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LG's Stylo 2 brings large-screen, stylus-slinging action to Cricket for cheap

The 5.7-inch smartphone runs Android 6.0 and costs $170 -- less if you switch over from another carrier.

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The LG Stylo 2 sells for $170 on May 13.

Cricket

What's cheap, big and lets you write all over it? LG's new Stylo 2 phone for Cricket, which has a digital pen you can use to navigate around, doodle with or use to jot notes.

It's a lot like the global LG Stylus 2 that the company announced in late February, but with a lower-resolution front-facing camera: 5 megapixels instead of 8.

The 5.7-inch, Android 6.0 phone goes on sale May 13, just in time for Mother's Day, for $170.

Cricket, AT&T's prepaid arm, will slash $50 if you jump ship from another carrier, and a whole $100 if that carrier is T-Mobile, specifically. Their rivalry does you good.

Hardware specs

  • 5.7-inch display, with 1,280x720-pixel resolution
  • 13-megapixel camera, with 1080p HD video recording
  • 5-megapixel front-facing camera with selfie light
  • 1.2GHz quad-core Qualcomm MSM8916 processor
  • 2GB RAM, up to 16GB internal storage
  • Up to 2TB microSD storage
  • Dimensions: 6.10x3.13x0.29 inches
  • Weight: 5.11 ounces
  • 3,000mAh battery