LG Electronics launched its latest smartphone, the LG Stylus 2 in India. The successor to the previously launched Stylus smartphone is the company's new big display phone that supports stylus. It is LG's mid range smartphone that will be available for Rs 19,500, starting from May 18 in India. Not that we don't have big-screen smartphone options at this price, what is to be taken under consideration is the support for a stylus pen.
Amit Gujral, Marketing Head - Mobiles, LG India said, "Continuing the successful start of 'Make in India' series smartphones, we now bring LG Stylus2 as our latest offering in the mid-range segment. It provides both big screen and premium note taking functions at a reasonable price. This Smartphone yet again proves our commitment towards our consumers in the country who are always on a look out for value for money propositions without any compromise on functionality and design. As continuous celebration of 'Make in India' program by LG, all LG Stylus2 buyers shall be given the LG Signature interactive smart cover, Free."
The phone has been launched for those who like to work on the go, and enjoy consuming content on a big display device. Here we pick 7 key features of the new big-display smartphone that give it some weight over its competitors in the market.
In terms of design, the LG Stylus2 comes with design elements like the back key set-up that have been seen on LG's previous smartphones. As seen in the images, the front has a front-facing camera, display with narrow bezel, and LG's branding. The rear adorns a spin hairline pattern with metallic frames on all its edges. Dimension-wise, the phone measures in at 155 x 79.6 x 7.4mm and weighs in at 145g.
Is a big display good enough?
The LG Stylus2 features a 5.7-inch HD screen with 1280 x 720 pixels resolution. The display comes with In-Cell Touch technology, which should offer good touch interface. You may not find its HD resolution good enough for its price, considering that there are higher resolution options available, however LG has an edge with a Stylus-supporting screen.
What runs inside!
Under the hood, there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon octa-core chipset to power the Stylus2. The processor is paired with 2GB RAM and 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded using a microSD with up to a massive 2TB storage capacity.
It is all about Stylus!
The LG Stylus2 includes a pen, which is the USP of the phone. The new stylus pen has a nano-coated tip for more accuracy compared to the previous rubber-tipped pen. The device features a set of proprietary features, which as per company claims, will enhance the user experience. For example, it has Pen Pop, which toggles a popup menu when the stylus is removed to offer shortcuts to Pop Memo and Pop Scanner. There also is a Pen Keeper that lets will alert you if you'll leave the stylus somewhere. It has also a Calligraphy Pen font that allows users to write in different fonts and styles.
What's in for photography lovers!
The LG Stylus 2 features a 13MP rear facing primary camera with auto-focus and flash, and an 8MP front-facing snapper.
A good part of the phone is that it is shipped with Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is the latest OS to be available on Android smartphones for now. The Marshmallow OS version brings several new features, improvements and bug fixes.
To provide good power backup, the LG Stylus 2 sports a hefty 3,000mAh removable battery, which can last a day in one full battery charge, as per the company.