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LG Stylus 2 Smartphone: Is It Good for Business?

LG Stylus 2 Smartphone: Is It Good for Business?

LG's new Stylus 2 promises top-tier note-taking functionality at an affordable price. That could make the pen-equipped Stylus 2 an enticing alternative to Samsung's pricey Galaxy Note 5 when it launches in the United States later this year. 

Like the Note 5, the Stylus 2 sports a built-in stylus that slides into a slot on the edge of the phone. Pulling the pen out triggers a pop-up menu, providing quick access to handy note-taking software so you can jot down notes in a hurry. The Stylus 2 offers full pressure sensitivity, so writing on the screen should feel smooth and natural.

The phone has midrange specs that will help keep the price down, including a quad-core processor and a 720p display, which doesn't pack nearly as many pixels as the Note 5's screen. Workers will appreciate the roomy dimensions of the 5.7-inch display, though, which will make screen-intensive tasks like viewing large documents more comfortable. Other hardware highlights include an 8-megapixel, front-facing camera that should be decent for videoconferencing and a microSD card slot for expanding the phone's internal storage.

A fingerprint scanner built into the back of the device is another big perk for business users. Fingerprint scanners let you keep your work phone locked down without using a cumbersome password screen.

Exact pricing and release-date details haven't yet been announced, but the midrange Stylus 2 is sure to be cheaper than the premium Note 5, which is one of the priciest smartphones on the market. LG is expected to reveal more information about the Stylus 2 later this month.

In the meantime, check out our picks for the best business smartphones currently on the market.

Brett Nuckles
Brett Nuckles

Brett Nuckles has been a working journalist since 2009. He got his start in local newspapers covering community news, local government, education and more before he joined the Business News Daily staff in 2013. He graduated from Ohio University, where he studied Journalism and English. Follow him on Twitter @BrettNuckles.