LG Stylus DAB+ | Australian pricing and release date

Alex Kidman 27 April 2016


LG’s latest smartphone includes a DAB+ compatible radio. Here’s everything else you need to know about the LG Stylus DAB+

Update: LG's announced pricing and availability for the LG Stylus DAB+ locally. It'll be available exclusively through Optus and Virgin Mobile on contract, or outright for $449 through retail partners from 2 May 2016. Optus will offer the LG Stylus DAB+ from 2 May, while Virgin Mobile will offer it from 5 May 2016. Plan pricing hasn't yet been disclosed, but we'll update as soon as it's made available.

The name is something of a giveaway in terms of the key selling points for this 5.7 inch Android smartphone, in that it comes with a stylus and inbuilt DAB+ digital radio module. Plenty of previous smartphone models, and even plenty of older feature phones have included AM/FM radio modules, but DAB+ digital radio is a unique feature of the LG Stylus DAB+.

LG’s pitch for the LG Stylus DAB+ is that it dodges the data usage issues of applications such as Apple Music, Spotify or Pandora by instead connecting to free to air digital radio channels for music listening purposes. LG will provide a custom application for DAB+ listening for the LG Stylus DAB+, as well as making it possible for digital radio stations to develop their own apps for the handset.

Within the Australian context, that puts the LG Stylus DAB+ as being the most appealing for folks living in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide, or Perth, as there are no digital radio services outside of those cities. The announcement of the LG Stylus DAB+ notes that you have to use the supplied headphones to utilise the DAB+ feature, which almost certainly means that the headphones form part of the radio antenna while in use.


Here are the core specifications for the LG Stylus DAB+:

LG Stylus DAB+
OSAndroid 6.0 ("Marshmallow")
Screen size5.7in
Resolution1280 x 720
Display density257ppi
Processor1.2GHz Quad-Core
Rear camera13MP
Front camera8MP

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