Review: LG G Flex
The LG G Flex is a powerful and interesting smartphone. It has perhaps the most unique form factor available from a smartphone today: a curved, flexible screen and the banana-shaped body to go with it. The shape does absolutely nothing for me. I don't really believe it provides any benefit or enhancement to the user experience. The fact that the G Flex is flexible - and, therefore, a bit more durable than your average slab - is more interesting as far as I am concerned.
Then there's the size. As with all phablets, the G Flex is a two-handed device and that's something you have to know going in. I wish the materials were a bit better, and the G Flex weren't quite so plain looking, but kudos to LG for taking the chance with the shape.
The software is among the most advanced available from a smartphone. The G Flex has all the bells and whistles, which perform splendidly across the board. The phone works well, signal performance was good, battery life was great, and the camera did a fine job. The number of apps on board makes the G Flex a powerful media consumption device and workhorse at the same time. Some of the LG apps feel a bit gimmicky to me, and Sprint and AT&T both went overboard with the bloatware, but you can't deny the G Flex's ability to get stuff done.
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Would I recommend the G Flex? Well, first you absolutely *have* to be a phablet fan. Second, you have to be willing to take a chance on the G Flex's odd shape. Third, you have to not mind the G Flex's $300 (on contract) price tag. There are other, similar-performing phones out there for less money, but none will spark as much conversation as the G Flex.
LG is back with another bendable phone. It's best to think of the G Flex 2 as a curved LG G3 - especially since it carries over most of the specs.
The G Flex is LG's entrant in the new curved-screen superphone category. It has everything the G2 and G Pro have, plus a huge 6-inch curved screen.
Jan 6, 2014
AT&T today announced that it will sell the curved LG G Flex smartphone. LG announced the G Flex in October and it is already available for sale in several markets overseas.
LG is a dominant force at every CES, and frequently they use their press conference to announce new phones, such as the Spectrum in 2012. LG has yet to make a serious play in wearables, and rumors are swirling about a possible CES unveiling of LG's answer to Samsung's Galaxy Gear.
Oct 28, 2013
LG today announced the G Flex, an Android smartphone that has a curved display and a self-healing rear cover. The G Flex is curved across the horizontal axis, which makes it somewhat banana-shaped.
6" display 720 x 1280 pixels
Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 processor 2 GB RAM
3,500 mAh battery
Headphone Jack (3.5mm), NFC