LG had launched its Stylus 2 phablet at the MWC 2016. Now, the company has quietly listed the phablet on its India website. The successor to last year’s LG G4 Stylus, the LG Stylus 2 comes with a few improvements. One of the highlights of the phablet is the stylus that allows you to easily take notes and doodle. Unlike last year’s G4 Stylus that came with a rubber tip, the new stylus has a nano-coated tip, which the company claims to offer better accuracy.
LG has also added a new feature in the user interface called Pen Pop. It offers shortcuts to Pop Scanner and Pop Menu, something similar to Air Command menu that we have already seen on Samsung Galaxy Note 5. There is one more feature called Pen Keeper, which notifies you to put the stylus back in the dedicated slot to ensure that you don’t misplace it.
LG Stylus 2 price specifications and features: Priced at Rs 19,500, it will be available starting May 18. The phablet flaunts a 5.7-inch HD (720p) In-Cell Touch display. Under the hood is a 1.2GHz quad-core processor paired with 1.5GB of RAM and 16GB internal storage. A microSD card slot for further expansion is also present.
In the photography department, the LG Stylus 2 features a 13-megapixel rear camera with LED flash and an 8-megapixel selfie camera. Armed with a 3,000mAh removable battery, connectivity options on the phablet include dual-SIM card slots, 4G LTE with VoLTE support, Wi-Fi, GPS and Bluetooth 4.1. In terms of software, it runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow wrapped under LG UI 5.0.
At its price point, the Stylus 2 will take on the likes of OnePlus 2 (16GB), Lenovo Vibe X3, Gionee Elife S6, all of which are equipped with a superior hardware compared to the Stylus 2. These competitor smartphones are equipped with a metal frame and unibody design, a faster processor, a 5.5-inch full HD (1080p) display, at least 3GB of RAM and internal storage varying from 16GB to 64GB. The Vibe X3 and OnePlus 2 also gets the fingerprint scanner for biometric authentication. On paper, the competitors clearly over power the Stylus 2, but we will reserve our judgment until we review the phablet.