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LG G Flex review
26 May 2014
Excerpt: In the latter part of 2013, two companies decided to try and take innovation to a different level by debuting devices with curved displays. While Samsung has yet to introduce its device to the majority of the world, LG has successfully launched its curved device, the G Flex to a global market. What is perhaps most unique about the G Flex is not only its curved design, but also its ability to actually lay flat under unintended stress.
Summary: The LG G Flex is a successful experiment, not because the gimmicks add very much to the overall experience but because they don’t detract from what is already a very good Android smartphone. It’s unclear what LG wants to accomplish with its curved POLED screen technology, but this is unlikely the endgame.
Summary: Even with its odd appearance, the LG G Flex brings its highly up-to-date chipset to the phablet, which ensures supreme performance. Even with its drawbacks, the G Flex is one of the most attractive and powerful phablets currently available on the market. Still, its display is full of flaws and it is only its flexible design that singles it out from even the mid-range competition.
Pros: Atypical design, Decent hardware performance, Great for multitasking, Battery life
Cons: Display imaging dull in spots, Images linger on display, No microSD, Handset slow to wake up from stand-by mode
Excerpt: The world’s first curved phone, the LG G Flex, is not great. It’s an average Android phone with a major issue: the display. Also, it’s sluggish in places where it really shouldn’t be. And its one selling point, the curved screen, is average at best. What I have in my hand is a cool template, or prototype for a phone that will one day be a must-buy. But what LG’s trying to sell here is proof-of-concept, and I for one am unconvinced.
Excerpt: As the first phone with a curved screen to go on sale in the U.S., the LG G Flex commands attention. It screams, both as an object and as a new kind of device, "Hey, look at me!" Once you do, the implied follow-up is, "Do you like what you see?" Uh, kinda? I've spent a lot of time with many different smartphones over the past few years, and never once have I thought, "You know what this phone needs? A curved screen.
Excerpt: We've already got a pretty good idea of what makes the LG G Flex tick: We've got our hands on the device at this year's Consumer Electronics Show and we unboxed it just a couple of days ago. So far it's proven to be an interesting phone thanks to its curved, flexible body.
Excerpt: We've been pulling and prodding the LG G Flex smartphone, the world's first curved mobile phone, and here's our full review of this 6-inch feature-packed phablet. While reviewing LG’s G Flex, the world’s first curved, flexible phablet, my brain decided to continually sing Duran Duran’s ‘Reflex’, but with G Flex in its place.
Pros: World’s first curved smartphone, Spacious screen for multi-tasking, Fantastic battery life, Feature-packed
Cons: Pricey, Not actually very curved or flexible, Six-inch screen lacks sharpness
Summary: LG has been slowly climbing to the top of the Android mobile phone market for a few years, quietly improving their hardware over different models to the point where their flagship G line of phones are anticipated with much enthusiasm. When LG announced they were releasing a curved phone, it was certainly met with curiosity but the addition of a degree of flexibility, as well as the self-healing back, meant that they now had our attention.
Pros: Self Healing back, Flexible when needed, 3,500mAh Battery
Cons: Screen tends to be a bit hard to read outside, No Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS) for the camera, Price
Excerpt: The future's bright, the future's curved, or so the Koreans would have us believe. LG is giving us a taste of flexible OLED screens with the G Flex smartphone. It's interesting for sure, but just serves to demonstrate some of the teething problems of this new technology.
Conclusion: There’s no doubt the LG G Flex is a unique smartphone. Not only does it have one of the largest displays on the market, but this phablet also has a curved form that really sets it apart. Overall, we were surprised at how comfortable the G Flex felt in the hand. And for a device that has such a large footprint, it didn’t feel any heavier than an average smartphone. LG equips the G Flex with a number of features that make it stand out in the crowd.
Pros: Excellent multitasking features, Curved 6-inch display, Great battery life
Cons: No microSD card slot, 720p display rather than 1080p, Fixed battery