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LG Stylus 3


LG Stylus 3
LG Stylus 3 (Stylus Series)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 8 x 1.4 GHz, Cortex-A53
Graphics adapter
3 GB 
5.70 inch 16:9, 1280 x 720 pixel 258 PPI, Capacitive, IPS, 16M colors, glossy: yes
16 GB eMMC Flash, 16 GB 
Audio Connections: 3.5mm, Card Reader: microSD up to 256GB, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, proximity, compass, micro USB 2.0
802.11 b/g/n (b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4), Bluetooth 4.2, Dual SIM, GPS
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.4 x 155.6 x 79.8 ( = 0.29 x 6.13 x 3.14 in)
3200 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 7.0 Nougat
Primary Camera: 13 MPix autofocus, LED flash
Secondary Camera: 5 MPix
Additional features
Keyboard: Virtual
149 g ( = 5.26 oz / 0.33 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)



Average Score: 76.67% - good
Average of 3 scores (from 9 reviews)
price: - %, performance: 65%, features: - %, display: 70% mobility: 85%, workmanship: 65%, ergonomy: - %, emissions: - %

Reviews for the LG Stylus 3

70% LG Stylo 3 review:
Source: CNet English
If you don't care much for the stylus, however, your other option is the Motorola Moto E4. It also costs $130, but it's splash-resistant and its front-facing camera has its own flash. While its battery doesn't last as long (about 14.5 hours for the same test) and it has an 8-megapixel rear camera compared to the Stylo's 13-megapixel shooter, you can get it for even cheaper, at $70 on Verizon prepaid, or $100 from Amazon with ads.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 08/30/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 60% mobility: 100% workmanship: 60%
LG Stylus 3 Review
Source: Yugatech English
To sum it all up, LG Stylus 3 is your everyday phone. It’s sleek, lightweight, and easy to hold. With its large screen, you can enjoy watching videos, playing games, and browsing the internet. The stylus that comes with the device is convenient when you need to take down notes on a whim.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 07/11/2017
80% LG Stylo 3
Source: PC Mag English
If you miss the discontinued Note 7, the LG Stylo 3 is a good midrange alternative. It includes everything we liked about the Stylo 2 and adds a faster processor, a fingerprint sensor, and LTE Plus for superior performance all around. And newer software places it another notch above aging competition like the Galaxy J7 and ZTE Warp 7. That makes the Stylo 3 the best phablet (and best midrange phone in general) you can buy on Boost Mobile, and our Editors' Choice.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 04/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Hands on: LG Stylus 3 review
Source: Techradar English
The LG Stylus 3 is going to have limited appeal, but for those keen on a large screened smartphone with a stylus this is a solid offering. It’s not a flagship device, but for a mid-range phablet the initial signs are good.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/06/2017
LG Stylo 3 Review: The Affordable, Durable 'Note' with All The Fun Things
Source: University Herald English
Stylo 3 is not at the same level as Galaxy Note 7 according to Android Authority. The high-end device packs more premium hardware software specs but Stylo manages to have a decent camera with 120-degrees wide angle feature, and a design similar to the top-tier V20.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/05/2017

Foreign Reviews

Smartphone LG Stylus 3 - Recensione Caratteristiche Prezzo
Source: Smartphone e tablet android Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/13/2017
Rating: performance: 70% display: 70% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
Test du LG Stylus 3 : un phablet plutôt stylé
Source: Top for Phone French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 06/25/2017
80% LG Stylus 3 Dual Sim Ithalatçi Garanti
Source: Tekno Seyir TR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/23/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
Trên tay LG Stylus 3: 5.7 inch kèm bút stylus, 3 GB RAM, Android 7.0
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Large screen; smart stylus pen; decent hardware. Negative: Plastic case.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/06/2017


Model: The LG Stylus 3 is a smartphone that LG announced at the CES 2017. It is one of the new smartphone offerings that attracts a lot of attention in the budget smartphone market. The LG Stylus 3 is a large and comes with a stylus. It tries to offer many of the Samsung Note's features for just a fraction of the Note's price. On design, the LG Stylus 3 is made completely out of plastic. While this does keep the whole package rather lightweight at just 149 g, it does feel considerably less premium in hand compared to metal built smartphones. Keep in mind though that metal built smartphones aren’t necessarily expensive these days so the choice of material here is puzzling. On the bright side, the material choice of plastic allows the Stylus 3 to have a removable battery because the back panel can easily pop on and off. The plastic on the smartphone does not feature patterns or textures, instead, it has a faux-metal appearance. As for colour options, it is offered in titan and pink gold colour. Behind that back panel, there is also a removable 3,200mAh battery, which is something of a rarity in today’s mobile market as batteries are commonly not removable these days. It can provide a full day battery life under normal usage. LG crammed a massive 5.7-inch screen on the front of the Stylus 3. The LCD panel features a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels. It has a pixel density of 258 ppi and a screen-to-body ratio of 72.1%. The Stylus 3 body measures at 155.6 x 79.8 x 7.4 mm (6.13 x 3.14 x 0.29 inch). Overall, it isn’t the sleekest device out there for sure but there are bulkier phones out there.

Under the hood, the Stylus 3 features a MediaTek MT6750 octa-core processor, a Mali-T860MP2 graphic processor, 3 GB of RAM and 16 GB of internal memory. The storage can be further expanded up to 256 GB via the microSD slot. This combination of hardware should provide enough processing power for light to medium tasks. The Stylus 3’s operating system is Android 7 Nougat with LG's custom skin. However, it has more elements of stock Android present than there were in past versions of LG's customised software, which keeps things feeling snappy and smooth. The Stylus 3 features a 13 MP camera on the back and a 5 MP front camera. The rear camera features an LED flash, autofocus, geo-tagging, touch focus, face detection and panorama. It is capable of capturing videos at [email protected] The front camera offers an on-screen flash, allowing illuminated selfies. Both cameras are not what you can call good or great but they do the job. As for sensors, the Stylus 3 includes a fingerprint sensor (rear-mounted), an accelerometer, a proximity sensor and a compass. It also includes standard wireless connectivity including Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.2 and GPS. The Stylus 3 is a good choice for users who want the Samsung’s Note features in a phone but can’t afford to pay the very high asking price. With Samsung ditching the entire Note 7 series, there aren’t much choices for a stylus based smartphone anymore. The LG Stylus 3 might just do the trick.

Hands-on article by Jagadisa Rajarathnam

Qualcomm Adreno 505: Mid range graphics card integrated in the Snapdragon 430 and 435 SoCs. Based on the 500 generation and supports modern standards like Vulkan 1.0, OpenGL ES 3.1 + AE, OpenCL 2.0 and DirectX 12.

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

435: Lower mainstream octa-core ARM Cortex-A53 SoC clocked at up to 1.4 GHz and the Adreno 505 GPU, a DDR3L-1600 memory controller as well as an X9 LTE (Cat. 7) modem. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

0.149 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


LG Electronics Inc. is a subsidiary of the LG Group. LG is the world's second-biggest maker of televisions and third-biggest maker of mobile phones. With its headquarters in South Korea, the company has 75 subsidiaries worldwide that design and manufacture televisions, home appliances, and telecommunications devices. LG is an international laptop manufacturer of medium size with few reviews.

After a few years, LG largely withdrew from the laptop sector. In the smartphone segment, LG is a medium-sized manufacturer (not among the Top 5 in 2015 and 2016).

76.67%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.

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Stefan Hinum, 2017-01-26 (Update: 2017-01-26)