Does LG Stylo 6 have wirless charging, nfc, screen mirroring, 5G?

LG Stylo 6 is the successor to Stylo 5. From the outside, it looks like a premium device. Thanks to its huge 6.8-inch display and glass back. But what about the internals?

Can we call it a true Stylo 5 successor? Let’s check out the Stylo 6 feature list. What it offers and where it lacks behind the competition with the help of the below questionnaire –

1. Does LG Stylo 6 have Wireless/Qi Charging? / Does LG Stylo 6 support wireless charging? /  Can LG Stylo 6 charge wirelessly?

Being a mid-range smartphone, Stylo 6 doesn’t offer wireless charging out of the box. The Qi charging is only offered on LG’s high-end devices belonging to V & G Series.

However, we can make Stylo 6 Qi-enabled with the help of a Qi receiver.

 

A Nillkin Qi receiver is attached to Stylo 6.

We can use a thin case to secure the Qi receiver’s flap and place it on a wireless charging pad.

For more details please check out the below article –

LG Stylo 6 Wireless Charging

 

2. Does the LG Stylo 6 have NFC Cricket/Boost/Metro?

Yes, LG Stylo 6 offers NFC. You can do contactless payments using Google Pay etc.

To turn on NFC, you need to pull down the notification panel and tap NFC as shown above.

Alternatively, you can enable it via the settings app

 

 

Open the Settings app –

Now, tap on “Connected devices” & toggle on “NFC” as shown above.

 

We need to hold the back of Stylo 6 against the NFC terminal to make a payment /share a file.

3. Does the LG Stylo 6 have Screen Mirroring/Casting/Chromecast/Miracast?

For Screen Mirroring, the phone should be Miracast enabled.

The casting option is found in the form of Cast, Screen Sharing, Smart View, etc.

Let’s search for these options in the Settings app –

 

I searched for all terms related to the screen mirroring on the settings app and at other places. I couldn’t find it anywhere on the phone.

However, we can still mirror our Stylo 6 screen to the TV. Let’s see how to do that –

 

LG Stylo 6 home screen being mirrored to the TV screen.

LG Stylo 6 Screen Mirroring

4. Does LG Stylo 6 have an IR Blaster/Sensor?

IR blaster allows us to use the phone as a remote control for home appliances.

Unfortunately, IR blaster is missing from most of the LG devices including the Stylo 6.

5. Does LG Stylo 6 have Screen Recording?

 

There is no native pre-installed Screen recording app on LG Stylo 6.

However, we can enable one-click recording on Stylo 6 via a 3rd party app from Play Store.

Let’s see how to turn on screen recording on LG Stylo 6 –

LG Stylo 6 Screen Recording

 

 

6. Does LG Stylo 6 have Wifi Calling Boost Mobile/Cricket/Metro?

Yes, all the LG Stylo 6 variants offer Wifi calling including Boost Mobile.

You can pull down the notification panel and turn on Wifi calling using the quick access icon as shown above.

Alternatively, we can turn on Wifi calling via the Settings app.

Open the Settings app and go to “Network & Internet” > “Wifi Calling”.

Toggle on Wifi calling and set the preference as “Cellular network preferred” or “Wifi Preferred”.

Tap the 3 dots icon to check out the Wifi calling tutorial.

 

The Wifi calling tutorial page.

7. Does LG Stylo 6 have HDMI ALT Mode/DP Alt Mode?

The HDMI Alt Mode or DP Alt Mode allows us to mirror the phone screen to the TV without Wifi internet.

A USB-C to HDMI adapter is used for Wired Screen Mirroring.

For this to work, the phone should offer DisplayPort Video Interface support.

Unfortunately, the DisplayPort support is offered only on high-end LG devices belonging to V & G Series.

Being a mid-ranger the Stylo 6 lacks HDMI/DP Alt Mode support.

8. Does LG Stylo 6 have a hotspot?

Yes, LG Stylo 6 offers Wifi tethering/Mobile Hotspot.

Open the Setting app and go to “Network & Internet”.

Now Go to “Tethering” > “Mobile Hotspot”.

In the next step, we need to configure the Mobile Hotspot.

I’ve set up 12345678 as the Wifi password.

We can learn more about the mobile hotspot during first-time use.

Hotspot allows us to share the mobile data with other devices.

The mobile hotspot is turned on. The SSID is LG Stylo 6 7393 and the wifi password is 12345678

The Mobile Hotspot is active. Turn on Wifi on your other phone or laptop and connect to the LG Stylo 6 wifi hotspot.

9. Does LG Stylo 6 have 5G?

No, LG Stylo 6 is a 4G LTE phone. The only budget LG smartphone with 5G compatibility is K92.

10. Does LG Stylo 6 have Gorilla Glass?

On the official LG Stylo 6 specs page, it’s nowhere mentioned that it uses a Gorilla Glass Display.

However, it uses a Tempered Glass Display with a MIL Standard Drop Test Rating (MIL-STD-810G Method 516.6, Procedure IV “Transit Drop”).

 

11. Does LG Stylo 6 have Fast Charging?

Yes, LG Stylo 6 offers Quick Charge 3.0 support. You can charge the battery from 0-50% in around 30 minutes.

The Fast Charger is included in the Box.

The Accelerated charging symbol is indicated in the above screenshot.

 

 

12. Does the LG Stylo 6 have Face Unlock/Face Recognition/Facetime?

No. It’s quite disappointing. I find face unlocking more convenient than the Fingerprint scanner.

You can see there is no “Face Recognition” option on the “Select Screen Lock” page on Stylo 6.

LG Stylo 5 offers Facial Recognition. Can we call LG Stylo 6 an upgrade over Stylo 5?

LG Aristo 2 Smart Unlock - Trusted Face

Even my entry-level LG Aristo 2 has the Face Unlock feature in the form of “Smart Lock-Trusted Face” as shown above.

13. Does LG Stylo 6 have an LED notification light?

 

On LG phones, the LED Notification Light is found by the name of “Blink LED”. Let’s search for it in the Settings app.

I’ve searched for every term related to LED Notification light with the same output “No Results found”.

 

Here comes another big disappointment. LG Stylo 6 lacks the LED notification light. Even the LG K51 from a segment lower than the Stylo series offers a “Blink LED”.

The Notification light is also present on the Stylo 6 predecessor i.e. Stylo 5.

In the absence of Notification Light, we can use the “Flash Alerts” option on the Stylo 6.

Open the Settings app and select the last option i.e. “Accessibility”.

Now, select “Hearing” and toggle on “Flash Alerts”.

The rear LED flash will blink for incoming calls, messages, and alarms.

 

Does LG Stylo 6 have a Back button?

Yes. The default mode of navigation on the LG Stylo 6 is Gestures. We can change the Navigation style and restore the Home, Back, and Recent apps buttons.

Learn how to do that –

LG Stylo 6 Back, Home & Recent Apps Buttons

 

 

Does LG Stylo 6 have an Always-on display?

No. The Always-on display is offered on phones with an AMOLED screen. It consumes less battery than a regular IPS display.

As Stylo 6 comes with an IPS display it lacks the Always-on feature.

We can use a 3rd party app from the Play Store to use Always-on on the Stylo 6.

 

Let’s check out the rest of the Stylo 6 features with the help of the below table –

All the LG Stylo 6 features in a Tabular Form

Does LG Stylo 6 have? 
NFC / Google Pay
An IR Blaster / Infrared / IR Sensor
Wireless Charging / Qi Charging
Screen Mirroring / Smart View / Miracast
Wifi Calling
HDMI ALT Mode / DP Alt Mode
Mobile Hotspot
5G
Gorilla Glass
A Removable Battery
A Notification Light
A Sim Card Slot
A Good CameraAverage
A Back Button
Always on Display
A QR Scanner
A Flashlight
A Calendar
Dual Screen / Split Screen
Expandable Memory / SD Card Slot
Fast Charging / Quick Charge Support
Face Recognition / Facetime / Facial Recognition / Face Unlock
Fingerprint Sensor
A Flashlight
Fortnite Support
GIF keyboard
Glass Back
Guest Mode
Gyroscope / VR Support
Headphone Jack
Slow Motion
MHL / HDMI Support
Predictive Text
Stylus Pen
Screen Recording
Video Calling

 

Are you happy with the LG Stylo 6? Please share your experience in the comment section below.

LG Stylo 6 Android 11 update latest software version lm-q730

Will LG Stylo 6 get an Android 11 update? Today this question is even more relevant as it’s in the news that LG will stop making phones altogether in the coming months.

There are at least 10 different variants of LG Stylo 6 based on the different carriers.

The different Stylo 6 models are Boost Mobile lm-q730tm3, MetroPCS lmq730mm, Cricket Q730am, T-Mobile q730tmw, US Cellular q730qm0, Verizon q730vmw, Xfinity Mobile q730qm5, Spectrum q730qm6, Sprint q730tm3 & Factory Unlocked q730qm7.

They all were launched with Android 10 out of the box and are awaiting the Android 11 update.

In this post, we are going to update the Stylo 6 android version by installing the latest available software and also going to check the Android 11 update status. So let’s get going –

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LG Stylo 6 wireless charging/qi enabled – wireless adapter & pad capability

The current LG Flagship device is Velvet 5G. If you place the LG Velvet and Stylo 6 side by side, they feel from the same league.

From the outside, the Stylo 6 looks like a premium device. Thanks to its 6.8-inch display and the Glass back. LG Velvet shares the same screen size as Stylo 6.

In reality, Stylo 6 is a budget smartphone with an entry-level MediaTek P35 processor. On the other hand, the Velvet is equipped with a high-end Snapdragon 765G Processor. For the price of a Velvet, you can get three Stylo 6 smartphones!

Being a flagship device, LG Velvet offers Wireless Charging out of the box. This feature is not a deal-breaker but difficult to part with once you get used to it. We cannot expect Qi charging support from Stylo 6 at a budget price of $179.

However, the good thing is we can easily make it wireless charging capable. Let’s see how to do that –

Does LG Stylo 6 have Wireless Charging?/Can LG Stylo 6 charge wirelessly?

Stylo 6 doesn’t offer wireless charging out of the box. To make it Qi-enabled we need a wireless charging adapter and a charging pad. Let’s check out the procedure –

 

lg stylo 6 wireless charging adapter

I’m using a high-quality USB Type-C Nillkin Wireless Charger receiver.

does lg stylo 6 have wireless charging?

This adapter will go inside the charging port of LG Stylo 6.

lg stylo 6 wireless charging capability

We need to insert the wireless adapter into Stylo 6’s USC-C charging port as shown above.

can lg stylo 6 charge wirelessly

We have successfully connected the Nillkin Qi receiver to Stylo 6.

lg stylo 6 qi enabled

Our Stylo 6 is ready for wireless charging.

The Flap of the Nillkin adapter will rest on the back of the phone. You can use a thin case to hold the flap.

Now, we just need to place our phone on a wireless charging pad to begin charging.

 

lg stylo 6 wireless charger

Here is the Wireless charging pad.

 

lg stylo 6 wireless charging pad

It’s a cheap non-branded charging pad just for testing. It doesn’t offer QC 3.0 fast charging support. You should buy a branded charging pad with Fast Charging support for practical use.

lg stylo 6 qi charger

The charging pad can have a Micro USB or USB-C port. It doesn’t matter. We need to power the charging pad using a Wall charger/AC Adapter.

lg stylo 6 wireless charging capability

The charging pad is powered on. Let’s place out Stylo 6 on the wireless charger.

 

 

can lg stylo 6 charge wirelessly

The blue light indicates that the phone is charging.

wireless charging lg stylo 6

Check out the close-up shot. The Stylo 6 is charging wirelessly.

does the lg stylo 6 have wireless charging

This is how the arrangement looks like from the back. A thin case will secure the back flap.

Now, let’s shop for the wireless charger for Stylo 6 –

I’ve shortlisted the highest-rated and best-selling Qi receiver and wireless charging pad for LG Stylo 6. Let’s check them out as follows –

Best Wireless Charging Adapter for LG Stylo 6

We need to use a high-quality Qi receiver for effective charging. Don’t fall for a non-branded cheap Qi adapter.

LG Stylo 6 Nillkin Wireless Charger receiver

lg stylo 6 nillkin wireless charging adapter

While shopping for the wireless charging adapter, make sure you choose the USB Type-C variant for Stylo 6.

Nillkin offers the highest quality Qi receiver for around $13.99 at Amazon.

There is a short and long version. The one I used was a long version of the Nillkin adapter.

The next thing we need to shop for is the wireless charging pad.

 

Top 5 best selling Wireless Charging pads for LG Stylo 6

You cannot go wrong with any of the Qi chargers listed below –

LG Stylo 6 Anker Wireless Charger

lg stylo 6 anker wireless charger

Anker wireless charger is the No. 1 bestseller in the wireless charger category on Amazon. Its high-rating above 4 stars speak for itself.

It retails for around $11.99 at Amazon. The price will reduce further with a 10% discount coupon. It comes with a USB cable but there is no AC adapter in the sales package. It does offer fast charging support.

 

LG Stylo 6 Anker Wireless Charging Stand

lg stylo 6 anker wireless charging stand

The next wireless charger is also from Anker but in the form of a charging stand. It saves you from searching for the sweet spot when placing your phone on the charger. Moreover, you can use the phone while charging.

The features are almost the same but cost a little more than the Anker charging pad. The current price of Anker Qi charging stand on Amazon is $18.99.

LG Stylo 6 Letscom Ultra-Slim Wireless Charger

lg stylo 6 letscom wireless charger

The 3rd Qi charger on our list is the Letscom ultra-slim wireless charger. It’s the cheapest yet highly rated charger on our list. It’s an ultra-slim charger with fast charging support. It comes without an AC adapter.

LG Stylo 6 Tozo Aluminum thin Wireless charger

lg stylo 6 tozo wireless charging pad

Tozo charger is the best-looking wireless charger on our list. Thanks to its super-slim unibody design. It’s crafted from Aviation grade Aluminum.  It’s available in 13 different colors.

You can grab it from Amazon for around $11.99. A 5% discount coupon will reduce the price further.

 

LG Stylo 6 Yootech Wireless Charger

LG stylo 6 yootech wireless charger

The last charger on our list is the Yootech wireless charger. It has got 95000 ratings on Amazon averaging at around 4.3 stars. Like Anker, it’s a bestseller on Amazon. It offers 10W fast charging support.

There is no AC adapter in the package. You can grab it for around $11.99 at Amazon. The $2 coupon will reduce the price to just $10.

 

How was your wireless charging experience on LG Stylo 6? Please share your views in the comment section below.