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LG Stylus 2 hands-on review | MWC 2016

We go hands on with the LG Stylus 2, LG’s would-be challenger to Samsung’s Galaxy Note range, at Mobile World Congress. 

The LG Stylus 2 isn’t currently destined for UK shelves, which is why when we saw it lurking on LG’s stand we didn’t pass up the opportunity to go hands on – we may never have another chance. 

Like the LG G5 and the LG V10 before it, the Stylus 2 brings some always-on action to the game; on one side of the flip case there’s a translucent strip which reveals a portion of the Stylus 2’s 5.7-inch screen. 

When the case is on, the LG Stylus 2 will push things like the time and notifications to that part of the screen, meaning you don’t need to keep powering the phone on when it’s dormant to check for messages; something LG says we do 150 times a day on average. 

The screen itself has a resolution of 720p HD (1280×720) which means the LG Stylus 2 has a not especially high PPI (pixels per inch) count of 257.6. Hopefully this relatively low-res screen means that should the LG Stylus 2 get a UK release, it won’t command a massive price. 

The 13-megapixel main camera seems responsive enough when shooting stills and from what we’ve seen the results look pretty good on that panel. 

The nano-tipped stylus itself is thin and ultra light and we were able to easily sketch and scribble away. It’s running Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box and is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core CPU and 3GB of RAM. 

You get 16GB of internal storage, though we were unable to confirm how much of that is available to the user. Luckily, LG’s included a microSD slot here, so if you need more space you can always bulk this out. 

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