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The stylus-touting LG Stylo 5 is now available at Cricket Wireless for $230

What you need to know

  • You can now buy the LG Stylo 5 on Cricket Wireless.
  • It costs $230 for new customers and existing customers that upgrade a line.
  • The phone has a 6.2-inch screen and built-in stylus.

LG's Stylo series has been one of the better low-end options for U.S. consumers in search of a cheap Android phone that isn't total garbage, and this year, we're getting the LG Stylo 5 (opens in new tab). If you live in the U.S., the first place you can get your hands on the Stylo 5 is at Cricket Wireless.

Cricket is charging $230 for the Stylo 5, and for that price, you're getting a pretty competent Android handset. The Stylo 5 is equipped with a 6.2-inch Full HD+ FullVision display, 13MP rear camera, 5MP selfie camera, and an unnamed "octa-core" processor with 32GB of internal storage.

You'll also find a beefy 3,500 mAh battery, Android 9 Pie with LG's custom interface, and a built-in stylus that can be concealed in the bottom frame when you're not using it.

If you want to pick up the Stylo 5 for yourself, it's available on Cricket Wireless right now in both Blonde Rose and Platinum Gray. The only caveat is that you need to be a new customer or upgrade an existing line on a plan that costs $30/month or more.

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

7 Comments
  • How much RAM does it have? What kind of Snapdragon CPU? Does it have NFC? Did you just copy and paste the specs of last year's LG Stylo 4 and post it here? No new specs was given!
  • Exactly! I already gave up I just brought a xiaomi phone, and it's way better than any LG Stylo!
  • Exactly what I was thinking.. There's literally nothing different apart from the fact that it is a different android update
  • LG's custom interface in garbage.
  • Very dissapointing that LG releases a phone like this. Especially after how good the G8 is. I picked up the Samsung A50 with Verizon for the same price. Plus there's no comparison between the two. The A50 is just a better equipped phone in every category. Boo-hoo, LG this offering just plain sucks!
  • Why anyone would buy this over the cheaper (and more powerful) moto g7 supra is mindblowing. Weak specs and high price point for this device which appears is just a rebranded Stylo 4. 
  • Aside from a little bit better battery and Android 9 I dont see any difference from the 5 and the 4. Seems the 4 has 3 gigs of memory and the 5 only 2. The Galaxy A 50 seems like a better deal if I needed a new phone. Will stick with the stylo 4 I have. Nothing worth changing for.