Anonymous, 05 Feb 2016My daughter has problems getting the update and the phone is saying the phone is not registere... moreMy phone is nuts, thats all i can say about it. It won't let me set it up and dwcided on it's own to call 911 every time I turn it on.and also decided on its ow n to lock the screen.So when the phone turns on it tells me to swipe any way to unlock the phone, but i don't want my phone locked ever.plus when i do it calls 911.it's new to me and not set up cuz it keeps going nuts! I absolutely HATE THIS PHONE.CAN ANYONE HELP.IT ALSO GETS WHERE WHEN I TRY to set it it gets where it gets to say my sim card is locked and tries to go to the part that asks if I'm with a helper to set up my phone and it took info drom old phone. I don't want it to. I told you it's nuts.
I've had phone all of 3 weeks. app stop working and phone got virus on it pop up all day long. took phone back to store.. where i purchase they did a reset and problem still exist.. i am not sure about phone. Also it is surprising there is not tutorial to show how to work phone??
I use to love lg's but my old lg phone that i bought 2 years ago was working much better than this.if it wasnt because it didnt have more storage i will never hadit replaced. But this one only one week and im starting to hated, calls are not comming in even if not doing nothing, messages come in 1 hr late and bad battery life my small phone lg lasted twice than this crap
I love the phone// seriously I recommend this product been using it for a year// I'm having a blast
Lg stylo is the worse phone ever, bought mine 3 months ago after about 2 months of having it the screen flickers, battery is discharging and the company I bought it from just gives me a used replacement its horrible. Huge mistake and a waste of $150!! Dont buy it!
Hi I had The LG G Stylo almost A Year. my Phone Is Flashing And Flickering. I Will Never going to Buy LG Product. I Am Discontinuing Buying LG Products. Do Not Buy LG Product. it is a Totally Waste Of Money. Do Not Spend Your Money Buying An LG Phone.
Veronica1216, 10 Aug 2016I am dying to find out if the stylo 2 plus has the same issue. I HATE the gps issues on my pho... moreSo you have the newest version Stylo 2? I've had stylo 1 and I agree, crap :(
I guess I get the ZTE MAX PRO
Anonymous, 19 Jul 2016Same problem with the gps. Had this phone for more than a year and trust me, it gets much wors... moreI am dying to find out if the stylo 2 plus has the same issue. I HATE the gps issues on my phone amd need a new one. Trying to decide which to buy. Stylo 2 or ZTE max pro
mike, 08 Aug 2016I got this lg g stylo 4 months agi st first i was so siked, for how cheap it was and the quali... moreI baught this phone about a month ago and it was good at first and i was happy with the design and cheap price.However, now the phone turns off repetedly and the keyboard glitches out to the point where I want to smash it on the ground. Another major flaw is the battery. It takes a very long time to charge and the batter drains from 100% to 15% in less than 40 minutes. I have to keep it on 0% brightness and close apps constantly as well as having to keep off most added features (which dont even work half the time anyways). One of the things that frustrate me the most is that there are no cases and the pen does not have a tracker. Another flaw is that i cant send calls or take calls because of the speaker and mic quality. Whenever i try to call someone it rings through all the way then goes to voice mail, i tried calling my house phone to be sure, and sadly it ringed half way through the first ringing set and then went to voice mail. Also it crashes apps and simple tasks are made impossible.
Would not recomend getting this phone its horrible. Took me nearly and hour to write just this small paragraph with the keyboard glitching out
I got this lg g stylo 4 months agi st first i was so siked, for how cheap it was and the quality amazing very happy. After the first month the keyboard would not stay up for a whole word it would disappear and i would wait it would come back and i would get a letter in and it would disappear again and so on. Its very rare for me to be able to type a whole sentence before it disappears and i have to wait. I am happy with the little things in life so i don't complain about much this is very anoyying. It is very slow glitching alot to where it freezes up and you have to turn the screen off snd try your hardest to get it to come back on. I never ever ever receive any txt i am sent so they all get screen shotted and sent through fb witch ive learned to live with. I csn receive incoming but when i call someone it rings all the way through and to voicemail, a few days later the people will have to write me on fb and say hey i just got a voice mail from you today.lol i called a week ago onces.the only app that works okay on this phone is fb other then typing because keyboard. Writing this comment on here about made me smash this thing so hope you get the msg. This toom me almost 45 mins to write because of the keyboard and phone shutting off.
Great phone, excellent battery life, runs best on 5.1.1 Screen quality is excellent. All features work flawlessly, I spend ALOT of time on it gaming and it handles all my favorites with no problem. Stylus is really convenient and is accurate and reliable. I actually use it to play Vainglory ;D
I have rooted and installed custom twrp. Currently running Katana rom on 5.1.1 and it's a significant performance and battery life boost running greenify with root features enabled.
I wish it had a gyroscope and infrared output but these are features usually only found on flagship devices and for $100 price point not that big of a deal.
I hear stock 6.0 is kinda buggy on this phone, I'd advise sticking with 5.1.1. 9/10 rating very happy with my purchase.
So far I am pleased with the phone. Ive had it for 3 weeks...except maybe that you have to click everytime you want to talk your texts...microphone dont stay on keyboard...I took case off and tgen was out and about and dropped it on the pavement today but thank God there wasnt a mark on it...put case back on tho when I got home.
LG Ripped me off !, 27 Jun 2016As many others have stated, do not buy a LG G Stylo, total waste of your money. Slow, freezes,... moreI am disqusted with this phone. I've had it a little over2 months. Tells me I don't have enough storage/memory although I bought a 32 gig sd card. The pbone flickers & tells me home screen has stopped. Sometimes it takes hrs to be able to get it back to normal.i shouldhave read the reviews on this phone before i bought it. Waste of $100 dollars. I've always used sprint samsung galaxy phones. Only reason I bought this one is my good one died on me. I'm going back to a samsung. I use boost as my provider with no problem but will Never buy a boost phone again....i hear people saying there is a recall on this phone. How do I find out?
I've had the T-Mobile version (16GB storage, 2Gb RAM) of the the LG Stylo for about 3 weeks. It upgraded to Droid 6.0 the 1st day. No problems with screen, calls, Wifi or mobile data. Seems pretty speedy. GPS worked fine...for about a week. Then started having problems with losing lock (not due to external conditions). Installing a GPS app helped for a few days, but problem returned.
Also have a problem with Wifi Hotspot. It sets up fine and other devices connect, but they cannot access the Internet. Hard reset helped, but problems returned. From other comments, definitely seems to be a firmware/software issue with Droid 6.0. - does not appear to be overheating.
Contacted LG support but very evasive when I asked about known issues. Only offered returning for repair. Probably won't bother since I'm not at all confident they can repair it, and I got it very cheaply. It's actually not bad as a 5.7" wifi tablet, especially for teens and younger (in a sturdy case).
Nolonger a LG Fan, 25 Jun 2016I had an LG Volt before and I was pretty happy with it. Because of a busted screen I justified... moreSame thing happened to me. I was happy with my LG Volt so I figured that if it was a good phone that the LG g Stylo would be a good phone too. NOT! The slowest phone there is!
Went from a galaxy s4 to the LG G Stylo because my screen cracked and the LG was a fantastic price.....Found out why. You get what you pay for. I can't even plug a jump drive into my stylo like I could my Galaxy. The LG won't recognize it PERIOD. No apps work for this either. Camera takes really crappy pictures compared to my Galaxy. Slower response, camera decides to take random pictures all on its own.God forbid if I need to make an emergency call and the stylo decides it does not want to respond as fast as it should. lag, lag, lag. Sorry I bought this crap box of a phone the only good feature is the large screen
I received the phone a couple of weeks ago. It's an LG G Stylo H631 from T-Mobile. The specs are somewhat better than those listed on this site. The RAM is 2 GB, not 1. The back-side camera is 16 MP, not 8. The rest of the specs seem to match.
It came with Lollipop 5.0, and was upgraded to 5.1 the same day by T-Mobile. Early the next day, it upgraded again to Marshmallow 6.0. If there's another upgrade, according to T-Mobile's customer service, it won't happen for this phone until March 2017 (or after), when Android 6.0.1 may become available based on their OS upgrade cycle. I added a 32 GB SD card, and used the LG Back-up/Restore app to restore my apps from my previous LG phone.
I chose the phone primarily for the larger screen. My previous phone was an LG L90 D415, which is at least 50% less screen than the Stylo. I put the phone in a 2-part, 3 piece case (top, bottom and liner) for protection.
A lot of folks seem to be having a lot of issues with their G Stylo phones, but based on their posts, it's likely due to a variety of reasons that aren't due to the phone itself: Damage (which can cause the phone to eat chargers/batteries/battery life), a replacement (Typically a refurbished phone that isn't as good as a "new" one), OS variations (I had no trouble with 5.0, had trouble with 5.1, have had no trouble with 6.0), carrier differences in the phone models (T-Mobile's phone model is the H631. The H634 and other models "belong" to different carriers and won't work unless using that carrier's model and SIM card) or, very likely, app issues (most folks don't really understand the impact of how those permissions work and, unless upgraded to Android 6.0 or better, can't change those permissions once installed).
I have experienced none of the issues apparently experienced by others. My phone works well, doesn't restart by itself, stays connected to calls as well as the other Smartphones phones in the house, has no issues with texting, ringtones (which was a problem when 5.1 was installed and was resolved when it went to 6.0) taking pictures or video. Apps load quickly and run smoothly (more-so than in the L90). I also like the fact there are no side buttons (volume and power buttons are on the back) to accidentally grab and press while holding the phone. There are no buttons on the front at all (there are areas on the screen programmed to act like buttons, but they're touch-based and much more responsive than buttons).
It doesn't have stellar speed, but then, it's better than what I had. My apps transferred and updated properly and all things are working exactly as they should. GPS/magnetics/motion sensors all seem to work as well as in the L90, which didn't seem to have any issues that could bother most folks. It accurately reports my position in the house without having Data or Wireless turned on to within a couple of feet, and accurately indicates which direction I point the thing (according to a very expensive compass I've had for 40+ years). I use an astro lab app and it accurately reports which star I'm looking at (something that requires all of those motion/gps/compass features to be working right).
Here are some tips for a better experience:
1. Buy new from the carrier. Don't buy an extended warranty.
2. Don't let the carrier replace your phone if you break it. Get it fixed elsewhere or buy another one elsewhere.
3. Cases are mandatory - especially ones that "warp around" and offer a raised edge around the screen. The phone's body is moderately cheap, but a case substantially improves its toughness.
4. Upgrade Android when possible (YMMV because it depends on your carrier/provider, or on your own technical skills if your provider won't be upgrading you. It will run at least up to Android 6.0.1, and likely will run 7 when it comes out.)
5. The phone has almost certainly taken fatal damage if there is visible damage to it after an "accident" of any kind. It's not a robust design. If something cracks, chances are the electronics inside got damaged, too. Likely better to buy another new one than get it repaired. The prices for new ones are quite reasonable now.
Overall, though, if you treat it right, it's a great phone. Folks are far and away more likely to complain about what they don't like than write about what they do like. And many have higher expectations than this phone is likely to meet.
Keep in mind, this phone is NOT a high-end phone. Then again, I didn't pay for one. But it has several features most low-end/budget Smartphones lack - the main one being NFC capabilities for Google Pay (if you want to set that up) or data transfer from one NFC-capable phone to another. It also has a ridiculously large screen for a phone in its price range. It's NOT good enough for VR (the specs don't measure up), but it will do most everything else you might want.
If you're on a budget, take care of your equipment and don't go nuts with app downloads, while looking for "high-end" features like a large screen (Phablet-style) and NFC capabilities, this is the most feature-rich phone available (through T-Mobile) at the lowest price. If you need more, you'll have to pay (a lot) for more.
For someone looking for a lot who has little to spend, I'd highly recommend this phone.
Dark Lord~Sith85, 25 Jun 2016I keep hearing about a recall on the LG Stylo, after researching issues, and reading many comm... moreSame problem with the gps. Had this phone for more than a year and trust me, it gets much worse. Freezing, lagging, booting off on its own. Get settled for a crappy experience
So, I've been a long time fan of LG phones, going back to the Rumor Touch and Optimus Slider. Had hoped to get a new phone with a keyboard, but they're just not out there.
Saw that Boost Mobile had the Stylo on sale and my last phone had just died so I picked it up. I don't understand these negative reviews at all. Mine has been a peach, for the most part. Updated to android 6 the first time I turned it on. Good reception all over the place. Big, bright screen. Decent camera and audio. So far, it's only flaw is that it will sometimes fail to notify me of an incoming text message. I'm guessing that's a software issue that will be fixed, eventually.
The phone has been pretty darn durable. Mine gets a lot of heat sitting on my dash all day doing navigation duties (I'm a courier), an environment that killed my last phone, a Motorola Photon Q. Of course, any phone will suffer if treated poorly, so mine is always in a protective case. But so far, I have not seen any of the complaints listed by other reviewers. It's a good phone and I would recommend it to any adult user.