LG Stylus DAB+ Review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

LG Stylus DAB+

LG Stylus DAB+
  • Display

    5.7 inches

    1280 × 720


  • Storage

    16GB

  • Battery size

    3,000 mAh


While the overall performance of the LG Stylus DAB+ isn’t exceptional even within its constrained price range, it is considerably cheaper than the Note 5 while still being within striking distance of its battery life.

The good

  • Saves money on streaming services
  • Stylus works well
  • Good battery life
  • Acceptable camera

Could be better

  • Digital radio disappointments
  • Mediocre application performance

The LG Stylus DAB+ sells itself on the inclusion of digital radio, but it’s not the reason to buy this particular phone.

Smartphones as a category are very mature, with only a few features used to differentiate each model, and that’s typically in the premium space. For a mid-range phone to include a world’s first feature is an interesting step on LG’s part, but that’s precisely what the LG Stylus DAB+ does.

Design

  • Digital radio support is a neat idea held back by a number of awkward limitations
  • Titular stylus adds versatility your average smartphone lacks
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Camera

  • Unremarkable yet totally competent camera, both for traditional photography and selfies
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Performance

  • Sits at the low end of the performance rankings, even compared to significantly cheaper smartphones
  • Still capable of acceptable performance in basic tasks

Battery life

  • Plenty of endurance thanks to its 3,000mAh battery
  • Even with its large screen, all-day battery life is well within reach

Verdict

  • The digital radio feature might be a bit of a letdown, but if you're after an affordable phone you can write notes on, the LG Stylus DAB+ is well worth a look

Pricing and availability

LG Stylus DAB+

Rock out more affordably

With its built-in digital radio and note-taking stylus, the LG Stylus DAB+ is quite unlike any other smartphone on the market.

Promoted

  • The LG Stylus DAB+ retails for $449, but you can find it cheaper at online retailers and marketplaces like eBay.

LG Stylus DAB+ specs

OS Android 6
Display size (inches) 5.7
Display resolution (pixels) 1280 × 720
Pixels per inch (PPI) 258
Processor Snapdragon 410
Height (mm) 155
Width (mm) 79.6
Depth (mm) 7.4
Weight (g) 144.5
Battery size (mAh) 3,000
Wireless charging No
Internal storage 16GB
MicroSD expansion 128GB
Fingerprint scanner No
RAM 2
Water resistance N/A
Rear camera (1) resolution 13
Rear camera (1) aperture N/A
Rear camera (2) resolution
Rear camera (2) aperture
Rear camera (3) resolution
Rear camera (3) aperture
Front camera (1) resolution 8
Front camera (1) aperture N/A
Front camera (2) resolution
Front camera (2) aperture
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n
Network category speed N/A
NFC support No

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