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Stylus 2 — LG workhorse that suits every pocket

11 July 2016, 11:05Kyle Venktess, The Witness

Pietermaritzburg - The LG Stylus 2 puts the power of a phablet smartphone in the hands of anyone at an affordable price.

There’s no need to fork out the extra thousands to get one’s hands on a larger screened smartphone, with the Stylus 2.

The device is the onomatopoeia equivalent of the word “Awww”, with a fast enough processor, good cameras and features we miss from older models of smartphones.

Remember the days when we used to lean back into our chair at the coffee shop, pull out our device’s stylus and don a sophisticated frown on our face — well the Stylus 2 makes that kind of body language cool again.

The Stylus 2 offers users the nostalgic feeling of some of the first phablets introduced to the market and has to be given credit for not trying to over exceed expectations.

The humble device however is fitted with an ostentatiously large 5,7 inch screen with a 720 x 1 280 pixel resolution, great for viewing content, and will be appreciated by the flight stewardess when you show her your mobile boarding pass.

Breaking the mould of all smartphones designed today, the Stylus 2 features no buttons on the side of the device’s frame.

Volume control and power/wake-up buttons are situated on the rear of the device and allow for more functional usage.

The Stylus 2 also features a decent 1,2 GHz processor, two gigabytes of RAM, the Android Marshmallow operating system and 16 gigabytes of internal storage, upgradeable to 256 gigabytes via SD card.

The device offers smooth navigation, and responds almost in synch with the fingertip swipe.

The Stylus 2 features a 13 megapixel camera on the rear and an 8 megapixel facing camera to capture great selfies.

The stylus makes productivity much simplier. Once you remove the stylus from its holster, a pop-up menu appears on the display with extra features for capturing memos and quick notes.

The Stylus 2 is a workhorse and boasts a 20-hour talk-time.

It also comes with a range of business apps and Google Docs, Sheets, Slides and others available through the Play store make working off the device somewhat of a seamless experience.

While the specs on the Stylus 2 might not seem as high-end compared with others on the market, the device is reliable and does exactly what it is set out to do.

With its larger screen it is able to perform just as well for entertainment, as it does for business and fits into the life of any user looking for a simpler approach to using a smartphone.

First-time users will be delighted by the Stylus 2, while more advanced users will appreciate the bang for their buck.

If you’re looking for a device with all the bells and whistles, you might not find it in this device, but it will definitely perform basic tasks with ease.

@KyleVenktess on Twitter

- The Witness

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