The LG Stylo 4 was recently released by MetroPCS, although it was first rumored to be a part of T-Mobile. LG had released a lot of phones lately, including the LG Stylus Series, and many users are confused whether they should upgrade to that or this specific model. The LG Stylo 4 is valued $239 in MetroPCS but they’ve cut it down to $179 as an in-store credit (discount). It is also being offered by Cricket Wireless and it retails at $229.99.
There are a lot of offers from MetroPCS now, including a FREE iPhone SE when you SWITCH, but new things always fascinate us. And besides, who wants an expensive iPhone that is clearly a downgrade of Apple’s earlier versions?
Hopefully, through this article, we will be able to help you answer a few of your questions. Is it worth to upgrade to LG Stylo 4? What makes it standout from the rest of its competition? Stay tuned…
LG Stylo 4 Versus Other Midrange
LG Stylo 4 is the total definition of an “up” game from LG. This year, the Seoul-based tech giant geared into increasing screen size to stand out from other major competitions that are already competing in the 6 inches arena.
The LG Stylo 4 stands gigantic at 6.2 inches and the iPhone SE will look like a midget standing only 4.87 inches tall. Other 2018 mid- range phones like the Samsung J7 Prime stands only 5.5 inches, while the previous version LG Stylo 3 Plus stands 5.7 inches.
This year, LG is trying to break through the mid range barrier by proving that size really matters, and the LG Stylo 4 does a very great job at standing out, and well, standing tall.
The Stylo 4’s huge screen full-vision display really needs a big battery, we are yet to hear the reviews of battery life on this one just because it’s pretty new, but it is disappointing that it only has a 3300mAh battery, only slightly larger than the previous version Stylo 3 Plus which has 3200mAh.
Still on this latest series, LG is trying to bring people the comfort of having a phone with a stylus, that is commonly known to be an arena for the Samsung Galaxy Note series. The LG counterpart is nowhere near half the price of any Samsung Galaxy Note phone but it sure is more than decent for its price.
It also has a built-in stylus and has an updated software for you to take notes and create GIFS conveniently.
Just like the usual mid-range phone, the Stylo 4 has enough machinery to compete- 2 GB RAM, 32 GB ROM, runs on Android 8.1, and an octa-core Snapdragon processor.
You’d love the fact that at such a low price point it already has a fingerprint processor- that is definitely one step ahead the competition. Well done, LG.
The fingerprint sensor also acts as a quick access button that is programmed to several features.
It has facial scan, but of course, that is not going to win against the iPhone X.
It also charges fast through a reverse USB type C charger, so that’s a big plus for the LG Stylo 4.
The cameras aren’t bad but they aren’t great either. The main camera is 13MP and the front camera is 5MP with wide-angle lens. There’s a Portrait mode that lets you blur your background like a DSLR trick, but since the images are gradient at night, that trick is not going to work.
There’s more to the camera than insta-perfect pictures, because with the QLens feature of this phone, you can use your captured images to search for something online. But then again, that isn’t something new.
As for the audio, it has a DTS:X Surround sound feature, not sure if you’re the audiophile type that notices the sound difference no matter how little, but boy are the speakers awesome.
Final Verdict: Unlocking LG Stylo 4
For a mid-range phone, the LG Stylo 4 really cuts it to the budget. For a budget phone, it already has enough features that is necessary for security and good performance. And yet, LG decided to go beyond that and they’ve improved so much since the LG Stylo 3 Plus.
We’re hoping LG makes more of these and keep improving them year after year, but we don’t think the consumers are ready for a drastic price increase, though.
Bottomline is, LG Stylo 4 is a great phone for those who are in a budget.
If you bought one from MetroPCS and want to use it with other providers, UnlockBase can help you Unlock LG Stylo 4. There is nothing more useful than a phone that can be used in multiple networks, wherever you are in the world.
That’s it for the LG Stylo 4.
Do you think we missed anything? Got any reviews for LG Stylo 4? Tell us about it and comment down below!
A Quick Peek:
- Display: 5.0 HD In-Cell Touch Display
- Rear-facing Camera: 13MP PDAF Fast Focus and LED flash
- Front-Facing Camera: 5MP Auto and Gesture Shot
- Internal Memory/RAM: 16GB/ 2GB RAM (9GB user-available memory)
- Memory Capacity: 32GB expandable memory
- Processor: 1.4 GHz Quad Core Processor
- Added Security Feature: Facial Recognition (convenience and security)
- Talk Time: 17 Hours Talk Time
- Operating System: Android 7
- Weight: 4.9 oz
MetroPCS has graced us with yet another phenomenal deal to kickstart 2018. This first is not your average phone, because LG has given the Face Recognition Unlock a shot with this mid-ranger after the iPhone X landslide.
It didn’t disappoint though, as it is easy and fast to setup. As for the security it offers, it’s something you’d expect from a $60 phone (MetroPCS price save $80), as it can unlock using your own picture. (You can take a look at the video here).
It’s not something you can expect from Apple, as it’s way cheaper than the iPhone X, but it does make up for the convenience it offers.
LG Aristo 2 has definitely proven to us that Facial Recognition in iPhone X is not overrated. The theory that Facial Recognition technology can be on a mid-range phone is debunked, for now. Nonetheless, that feature sure added up a little novelty on the LG Aristo 2, and again for the price it asks, you can’t expect more.
On the flip side, unboxing the phone isn’t really exciting as the box from MetroPCS is usually straightforward with the phone’s features printed at the back cover. The phone is designed with full HD screen at 5-in IPS display which is long, sleek, thin, and easy in your hands.
It has a mirror-looking back cover although it only has a plastic build. It also houses the camera, flash, and power button.
LG Aristo 2 runs on Android Nougat and has a 16GB ROM with a 2GB RAM. Compared to the LG Aristo, this phone’s RAM and processor capacity is slightly bigger and that’s accounted as one of the major improvements. It’s also micro-SD expandable to upto 32GB and it’s powered by a 1.4GHz quadcore processor, which gives us the reason why the Facial Recognition lock system works fast.
The phone’s sensors and camera are safely situated at the upper front portion of the phone. The front facing camera is 5MP and Phase Detection Auto Focus rear camera that has an LED flash.
LG Aristo 2 vis-a-vis LG Aristo
There’s not much difference between the LG Aristo and LG Aristo 2. Both have the same 5-in screen and apparently running on the same Quadcore processor. The placements of the buttons at the back are also very similar as you will still have the power button right below the camera.
The only difference is the fringe on the back cover as LG Aristo has them but the LG Aristo 2 only has a plain mirror finish. The LG logo are also placed differently as the predecessor has them at the middle, while the latter has it at the bottom. The speakers are also on the same spot, except for a difference in how the holes were designed (it doesn’t differ much in sound quality).
On the front, the second generation Aristo does look better as it appears cleaner, without the LG logo at the bottom and with the camera on the upper portion, making it look more professional and minimalistic.
Overall, it doesn’t make that much difference on the aesthetic level of the phone; only the LG Aristo 2 looks a little more classy and blends to most 2017 phone models with glass finish.
The performance on the newly-released LG is also better as it can support multiple windows, giving it an edge compared to other phones on its price range. It also has a much higher RAM, so multitasking on this phone should go seamless even when you use a lot of internet or multimedia. The latter also has a much updated Android version, which means it boasts the latest security and features you can expect from Android.
Picture quality are also similar, but on par with other phones it doesn’t really make it to the instagram-lovely cut. The display on the LG Aristo 2 is also much better as it is better lighted and has much better saturated color.
Is it worth the upgrade?
LG Aristo 2 has upgraded on both the inside and the outside. The design, display, and build of the second generation phone is obviously much better compared to its predecessor. The screen has better saturation, the back cover looks more professional and trendy and it does feel more premium in the hands. Concerning the performance, LG Aristo 2 is slightly faster compared to the LG Aristo because it has a better RAM and can support multiple windows.
Setting up the Facial Recognition Unlock is also straightforward and it unlocks pretty fast without needing to position the phone on a particular angle, which is very convenient. The only caveat is that this feature is so easy to cheat, so you might want to take advantage of adding up another unlock feature when you need it.
If you are considering the price, this specific model is sold at less than half the price at MetroPCS and it sure doesn’t disappoint when compared to other phones in the mid-range arena.
Upgrading to the phone is a good idea only when you are an LG mid-range fan, but if you’re not, 2018 is just getting started and there’s so much more in store for you in less than a month from now. So stay tuned!
The LG V30 is nothing like its prehistoric parents. This slick phone is making noise in the tech world and here’s why some guys would ditch their plans with Samsung Note 8 and forget about the iPhone X to get themselves an LG V30.
*Data not ours. Specs are from tech authority sites gsmarena.com and androidauthority.com*
||Samsung Note 8
||Non-removable Li-Po 3300 mAh battery
||Non-removable Li-Ion 2716 mAh battery
||Non-removable Li-Ion 3300 mAh battery
||LG V30 and Samsung Note 8
||P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 6.0 inches
||Super AMOLED, 5.8 inches
||Super AMOLED, 6.3 inches
||LG V30 (No difference)
||IP68 certified – dust/water proof; Military durability standard-tested
||IP67 certified – dust and water resistant
||IP68 certified – dust/water proof
||Android 7.1.2 (Nougat)
||Android 7.1.1 (Nougat)
||128 GB, 4 GB RAM (V30+) ; 64 GB, 4 GB RAM (V30) | micro-SD upto 256GB
||64/256 GB, 3 GB RAM
||64/128/256 GB, 6 GB RAM
||Samsung Note 8
||Dual 16 MP (f/1.6, OIS, 3-axis, laser & phase detection autofocus)
13 MP (f/1.9, no AF), LED flash
|Dual 12 MP, f/1.8 & f/2.4, phase detection autofocus, OIS, 2x optical zoom, quad-LED (dual tone) flash
||Dual 12 MP (26mm, f/1.7, PDAF & 52mm, f/2.4, AF), OIS, autofocus, 2x optical zoom, LED flash
||Watch comparison here:
(Our pick: LG V30)
||5 MP, f/2.2, 1/5″ sensor size, 1.12 µm pixel size
||7 MP, f/2.2, [email protected], [email protected], face detection, HDR
||8 MP, f/1.7, autofocus, 1/3.6″ sensor size, 1.22 µm pixel size, [email protected], dual video call, Auto HDR
||[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], 24-bit/192kHz stereo sound rec., HDR video
||[email protected]/30/60fps, [email protected]/60/120/240fps
||[email protected], [email protected], [email protected], HDR, dual-video rec.
||Yes, 3.5mm jack
||Yes, 3.5mm jack
||LG V30 (B&O Play certified)
||B&O Play certified; 32-bit/192kHz audio; 24-bit/48kHz audio recording; Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
||Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic; Lightning to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
||32-bit/384kHz audio; Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
||LG V30 (Shouting at Audiophiles)
One simply can’t even afford having a B&O speaker. This is awesome!
||Fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, color spectrum
||Face ID, accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer
||Iris scanner, fingerprint (rear-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer, heart rate, SpO2
||LG V30 (Face ID isn’t a new technology and the iris scanner isn’t perfect. Fingerprint tech, still the easiest and the safest.)
|| Fast battery charging: 50% in 36 min (Quick Charge 3.0);Wireless charging
|| Fast battery charging: 50% in 30 min; Qi Wireless charging
||Fast battery charging (Quick Charge 2.0);Qi/PMA wireless charging
||Obviously, LG V30
We have seen a huge surge of flagship comparisons online and in fact, LG V30 went with a drop test with the Samsung Note 8 and bet who won? LG V30.
According to the test, which you can see in Youtube, Samsung Note 8 suffered with the least screen damage, more probably because of its edge to edge screen, but you can hardly open any app and the screen starts to become unresponsive after 10 drops.
On the other hand, LG V30 may look more physically damaged with the selfie cam slightly altered, but miraculously, the screen is still responsive and you can use it BAU! What’s more interesting is that, the back cover of the LG V30 suffered visibly no damage. Lovely, just lovely for every clumsy buff.
That’s right, 10 drops folks. 10 drops to a steel plate is all you need to prove the LG V30 is worth every penny you invested.
LG V30 is also water and dust resistant, ain’t new thing but as LG put it, it has passed 14 different military standard durability test, which we say is proven by tech buffs on so many Youtube drop and durability tests.
(We don’t want to talk about the iPhone X drop test. Thinking about throwing $1K down the bin is already making me cry, but you can watch the test here.)
Well, honestly speaking, LG V30 isn’t the best in the camera department. It’s not the only phone with the DSLR- like camera you expect, but you will never have enough of its features, which LG filled to the brim.
You can record videos with the preset filter that you want to have, ain’t that cool? Not only that, you can control your zoom, which practically lets you zoom in any area within the frame.
If you are a vlogger or a travel blogger, the LG V30 is a must-have for all your travels. You can pre-order it factory unlocked or you can also have it permanently sim unlocked LG V30 and V30+ using our services.
Talk about smooth transition!
It also comes with a standard and wide angle lenses that lets you take the ultimate panorama and group selfies without sweating it out.
You can even edit videos on your phone! You can add sound, cut and paste video footages, and add a theme! You can add up to 50 files, like GIFs, photos, and videos to make one single awesome video.
Seriously, you can’t even get a decent video out of some computer softwares, aside from the fact that they are too technical to use. The LG V30 definitely brings out our side of filmmaker- wannabe.
That said, LG V30 is outrageously underrated folks.
(But if you want to look how LG V30 camera fares with S8 and the X, here you go.)
LG V30 is a big, bezel-less phone but it is easy to handle. It’s not your typical size at 6.0” but you can operate it single-handed. It has a P-OLED display, not much difference with Samsung and Apple AMOLED. More importantly it says that for the sake of branding, but technically speaking, there’s virtually no difference from what we can see.
LG V30 is also very convenient to use because it has its fingerprint sensor from the back, which is not awkward for any user (no matter how short your finger is).
*It’s super lightweight and probably the thinnest among the most coveted flagships*
It also has a radio tuner that lets you listen to your favorite local radio whenever you run out of data to stream (lol) but it always comes handy, especially on places where even 3G doesn’t exist. Yes, LG thought of you having the soundtrip of your life even when you are in the woods.
Compared to X and Note 8, V30 is the only phone to ever think about audiophiles, like they always do. Yup, they kept the B&O partnership and you can enjoy Hi-Fi at a lesser cost.
Welcome to my awesome world, baby.
LG V30 is running on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, with a 4GB RAM, and Adreno 540 GPU. You can run several programs, play games, and watch movies without ever experiencing a lag. With it’s capability, it’s like a laptop you can fit in your hands. You can also check out the software speed test LG V30 vis-a-vis on iPhone X here.
The V30 is running on Android Nougat and it admittedly said they are not ready to update it until early next year. That’s something you might want to take note. Although the phone is performing supremely, there are still bloatwares that you might not want to uninstall.
LG loves to fill your phone with apps they never thought you’d never like, anyhow, you’re free to uninstall when you want to.
What we think is awesome about LG V30:
🗹 Qi Wireless Charging
🗹 High- Resolution display
🗹 Always-On display (with customizable clock designs and dock notifications)
🗹 Latest processor
🗹 Hi-Fi Dac Audio System
🗹 Bigger battery and longer life
🗹 Glass front and back body
🗹 Lightweight and thinner than most
🗹 Huge storage
🗹 Dual camera system
🗹 Cine- Video video recording function
🗹 Point-zoom video recording function
🗹 f/ 1.6 aperture
🗹 Always- On display
🗹 3.55mm headphone jack
🗹 Slick, bezel-less, zero-notch screen
What we think is not cool about LG V30:
Of course, nothing is perfect and you will always find a flaw in whatever device or thing you have. And although LG V30 is close to perfection, there are some things that people wished they could change with this LG flagship.
☒ Not running on latest Android Version Oreo (when they had the chance)
☒ Front selfie cam images aren’t so realistic
☒ Non-removable battery
Some people don’t like the LG software, but IMO, if you aren’t bothered about how your phone looks but on how it works, you shouldn’t be so concerned about that. Plus, it’s highly customizable, so that shouldn’t be a problem.
If you are the audiophile-type or the selfie-expert who wants awesome IG photos, this phone has built-in filters that lets you create that professional look real-time or preset. This is how LG confronts iPhone X’s camera filters.
If you are going to look at what LG V30 offers, you’ll see it weighs more and for a lesser price. LG isn’t the best at marketing as we know it, but the LG V30 deserves a second look and IMO, a recognition as the best flagship today.
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Unlocking an android phone like an LG phone doesn’t really asks for a set of complicated procedures. Just like most, it follows a set of 3-4 instructions to make an LG carrier-unlocked. Although it varies per model, you only need to take note of the specific code it’s asking for.
Remember: TMobile USA and MetroPCS has pre-installed the Mobile Device Unlock App on your LG phone and that means there’s NO NEED FOR A CODE to unlock your phone. More information about mobile device unlock here.
Here’s a list of possible codes your phone might ask you for:
- IMEI_NO = IMEI (It’s not a code, just ignore this)
- NCK = SIM_Unlock = Network Lock = SIM Network Unlock PIN
- NSCK = Network Subset Lock
- SPCK = SP_Lock = Service Provider Lock
- CPCK = Corporate Lock
- SIMCK = SIM/USIM Lock
- SPC = Useless just ignore
- OTKSL = Useless just ignore
Woah! That’s a lot, but most LG models only asks for 3 codes: NCK, NSCK, and SPCK. We usually send you three to five different sets of codes but only one gets your phone unlocked, so be very careful to read the screen prompt because you only have 10 chances of getting it right!
If you fail 2 or 3 times, please contact us. We have 24/7 support that can help you unlock your device or tell you what’s wrong. Save your unlock attempts and contact us right away!
Generally speaking, here’s how you unlock an LG (not-model specific):
- Insert a non-accepted SIM.
- Turn ON device.
- Screen prompt asking for a code (NCK, NSCK, SPCK).
- Read email instructions before entering the code.
- Enter the code being asked for.
- Your LG phone is now successfully unlocked!
Ideally, your phone should prompt for the “SIM Unlock Code” screen automatically, but if it doesn’t do that, here’s how you get it:
If in the unlikely chance that doesn’t work, you can try:
Now, you might be wondering how to type the letter on the dialer but it doesn’t have to be as complicated as you think.
If for example your phone is an LG G3, find out its exact version. For example, AT&T LG G3 is version number D850, so this is what you type in the dialer:
Another example is the LG G3 from T-Mobile. Its exact version is D851, so this is what you type in the dialer:
If you don’t know where to get the exact model and version number of your phone, there are two ways to find out:
- Go to Settings ⇨ About.
- Remove your phone’s back cover and you will see the exact model number on the rear housing.
Easy as that!
Now, don’t worry about having to go that route. It is not going to be complicated. Here’s how you can unlock your phone from there:
- Insert a non-accepted SIM card
- Dial 2945#*ModelNumber#
- Select “Network Lock” or “Service Provider Lock”
- Enter the Unlock Code it is asking for. Remember there are several code types, pick the specific code it is asking for
- Some phones ask you to enter the same code twice, otherwise just follow the screen prompt.
- Click “Done”
- Click “Unlock”
- Your phone might reboot. If it doesn’t you will see the signal bars lighting up.
- Congratulations! Your device is not permanently unlocked.
Ideally, it should prompt for “Invalid Smart Chip Error” or “Phone Restricted”. If you are seeing that you can just hit “Cancel” and proceed on the “SIM Unlock Code” screen just oOn the other hand, if it doesn’t prompt for you to enter an unlock code, please follow the next steps.
There are exemptions to this, though, here are some LG models who have unique sim unlocking process.
- LG P769 Optimus L9 – It’s almost the same as others’ but you don’t need to insert a non-accepted SIM card to get it unlocked. Follow the above steps to start the unlock process.
- LG Fathom VS750 – There’s no need to remove the sim or change into a different one. Just go to Settings ⇨ Advanced Settings ⇨ Personal ⇨ Security ⇨ Hit “Sim Lock” ⇨ Enter Code ⇨ Phone unlocked
- LG GD570 – For this model, you’ll have to keep the carrier sim card. Follow the steps below to unlock your phone.
- Dial *#865625#
- Hit OK on screen prompt
- Type the code twice
- Hit OK
- Wait for the phone to reboot and load up
- Your phone is now successfully unlocked!
How To Troubleshoot Common LG Unlock Errors
We want to save you from all the technicalities of error messages, but we will list the common error messages that won’t ask you to call for customer service because the troubleshooting steps are straightforward and easy. So, here we go!
Error 1: “Enter Code” prompt does not appear
After dialing the code or inserting a non-carrier SIM you are supposed to see a prompt that would ask you to enter the code, otherwise, that’s both a good news and a bad news.
Good news: Your phone was already unlocked, you just didn’t know.
Bad news: Your SIM card slot is broken or your device’s IMEI is blacklisted by the original owner.
The last one you can easily rule out if you are the original owner of the phone but you can try to isolate and troubleshoot further. If you’re lost, don’t hesitate to contact us.
Also, it is recommended to turn off your phone, remove the battery, and wait for a short while before powering the phone back on. You can also try to remove or re-insert the SIM card while on the process.
Error 2: “Code Error” or “Sim Network Unlock Unsuccessful”
If you are getting this error, it means that the code we gave you didn’t work or you entered the wrong code.
To isolate the issue let us start from the basi. If the code was wrong, you might have given us the wrong information about your phone’s IMEI, model number, or locked-to carrier. In that case, we have to generate another code for a new IMEI, which discredits you of a refund.
To troubleshoot further, always make sure to follow our email instructions when entering the code. As mentioned we usually generate 3-5 unlocking codes, but you’ll only use one and it depends entirely on what you are being prompted on your phone screen.
Remember, you don’t have unlimited unlock attempts. So if you get it wrong at three times, save your remaining attempts and don’t hesitate to contact us.
Error 3: Asking for “PUK” or “Security Pin” or “Password”
If you are prompted for a “PUK”, “Security Pin”, or “Password”, it is asking for a user-set password or pin to operate or device. If you are the original user, you should be able to figure out this on your own.
Error 4: No service
If you are still not getting any service, it means your phone is already successfully unlocked but it isn’t detecting your new carrier’s network. To resolve this, you have to manually enter your new network under your phone’s APN settings.
If you can make calls or texts but internet or data, you have to double check your phone’s compatibility to your new carrier’s network frequency.
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LG has stocked another unit that will definitely be a best-seller. This high-end mid-range smartphone has the right specs for an affordable price, bringing the hype on the K-series. If you are interested in buying the LG K10, here’s an overview of its extensive specs in detail.
Design and Display
While LG may have set its standards on mid-range phones, K10 seemed to overwhelm mobile enthusiasts with its modern design. It looked sleek and smooth with its polycarbonate bodice, buttonless frame, and the rear camera at the back with the volume rocker and power button, looking similarly like one of the company’s premium mobile units – LG G4. Though, it somehow differs from the latter when you flip for the phone’s rear since it shows a refreshing pebble design that may be a new design language for the company’s units, or the K-series lineup, perhaps.
The K10 also shined for its grand scale 5.3-inch IPS in-cell LCD display panel stretched along with its 2.5D Arc Glass design for an edge-free feel. It’s spacious, touch capacitive, glossy, and makes a perfect go-to device for a viewing experience. Though many would doubt its 720-pixel resolution, the device can definitely speak for itself.
For its price, LG K10 can undoubtedly capture great snaps and shoot quality videos with its 8MP main and 5MP front camera. It is equipped with features like autofocus, burst shot, and gesture shots via hand and voice, offering people options on how to conveniently take snaps, especially when taking a group picture and snapping photos in action. It also has an LED flash for night snaps and is capable of live shots, video screenshots, and quick sharing on social media platforms after taking pictures and videos.
Processor and Memory
The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.27GHz quad-core processor with 1.5GB of RAM. These specs enable smooth multitasking on K10 especially with processing tasks including games and messaging apps. It is also equipped with a 16GB of internal storage, perfect for storing apps and multimedia files. If you need an extra space for your files, you can also trust its Micro SD slot that’s capable of covering 32GB at maximum.
Software and Battery
Running on Android Marshmallow 6.0, LG K10 is extremely a user-friendly smartphone especially for those who are already comfortable with the Android interface. More than that, it also qualifies as a great choice for all-day usage considering its battery capacity of 2220 mAh; which is also removable, by the way.
Connectivity and Performance
LG K10 is equipped with an efficient 4G/LTE network technology deployment. This network deployment also makes the unit a good company for calling, and even cellular data connection.
Aside from this, the device is also equipped with great connectivity protocols such as 802.11 Wi-Fi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.1, and S-GPS, offering users an efficient unit to spend their money on.
What’s New with LG K10 (MS428)
Since its launch in 2016, LG K10 has been the talk of the town, especially among the K-series. Even labeling the unit as the highest-end of all mid-range units of the LG smartphone lineup. Generally, its key features include its overwhelming, full 5.3-inch HD IPS in-cell display with a 2.5D Arc glass panel hovering over the space for an edge-free feel. Undoubtedly, this factor has made the unit a favorite with regard to vivid, viewing experience. It also flaunts its 8MP rear camera that’s equipped with autofocus and gesture shots features such as hand and voice gesture – taking snapping photos into a higher level. Lastly, it is also a smart buy considering its price for its well-designed specs and storage allocation.
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It is indeed true that there is a wide array of stylus-equipped smartphones that you can spot on the market nowadays. However, the impressive LG stylus phablet can rather be tempting with its affordable price. It has just the right amount of tools and features that one would need for a stylus phablet – not to mention its impressively widescreen that enables the user to comfortably write or doodle on it. However, what’s truly remarkable about the unit are these specs that are too good to be true for the LG G Stylo:
Design and Display
Having been released in May 2015, the LG G Stylo (also dubbed as the LG G4 Stylus) has a 5.7-inch full screen equipped with IPS display screen and is capable of 1,280 by 720-pixel resolution. Lauded by tech savvies, the phone’s brightness capacity is great for both indoor and outdoor use especially when viewing videos and photos. Furthermore, the IPS LCD touchscreen’s responsiveness is remarkable – no need to double tap to access a particular app or feature.
With regards to its design, the smartphone’s comparatively large for a one-hand use, even measuring up to 6.1 by 3.1 by 0.38 inches overall and weighs for about 5.85 ounces. Though the intentional arched back eventually helps the user for a good grip.
Moreover, it also has the right placement of controls and details. These include the 3.55mm headphone jack and the stylus at the top of the device, the micro-USB charging port at the bottom, the power button at the back along with the volume rocker and the main camera lens, the laser-guided focus and flash just above the control buttons, and a small portion for the audio speaker below. There’s also an allocated slot for prying off the rear panel for accessing the battery and the Micro SD slot.
It’s hard not to notice but the removable rear cover and the control buttons are all made of lightweight matte plastic material encompassed with running dashed lines – making the phone look grander despite the material used.
Moving on with the camera’s specs, the LG G Stylo is also equipped with the brand’s high-end laser-guided focus aside from the 8MP rear and the 5MP front camera. This allows the lens to capture great photos in a decent shutter speed.
Its video quality is also a sight to see, as the device picks up audio and moving objects effectively. It does not also lag in between shooting, hence, it can be a great buy for those who love shooting videos and capturing great photos outdoors.
Connectivity and Performance
With regards to the call quality, the connection is truly consistent in allowing the users to communicate effectively. In addition, it is also capable of 4G LTE data speed for great internet surfing experience.
Other connectivity protocols include Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.1, A-GPS, and the NFC. These connectivity protocols allow the device to share and connect with other devices in a quick and easy manner.
Processor and Battery
Powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Quad-Core processor clocked at 1.2GHz coupled with a 2GB of RAM, it is safe to say that the unit is powerful enough to process tasks smoothly – avoiding lags and app crashes to disrupt your routine.
Going further, it also has a 3,000mAh battery capacity that allows the device running for 24 hours.
Software and Memory
The LG G Stylo runs on a 5.1 Lollipop Android version, which makes it acquire the impressive features of the said operating system’s version.
It is also equipped with a 16GB of internal storage, a good amount of memory space for storing high-quality photos, videos, music, and apps. This can also be expanded with the Micro SD slot which supports up to 32GB of additional storage.
What’s New with LG G Stylo
The LG G Stylo is definitely a budget-wise stylus phablet. As aside from the full and wide 5.7-inch IPS LCD display, it’s also equipped with the laser-guided auto-focus feature that the brand’s high-end smartphone units have. It also allowed a great amount of storage for multimedia storage plus, the 2GB of RAM for a smooth multitasking.
However, the highlight of this unit’s specs is its stylus pen. Basically, the pen measures about 4 inches and has a cute-looking soft, rubber tip. It is thin enough to hold and allows a good grip for comfortable writing. It can be used to mark, type, doodle, draw, write, cut, copy and paste – whatever you wish to do. It is also efficient for swiping, dragging, and trapping onto the screen.
Of course, the stylus pen also comes with the exclusive LG feature – QuickMemo. This allows users to jot down and annotate notes directly on the screen.
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The Magic Slot is a design innovation by LG in its first attempt to make modular phones.
The Magic Slot
If there’s anything more interesting with LG G5, it’s the Magic Slot. The magic slot contains the battery, sim card and the microSD card slots giving easier access to the user’s most important convertible accessories.
The Magic Slot is the removable bottom of the phone that allows the users to replace the battery with one easy click of the button at the lower right-hand side of the phone. It’s also the same slot used for switching between G5’s modular accessories.
Despite the fact that most manufacturers are now moving towards non-removable back covers and batteries, LG G5 matched it with a full blast metallic casing but of removable battery. Quite the genius.
If you are an avid LG user, the LG G5 is probably going to feel strange for you. Gone are the volume keys at the back that your finger worked so hard to get used to, because the volume buttons are now on the left-hand side, conforming to the physical design of other smartphones.
Aside from that, LG also has a new fingerprint scanner to power it on. Unlike its predecessors in the G series, this power button is flat mounted on the rear side, so it may take a little getting used to. Overall, according to customer reviews, the power button isn’t really as distracting as they thought.
User Interface Makeover
LG did a good job at making the home screen really clean and minimalistic, however, they’d gone extremely far to eliminate the app drawer that really confuses LG and even long-time Android users.
With the app drawer gone, the phone’s interface looks more like that of an iPhone more than an Android. People think that LG is probably risking its features to make it appeal to iPhone users who are tempted to switch to or try Android for economical reasons.
Battery Life And Charging
It’s good that LG G5 now has a USB Type C port for charging that conforms to the standard of other Android and smart devices worldwide. This is good news compared to other LG flagship devices which only works with LG provisioned chargers.
As per customer reviews, there’s not much improvement on LG G5’s battery life and SOT, however, compared to its predecessors, this model stands better chances of competing with other brands’ flagship devices like Samsung S7 who has more than 9 hours of battery life.
Also, the easy battery switch makes it easier for users to seamlessly use their phones when traveling, gaming or surfing minus the usual hassle of charging while being on their phones. An extra battery is added upon purchase.
Since LG G5 has Quick charge 3.0 Support, users can now have at least 80% battery in just 30 minutes of charging which is equally competitive to other new smartphone models.
The metal casing is the first of all the LG family’s G Series to ultimately resolve overheating issues from the preceding model.
LG G5’s metallic cover isn’t technically metal on your fingertips. It has gone through multistage processes that keep your hands from stinking rust.
In addition, the metal casing ironically has a smoother finish compared to LG G4 which is somehow rough to the hands. Despite being all-metal, LG G5 is lightweight and is ergonomically made for mobile user experience.
The LG G5 features a modular mechanism that allows other accessories (LG calls them *Friends), to improve the phone’s features like its camera, audio, and battery. Although LG G5 isn’t the only modular phone available in the market, it offers a wide array of modular accessories that’s exciting to use for LG fans.
The LG G5 has 14 different Friends but not all of them are available to the US, EU, and other countries. If you are interested with an LG G5 Friend (accessory), be sure to check its availability in your country first.
LG G5 Friends
+ Replaceable Battery
The replaceable battery is considered one critical advantage of the LG G5 compared to other flagship devices from brands like Samsung, iPhone, Xiaomi, etc. LG G5 comes with a spare battery upon purchase.
+ LG G5 Quick Cover
The Quick Cover flip case is the answer to G5’s scratch-prone screen and it allows users to pass users’ touches to the screen even when it is closed. However, this G5 Friend doesn’t look so friendly to most customers, because it isn’t magnetic and won’t stay closed which unfortunately defeats the purpose. .
+ LG Cam Plus
LG G5’s camera is already awesome but LG can’t help but add another Friend to make it even better. LG Cam Plus is created to help users with the camera controls like video, shutter, and zoom controls, but that’s not the best part about it. This Friend can add more battery life by replenishing the power consumption of your cam app.
Although the LG Cam Plus is made for the said purposes, it is a total epic fail for most customers. Starting at $70, the LG Cam Plus, somehow causes the camera to “stop responding” or lag when zooming and it spins freely either way so it doesn’t give any reassurance that you have reached the max zoom in or out capability.
Again, beware of buying LG Cam Plus online because it’s not universally compatible with all LG G5 phones and it might depend also on your carrier.
+LG Hi-Fi Plus (DAC)
If you are the audiophile-type then this is a thing you wouldn’t want to miss. This Friend offers crisp and clear music that every audiophile would want to hear. It also comes along with a USB Type C cable that you can easily connect to a computer and it works just as fabulous. However, this isn’t available in the US and isn’t compatible with the US LG G5 models either, so don’t bother getting one from Europe or wherever online.
+LG Tone Platinum Headphones
This new addition to the LG Tone line is a G5 Friend, and this Bluetooth headphone is great for everyone, except of course to audiophiles. The design is ergonomic and comfortable to wear on the neck.
It’s quite fashionable and it’s undoubtedly a level up compared to its predecessors.
+LG 360 Cam
So, aside from the LG Cam Plus, LG G5 got its camera game up a notch with yet another Friend, the LG 360 Cam. It doesn’t have an internal memory but you can stick in an SDXC card of up to 1TB.
This can only be controlled using a smartphone through Bluetooth connection, however, the process of connecting to the cell phone app can be confusing at times. On a lighter note, this model is not as expensive as with other 360 cameras available in the market but it almost has the same video and picture quality.
+LG 360 VR Headset
As the name suggests, the 360 VR is a Virtual Reality headset and it works only with LG G5, a not so clever marketing strategy. Nonetheless, it’s lightweight compared to that of Samsung’s.
You can connect it to LG G5 phone via USB type C cable and it only works after downloading all the necessary apps like Friends Manager, 360 VR Manager, and vrChannel. This VR attempt didn’t get LG the praises it was looking for but it’s way more expensive than other VRs.
Unfortunately, the experience doesn’t justify the price of the LG 360 VR headset.
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LG has returned with another smartphone that has left its loyal supporters in awe. Branded as the LG Leon 4G LTE, the new mobile handset has stepped up its game. Aside from being memory and budget wise, it definitely has the specs for great cellular and internet connection. Looking for more? Here’s what we know.
Design and Display
LG may be a huge brand, but they are definitely open to offering great smartphone deals to its customers. Leon is one of them. With a smooth 4.5-inch screen, enabling an 854 by 480-pixel resolution to come to life, the new budget phone is providing users a great screen viewing experience. Furthermore, the unit allows users to easily hold it without the threats of it slipping off from the grip as it is skinned with a faux-metal sheen on the rear panel and is built to be compact and lightweight. Overall, it measures up to 5.11 by 2.55 by 0.42 inches and weighs at 4.89 ounces.
Moving forward with the details, the phone’s rear is noticeably bulky and is surprisingly complementing its petite size. It also has a removable rear panel, allowing users to insert additional storage with the Micro SD slots and for replacing the battery. To access the rear panel, you may use the micro-USB opening and open it from there.
In addition, it has the usual placement of the camera and the flash at the back while the headphone jack, the micro-USB charging port at the bottom, and the power button and the volume rocker at the sides. However, for this one smartphone, LG has incorporated the new in-cell navigation buttons instead of the traditional touchscreen capacitive buttons.
Despite being a budget phone, the unit is smoothly sporting a good 5MP rear and the 0.3MP selfie camera. It also has great features such as the soft light, gesture shot, burst shot, and even the live shot. More so, it is also capable of shooting 1920 by 1080-pixel videos. All of which are ideal for capturing your Instagram-worthy photos!
Connectivity and Performance
Empowered with an LTE connection, the mobile handset is fully capable of smooth calls and cellular data. It is consistent and surprisingly steady. A great deal for casual users who need to conduct calls from time to time and surf the net in a seamless manner. Moreover, it is also equipped with standard connectivity protocols such as Wi-Fi 802.11, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS with GLONASS, and even radio.
Power and Battery
While the trend of removable batteries has played low these days, it seems LG decides to retain it on Leon. It is equipped with a 1900 mAh battery capacity, which is a good combination with its 1GB RAM. It is also incorporated with a quad-core processor clocked at 1.2 GHz, thus, allowing the unit to process tasks in a quick manner.
Software and Memory
Running on Android 5.0.2 Lollipop, the new Leon has retained the exclusive apps from LG. This includes the note-taking app, very well known as the QuickMemo+, which enables users to take down quick notes and doodles.
There’s also nothing to worry about the phone memory as it is equipped with an 8GB internal storage, which could be expanded with a microSD card up to 32GB of storage.
What’s New with LG Leon 4G LTE
The new LG Leon may be a budget phone, but it can tell you more of it with its beyond-standard specs. It has a great deal of memory space as its allocated with an 8GB built-in storage along with the expandable microSD slot. It also flaunts its .45-inch full VGA display and the 1.2 GHz quad-core processor that allows it to multitask smoothly.
You will never go wrong with taking quick snaps with its front camera as it features gesture shot allowing users to take photos with a simple hand gesture. Plus, the soft light feature in the Leon will ultimately allow you to turn dark snaps into well-lit photos!
Beyond everything else, it is impressively affordable for its blazing fast 4G LTE speed. Time to say goodbye to choppy calls and video calls, eh?
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It cannot be denied that today’s generation is particularly all about technology – from the “unlock my phone” era that enables phones to use preferred networks to the newest fingerprint scanning technologies that made accessing phones possible through a tap of your fingertips. Truly, there is a lot to look forward on smartphones.
However, what are they in particular? Here is a list of 2017’s newest smartphones you shouldn’t miss and should think about if you are looking for a new phone!
Despite having been released at the market on April 21, Samsung is still worth the overview. With the grand launch of the said brand’s most awaited smartphones, the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus, new impressive features have come in addition to Samsung’s renowned ‘edge’ series. Its sleek design and curved edged body further emphasized the handset’s infinite display that measures to 5.8 and 6.2 inches respectively. In addition, given the infinite space at the front, Samsung chose to move the fingerprint scanner at its rear just beside the 30MP camera.
More so, the units also feature Samsung’s very own digital assistant, Bixby, which served as its newest star-feature.
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Xiaomi’s popularity over time has extended far and wide, hence, it is pretty much one of the most anticipated brands of 2017. On April 19, Xiaomi Mi 6 has moved the bar to another level with its impressive specifications, more so, on the expected launch of Xiaomi Mi 6 Plus in the latter half of 2017. To date, Xiaomi Mi 6 features a metal chrome that supports its glass back and refined stainless steel structure which is available in blue, black, and silver color. Furthermore, it is sold in 64GB and 128GB and in regular and premium ceramic models. What is great about this brand is it has high-end specs yet is still affordable.
LG has been exciting its loyal customers and the world with its newest premium unit, the LG G6. LG G6 was first launched in South Korea but was not available for the rest of the world until April of 2017. The unit features a 5.7-inch FullVision 9:18 display that showcases a larger display given its compact body which is designed with shock and water resistance. In addition, it is running on a Snapdragon 821 processor with 4GB of RAM storage allowing maximum usage on the device.
Being the lead in technology today, Google launches yet another duo that will surely hit the market flawlessly. Aside from its predecessors’ great camera and software experience, Google’s Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2 lineup boasts a pure android experience given the brand’s newest version of AI-based Google Assistant. However, Google admits the flaws that appeared in the previous Pixel units – which hopefully, will be addressed upon its launch this year.
Apple has just launched iPhone 7 last year, but the anticipation over iPhone 8 (or whichever it may be called) has been going on for about a while now. Having this mentioned, there were leaks upon the design of Apple’s newest unit in which according to CNet – will include “…a huge redesign on its OLED display, wireless charging, and of course, its operating system that are expected to feature some high-end AR capabilities.” However, given the latest updates on fingerprint technology, Apple seems to be redesigning their flagship on touch ID as well.
With the progress that the recent discoveries in technology have contributed to the world, it is no doubt that there are more to come for smartphones today, tomorrow, and the incoming days. So keep your eyes open for the next smartphone updates and be ready to experience them at its fullest!
After the success of the LG Stylo 2 Plus, LG has surprised users with another version of the stylus-embedded phablet: the LG Stylo 3 Plus. However, LG did not opt for a different version of the phablet, rather, an upgraded version of it that the customers will definitely love. Yet another unit to join the Stylo lineage, LG’s Stylo 3 still lives to its fundamentals while keeping abreast with the latest technology trend.
Similar to the LG Stylo 2 Plus, Stylo 3’s design comes in with a polycarbonate body with round edges and brushed metal finish. The phone weighs just 5.3 ounces and measures at 6.1 by 3.1 by 0.3 inches, which was impressively lighter than Stylo 2. Still, the phone is a bit too large to handle with one hand hence the Mini View mode has been retained so as to shrink the home screen for easier navigation.
This time, however, LG has placed the embedded stylus a bit nearer to the phone’s right edge hence an even smoother integration of the stylus with the handset’s body. Along with this, the volume button has also been moved to the left side.
Of course, LG would not disappoint its avid fans. With a 5.7-inch full HD IPS display and a 1920×1080 pixels resolution, the unit aims to provide users to see a bigger picture with intense clarity that is vibrant enough to put artists and professionals alike into the zone and make great ideas happen.
Proving Stylo 3’s identical similarities with Stylo 2, the handset also has a 13MP rear and 5MP front camera. It allows users to capture breathtakingly 4160 x 3120 resolution-photos outdoors with its autofocus capable rear camera and LED flash for its front camera that is great for capturing night setting selfies. It also allows a 1080p video recording in 30fps that provides full HD videos right on your screen.
Connectivity and Network Performance
Given that Metro PCS is its carrier, the service is figuratively identical with the Stylo 2. It supports a 4G LTE network, hence, a reliable and impressive network performance. Additionally, it has some remarkable connectivity specs which include Wi-Fi 802.11, Wi-Fi Direct and USB tethering further allowing connectivity between the phone, the internet, and other relevant devices notably laptops, personal computers, and SMART TVs. Maintaining the same connectivity protocols, LG also serves Stylo 3 with Bluetooth 4.2, NFC, and A-GPS for better mobile experience.
Power and Battery
Stepping up their game, LG has upgraded to a 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor for Stylo 3. Topping its rival models, the unit definitely had it faster in overall system performance allowing users to enjoy the newest features in the Stylo lineup. Furthermore, the phone has a RAM capacity of 2GB, therefore allowing a good amount of multitasking, even with games like GTA: San Andreas.
Battery wise, LG provided a maximum 3080 mAh battery life for Stylo 3 – supported by a fast charging capability to further enjoy the special features installed in the handset. However, that does not end there. LG also allows a swapping of batteries as the handset comes with a removable battery for a longer use.
Software and Memory
LG Stylo 3 Plus runs Android 7.0 Nougat along with LG’s very own custom user interface where LG removed the normal app drawer thereby allowing direct access from the home screen – which users could change in Settings should they not prefer apps splashed across their home screens.
Moving on to the memory, Stylo 3 doubles the internal storage of its predecessor, making it 32GB. It also comes with a microSD slot that could extend to 256GB for maximum storage. Who wouldn’t love LG for its generosity towards the Stylo series?
What’s New with LG Stylo 3 Plus
Having been launched only in May 2017, Stylo 3 keeps up to the trend of fingerprint technology. With a clickable circular home button at the back, Stylo 3 boasts the double-purpose of this technology. Basically, the button supports multiple gestures such as swiping down to take a screenshot, swiping left or right to shrink the screen, and of course, using the user’s fingerprint to access the phone.
Likewise, Stylo 3 remains a stylus-embedded phablet where pulling out the stylus automatically launches a menu of apps which is the Pen Pop. It allows getting access to features like Pop Memo which allows taking notes, Capture+ which allows capturing screenshots, Pop Scanner which allows marking or editing of captured photos be it from the rear or front camera, and the Quick Memo feature which allows users to jot down and draw in a full-screen mode. Favorably, LG Stylo 3 allows faster jotting down of notes without starting up the whole system through its Screen-Off Memo feature. In addition, the architecture of the stylus remains impressive and useful to most users allowing comfort to take over be it when taking notes or drawing on the screen.
Additionally, Stylo 3 offers users access on a quick and easy GIF capture by recording at least a 15-second video and zooming in on any image through Pop Lens regardless of the resolution – further boasting a vivid and bright imagery on the screen.
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