LG Stylus 2: Is it worth buying?South Korean tech giant, LG has launched the new Stylus 2 smartphone model in the ever growing mobile market of India. LG India has said in a company statement on 16th of May that the new Stylus 2 will be available for sale in the market from 18th of May, priced at Rs. 19,500.
This time around the new LG Stylus 2 is claimed to offer a better stylus that comes with new technology consisting of a nano-coated tip which will offer better accuracy while using the stylus as compared against the previous rubber tipped stylus pen that can be found on the LG G4 Stylus. So, here’s another new model in the block for the smartphone aficionados of India. And if you really like the ability to scribble and draw things on your mobile screen with a pen or stylus, then the LG Stylus 2 should be definitely on your mind. This feature is really handy for the creative people as well as amateur artists and also brings about a novelty in the basic usage of a smartphone which is generally restricted to the internet usage or texting. Thus, if you are considering bringing home the new LG Stylus 2 and have a happy time doodling, but are wondering what else the smartphone has on offer, then here’s a brief look at it:
Display & DesignLG Stylus 2 flaunts a large 5.7 inch In-Cell display which comes with 720x1280 pixels of screen resolution. The display is colorful, crisp and sharp and should offer an overall premium smartphone experience.
The Stylus 2 comes in a sleek, stylish, metallic body that looks both smart and elegant. The mobile phone measures 155 mm x 79.6 mm x 7.4 mm and weighs at 145 gms. The Stylus 2 is presently listed on the official LG website to be available in the color choices of Brown and Titan. The smartphone looks quite premium being a mid-ranger and should attract those who like a neat and clean finish in their gadgets without added flamboyance.
Hardware & SoftwareThe LG Stylus 2 comes powered by a quad-core Snapdragon chipset that has been clocked at 1.2 GHz of speed. The processor gets the support of 2 GB of RAM. The specs are pretty basic for a premium mid-ranged phone and it is not expected to offer great performance, although regular usage should be smooth and overall hassle free.
The smartphone offers 16 GB of onboard memory and the company is offering the flexibility of further expanding the storage via microSD card.
The LG Stylus 2 runs on the latest Android Operating System version 6.0 Marshmallow right out of the box and the stock OS is topped with LG’s UI 5.0 skin.
Camera, Connectivity & BatteryThe LG Stylus 2 smartphone comes with a 13 MP primary camera at its rear along with CMOS sensor, LED flash, autofocus, and other camera features such as touch focus, face detection, Geo-tagging, panorama, HDR, etc. For selfies and video chats, the handset packs in an 8 MP secondary front facing snapper.
One of the primary draw points of the Stylus 2 is that it not only comes with the connectivity of 4G LTE, but also voice over LTE (VoLTE). It also offers other standard connectivity options such as dual SIM support with two Micro SIM slots, 3G, 2G, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n and Micro-USB.
The smartphone draws its juice from a 3000 mAh removable battery pack which should offer decent all day long moderate usage of the phone on a single charge.
Stylus & Other FeaturesThe LG Stylus 2’s primary attraction is of course, its stylus. The new smartphone comes with a 107 mm very slim and sleek pen with a semi-soft rounded tip that the company says is nano-coated for enhanced accuracy, and it can jot down notes swiftly and glide easily if you are drawing something.
The LG Stylus 2 features Pen Pop which offers a popup menu to several apps, when the stylus is taken out of its slot and shows shortcuts to other features. There is another very important feature called the Pen Keeper that notifies you about an empty stylus bay.
Capture+ lets you take an image of the screen and works like your computer’s print-screen option, while also allowing you to make notes on it. On the other hand, Pop Scanner, does not need the stylus and it primarily straightens images of stuff such as presentations that have been snapped from an angle and looks unaligned. Once you launch the app it will automatically open the camera, and then the app automatically detects what all needs to be aligned or straightened properly after you have taken a snap.
Using the stylus to make changes on a cropped image is a whole lot easier than doing the same using your fingers. While it may seem to be very small thing, it is handy after all. Then there is the convenience of writing or doodling the way you want, as it gives immense please to someone who loves to use a pencil or pen even to write small notes rather than typing them on the mobile’s keyboard.