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LG Stylo 3 - Prepaid - Carrier Locked - Boost Mobile
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- Boost Mobile Service
- Fingerprint Scanner
- 5.7" HD Display with Embedded Stylus
- 13MP Rear Camera with 8MP Front Facing Camera
- 16GB ROM and 2GB RAM
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|Screen Size||5.7 in||5 in||5.7 in||6 in||5.5 in||5.7 in|
|Item Dimensions||3.14 x 6.12 x 0.29 in||5.73 x 0.28 x 2.78 in||0.29 x 6.1 x 3.13 in||3.3 x 6.5 x 0.37 in||5.96 x 3 x 0.33 in||3.12 x 6.08 x 6.08 in|
|Item Weight||5.3 ounces||5.04 ounces||—||6.35 ounces||6 ounces||5.85 ounces|
The LG Stylo 3 lets you do more than ever before with its large 5.7” HD display and enhanced interactive stylus. Access content quickly and securely using the fingerprint sensor. Its 3,200 mAh battery also lets you talk, text, and browse longer. And a powerful Octa-Core Processor lets you multitask with lightning speed. For use with Boost Mobile service only in the United States. Requires Activation on a Boost Mobile plan for phone use.
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Improvements over the Stylo 2 include an Octa-Core processor, versus the Stylo 2's Quad-Core. The camera sensors are better on this one versus that one so pictures are a bit better although the mega pixels have not changed; this phone comes with HDR, panorama mode, and steady recording for videos. The Stylo 3 has a fingerprint sensor which is nice. The RAM and internal memory (2GB Ram, 16GB internal storage, about 9GB usable after disabling and uninstalling the bloatware apps) is unchanged from the Virgin Mobile Stylo 2 to this Stylo 3. The Stylo 3 screen has a different tuning than the Stylo 3, and tries to look a bit more like an AMOLED display; this phone has darker blacks and more popful colors than the Stylo 2; I believe the screen temperature is just warmer on this one. The build is different than the Stylo 2, and has the screen glass resting inside the phone frame, rather than on top of the phone frame on the Stylo 2. The volume buttons have been moved to the top left of the phone, leaving only the fingerprint sensor/power button on the back. The battery in this phone is 3200mah, and is using the same battery as the LG V20 this time, versus the 3000mah battery in the Lg Stylo 2. This phone also has the latest cell tower bands versus the LG Stylo 2. The Stylus itself is much more like a pen on the Stylo 3 than the Stylo 2's as well. This phone also has a gyroscope! So you can watch those fancy 3-D videos on YouTube by turning your phone every which way.
If I have a Stylo 2, I don't think I'd pay $150 to upgrade to this; I'd definitely pay $100, but not $150. But if you have the Stylo 1, or even worse, no Stylo at all, this will feel every bit of the $150 you paid for it. It's fast, and running the same android version as these 900 dollar flagships, and it's a very speedy phone. I'd recommend a case and screen protector as usual, and I recommend the new model Samsung EVO Select (U3) micro SD card to go with this phone for all your photos, music, and other items. MAKE SURE YOU GET THE U3 NEW MODEL! It's a very very fast micro SD card. Leave the internal storage for all of your apps, and put your media on that SD card. You should never have problems running out of space if you do this. You can buy a micro SD up to 2TB with this phone so it's heavily future-proofed. The phone has a removable battery and micro SD card slot, obviously. The whole point of the micro SD slot is so that you can add the space suitable for your needs. I've had no issues with this phone freezing, or locking up, or restarting, or any of that nonsense.
HOW TO UNINSTALL BLOATWARE AND MAXIMIZE INTERNAL STORAGE:
Once you activate the phone, Virgin auto installs their carrier bloat as usual. Go to Settings, then go to Apps. Start off by uninstalling all the apps that the phone lets you uninstall. After that, now I'll tell you about how to handle the apps that you cannot uninstall. For example, the app "Amazon Kindle" cannot be uninstalled, so instead you follow this process: First, uninstall updates for the app. Then disable the app. AFTER disabling the app, scroll down and press clear data. The app will stay in the list, but the app is disabled, won't run in the background the phone, won't show up in the app drawer, and best of all, will only us about 40 kilobytes of space, which is basically nothing at all. Repeat this process for any apps that you cannot fully uninstall. After doing this for all the apps I didn't use I had easily almost 9GB of free space to install apps that I actually used. After putting my standard load of apps on the phone I still have over 6GB of space for apps. Like I said, just make sure music and photos go on an SD card and you will have no issues with space.
I recommend Mr. Shield screen protectors, because they have the best warranty, and are the most helpful for me. The other items like the SD card I recommended, various Mr. Shield screen protectors and some long charging cables I'll also link to:
Samsung 128GB 100MB/s (U3) MicroSDXC EVO Select Memory Card with Adapter (MB-ME128GA/AM)
[2-PACK]-Mr Shield For LG Stylo 3 [Tempered Glass] [Full Cover] Screen Protector with Lifetime Replacement Warranty
[3-PACK] - Mr Shield For LG Stylo 3 [Tempered Glass] Screen Protector [0.3mm Ultra Thin 9H Hardness 2.5D Round Edge] with Lifetime Replacement Warranty
[5-PACK] Mr Shield For LG Stylo 3 Anti-glare [Matte] Screen Protector with Lifetime Replacement Warranty
iXCC Freedom Series Freedom Series 10ft Reversible Micro USB to USB 2.0 Charge and Sync Cable for Android/Windows/MP3/Camera - 2 Pack
If you don't have much money and you want a decent phone, go with the Stylo 2. If you have a little extra to spend and want something with a little more speed, the Stylo 3 is the way to go.
I'll definitely purchase my next cell phone through this company.
Excellent audio quality and volume
720p resolution on the said big screen
2gb/ram 16gb internal memory
lack of NFC
Adoptable Storage setting disabled
Stylus feels and writes great even though I am afraid it might break if I scribble too hard, but I almost never take it out in the first place anyway.
Touch screen feels way too sensitive sometimes but it's no biggie. Picture quality feels acceptable at best even with all the big numbers attached to camera specs.
Expanding a bit on pros/cons list, the 720p at 5.7 inch screen: while normally I wouldn't mind it(I certainly didn't mind 720 on 5.5 screen on my last phone) but for some reason I can see distortions on bright backgrounds (like homescreen wallpapers or while on browser) if I stare at it hard enough. Maybe it's just me being overly critical, or maybe its the type of screen LG puts in these things that are different than what I am used to but I am trying to look past it and it still bugs me out even after using the phone for a week now.
2GB of ram isn't much of an issue after trying out the phone for a while, everything is reasonably snappy while I switch back and forth different apps. However the 16gb internal memory (you only get to install about 8gb worth of things) can be a dealbreaker for a lot of people. I guess there are microsd cards for that but LG has decided to disable the adoptable storage.
Fingerprint scanner is just beautiful. I expected the slow put my finger on and wait 2~3 seconds before anything happens type of deal from old laptop finger scanners. But this guy just unlocks the moment I put my finger on the scanner, just loving it.
Great phone for price if you are in the market for it. Fingerprinting and stylus are both excellent. Performance exceeds satisfactory and your multimedia experience will be reasonably good unless you put your eyes right in front of the screen. Small amount of internal memory can be a hassle for a lot of people but simple googling can give you a cheap way around it.
I decided to buy a latest 128gb sd card (the one that advertises U3 100mb/s speed and came out a month ago - check it out at amazon phone accessory section) and force enabled adoptable storage and stored a couple of 3D games there to see how it pans out. Before I started I ran memory benchmark and internal memory came in at 170mb/s while SD card only came in at 58mb/s (figures the advertised speed is only for those professional grade cameras or something). Anyway I have tried hearthstone, GTA san andreas and vainglory on SD card and they are all running well and smooth with the exception of hearthstone, going back and forth the non gaming areas(like main screen to play screen into starting the actual game) takes forever on a sd card. Luckily moving an app back and forth the internal to sd isn't much of an hassle.