LG India has launched yet another variant of its flagship LG G3, called G3 Stylus. This follows the recent release of its G3 Beat handset in the market. LG’s Korean cousin, Samsung used to use such a strategy to cache on the name of its flagships.
Although G3 Stylus has name and design similar to G3, which may give you an impression that this is a ‘stylus’ ready version of the flagship, its spec sheet says otherwise. To put it straight, LG G3 Stylus has spec sheet inferior to G3 Beat. LG G3 Stylus comes with a MediaTek MT6582 SoC and 1GB RAM. It’s the same configuration which you’d see on many sub $150 (Rs.15000) devices. Even the Android One handsets which cost merely $100 sport this configuration. LG G3 Stylus boasts a 5.5 IPS LCD screen but with qHD resolution which seems inadequate for a screen this big. Next is the 13MP camera with BSI sensor, able to record FullHD (1080p) videos. Only differentiating factor I see here is the touchscreen that can be used with a stylus. Even the 3000 mAh battery on LG G3 Stylus can be seen on mid range devices. It’ll come with LG’s proprietary Rubberdium stylus.
LG has gone nuts with the pricing as the smartphone is priced at ~$353 (Rs.21,500). If the stylus isn’t your requirement, it’d be wise to ignore the G3 Stylus. One can get far better smartphones for really low price. And whenever I say low price, the first handset that comes to my mind is Moto G (2014) which still remains a steal deal at $212 (Rs.13,000).
LG G3 Stylus specs:
- CPU: MediaTek MT6582 1.3 GHz quad core, RAM: 1GB
- Display: 5.5 inch IPS LCD, qHD resolution, Can be used with stylus
- Memory: 8GB internal
- Camera: 13MP AF+LED Flash, 1.3MP Front camera
- OS: Android KitKat (4.4.2)+LG UI
- Battery: 3000 mAh