The LG Q Stylus is an attractive and affordable option for digital artists, photographers or anyone who prefers taking handwritten notes.
As smartphone screens get bigger and bigger, the gap between a traditional phone and a full-blown tablet continues to shrink. But while plenty of modern handsets can double as communication and entertainment devices, few have fully committed to serving the purpose tablets were originally envisioned for: namely, sketching and note-taking via the use of a digital pen.
Samsung's Galaxy Note9 and earlier entries in the Galaxy Note series have an almost complete monopoly on this market, but at upwards of $1,000, they aren't exactly what you'd call affordable. This is where the LG Q Stylus comes in. Priced at a far more accessible $649, the 6.2-inch smartphone offers the same stylus-based functionality with slightly less power at roughly half the cost of Samsung's flagship handsets.
- Plenty of screen to scribble notes on
- IP68 rating provides solid protection against the elements
- A decent pairing of front and rear cameras for a phone at this price point
- Single-lens cameras puts it at a slight disadvantage compared to many modern handsets
- Hardware is a little on the low side for a mid-range smartphone
- Should still be more than suitable for most people
- 3,300mAh battery should have plenty of juice to keep you connected all day long
- Fast-charging support
Pricing and availability
LG Q Stylus
A stylus smartphone that won't leave you broke
Take notes, create sketches and touch up images with the big but budget-friendly LG Q Stylus.
- The LG Q Stylus is available online from retailers like Catch and Mobileciti as well as stores like Harvey Norman.
LG Q Stylus specs
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||6.2 inches|
|Resolution||1080 x 2160|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||389|
|Rear camera megapixels||16MP|
|Rear camera aperture size|
|Front camera megapixels||8MP|
|Front camera aperture size|
|Dimensions||160.1mm x 77.7mm x 8.4mm|
|Network category speed||N/A|
|Operating system||Android 8|
|External storage support||Up to 2TB|
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