With the Android-powered G3 flagship smartphone now available onto market, LG is looking for new ways to make a positive impression in the mid-end category. That's why the company has just launched its new mid-ranger, the G3 Stylus, in India.
The mid-range handset, which was originally launched ahead of IFA 2014, is now available in India at a price of Rs. 19,000. Although LG has fixed the retail price of the G3 Stylus at Rs. 21,500, but users can buy the device under Rs. 20,000 via Flipkart.
The LG G3 Stylus is a new variant of the original G3 flagship handset. The device seems to go neck-to-neck with Samsung's Galaxy Note series - but with a lower price tag.
The G3 Stylus comes with a 5.5-inch screen as the flagship G3, though it now has a low resolution screen (960 x 540). Under the hood is a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, paired with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of native storage, which further can be expanded up to 32GB via microSD card slot.
The big screen phone also houses a 13-megapixels rear-facing camera as its bigger brother, but the front-facing camera is now reduced to 1.3-megapixels -- down from 2.1-megapixels on the G3 smartphone.
The device runs on Android 4.4 (Kitkat) with LG's premium UX features. The most striking and important feature of the G3 Stylus is its proprietary stylus pen that slides inside the device. Notably, the stylus is compatible with a number of third-party handwriting and drawing apps.
The handset offers an array number of connectivity options: NFC, 3G/2G/ Dual-SIM/ Single-SIM, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS among others.
Meanwhile, we've made a list of top 5 big screen ‘phablets' that will perhaps undercut the LG G3 Stylus. Stay tuned to GizBot for more updates!
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
The Galaxy Note 2 is not yet "end of life" up here in India. To date, the Galaxy Note 2 is one of the finest big screen phones you can buy. It has got a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen, 1.6GHz quad-core Exynos processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal memory, Android 4.4 KitKat, microSD support, 3,100mAh battery, Wi-Fi, 3G, an 8MP rear-camera, a1.9MP front shooter, NFC, GPS among others.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Neo
The Galaxy Note 3 Neo is a low-cost variant of the original Note 3. It has got some decent specifications and features. It's not exactly a ‘wow' device, but you'll definitely enjoy the Galaxy Note 3 Neo. Other specs are as follows: 5.5-inch 720p HD screen, S Pen stylus, a hexa-core processor (dual-core 1.7GHz Cortex A15 + quad-core 1.3GHz Cortex A7) processor, Android 4.4 KitKat, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of ROM, microSD card support, an 8MP rear camera, a 2MP front facing shooter, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth v4.0, GPS among others.
HTC Desire 816
This is the finest HTC smartphone we've ever seen at least at this price point. The Desire 816 not only houses a powerful processor but its 13MP camera is equally fantastic. The device offers a 5.5-inch 720p HD screen, 1.6GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 ( quad-core) processor, dual-SIM ( nano SIM), Android KitKat with HTC Sense 6.0, 8GB of on-board storage, microSD support ( up to 128GB), 1.5GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front shooter, Wi-Fi, 3G, Bluetooth, GPS among others.
Asus Zenfone 6
Asus' ZenFone 6 seemed to be hit among Indian users. At a price of Rs. 17,999, it has an engaging user interface and awesome hardware internals. Its specs are as follows: 6-inch IPS 720p HD display, 1.6GHz dual-core Intel processor, 2GB of RAM, a13MP rear-facing camera, a 2MP front facing shooter and a large battery life. Other highlighted connectivity options are standard.
Nokia Lumia 1320
If you're looking for a phone that runs on Windows Phone 8.1 OS, the Nokia Lumia 1320 is an ideal choice. Although the phone's specifications aren't too different from other competitive devices, but you'll definitely get an unparalleled user experience. It comes with a 6-inch HD 720p screen, 1.7GHz dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 8GB of native storage, microSD card support, a 5MP rear-facing camera with no LED Flash, and a VGA quality front-facing shooter. The makers have added a 3400mAh battery fitted inside. Other connectivity options include: Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 3G, HERE Maps among others.