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.
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