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The LG Stylus 3 in all its affordable glory

The LG Stylus 3 sports quite the feature list for such a cheap phone.

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Patrick Holland
Patrick Holland has been a phone reviewer for CNET since 2016. He is a former theater director who occasionally makes short films. Patrick has an eye for photography and a passion for everything mobile. He is a colorful raconteur who will guide you through the ever-changing, fast-paced world of phones, especially the iPhone and iOS. He used to co-host CNET's I'm So Obsessed podcast and interviewed guests like Jeff Goldblum, Alfre Woodard, Stephen Merchant, Sam Jay, Edgar Wright and Roy Wood Jr.
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If you're after a cheap phone with a stylus, LG has something for you: the Stylus 3, seen here at CES 2017 in Las Vegas.

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The stylus has a narrow fiber tip that makes it feel more like a real pen in use.

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Afraid of losing the stylus? No worries. There is a proximity sensor to help ensure that the phone and pen never wander too far.

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The 5.7-inch, 1,280x720-pixel resolution display.

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The body is made of plastic, but feels well constructed.

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There's a fingerprint reader on the backside, along with a 13-megapixel camera.

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The phone runs Android 7.0 Nougat and has a removable battery.

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While pricing has yet to be announced, the Stylus 3 should cost around $200 (which converts to roughly £160 or AU$275).

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The Stylus 3 has both a headphone jack and a Micro-USB port.

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The phone has 16GB of storage, which can be expanded up to 2TB with a microSD card.

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On paper the LG Stylus 3 offers a good balance of features for the price.

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