The LG Stylo has become LG’s budget phablet device for those who would like a Galaxy Note-like experience with LG’s own device featuring a dedicated stylus that stows away in the phone.
The first Stylo came out last May and has been deemed popular with pre-paid carriers like Boost and Cricket. The LG Stylo 2 was then released in April to replace the original LG Stylo. Now, LG has released a new Stylo variant called the Stylo 2 Plus which features a Snapdragon 430 CPU, instead of a 410.
The Stylo 2 Plus also features a fingerprint scanner, placed right over the rear-mounted button setup. There are 13MP and 5MP rear and front facing cameras, respectively. But the cameras are only carried over from the Stylo 2. There’s also the 5.7 inch 720p display with LG’s Stylus Pen. It even has a similar feature to Samsung’s SMemo feature which lets you write a note on the display when it’s turned off.
The battery goes down in size from 3,000mAh battery to a 2,900mAh battery on the Stylo 2 Plus. This could be due to an increased efficiency from the Snapdragon 430 and perhaps to offset the cost of adding a fingerprint sensor into the power button.
The LG Stylo 2 Plus is now available from Metro PCS for $220 or $150 after a $70 mail-in rebate.