Virgin Mobile - LG Stylo™ 3 4G LTE with 16GB Memory Prepaid Cell Phone - Gray

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Stay connected with this LG Stylo 3 smartphone. A large 5.7-inch screen produces plenty of detail so that you can browse and explore games with ease, and a 13-megapixel camera produces impressive images. Android 7.0 Nougat is installed in this LG Stylo 3 smartphone, letting it handle the latest apps.
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Overview

What's Included


  • LG Stylo™ 3 4G LTE with 16GB Memory Prepaid Cell Phone
  • Standard battery
  • Travel adapter and USB cable

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
93% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (277 out of 299)

Features


Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 processor

Octa-core 1.4GHz processor and 2GB of RAM deliver outstanding overall performance for opening and running applications, flipping through menus, running home screens and more.

Android 7.0 Nougat OS

Offers a fresh, fast platform to help you stay connected and productive while you're on the go.

4G LTE speed

Provides fast Web connection for downloading apps, streaming content and staying connected with social media.

5.7" HD IPS touch screen

Extra-large screen is matched with a slim body to comfortably fit in your hand. Offers 16:9 cinema-like screen ratio with 1280 x 720 resolution that's perfect for viewing of videos, photos and games.

13.0MP rear-facing camera for pictures and Full HD videos

Snap photos and videos while you're out and about. Also includes a front-facing 5.0MP camera for self-portraits and video.

16GB internal memory plus microSD slot

Provides plenty of storage space for your contacts, music, apps and more. Expand storage up to 128GB by adding a microSD card (sold separately).

Never miss a moment with Smart Video

Freeze any video that's playing when you look away from your phone. When you look back at the screen, the video resumes right where you left off.

Your fingerprint keeps your phone secure

Hold your finger on the fingerprint sensor panel to unlock your phone.


Overall customer rating

4.4
93%
would recommend to a friend

Pros

Cons

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome phone with one slight annoyance

    Posted
    Will322017
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    The LG Stylo 3 is an awesome phone. It has a 5.7 inch 720p display. A 3,200 mAh battery which can def last all day if you dont go crazy with using apps and watching YouTube all the time or checking Facebook. The phone runs amazing. No random shut offs, no stuttering. No problems for me at all. The phone has a 1.4 GHZ Octa-Core Snapdragon 435 processor which is perfect for a budget phone like this.And it has 2GB of RAM but its actually 1.8GB. Still runs awesome. It has 16GB of memory. Out of the box you get 8.64 left to do whatever you want with. Now of course once you get your Virgin Mobile service set up all the Virgin apps and everything else will get installed on the phone but a majority of it can be uninstalled. Now call quality is very good for the most part. Every call varies. And it also depends on the person you're calling and what kind of phone theyre using. But call quality is pretty good for this device. Now the phone does have a LED notification light on it. Which is one of the main reasons why i bought this phone......BUT i ended up returning it about a week later. Why? because i'll tell you why the Stylo 3 ONLY notifies you of 4 things: Incoming calls, Missed calls, Battery charging, and Downloaded apps....THAT'S IT. You'd think with a LED light youd get notified of missed texts right? Nope there's no option for that. Kind of a annoyance, if not a deal breaker for me. And might be for anyone else. But if anyone reading this doesnt mind that you dont get notified when you get a text then the Stylo 3 will be a great choice for it. Oh and the 13MP rear cam? Takes prety good pictures. Not amazing to say the least. The J7 Perx actually takes WAY better pictures. The 1080p video quality is also not bad but not amazing. the 5MP front cam is pretty much the same quality not amazing. Anyways the phone is very good for the price if you can get it on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice for the price

    Posted
    Caitie
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    I had the first Stylo for over two years, and it has served me well. It actually still runs, but is starting to glitch a lot, so time to upgrade. The Stylo 3 has a lot of the same features I've come to love. QuickMemo. Tap twice to wake it up. LG backup. The tray to flip between recent apps. The built-in pen is nicer. It has a cloth tip over a rubber one, which glides better than the first gen's pen. It's also a smaller tip, and makes a finer point when drawing or writing. The fingerprint lock works great. I just have to touch my finger to the sensor, and it unlocks quick--but only for me. It has a backup pin in case the sensor can't catch your print, for those worried about that. The camera is good for a phone camera. I have a real camera for my photography, so the ones in phones disappoint me every time. XD But for taking pics of nights out with my friends and the random selfie, it has a nice camera. I'm neutral so far about Android 7. It runs well, but I miss having all my apps in their own section, instead all of them cluttered on my home pages. Granted, this has nothing to do with the phone itself. It's just an aspect of Android 6 I miss. There are a lot of embedded apps that it won't let you uninstall, only disable. Most are ones people love, like Uber and Amazon, so it's likely not a big deal. Just know there will be Phantom space used up. 16 gigs is a decent amount of internal space, considering the first generation only had 8. After set up and disabling the apps the I didn't want, I have 8 gigs internal left. It does have a slot for an SD, and it claims to handle up to 2TB. I may have to test that at some point. All and all, I like it. It doesn't have huge amount of bells and whistles, but it has enough for the price. The average user ought to be happy with it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Still Learning to Use It

    Posted
    Luther
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    This phone is the best I have owned. It is a gift from my wife who has one exactly the same, who also likes hers. She insisted that my cover be a different color than hers. I have had if for over a week and am still learning to use it. It replaces an older android, so you would figure that there is no learning curve. :-( I am getting much better reception than my old phone, 4 bars instead of 2 in my living room. My sim card doesn't fit in my new phone, so my contacts and most of my apps went away. My daughter turned on my old phone and moved the contacts from the old phone to the new phone. I think she copied them onto my old memory card and then moved the memory card to my now phone. Google wants you to store everything in the cloud, but I hate sharing, although I suppose it's hopeless if I want to have a contact list on the phone or even call my friends from my cell or my landline. So back your stuff up onto the cloud, where Google can see it. No big deal. A Google search will already tell you most of the places I have lived, the property I own, the places I rented, even a hotel I stayed in for a couple of months 30 years ago. How did they get that? Facebook already knows who my friends and family are. But I digress. Buy this phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good,for the price, but not quite note worthy

    Posted
    hitsuyoo
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    This is LG's 3rd shot at this... I bought this phone for my daughter. And she seems pretty happy with it, for the most part. It's a welcomed upgrade from her older phone. It runs Andriod 7.0 out of the box, so it doesn't skimp on performance, per se. It comes off as a budget option for that other $1,000 phablet. There are some nice bells and whistles, such as screen writing and the obvious stylus tucked away, in the top of the phone. I think it is a good option for the note taker.( student) that needs a quick pad to jot down references. unfortunately, the fact that you have to download and app tray is kind of a bummer, but fixable( with a download). The camera is possibly the worst feature on the phone. That could be a deal breaker for many. The low light shots are basic at best. the flash does very little to remedy this as well. Call quality is pretty good, for Virgin mobile. All in all, I recommend this to the budget contious person that wants to expirience a phablet for the 1st time. Basically, you get what you pay for. And that's about all.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    The phone itself is great, but...

    Posted
    SirCraig
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    The LG Stylus 3 is a great phone: Nice clean screen, powerful, easily upgradable external memory. I got it primarily for the size, as my prior phone was too small for me to see everything very well and long texts were a pain to try and track. The size is a problem when looking for a means to hold it when I'm not using it, but that's not the phone's problem. My one issue with the phone is not with the phone itself, but the lack of documentation. Since this phone relies primarily on Google programming (Chrome, gmail, etc.) it would have been nice to know where to look for key programs, or how to set up my screens, or any number of small tweaks I wanted to employ to make the phone a friendlier platform for me to use. Instead I had to search the web to seek out an owners' manual, something that should have at least been included. Fortunately I found one quickly, but then had to figure out how and where to download it to if I didn't want to keep going to the same web site over and over. Still, this is a minor complaint. As I said, this is a great phone that should hopefully last me as many years as my last LG.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Phone for the price

    Posted
    Jason

    Absolutely fantastic performance for the price. The stylus response is snappy and intuitive. The built in software that comes up when you pull it out works great. A lot of resource intensive apps run quicker on this than my previous phone which was a good phone. Fallout Shelter is a good example or Vice City. I can even run DS emulators on it pretty well. I wasn't sure if I would use the stylus as much as I would my hands but it's my primary way to use the phone now unless I'm making a call or using a few other apps. It's a tiny bit less responsive once I added a glass cover for the screen, but not enough to be a big deal. The OS is also snappy and responsive. You'll want to remove some of the pre installed apps as on most phones though and turn off some things depending on your preferences. One downside is the call quality isn't great. I can hear people great, sometimes I'm a little hard to hear, especially if there is a decent amount of background noise. The size may not be for everyone as well. This is a big phone, so some one handed browsing/use may be a little more difficult. It would be nice for a higher resolution on the screen too, but it looks great as is. I got it for $129 and I would absolutely recommend it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Suitable for my needs

    Posted
    Allan
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    I don't use my phone for anything overly complex and try to keep the usage to personal only (no business) I exchanged my old LG phone as it had only 8GB memory and we all know that most of it was taken up by internal software\firmware It is the same with the LG Stylo3 - out of 16GB advertised you get slightly over 50% for your apps and what-have-you. Bloated stuff that is installed is quite annoying and nuisance to those of us who does not want or need it. Some of it can be uninstalled but some not (FB for example) and can only be disabled (still eats precious GBs) I installed 32GB card so at least all my photos and videos go on that Didn't get a chance to use the stylus but its there if I ever need it the phone is slightly larger that my previous model so that has its pros and cons but lets chalk it up to personal preference and it is 'manageable' The sound is what I would consider 'mid-range' - it is not awfully muffled and\or distorted but not completely 100% clear either, esp. in some locations. Granted - for a price one cannot complain too much

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Android Smart Phone

    Posted
    Thomas
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    This is, by far, the best android phone I've ever owned. The phone is called a Phablet, due to its size. But I don't feel that this phone is overly large. For its size, it's incredibly light and thin. The screen resolution is great, the camera is easy to use and takes quick pics. The phone does come with some bloatware, but it's easy to disable the apps you don't use/need. The memory capacity is adequate, but if you like to load up on apps and take a lot of pics/videos you'll need a decent sized micro SD for storage. Now comes the thing I absolutely love about this phone. It has really good battery life, and the battery itself is removable/replaceable. Most phones now have integrated batteries, which make them impossible to replace if by chance you leave it charging too long and cook it and/or don't season it properly during charging cycles. The in-call sound is very clear. The speaker sound is good. The note-taking app and stylus are very useful. Overall, this phone is the best deal for a quality smart phone.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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