You Can Get An Inexpensive USB-C Phone with a Stylus Through the LG Stylo 4
Many USB Type-C phones in the market don't come cheap but the LG Stylo 4 is an exception. In fact this LG Android phone is the only low cost wireless option available through Comcast owned Xfinity Mobile carrier that uses a USB Type-C connector and comes with a stylus. Comparatively other budget offerings by Xfinity Mobile such as the LG K30 and Motorola Moto e5 Play phones only support micro-B with legacy USB charging.
The LG Stylo 4 has clearly differentiated itself from its LG K30 sibling by having a more advanced feature set besides supporting USB Type-C. This includes a newer and faster Qualcomm Snapdragon 450 octa core processor, Android 8.1 Oreo platform, Adreno 506 GPU, 32GB internal storage and stylus support. The LG Stylo 4 can also take advantage of faster 5V, 3A charging with the appropriate USB charger through the phone's USB Type-C connector.
Here's a closer view after we purchased and unboxed the LG Stylo 4.
We have seen an almost similar packaging with the LG K30 in this review.
In typical Xfinity Mobile style, you will need to activate the phone on its website before turning on the phone.
The LG Stylo 4 comes with a LG branded USB Type-A based ac wall adapter, a USB Type-A to Type-C cable and documentation.
Compared to the LG K30, the LG Stylo 4 has a bigger 6.2-in FHD display with higher 2160x1080 pixels resolution to be used with its own stylus.
The stylus is included in the phone which you need to carefully pull it out from its slot at the bottom of the phone. There are a few apps on the phone that you can use with the stylus such as automatically take notes after removing the stylus, zoom in on images and write on the screen during sleep mode on the phone.
The LG Stylo 4 has the same 5MP front camera as the LG K30 but comes with a higher end 13MP rear camera as opposed to 8MP on the K30. Both the rear camera and fingerprint sensor are aligned similar to the LG K30 which also still keeps a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
The LG Stylo 4 is inexpensive enough to let you own a medium range USB Type-C phone without burning a hole in your wallet but if a basic phone is all you need, you may just go for the LG K30 instead.