LG had earlier launched its LG Stylus 2 this year. The Stylus series of LG can be seen as LG’s take on Samsung’s Note series. LG recently unveiled the successor to the LG Stylus 2 in the form of LG Stylus 2 Plus. As the name suggests, both the devices are equipped with a stylus pen. However, the Stylus 2 Plus is a huge improvement over the earlier released Stylus 2. Here’s why we think so.
Design and Form Factor
There is sadly no difference between the two devices when it comes to design and form factor. Both look exactly identical. Both the devices have a dimension of 155 x 79.6 x 7.4 mm (height x width x thickness) and weigh 145g. So, we don’t have any difference, whatsoever in terms of look, build, and form-factor. Both of these devices look and feel goods in the hands.
Here’s the major difference between the LG Stylus 2 and the LG Stylus 2 Plus. While the Stylus 2 sports a 5.7-inch HD (1280×720) display with a 258 ppi pixel density, the Stylus 2 Plus instead, sports a 5.7-inch FHD (1920×1080) display with a 386 ppi pixel density. The improvement is huge and can be easily seen in the sharpness of the images on both these displays. The latter also gives better colour reproduction and a more vibrant display.
Performance is another field where the LG Stylus 2 Plus has received a huge boost over the LG Stylus 2. The LG Stylus 2 is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 chipset with four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.2 GHz and Adreno 306 GPU to take care of the gaming. The Stylus 2 offers up to 2 GB RAM (there is also a 1.5GB variant depending upon the region) and an internal storage of 16GB which is expandable up to 128GB via microSD card.
The LG Stylus 2 Plus is powered by a more powerful octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 430 processor consisting of four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.4GHz and another four Cortex-A53 cores clocked at 1.2Ghzalong with Adreno 505 GPU. The Stylus 2 Plus comes in two RAM variants of 2GB/3GB and two internal memory variants of 16GB/32GB.
The camera is another department where the LG Stylus 2 Plus has seen an upgrade over the LG Stylus 2. While the LG Stylus 2 featured a 13MP/8MP camera configuration, while the Stylus 2 Plus sports a 16MP/8MP camera configuration. The primary rear camera has received an upgrade in terms of pixel count. But how much difference it will have on the picture quality still can’t be said until we get our hands on the Stylus 2 Plus. Also, it must be mentioned that a few regions will get the Stylus 2 Plus with a 13MP rear camera and a 5MP secondary front-facing camera which would indeed be a downgrade from the Stylus 2.
Battery & Other Features
The LG Stylus 2 packs a removable 3000 Li-Ion mAh battery and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The Stylus 2 Plus also packs the same 3000 Li-Ion mAh removable battery and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
The Stylus 2 Plus has seen another major upgrade in terms of the stylus pen. The stylus pen in the LG Stylus 2 Plus has a “nano coating” which gives a more natural feel while writing on the screen and is more precise and accurate than the earlier rubber coating.
Pricing, Availability & Verdict
The Stylus 2 is currently available in most of the major markets and its price varies from anywhere between $240 to $300 depending upon the market. The Stylus 2 Plus, on the other hand, is currently available only in Taiwan. The device will be soon made available in in Asia, South America, Europe, and North America. The pricing of Stylus 2 Plus is yet unknown, but we expect the Stylus 2 Plus to release around the same price point as the Stylus 2 did.
The Stylus 2 Plus is clearly a major improvement over its predecessor Stylus 2 and if LG keeps the price-tag competitive enough, then it will be a sure recommendation over the LG Stylus 2. Let us know if you agree with us or not and stay tuned for more news and updates.