LG Stylus DAB+ Review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

Quick verdict

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

LG Stylus DAB+ at a glance
When did the LG Stylus DAB+ come out? May 2016.
What’s new about the LG Stylus DAB+? Touch-compatible stylus, 5.7-inch screen, DAB+ digital radio module.
How much does the LG Stylus DAB+ cost? RRP $449.

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

Camera

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

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.
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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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Updated October 20th, 2018
Name Product Processor type Display size Display resolution Internal storage Provider in CTA
LG Q Stylus
LG Q Stylus
MT6750
6.2
2160 x 1080
32GB
LG Q7
LG Q7
MT6750
5.5
2160 x 1080
32GB
Snapdragon 845
6.1
3120 x 1440
64GB
128GB
Snapdragon 835
6
2880 x 1440
128GB
Snapdragon 845
6.4
3120x1440
64GB
Snapdragon 435
5.5
2160 x 1080
32GB
MT6737M
5
854 x 480
8GB
MT6737
5
1280 × 720
16GB
Snapdragon 821
5.7
2880 x 1440
32GB
MT6750
5.3
1280 x 720
16GB
Snapdragon 820
5.7
2560 x 1440
64GB
MT6735
5.3
1280 × 720
16GB
Snapdragon 820
5.3
2560 x 1440
32GB
Snapdragon 410
5.7
1280 × 720
16GB
Snapdragon 808
5.5
2560 x 1440
32GB

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