LG Stylo 3 Plus available today in Canada

I can't believe it's June already.  Summer's almost here, it feels like it.

We've seen some new phones lately (Moto Z2 Play, G6, S8, Essential, KEYone ...) and that's not all.

Available today from a variety of carriers is going to be the new LG Stylo 3 Plus.

This is cool as we never did get to see the Stylo range in Canada before.  It's a neat little device that will compete ... well, it won't compete with the Samsung in terms of specs, but just based on the pen.  It is a mid-range device (see specs below) so it will compete for space in what I might think of as the 'older demographic'.  So someone who doesn't need a powerhouse device, but the folks I see in the coffee shops who pull out their phone and then use a stylus.

You know, they pull their phone out and have a flip case and then have one of those stubby stylus accessories.  Personally, I can't understand those things, so not sleek and so easy to use.

Well, the Stylo 3 Plus has a big screen and a way more accurate stylus.  Well, I'd be interested in testing it out at least.

For $350 outright you'll get:

  • 5.7" @ 1920x1080
  • Snapdragon 435 @ 1.4GHz x8
  • 2GB RAM
  • 32GB storage + microSD (up to 2TB)
  • 13MP (1/3", 1.12um) / 5MP
  • 3200mAh
  • Android 7.0


Newest mid-range device offers a practical yet powerful design

TORONTO, June 2, 2017 — LG Electronics (LG) is heating up the mass-tier smartphone segment in Canada with the introduction of the all new Stylo 3 Plus. The Stylo 3 Plus offers a precision, fine-tip pen which lets you take notes, draw, select, and mark up, all on your smartphone.

This third generation device is the latest version of LG’s mid-range Stylo smartphone (Stylus outside of North America). The Stylo 3 Plus delivers an improved writing experience with a 1.8mm diameter fiber-tip stylus to provide the feel and feedback of an actual pen when writing on the screen. The Stylo 3 Plus also features a fingerprint scanner and enhanced user-experience with Pen Pop 2.0 as well as the popular Pen Keeper and Screen-off Memo.

With Pen Pop 2.0, your memos are never out of sight and can be set to display on the screen whenever the stylus is removed. Pen Keeper displays a warning when the stylus strays too far from the phone, and Screen-off Memo enables note-taking directly on the screen even when the display is off.

“The goal for LG mobile in 2017 has been to continue to offer customers a wide variety of options and choices when it comes to the perfect smartphone for them,” said Shelly Walia, Mobile Communications an LG Electronics Canada. “The Stylo 3 Plus was designed for those that want a large screen and enjoy having the tactical feel of a pen in hand. We are proud to continue our partnerships with carriers and retailers across Canada to offer the Stylo 3 Plus.”

The Stylo 3 Plus will become available at the following carriers as early as June 2, 2017: Bell, Eastlink, Freedom Mobile, Koodo Mobile, Bell MTS, SaskTel, TELUS, Videotron and Virgin Mobile. Availability at WOW! mobile boutique will also begin rolling out on June 2, 2017. Check with your other local retailers for availability dates.

Stylo 3 Plus Key Specifications:
·         Chipset: MSM8940 1.4GHz Octa core
·         Display:  5.7-inch FHD In-cell Touch (1920 x 1080 / 386ppi)
·      Memory: 2GB LPDDR3 RAM / 32GB eMMC ROM / microSD (up to 2TB)
·      Camera: Front 5MP / Rear 13MP
·      Battery: 3,200mAh (removable)
·      Operating System: Android 7.0 Nougat
·      Size: 155mm x 79.6mm x 7.4mm
·      Weight: 148g
·      Network: LTE / UMTS (HSPA+) / GSM
·      Connectivity: Wi-Fi (802.11 a, b, g, n, ac) / Bluetooth 4.2 LE / USB 2.0
·      Colour: Shiny Titan
·      Other: Stylus Pen / FM Radio / Fingerprint Scanner