LG G Stylo 2 follows the sleek and stylish footsteps of the G Stylo. It sports a 5.7-inch HD IPS display with embedded stylus. From within its surface, the device runs on a 1.2GHz Quad-Core processor with 2GB of RAM and an internal storage of 16GB. On the back of the device is a 13MP camera. In front, there is a 5MP camera with Gesture Shot. The device comes with a 3,000 mAh battery. Upon release, the LG G Stylo 2 runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS.
My experience with this phone is that the touch screen has frozen 1-2 times every day I've owned it regardless of what I do about it. You can't reboot the phone without the use of the touch screen, so instead you have to rip the back off the phone and remove the battery and then reboot it. And I have tried everything to fix it. I have owned it 6 months and it has frozen more than 200 times, beginning the very first day. I have also tried resetting the phone to factory settings. That also did not fix the problem but it did cause me to permanently lose the voice mail with the phone number of a customer that I needed to call back. I had "backed up" my data to the SD card and was careful not to check the box that the instructions said do not check, but restarting the phone after the factory reset nonetheless wiped out the backup data that was stored on the SD card. so that was a huge waste of time and effort. I am not happy with the camera either. I knew from other reviewers before I bought it that it would be mediocre, but I mistakenly thought that would not be a big deal. It truly is. Who wants fuzzy pictures with lifeless colors for their memories? If you can't take a worthwhile picture with your phone, why pay for a camera phone? The phone does not receive data consistently. It works ok on wi-fi but if you are on data the page loads stall indefinitely sometimes. My husband's phone (a different brand) does not have that issue at all, in the same location. He always has fast data loads. The phone comes with 16 Gb internal memory. That was a big selling point for me but the phone comes from the factory loaded up with nearly 8 GB of dozens of useless apps you can't get rid of. They are loaded in internal memory and you can't move them to the SD card. If you try to disable one you get an error message that you will cause some other app to misbehave. The phone freezes regularly whether you have all those useless apps enabled or not. You are stuck in a relationship with Google. The phone is loaded with a LOT of Google apps whether you want them or not. They are not optional. You can disable them at the risk of making other apps misbehave, but you cannot delete them. It comes loaded with all the big prying social media apps. I enabled the Facebook app and the next time I tried to upload just one single photo, the app unexpectedly uploaded every photo that was on my SD card, which was several dozen, and every video I had on the phone as well, as if I wanted to blaze through my bandwidth uploading private photos into the control of strangers. Once a photo uploads to Facebook it is impossible to remove. The only sure way to prevent a future reoccurrence was to disable the Facebook app. The phone came from Virgin Mobile with a 2-week trial period. Unfortunately, I was very short on free time and thought I must be doing something wrong and I did not see negative reviews online--so I made the mistake of not returning it immediately. I did find a website just recently revealing I am not alone with this problem. More than half the reviewers had a regular freezing problem with the same experience I have had. Overall, this phone has been a perpetual disappointment. I've only owned it 6 months but I am at the end of my rope. I cannot recommend this phone to anyone.
This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of Wirefly.com.
Would Not Recommend to a friend.
Posted on:March 25th, 2017by CC234
Good: 16 GB internal memory, big screen that I use instead of my Kindle for reading, hotspot capability, 32 GB SD card slot (card not included), decent battery life. Mine came with a small charging adapter with a long detachable cord that I like. You can load just about any kind of file and read it on the phone. Bad: I wish I had never bought this phone. Problems began the first day, and the return period to Virgin Mobile is only 2 weeks. Being rather busy with work at the time, 2 weeks was not enough time to determine that the freezing problem was non-correctable. I should have sent the phone back for a refund. I've owned it about 180 days now and it has frozen at least 1-3 times every day since day 1, so more than 200 freezes in 6 months. The problem is the touch screen freezes and there are no buttons to override the touch screen, not even to reboot the phone, so this has meant missed calls and a lot of time wasted and fingernails damaged ripping the back off the phone to remove the battery and then rebooting. Again. What a pain and a waste of time. I finally broke down and reset the phone to factory settings only to have it freeze again three or four times in the next 2 days. Nothing seems to fix the problem. I've been all over the instructions, which say to pull the SD card out and take the battery out. Pulling the SD card out is just something they tell you to do so you;ll think you are doing something but it does not fix the problem. I think the real fix is to take the lid off the garbage can and toss the phone in. Despite 16 Gb of internal memory, it comes pre-loaded with almost 8GB of applications, most of which I do not want, taking up half of the internal memory, not capable of being moved to the SD Card. Also, you are stuck with all kinds of useless pre-loaded Google apps. So if you don't want Google spying on your every move, don't buy this phone. Try removing any of those apps and you'll get error messages that if you dare remove any of these apps, then it promises some other app is going to misbehave. I experimented with keeping every pre-loaded app enabled, but that did not eliminate the perpetual freeze-up issue either. Photo quality is mediocre, which during the purchase process I had read in reviews, but didn't think would be a problem. But when you see that great sunset or something you want to capture and you know you can't do it justice, it becomes clear that if you use your phone for a camera you want decent pics. The colors are not true. They are dull and lifeless. The photos do not do the scenery justice. You can edit the photos but it's still not the same as if the camera was true. The photos are not that crisp either. I have somewhat shaky hands and I would like a lot faster shutter speed to make up for it. But you can't control shutter speed or aperture. You take snapshots, not photos, if you know what I mean. My husband has a different brand of phone. His phone consistently gets LTE data, and it is fast. The LG Stylo2 is LTE capable but does not get as good a signal as my husband's phone for some reason, it goes to 3G a lot, and sometimes the data is super slow and frequently stalls before it finishes loading a web page. Wasting even more of my time. We're in the same location using the same cell tower. HIs phone is great. The LG Stylo2 is just mediocre overall.
This review is the subjective opinion of the user and not of Wirefly.com.
Wirefly Is America's Most Trusted Source For All Cell Phones, Plans, TV, and Internet Deals
Wirefly offers great deals on a large selection of smartphones, cell phones, tablets, mobile hotspots, and other wireless devices for the nation's most popular carriers. Use Wirefly’s innovative cell phone and plan comparison tools to ensure you are getting the best deal on the market. Shop with confidence knowing that Wirefly wants to help you find the best prices on cell phones, cell phone plans, TV, and Internet service.