Background and Identification
The LG Stylo 4+ was released in September 2018 as an improved version of the LG Stylo 4. The main difference between the two phones is that the Stylo 4+ is dust and water resistant while the Stylo 4 does not offer any protection in this regard. The camera is also improved in the Stylo 4+ with a 16 MP rear camera, as the Stylo 4 has a 13 MP rear camera.
Apart from those upgrades, both phones have similar features like the 6.2” display with 1080 x 2160 pixels, a fingerprint scanner, the Snapdragon 450 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32 GB of storage, and a 3300 mAh battery.
Positive qualities of the Stylo 4+ include USB-C for charging, its compatibility with various U.S. carriers, good performance, and the stylus. The Stylo 4+ has a stylish design for its price with thinner bezels, the display’s rounded corners, and the 18:9 aspect ratio. The quality of the phone feels expensive with its aluminum sides and light weight.
Negatives include its lagging performance and the design of the stylus. The performance is not necessarily buggy, but consumers have found that apps force close several times. The stylus is found along the bottom edge, and since it is a stylus and not a digital pen, it has no battery or electronics—allowing it to be quite thin. It’s thinness is similar to writing with the ink cartridge of a ball-point pen.
However, since smartphones with styluses are hard to find, the Stylo 4+ is a cheaper and less powerful alternative to Samsung’s Galaxy Note 9.
- Display: 6.2” , 1080 x 2160 pixels
- Processor: 1.5 GHz MediaTek MT6750S (AT&T has Snapdragon 450)
- RAM: 3 GB
- Storage: 32 GB, expandable via memory card
- Battery: 3330 mAh
- Rear Camera: 16+ MP
- Front Camera: 5 MP
- OS: Android version 8.1