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.
- 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.
- Digital radio support is a neat idea held back by a number of awkward limitations
- Titular stylus adds versatility your average smartphone lacks
- Unremarkable yet totally competent camera, both for traditional photography and selfies
- Sits at the low end of the performance rankings, even compared to significantly cheaper smartphones
- Still capable of acceptable performance in basic tasks
- Plenty of endurance thanks to its 3,000mAh battery
- Even with its large screen, all-day battery life is well within reach
- 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.
- The LG Stylus DAB+ retails for $449, but you can find it cheaper at online retailers and marketplaces like eBay.
LG Stylus DAB+ specs
Power, storage and battery
|Display size||5.7 inches|
|Resolution||720 x 1280|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||258|
|Rear camera megapixels||13MP|
|Rear camera aperture size||N/A|
|Front camera megapixels||8MP|
|Front camera aperture size||N/A|
|Dimensions||155mm x 79.6mm x 7.4mm|
|Network category speed||N/A|
|Operating system||Android 6|
|External storage support||Up to 128GB|
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