dial pad and gives access to the call history, contacts and groups via tabs. The menu enables users to easily set up their mail box and call barring service. A small message symbol guides users directly to the messaging app. 

The LG smartphone offers good volume during calls, although the sound spectrum is limited to highs. We were able to understand our call partners well although their voices did not always sound very strong. The smartphone counterbalances ambient noise very well.

The speakers of the Q Stylus are also suitable for using speakerphone mode. Again, the volume is sufficient to be able to understand your call partner even in louder surroundings. The 3.5-mm audio jack can be used to connect wired headsets.

Cameras - LG phone for snapshots

Front camera
Front camera

LG has equipped the Q Stylus with a 16-MP rear camera and an 8-MP front camera. The latter takes mediocre portraits. The image center is sharp and details are good. However, objects in the background come out blurry and the entire photo looks rather washed out. The menu of the camera app enables you to add various color filters over selfie images and a soft-focus effect is also available.

The main camera of the Q Stylus enables fast snapshots and takes fairly good pictures of certain objects. It distinguishes well between objects within the focal area and offers a lot of details there. The background, however, is blurry and grainy when zoomed in. Overall, the photo appears too washed out. The camera can also take sharp, high-detail close-ups. Again, colors are not very strong and the background is blurry. These blurry objects have even more graininess. Pictures taken in low lighting come out very badly. Our original subject is hardly visible on the dark image, so much so that you can only just make out what the object might be. The camera app only offers various color filters. There is no professional mode available.

The video function of the camera offers a similar quality to our test shots. An image stabilizer balances out small camera shakes. Again, there is no mode for more detailed control over the recording settings.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

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ColorChecker Passport
ColorChecker Passport

The ColorChecker Passport is used to check the color reproduction of the camera. You can see from the image below that colors appear too light. Dark gray and black tones are also darker than they should be.  

Our test chart is reproduced nicely by the LG camera. Details remain visible and colors are reproduced clearly. However, the image becomes less sharp towards the edges and particularly the bottom corners are rather washed out.

LG Q Stylus - test chart
LG Q Stylus - test chart (detail)

Accessories and Warranty - 24 months of warranty with LG

The Q Stylus comes with a USB power supply and a tool to open the nanoSIM/microSD tray. LG does not offer any accessories that are made for the Q Stylus in particular, but the manufacturer's shop sells wireless stereo headsets that are also compatible with the Stylus smartphone.   

The Q Stylus comes with a 24-month warranty.

Input Devices & Handling - LG smartphone with stylus

LG has installed its own keyboard app on the Q Stylus. Users can change the appearance of the keyboard; the default mode is ideal for use with the stylus. The keys are rather small so that it is not easy to hit them with your fingers. The stylus makes inputs a lot easier and is very reliable.

When taking the stylus out of its shaft at the bottom right corner of the device, a small menu pops up on the screen that gives users direct access to the notepad or the coloring app ScratchArt. This makes quick note taking from standby very easy and uncomplicated. The stylus is very thin and feels like a ballpoint pen refill cartridge. The small round tip glides over the screen with almost no resistance and writing feels comfortable. This makes the LG Q Stylus an ideal notebook replacement. 

The position sensor of the Q Stylus responds well to movements and adjusts the screen quickly when it is turned on its side or upside down. The integrated fingerprint reader wakes and unlocks the smartphone quickly and reliably.

Display - 6.2-inch smartphone from LG

Subpixel
Subpixel

The screen of the Q Stylus is a 6.2-inch IPS panel with a resolution of 2160x1080 pixels. LG has decided against a notch and still manages to offer a large screen for the size of the smartphone. The rounded edges also make the display seem to flow into the case. The brightness of 441 cd/m² is average among our comparison devices. Combined with a brightness distribution of 94%, these results can be considered good.

449
cd/m²
441
cd/m²
435
cd/m²
433
cd/m²
458
cd/m²
444
cd/m²
429
cd/m²
429
cd/m²
449
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 458 cd/m² Average: 440.8 cd/m² Minimum: 4.01 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 94 %
Center on Battery: 458 cd/m²
Contrast: 898:1 (Black: 0.51 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.5 | 0.4-29.43 Ø6.2
ΔE Greyscale 5.1 | 0.64-98 Ø6.5
99.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.33
LG Q Stylus
IPS, 2160x1080, 6.2
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
Super AMOLED, 2960x1440, 6.4
Sharp B10
IPS, 1440x720, 5.7
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
IPS, 2246x1080, 6.18
Wiko View 2 Pro
IPS, 1528x720, 6
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
IPS, 2160x1080, 6
Screen
4%
-1%
17%
-32%
39%
Brightness middle
458
499
9%
560
22%
489
7%
562
23%
597
30%
Brightness
441
506
15%
549
24%
486
10%
541
23%
592
34%
Brightness Distribution
94
96
2%
90
-4%
93
-1%
92
-2%
92
-2%
Black Level *
0.51
0.63
-24%
0.34
33%
0.56
-10%
0.32
37%
Contrast
898
889
-1%
1438
60%
1004
12%
1866
108%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 *
4.5
4.62
-3%
5.02
-12%
3.8
16%
7.9
-76%
2.4
47%
Colorchecker DeltaE2000 max. *
7.1
10.91
-54%
8.71
-23%
7.1
-0%
15.7
-121%
5.3
25%
Greyscale DeltaE2000 *
5.1
2.2
57%
4.6
10%
4.4
14%
10.4
-104%
3.4
33%
Gamma
2.33 94%
2.103 105%
2.216 99%
2.22 99%
2.02 109%
2.2 100%
CCT
7381 88%
6115 106%
7587 86%
7213 90%
8834 74%
7172 91%

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM not detected

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 8933 (minimum: 43 - maximum: 142900) Hz was measured.

The LG Q Stylus has a mediocre contrast ratio of 898:1 according to our measurements and an increased black value of 0.51 cd/m². Colors, however, can be told apart very well while blacks have a significant gray cast. 

The screen has a slight blue cast ex-works. The color temperature can be adjusted in the settings via a blue light filter. There are also other functions available, such as making the display appear only in black and white.

CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - color accuracy
CalMAN - color space
CalMAN - color space
CalMAN - grayscales
CalMAN - grayscales
CalMAN - saturation
CalMAN - saturation

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
28.8 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 9.2 ms rise
↘ 19.6 ms fall
The screen shows relatively slow response rates in our tests and may be too slow for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.8 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 66 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (25.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
67.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 37.2 ms rise
↘ 30 ms fall
The screen shows slow response rates in our tests and will be unsatisfactory for gamers.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.9 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 97 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is worse than the average of all tested devices (41 ms).

The LG smartphone is easy to use outdoors as long as you find a shady spot. On overcast days, the brightness is also sufficient to display content legibly. However, it becomes increasingly difficult to read the screen in direct sunlight. This is made even more difficult by the reflection of nearby objects on the screen.

Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use
Outdoor use

The IPS panel in the Q Stylus has very stable viewing angles. This means that content can be read from all angles without colors being inverted or loss of brightness. As long as there are no bothersome reflections, the LG Q Stylus can be used in any position.

Viewing-angle stability
Viewing-angle stability

Performance - an Android smartphone suitable for everyday use

LG has equipped the Q Stylus with a MediaTek MT6750S and an ARM Mali T860 MP2. Combined with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of eMMC flash storage, this makes the device a lower mid-range phone. The Android system runs smoothly on this hardware and most everyday applications can be used without any issues.     

The benchmark tests position the LG smartphone where we would have expected it to be. However, its performance is below average compared to other Android phones in its price range. This is particularly true in tests that are demanding on the graphics performance.

Geekbench 4.1/4.2
Compute RenderScript Score (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
1909 Points ∼13%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
9059 Points ∼63% +375%
Sharp B10
1778 Points ∼12% -7%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
14369 Points ∼100% +653%
Wiko View 2 Pro
3362 Points ∼23% +76%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
3621 Points ∼25% +90%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (1909 - 2084, n=2)
1997 Points ∼14% +5%
Average of class Smartphone (836 - 21070, n=197)
4524 Points ∼31% +137%
64 Bit Multi-Core Score (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
2798 Points ∼30%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
8874 Points ∼97% +217%
Sharp B10
2629 Points ∼29% -6%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
9182 Points ∼100% +228%
Wiko View 2 Pro
4022 Points ∼44% +44%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
4152 Points ∼45% +48%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (2135 - 2798, n=2)
2467 Points ∼27% -12%
Average of class Smartphone (883 - 11598, n=247)
4308 Points ∼47% +54%
64 Bit Single-Core Score (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
653 Points ∼26%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
1698 Points ∼69% +160%
Sharp B10
612 Points ∼25% -6%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
2468 Points ∼100% +278%
Wiko View 2 Pro
778 Points ∼32% +19%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
858 Points ∼35% +31%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (639 - 653, n=2)
646 Points ∼26% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (394 - 4824, n=248)
1270 Points ∼51% +94%
PCMark for Android - Work performance score (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
4101 Points ∼42%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
5960 Points ∼62% +45%
Sharp B10
4447 Points ∼46% +8%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
9664 Points ∼100% +136%
Wiko View 2 Pro
5395 Points ∼56% +32%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
5659 Points ∼59% +38%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (3969 - 4101, n=2)
4035 Points ∼42% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (6412 - 13531, n=423)
4958 Points ∼51% +21%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
1110 Points ∼42%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
2613 Points ∼100% +135%
Sharp B10
694 Points ∼27% -37%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
2257 Points ∼86% +103%
Wiko View 2 Pro
1808 Points ∼69% +63%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1756 Points ∼67% +58%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (999 - 1110, n=2)
1055 Points ∼40% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (2293 - 4439, n=277)
1709 Points ∼65% +54%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
319 Points ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
3797 Points ∼85% +1090%
Sharp B10
322 Points ∼7% +1%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
4468 Points ∼100% +1301%
Wiko View 2 Pro
415 Points ∼9% +30%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
793 Points ∼18% +149%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (316 - 319, n=2)
318 Points ∼7% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (869 - 8206, n=277)
1465 Points ∼33% +359%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
379 Points ∼10%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
3450 Points ∼94% +810%
Sharp B10
366 Points ∼10% -3%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
3669 Points ∼100% +868%
Wiko View 2 Pro
501 Points ∼14% +32%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
903 Points ∼25% +138%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (373 - 379, n=2)
376 Points ∼10% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (1010 - 5189, n=280)
1360 Points ∼37% +259%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
1112 Points ∼39%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
2649 Points ∼94% +138%
Sharp B10
771 Points ∼27% -31%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
2832 Points ∼100% +155%
Wiko View 2 Pro
1810 Points ∼64% +63%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1744 Points ∼62% +57%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (976 - 1112, n=2)
1044 Points ∼37% -6%
Average of class Smartphone (375 - 4493, n=292)
1689 Points ∼60% +52%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited Graphics (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
495 Points ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
4904 Points ∼71% +891%
Sharp B10
477 Points ∼7% -4%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
6898 Points ∼100% +1294%
Wiko View 2 Pro
716 Points ∼10% +45%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1303 Points ∼19% +163%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (493 - 495, n=2)
494 Points ∼7% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (131 - 14951, n=292)
2068 Points ∼30% +318%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Unlimited (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
565 Points ∼11%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
4124 Points ∼79% +630%
Sharp B10
521 Points ∼10% -8%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
5230 Points ∼100% +826%
Wiko View 2 Pro
827 Points ∼16% +46%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1381 Points ∼26% +144%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (554 - 565, n=2)
560 Points ∼11% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (159 - 7856, n=293)
1734 Points ∼33% +207%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
1172 Points ∼46%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
2569 Points ∼100% +119%
Sharp B10
702 Points ∼27% -40%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
2528 Points ∼98% +116%
Wiko View 2 Pro
1855 Points ∼72% +58%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1712 Points ∼67% +46%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (1031 - 1172, n=2)
1102 Points ∼43% -6%
Average of class Smartphone (2281 - 4216, n=352)
1642 Points ∼64% +40%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
89 Points ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
3673 Points ∼77% +4027%
Sharp B10
328 Points ∼7% +269%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
4746 Points ∼100% +5233%
Wiko View 2 Pro
369 Points ∼8% +315%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
718 Points ∼15% +707%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (80 - 89, n=2)
84.5 Points ∼2% -5%
Average of class Smartphone (815 - 5241, n=352)
1186 Points ∼25% +1233%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
112 Points ∼3%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
3353 Points ∼84% +2894%
Sharp B10
372 Points ∼9% +232%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
3972 Points ∼100% +3446%
Wiko View 2 Pro
449 Points ∼11% +301%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
824 Points ∼21% +636%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (101 - 112, n=2)
107 Points ∼3% -4%
Average of class Smartphone (951 - 4734, n=360)
1134 Points ∼29% +913%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
1172 Points ∼43%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
2515 Points ∼92% +115%
Sharp B10
694 Points ∼26% -41%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
2720 Points ∼100% +132%
Wiko View 2 Pro
1833 Points ∼67% +56%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1757 Points ∼65% +50%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (1029 - 1172, n=2)
1101 Points ∼40% -6%
Average of class Smartphone (532 - 4215, n=384)
1540 Points ∼57% +31%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
98 Points ∼1%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
4826 Points ∼58% +4824%
Sharp B10
480 Points ∼6% +390%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
8261 Points ∼100% +8330%
Wiko View 2 Pro
706 Points ∼9% +620%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1248 Points ∼15% +1173%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (96 - 98, n=2)
97 Points ∼1% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (46 - 8312, n=384)
1632 Points ∼20% +1565%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
123 Points ∼2%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
4008 Points ∼70% +3159%
Sharp B10
515 Points ∼9% +319%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
5687 Points ∼100% +4524%
Wiko View 2 Pro
818 Points ∼14% +565%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1334 Points ∼23% +985%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (120 - 123, n=2)
122 Points ∼2% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (58 - 6454, n=392)
1387 Points ∼24% +1028%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
10050 Points ∼29%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
18756 Points ∼54% +87%
Sharp B10
7716 Points ∼22% -23%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
34928 Points ∼100% +248%
Wiko View 2 Pro
15177 Points ∼43% +51%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
13217 Points ∼38% +32%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (9903 - 10050, n=2)
9977 Points ∼29% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (3958 - 37475, n=539)
12880 Points ∼37% +28%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
9864 Points ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
36190 Points ∼44% +267%
Sharp B10
9749 Points ∼12% -1%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
82125 Points ∼100% +733%
Wiko View 2 Pro
12550 Points ∼15% +27%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
18472 Points ∼22% +87%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (9656 - 9864, n=2)
9760 Points ∼12% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (2465 - 162695, n=539)
17994 Points ∼22% +82%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
9905 Points ∼16%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
29994 Points ∼47% +203%
Sharp B10
9210 Points ∼15% -7%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
63159 Points ∼100% +538%
Wiko View 2 Pro
12878 Points ∼20% +30%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
16972 Points ∼27% +71%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (9710 - 9905, n=2)
9808 Points ∼16% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (2915 - 77599, n=540)
15114 Points ∼24% +53%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7
1920x1080 T-Rex HD Offscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
17 fps ∼11%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
146 fps ∼97% +759%
Sharp B10
17 fps ∼11% 0%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
150 fps ∼100% +782%
Wiko View 2 Pro
22 fps ∼15% +29%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
30 fps ∼20% +76%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (17 - 17, n=2)
17 fps ∼11% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (4.1 - 251, n=564)
31.4 fps ∼21% +85%
T-Rex HD Onscreen C24Z16 (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
16 fps ∼27%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
60 fps ∼100% +275%
Sharp B10
25 fps ∼42% +56%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
60 fps ∼100% +275%
Wiko View 2 Pro
33 fps ∼55% +106%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
28 fps ∼47% +75%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (16 - 16, n=2)
16 fps ∼27% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (6.9 - 120, n=567)
25 fps ∼42% +56%
GFXBench 3.0
off screen Manhattan Offscreen OGL (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
7.1 fps ∼9%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
76 fps ∼100% +970%
Sharp B10
6.8 fps ∼9% -4%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
71 fps ∼93% +900%
Wiko View 2 Pro
9.4 fps ∼12% +32%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
14 fps ∼18% +97%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (7.1 - 7.1, n=2)
7.1 fps ∼9% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (2.2 - 132, n=486)
16.8 fps ∼22% +137%
on screen Manhattan Onscreen OGL (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
6.7 fps ∼12%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
47 fps ∼81% +601%
Sharp B10
13 fps ∼22% +94%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
58 fps ∼100% +766%
Wiko View 2 Pro
17 fps ∼29% +154%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
13 fps ∼22% +94%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (6.7 - 6.8, n=2)
6.75 fps ∼12% +1%
Average of class Smartphone (4.1 - 115, n=489)
16 fps ∼28% +139%
GFXBench 3.1
off screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
4.7 fps ∼10%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
45 fps ∼100% +857%
Sharp B10
4.6 fps ∼10% -2%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
35 fps ∼78% +645%
Wiko View 2 Pro
6.1 fps ∼14% +30%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
9.8 fps ∼22% +109%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (4.7 - 4.7, n=2)
4.7 fps ∼10% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (10 - 88, n=349)
14.3 fps ∼32% +204%
on screen Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
4.5 fps ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
25 fps ∼46% +456%
Sharp B10
9.9 fps ∼18% +120%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
54 fps ∼100% +1100%
Wiko View 2 Pro
12 fps ∼22% +167%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
9.3 fps ∼17% +107%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (4.5 - 4.5, n=2)
4.5 fps ∼8% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (9.8 - 110, n=352)
13.9 fps ∼26% +209%
GFXBench
High Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
1.3 fps ∼6%
Sharp B10
2.9 fps ∼13% +123%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
22 fps ∼100% +1592%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
3.1 fps ∼14% +138%
Average Mediatek MT6750S
1.3 fps ∼6% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (3.6 - 59, n=62)
10.2 fps ∼46% +685%
2560x1440 High Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
0.86 fps ∼6%
Sharp B10
0.86 fps ∼6% 0%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
14 fps ∼100% +1528%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1.9 fps ∼14% +121%
Average Mediatek MT6750S
0.86 fps ∼6% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (2.2 - 31, n=62)
6.49 fps ∼46% +655%
Normal Tier Onscreen (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
2 fps ∼6%
Sharp B10
4.6 fps ∼15% +130%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
31 fps ∼100% +1450%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
5.4 fps ∼17% +170%
Average Mediatek MT6750S
2 fps ∼6% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (5.7 - 59, n=62)
14.4 fps ∼46% +620%
1920x1080 Normal Tier Offscreen (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
2.3 fps ∼7%
Sharp B10
2.3 fps ∼7% 0%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
32 fps ∼100% +1291%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
5.6 fps ∼18% +143%
Average Mediatek MT6750S
2.3 fps ∼7% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (6 - 63, n=61)
15.7 fps ∼49% +583%
off screen Car Chase Offscreen (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
2.5 fps ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
28 fps ∼80% +1020%
Sharp B10
2.4 fps ∼7% -4%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
35 fps ∼100% +1300%
Wiko View 2 Pro
3.5 fps ∼10% +40%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
5.6 fps ∼16% +124%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (2.5 - 2.5, n=2)
2.5 fps ∼7% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (6.3 - 54, n=280)
9.86 fps ∼28% +294%
on screen Car Chase Onscreen (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
2.4 fps ∼7%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
15 fps ∼45% +525%
Sharp B10
4.8 fps ∼15% +100%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
33 fps ∼100% +1275%
Wiko View 2 Pro
6.6 fps ∼20% +175%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
5.3 fps ∼16% +121%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (2.4 - 2.4, n=2)
2.4 fps ∼7% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (6 - 58, n=283)
8.89 fps ∼27% +270%
AnTuTu v7 - Total Score (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
56626 Points ∼22%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
236552 Points ∼90% +318%
Sharp B10
53835 Points ∼20% -5%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
263165 Points ∼100% +365%
Wiko View 2 Pro
69661 Points ∼26% +23%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
89006 Points ∼34% +57%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (52855 - 56626, n=2)
54741 Points ∼21% -3%
Average of class Smartphone (17073 - 348178, n=171)
117893 Points ∼45% +108%
AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
45829 Points ∼20%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
214090 Points ∼94% +367%
Sharp B10
42355 Points ∼19% -8%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
227026 Points ∼100% +395%
Wiko View 2 Pro
57201 Points ∼25% +25%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
70346 Points ∼31% +53%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (44064 - 45829, n=2)
44947 Points ∼20% -2%
Average of class Smartphone (23275 - 254229, n=391)
76446 Points ∼34% +67%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
657 Points ∼51%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
1132 Points ∼87% +72%
Sharp B10
10 Points ∼1% -98%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
1296 Points ∼100% +97%
Wiko View 2 Pro
743 Points ∼57% +13%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
936 Points ∼72% +42%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (657 - 751, n=2)
704 Points ∼54% +7%
Average of class Smartphone (7 - 1731, n=499)
698 Points ∼54% +6%
Graphics (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
633 Points ∼8%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
6506 Points ∼82% +928%
Sharp B10
644 Points ∼8% +2%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
7945 Points ∼100% +1155%
Wiko View 2 Pro
975 Points ∼12% +54%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1480 Points ∼19% +134%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (631 - 633, n=2)
632 Points ∼8% 0%
Average of class Smartphone (18 - 15969, n=499)
1737 Points ∼22% +174%
Memory (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
778 Points ∼24%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
2068 Points ∼64% +166%
Sharp B10
609 Points ∼19% -22%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
3239 Points ∼100% +316%
Wiko View 2 Pro
861 Points ∼27% +11%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1334 Points ∼41% +71%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (778 - 800, n=2)
789 Points ∼24% +1%
Average of class Smartphone (21 - 6283, n=499)
1244 Points ∼38% +60%
System (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
1868 Points ∼29%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
6137 Points ∼94% +229%
Sharp B10
1077 Points ∼17% -42%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
6506 Points ∼100% +248%
Wiko View 2 Pro
2894 Points ∼44% +55%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
3284 Points ∼50% +76%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (1407 - 1868, n=2)
1638 Points ∼25% -12%
Average of class Smartphone (369 - 12202, n=499)
2512 Points ∼39% +34%
Overall (sort by value)
LG Q Stylus
882 Points ∼23%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
3110 Points ∼81% +253%
Sharp B10
253 Points ∼7% -71%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
3838 Points ∼100% +335%
Wiko View 2 Pro
1159 Points ∼30% +31%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
1570 Points ∼41% +78%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (855 - 882, n=2)
869 Points ∼23% -1%
Average of class Smartphone (150 - 6097, n=503)
1255 Points ∼33% +42%

Legend

 
LG Q Stylus Mediatek MT6750S, ARM Mali-T860 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 Samsung Exynos 9810, ARM Mali-G72 MP18, 128 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Sharp B10 Mediatek MT6750, ARM Mali-T860 MP2, 32 GB eMMC Flash
 
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Qualcomm Adreno 630, 64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash
 
Wiko View 2 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 450, Qualcomm Adreno 506, 64 GB eMMC Flash
 
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 630, Qualcomm Adreno 508, 32 GB eMMC Flash

The LG Q Stylus also fares as expected in the browser benchmarks. Compared to its competition, it again has to accept low ratings. However, we did not encounter any difficulties with our test unit during everyday use. Websites load quickly while browsing the web and media also loads within a short time.

JetStream 1.1 - 1.1 Total Score
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (Chrome 68)
75.959 Points ∼100% +296%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Chrome 68)
63.012 Points ∼83% +229%
Average of class Smartphone (10.8 - 273, n=422)
36.7 Points ∼48% +91%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (Chrome 67)
27.615 Points ∼36% +44%
Wiko View 2 Pro (Chrome 67)
22.257 Points ∼29% +16%
LG Q Stylus (hrome 69)
19.174 Points ∼25%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (18.7 - 19.2, n=2)
18.9 Points ∼25% -1%
Sharp B10 (Chrome 68)
12.743 Points ∼17% -34%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Chrome 68)
14663 Points ∼100% +322%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (Chrome 68)
14514 Points ∼99% +318%
Average of class Smartphone (1506 - 43280, n=558)
5562 Points ∼38% +60%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (Chrome 67)
5017 Points ∼34% +44%
Wiko View 2 Pro (Chrome 67)
4001 Points ∼27% +15%
LG Q Stylus (hrome 69)
3474 Points ∼24%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (3422 - 3474, n=2)
3448 Points ∼24% -1%
Sharp B10 (Chrome 68)
2468 Points ∼17% -29%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total Score
Sharp B10 (Chrome 68)
18581 ms * ∼100% -41%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (13203 - 13671, n=2)
13437 ms * ∼72% -2%
LG Q Stylus (hrome 69)
13202.5 ms * ∼71%
Average of class Smartphone (603 - 59466, n=578)
11474 ms * ∼62% +13%
Wiko View 2 Pro (Chrome 67)
11455.8 ms * ∼62% +13%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (Chrome 67)
10086 ms * ∼54% +24%
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (Chrome 68)
2713.6 ms * ∼15% +79%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Chrome 68)
2710 ms * ∼15% +79%
WebXPRT 3 - ---
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Chrome 68)
72 Points ∼100% +188%
Average of class Smartphone (25 - 161, n=63)
63.6 Points ∼88% +154%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (Chrome 67)
37 Points ∼51% +48%
LG Q Stylus (Chrome 69)
25 Points ∼35%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (19 - 25, n=2)
22 Points ∼31% -12%
WebXPRT 2015 - Overall Score
Xiaomi Pocophone F1 (Chrome 68)
223 Points ∼100% +214%
Samsung Galaxy Note 9 (Chrome 68)
202 Points ∼91% +185%
Average of class Smartphone (91 - 362, n=284)
111 Points ∼50% +56%
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus (Chrome 67)
106 Points ∼48% +49%
LG Q Stylus (hrome 69)
71 Points ∼32%
Average Mediatek MT6750S (70 - 71, n=2)
70.5 Points ∼32% -1%

* ... smaller is better

LG has equipped the Q Stylus with 32 GB eMMC flash storage of which the user has about 19.5 GB available after initial setup. Compared to its competitors, the LG's storage offers average read and write rates that do not have a negative impact on system performance.

The storage of the LG Q Stylus can be expanded by up to 2 TB via the internal microSD card reader. This additional storage can be used to store data, images and videos. Unfortunately, it is not possible to format the microSD card as internal storage to store apps on it. The SD card reader managed good transfer rates in our test with our reference card, the Toshiba Exceria Pro M501. They are on par with those of comparable devices.

LG Q StylusSamsung Galaxy Note 9Sharp B10Xiaomi Pocophone F1Wiko View 2 ProSony Xperia XA2 PlusAverage 32 GB eMMC FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
115%
-16%
83%
21%
30%
-0%
-6%
Sequential Write 256KB SDCard
63.55 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
66.7 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
5%
6.8 (Kingston 32GB)
-89%
65.58 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
57.83 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-9%
67.02 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
5%
47.2 (3.4 - 87.1, n=112)
-26%
45.6 (3.4 - 87.1, n=320)
-28%
Sequential Read 256KB SDCard
83.12 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
77 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-7%
9.83 (Kingston 32GB)
-88%
85.3 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
82.29 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
-1%
86.01 (Toshiba Exceria Pro M501)
3%
66.4 (8.2 - 96.5, n=112)
-20%
63.9 (8.2 - 96.5, n=320)
-23%
Random Write 4KB
12.07
21
74%
12.9
7%
17.81
48%
6.72
-44%
10.5
-13%
18.9 (0.75 - 77.3, n=151)
57%
16.1 (0.14 - 164, n=608)
33%
Random Read 4KB
31.45
134
326%
54.6
74%
101.01
221%
65.63
109%
77.43
146%
36.3 (3.59 - 117, n=151)
15%
38.3 (1.59 - 173, n=608)
22%
Sequential Write 256KB
121.4
196
61%
100.5
-17%
155.57
28%
194.28
60%
146.16
20%
95 (14.8 - 189, n=151)
-22%
79.8 (2.99 - 246, n=608)
-34%
Sequential Read 256KB
241.7
805
233%
280.7
16%
705.38
192%
265.37
10%
281.06
16%
230 (25.8 - 440, n=151)
-5%
230 (12.1 - 895, n=608)
-5%

Games - LG phone for simple games

The LG Q Stylus uses the ARM Mali T860 MP2 to display image content. Its performance is sufficient for graphically less-demanding applications. More-demanding games have long loading times and can only be played in low settings if you want a smooth gaming experience. The games tested by us were displayed smoothly despite their frame rates being below 30.

The touchscreen controls games very well and responds to inputs without delay. The position sensor also responds quickly with only slight delays.

Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends
Arena of Valor
Arena of Valor
Asphalt 9: Legends
 SettingsValue
 High Quality16 fps
 Standard / low23 fps
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Arena of Valor
 SettingsValue
 min27 fps
 high HD26 fps
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Emissions - average speaker quality of the LG Q Stylus

Temperature

Manhattan 3.1
Manhattan 3.1

The surface temperatures of the LG Q Stylus reach a maximum of 27 °C while the device is idle and are quite moderate under load with a maximum of 35 °C. The LG smartphone can therefore easily be used in everyday use without experiencing limitations due to high temperature development.

The demanding GFXBench Manhattan test shows that the Android smartphone has consistent performance without being throttled by high temperatures.

Max. Load
 30.8 °C
87 F
30.7 °C
87 F
33 °C
91 F
 
 31.3 °C
88 F
31.7 °C
89 F
34.1 °C
93 F
 
 31.8 °C
89 F
32.1 °C
90 F
32.8 °C
91 F
 
Maximum: 34.1 °C = 93 F
Average: 32 °C = 90 F
30.8 °C
87 F
30.9 °C
88 F
31.3 °C
88 F
31.7 °C
89 F
31.9 °C
89 F
34.4 °C
94 F
31.5 °C
89 F
34.6 °C
94 F
35.3 °C
96 F
Maximum: 35.3 °C = 96 F
Average: 32.5 °C = 91 F
Power Supply (max.)  32.8 °C = 91 F | Room Temperature 20 °C = 68 F | Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 32 °C / 90 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(+) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 34.1 °C / 93 F, compared to the average of 35.7 °C / 96 F, ranging from 22.4 to 51.7 °C for the class Smartphone.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 35.3 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 34.2 °C / 94 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 24.8 °C / 77 F, compared to the device average of 33.2 °C / 92 F.
Heat map - top
Heat map - top
Heat map - bottom
Heat map - bottom

Speakers

Speaker quality
Speaker quality

The speakers of the Q Stylus are comparatively loud but are limited to the higher end of the sound spectrum. Mids and lows become increasingly quiet. Therefore, audio does not have a lot of power. The LG smartphone supports the DTS:X audio format that produces a more spatial sound.

External speakers and headphones can be connected to the Android phone via its 3.5-mm audio jack. The port is sufficiently tight and does not have a negative effect on audio quality.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2034.935.82529.426.43129.223.54023.525.35030.931.16325.424.5802421.210020.821.712519.919.216017.618.120017.715.625015.616.43151720.540016.127.950015.24063014.650.380015.359.2100014.865.5125014.264.7160013.266.7200014.869.925001470.2315013.778.1400014.683.8500014.376.9630014.473.8800014.776.51000014.868.9125001561.81600014.957.6SPL26.787.6N0.856.6median 14.8median 61.8Delta1.421.8303836.136.83233.529.427.931.536.327.924.722.121.52223.821.224.421.529.720.340.118.446.417.354.316.760.91760.616.162.915.865.615.870.415.372.115.874.514.971.91573.114.775.514.774.91572.515.173.11573.615.473.61567.116.347.727.684.7159.3median 15.8median 67.11.913.1hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseLG Q StylusSony Xperia XA2 Plus
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
LG Q Stylus audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (87.6 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 43.2% lower than median
(+) | bass is linear (4.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(±) | reduced mids - on average 11.2% lower than median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (13.5% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 13.6% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (10.3% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(-) | overall sound is not linear (41.5% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 98% of all tested devices in this class were better, 1% similar, 1% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 99% of all tested devices were better, 1% similar, 1% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Sony Xperia XA2 Plus audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84.7 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 30.7% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (10.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 4.8% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (5.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.6% higher than median
(+) | highs are linear (2.2% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (24.4% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 46% of all tested devices in this class were better, 10% similar, 44% worse
» The best had a delta of 13%, average was 25%, worst was 44%
Compared to all devices tested
» 68% of all tested devices were better, 6% similar, 25% worse
» The best had a delta of 3%, average was 21%, worst was 53%

Battery Runtime - LG smartphone lasts seven hours

Power Consumption

Power supply
Power supply

Our test shows that the Q Stylus is energy-efficient. It consumes a minimum of 0.69 watts while idling and a maximum of 5.31 watts under load. This places the LG smartphone in second place in our comparison table. The included 16-watt power supply supports LG's fast-charge technology and is large enough to always supply the Q Stylus with power.

Power Consumption
Off / Standbydarklight 0.01 / 0.12 Watt
Idledarkmidlight 0.69 / 1.7 / 1.73 Watt
Load midlight 3.21 / 5.31 Watt
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Key: min: dark, med: mid, max: light        Metrahit Energy
LG Q Stylus
3300 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
4000 mAh
Sharp B10
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
4000 mAh
Wiko View 2 Pro
3000 mAh
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
3580 mAh
Average Mediatek MT6750S
 
Average of class Smartphone
 
Power Consumption
-53%
-42%
-26%
-1%
8%
-7%
-15%
Idle Minimum *
0.69
0.9
-30%
1
-45%
0.65
6%
0.64
7%
0.35
49%
0.845 (0.69 - 1, n=2)
-22%
0.879 (0.2 - 3.4, n=639)
-27%
Idle Average *
1.7
1.9
-12%
1.98
-16%
1.97
-16%
2.07
-22%
1.81
-6%
1.635 (1.57 - 1.7, n=2)
4%
1.72 (0.6 - 6.2, n=638)
-1%
Idle Maximum *
1.73
3.7
-114%
2.5
-45%
2.01
-16%
2.13
-23%
1.83
-6%
1.685 (1.64 - 1.73, n=2)
3%
1.998 (0.74 - 6.6, n=639)
-15%
Load Average *
3.21
5.3
-65%
5.3
-65%
4.29
-34%
2.69
16%
3.31
-3%
3.66 (3.21 - 4.1, n=2)
-14%
4.04 (0.8 - 10.8, n=633)
-26%
Load Maximum *
5.31
7.6
-43%
7.4
-39%
9.05
-70%
4.46
16%
4.97
6%
5.67 (5.31 - 6.02, n=2)
-7%
5.75 (1.2 - 14.2, n=633)
-8%

* ... smaller is better

Battery Runtime

Despite the low power consumption, the battery runtime of the LG Q Stylus is below average. Comparable smartphones with similarly large batteries offer double the runtime. Our Wi-Fi test lasted seven hours before our test unit had to recharge.

The included fast-charge power supply recharges the 3300-mAh battery in two hours.

Battery Runtime
Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
25h 29min
NBC WiFi Websurfing Battery Test 1.3
6h 59min
Big Buck Bunny H.264 1080p
8h 47min
Load (maximum brightness)
3h 20min
LG Q Stylus
3300 mAh
Samsung Galaxy Note 9
4000 mAh
Sharp B10
4000 mAh
Xiaomi Pocophone F1
4000 mAh
Wiko View 2 Pro
3000 mAh
Sony Xperia XA2 Plus
3580 mAh
Battery Runtime
62%
116%
55%
105%
135%
Reader / Idle
1529
1687
10%
2088
37%
4682
206%
H.264
527
896
70%
936
78%
893
69%
WiFi v1.3
419
794
89%
903
116%
808
93%
857
105%
837
100%
Load
200
354
77%
220
10%
529
165%

Pros

+ stylus inserted in case
+ shock, water and dust-protected
+ lightweight
+ good usability

Cons

- battery runtime
- USB 2.0
- no ac Wi-Fi
- back scratches easily

Verdict - affordable smartphone with stylus

Review: LG Q Stylus. Test unit provided by LG Germany
Review: LG Q Stylus. Test unit provided by LG Germany

The LG Q Stylus presents itself as a sturdy smartphone for everyday use. It offers good performance and can manage a little more than your basic WhatsApp use and Internet browsing. The included stylus gives this device a unique feature for this price range.

The LG Q Stylus with its stylus is unique for this price range. Its performance is good, but battery runtimes could be better.

Potential buyers should be aware of the mediocre battery runtime, which is a lot shorter than those of competing devices. The cameras are good enough for occasional snapshots but not much more. The Q Stylus can be used for gaming, although users should not have too high expectations as the loading times can be very long and frame rates low in more-demanding titles.

LG Q Stylus - 10/26/2018 v6
Mike Wobker

Chassis
87%
Keyboard
69 / 75 → 91%
Pointing Device
87%
Connectivity
39 / 60 → 64%
Weight
90%
Battery
90%
Display
85%
Games Performance
15 / 63 → 23%
Application Performance
40 / 70 → 57%
Temperature
94%
Noise
100%
Audio
65 / 91 → 71%
Camera
63%
Average
71%
80%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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Mike Wobker, 2018-10-31 (Update: 2018-11- 8)