LG K20 vs LG Stylo 4 vs LG Stylo 5 – Differences and Similarities

In this post, we are going to compare LG K20 with LG Stylo 4 & Stylo 5. Even though there is no competition between the K Series and Stylo Series, let’s find out where does the K20 stands in comparison.

At first, we are going to find out the differences between the 3 and later on, we’re going to cover the similarities. So without further ado lets check out where do they differ.


Difference between LG K20 Plus, LG Stylo 4 & Stylo 5

1. Price & Release Date – LG K20 vs Stylo 4 vs Stylo 5

PRICE & RELEASE DATELG K20 PlusLG Stylo 4 LG Stylo 5
Model NumberMP260/TP260LM-Q710MSLM-Q720MS
Release DateDecember 2016June 2018June 2019
Current PriceAround $70Around $100Around $130

LG K20 Plus is the oldest among the 3. It came in December 2016. LG Stylo 4 was released in 2018 while Stylo 5 is just released a few months ago.

Stylo 5 is not a proper upgrade to Stylo 4. It was released in a hurry just to garner sales as Stylo 4 was already a popular device. Being a newer phone its the costliest among the 3. A new Stylo 5 at eBay comes for around $130 at present. You can check the prices of 3 phones in the above table.

2. Build & Design – LG K20 vs Stylo 4 vs Stylo 5

BUILD & DESIGNLG K20 PlusLG Stylo 4 LG Stylo 5
Body MaterialPlasticMetalMetal
Dimensions148.5 x 75.2 x 7.8 mm (5.85 x 2.96 x 0.31 inches)160 x 77.7 x 8.1 mm (6.3 x 3.06 x 0.32)160.7 x 78.5 x 8.4 mm (6.33 x 3.09 x 0.34)
Weight140 gm (4.94 oz)172 gm (6.07 oz)181 gm (6.38 oz)
Removable Battery

LG K20 Plus offers a better grip with its rough back surface and slimmer profile. Stylo 4 & 5 are slippery to hold and the back surface is prone to scratches.

LG Stylo 4 & 5 are almost identical made of the same materials with almost the same dimensions. K20 is slimmer and lighter than Stylo 4/5 with due to its all-plastic body.

Only K20 Plus has a removable battery among the 3.

3. Display- LG K20 vs Stylo 4 vs Stylo 5

SCREEN / DISPLAYLG K20 PlusLG Stylo 4 LG Stylo 5
Size5.3 inches6.2 inches6.2 inches
Aspect Ratio16:918:918:9
Resolution / Wallpaper Size1280 x 720 pixels2160 x 1080 pixels2160 x 1080 pixels
Pixel Density277 ppi390 ppi390 ppi

The display size and quality of Stylo 4 / 5 are leagues ahead of K20 Plus.

Both the Stylo Phones have an 18:9 aspect ratio screen which is bigger in size (5.3 vs 6.2 inches) as well as higher in resolution (HD vs Full HD Plus).

4. Hardware & Benchmark – LG K20 vs Stylo 4 vs Stylo 5

Processor/CPU1.4 Ghz Quad Core1.8 Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex A531.8 Ghz Octa-Core ARM Cortex A53
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 425 MSM8917Qualcomm Snapdragon SDM450Qualcomm Snapdragon SDM450
GPUAdreno 308Adreno 506Adreno 506
Antutu Benchmark Score507747113070883

When considering LG Stylo 4 from MetroPCS / T-Mobile,  Stylo 5 has more RAM. It’s increased from 2GB to 3GB.

Stylo 4 from other carriers i.e  AT&T (Stylo 4 Plus), Boost & Amazon Prime Exclusive Unlocked variant already had 3GB of RAM.

The current successor to K20 Plus is LG K40. It shares the same hardware as Stylo 4 & Stylo 5.  However, K20 feels laggy when compared to Stylo 4 & 5.

The same fate can be seen in the Antutu benchmark scores. You can check the hardware specs and benchmark scores in the above table.

5. Software & Audio – LG K20 vs Stylo 4 vs Stylo 5

SOFTWARE & AUDIOLG K20 PlusLG Stylo 4 LG Stylo 5
Android VersionAndroid 7.0 NougatAndroid 8.1 OreoAndroid 9.0 Pie
LG UI VersionLG UX 5.0LG UX 7.0LG UX 7.0
Mini View / One-Handed Mode

Smart Cleaning

Hardware Testing

3D Virtual Surround Sound

With Stylo 5 we get the recent Android Version Pie 9.0. Stylo 4 has Oreo and K20 Plus still has Android Nougat 7.0.

AT&T Variant of K20 is upgraded to Oreo. On K20 Plus we can get Android Oreo by Flashing Lineage OS 15.1 Custom ROM.


6. Connectivity – LG K20 vs Stylo 4 vs Stylo 5

CONNECTIVITYLG K20 PlusLG Stylo 4 LG Stylo 5
USB Port TypeMicro USB 2.0USB Type-CUSB Type-C
NFC / Android Pay / Android Beam

Screen Mirroring / Miracast / Screen ShareCAST option via Lineage OS Custom ROMOnly via ChromecastOnly via Chromecast

LG Stylo Series comes with USB Type-C which is fast replacing the Micro USB port and will soon become a standard in the near future. K20 Plus comes with a Micro USB charging port.

Stylo 4 & 5 are also NFC compatible. You can do contactless payments with the Stylo series. This feature is introduced in K40 but is missing from K20 Plus.

As there is no Cast option in Stylo 4 & Stylo 5 you cannot do screen mirroring using Roku, Fire Stick or Microsoft Wireless display adapter. However, mirroring and casting is possible via Chomecast using the Google Home app.

K20 Plus gets the Cast option after flashing Lineage OS Custom ROM.

7. Additional Features – LG K20 vs Stylo 4 vs Stylo 5

LED Notification Light

Stylus Pen Input

Fast Charging / Quick Charge Support

As the name suggests, the Stylo series supports stylus pen input. You can draw and browse options with the help of the included stylus pen.

Stylo 4 & 5 also have LED notification light. LG K40 includes LED light but this feature is missing from K20 & K20 Plus.

Stylo series also supports fast charging and the Fast charger is included in the sales package.

8. Camera – LG K20 vs Stylo 4 vs Stylo 5

CAMERALG K20 PlusLG Stylo 4 LG Stylo 5
Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF)

FlashSingle LED FlashSingle LED FlashSingle LED Flash
Manual Mode / Controls
Qlens (AI Camera)

Image Resolution / Megapixels5 MP5 MP, Wide-Angle Camera5 MP, Wide-Angle Camera
Portrait Mode with Blurred Background 

Even though all 3 phones have 13 MP rear cameras there is a difference in the image quality. Stylo 5 takes the highest quality pictures among the 3.

The Stylo Series also supports PDAF (Phase Detection Autofocus), Manual Mode (Manual focus & ISO control), QLens (Image recognition similar to Google Lens) & Portrait Mode (For blurred background effect in photos). These features are missing from K20 & K20 Plus.


9. Battery – LG K20 vs Stylo 4 vs Stylo 5

BATTERY LG K20 PlusLG Stylo 4 LG Stylo 5
Capacity2700 mAh3300 mAh3500 mAh
Battery Life / Talk TimeUp to 14 hrsUp to 15 hrs & 20 minsUp to 15 hrs & 20 mins
Standby Time Up to 17 DaysUp to 21 daysUp to 21 days

Stylo 5 has the highest Capacity battery (3500 mAh) among the 3. You can check the battery specs in the above table.

The battery life can vary in real-world usage. However, the fast charging capability in the Stylo series would help in keeping the phone alive for a longer period of time.

10. Root Status – LG K20 vs Stylo 4 vs Stylo 5

Root Compatible

The Bootloader can be Unlocked

Custom Rom Availability

Stylo 4 & 5 have locked bootloaders with no solution to unlock at present. K20 Plus bootloader can be easily unlocked and thus it can be rooted. You can even flash Custom ROMs on K20 Plus such as Lineage OS, AICP, Resurrection Remix & Incipient OS.

Similarities between LG K20, LG Stylo 4 & Stylo 5

Similarities between the 3LG K20 Plus, Stylo 4 & Stylo 5
Memory Card Slot/Expandable Memory
Display Type/TechnologyIPS LCD
Contoured/Curved Edge
Gorilla Glass
Sim Size/TypeNano
GSM Unlock StatusLocked
Wifi Calling
Gyroscope/VR Compatibility
Magnetometer/Digital Compass
Fingerprint Sensor
Ambient Light Sensor
Proximity Sensor
Wifi Tethering/Hotspot
MHL/Slimport/HDMI Compatible
IR Blaster/TV Remote
FM Radio/NextRadio
Wireless Charging/Qi-enabled
Internal Storage/Memory/ROM32 GB
Expandable Memory/Memory Card Slot
Facial Recognition for Screen Unlocking
Google Assistant
Multi-Window/Split Screen
Megapixels/Image Resolution13 MP
FlashSingle LED Flash
ZoomUp to 4x, Digital
Video Resolution1080p @ 30 fps
Slow Motion
Time Lapse
Video Stabilization
Face Detection
Selfie Flash
Video1080p @ 30 fps

The above table marks the similarities between the 3 phones. It also covers those features which are not found in either of the three.



For the above comparison, it’s quite evident that K20 Plus falls behind the Stylo series in features and hardware. The areas where LG Stylo 5 beats K20 Plus are –

  • Better look & build quality
  • Bigger and higher resolution screen with 18:9 aspect ratio
  • Better Hardware (1.8 GHz Octa-Core  vs 1.4 GHz Quad-Core CPU)
  • Android Pie 9.0
  • 3 GB RAM
  • USB Type-C Port
  • NFC / Android Pay Support
  • Better Camera with more features – PDAF, Manual Controls, QLens & Wide-Angle Selfie Camera with Portrait Mode
  • Fast Charging Capability
  • Higher Capacity Battery

One area where K20 Plus beats LG Stylo 4 & 5 is the Root capability & Custom ROM support.


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