The LG Stylus 3, as the name suggests is a smartphone that comes with a stylus. It comes with a supersized screen and with a digit reader. It also comes with some interesting applications and a decent camera. It offers a new experience when it comes to smartphones.
Design and Display
Although the Stylus 3 comes with some unique feature that is found in premium expensive smartphones, remember that the Stylus 3 is a mid-range device. It is built mainly on plastic as an effective cost-cutting practice. The display you get is a big 5.7-inch FHD screen and is very sharp. LG is known for its displays and the same can be said here. On the back of the phone, you have a fingerprint sensor and the camera just above it. The digit reader is a rarity in mid-range phones and it is a good thing that LG has decided to include it in this one. Even though the phone is built on plastic it feels solid to hold.
Hardware and Software Features
The Stylus 3 is powered by a 1.5GHz octa-core and it has a 3GB of RAM. The device runs Android 7 Nougat and has LG’s UI on top of it. The applications are organized decently and keeping the users in mind. The app draw option is hidden by default, but the user can install it from the settings menu. However, the 16GB internal storage does not seem sufficient considering how huge files the apps consume. Anyways there is an external storage of 2TB if it helps. You can expand the storage using microSD slot located under the replaceable back panel. What powers the device is a 3200mAh battery and it is removable. It can last up to a day from a single charge depending on the usage. The primary camera is a 13MP shooter and the front-facing camera is an 8MP snapper. They serve their purpose well, but the camera performance is not breathtaking. There is a LED flashlight on the front camera for taking selfies in low light.
The mechanism of the stylus is very brilliant as it can be slid seamlessly into the top body of the phone and it blends well into the device. It fits so well that one will not be able to guess that there is a stylus at all. The phone knows when it is taken out and when it is inserted back. After taking the stylus out, a pen icon will be visible on the display screen. After clicking on it, you will find shortcuts for using the stylus for sketching and using it on applications that support pen input. The phone is very responsive, and it can even understand the way you write. For example, if you write in the fountain pen style, the Stylus 3 can recognize it and assist you in writing in your natural handwriting. While writing, it is annoying that our hands interfering with the screen. But you will not face that problem anymore. There is a feature called palm rejection that neglects the hand while you start writing using the stylus. You can choose to type in any formats you prefer using the two methods. Some people fancy using a stylus while some others like to use the old school method of typing using the fingers.