Review: LG Stylo 3 for Boost Mobile
LG's Stylo 3 is a decent mid-range handset. The phone is a bit boring to behold and yet it still manages to stand out thanks to the large footprint and stylus. You'll find average-quality materials and appointments on the Stylo 3. The big display has a mediocre resolution and isn't as bright as I'd like it to be. As long as you make calls through the regular earpiece and not the speakerphone you'll be happy with their quality. Data speeds left me unimpressed, but the battery life is to die for. I found the camera app to be responsive. It's a shame that the resulting pictures are so so-so.
Thankfully the software outshines the hardware to a degree. It's great to see Android 7 on board the Stylo 3, and LG's advanced user interface skin gives owners wide latitude to make the phone their own. You can choose from three basic home screen styles and adjust each, as well as apply themes, customize button placement, and more.
It's nice to have the stylus and dedicated software, and yet LG could have done so much more with it.
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Boost Mobile is selling the Stylo 3 for $180, which is a fair price considering what the phone delivers. If you value screen size and battery life over premium design and camera results, the Stylo 3 fits the bill for not too many bills.
The Stylo series is bright spot in LG's lineup, popular with US carriers and consumers for its value. No one else offers a phone with such a large screen, stylus, plus other desirable features, for such a low price.
May 18, 2017
Cricket Wireless today said it, too, will sell the LG Stylo 3 beginning May 19. A CDMA version is already available from Sprint and Boost, and a slightly higher-end Stylo 3 Plus is available from T-Mobile.
Mar 14, 2017
Sprint-owned Boost Mobile and Virgin Mobile USA today both kicked off sales of the LG Stylo 3. The device, first announced late last year, features a 5.7-inch 720p display.
Dec 22, 2016
LG has unwrapped the Stylus 3 as an early gift this holiday season, to be called the Stylo 3 in the U.S. LG said it improved the writing experience of the Stylo 3 thanks to a 1.8mm tip on the stylus and improved screen feedback for a more natural feel.
May 19, 2020
Boost Mobile is the first US carrier to launch the LG Stylo 6, an update to the popular Stylo 5 series. Compared to the 5 series, the Stylo 6 has a larger display, larger battery, more storage, and more cameras.