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LG G Flex Curved Screen Smartphone Review

LG G Flex Curved Screen Smartphone Review
LG has the first smartphone on the market with a curved screen, but that's about all that is special with the G Flex. Read on for Anthony's full thoughts. (KRX:066575)
| Phones in Mobile Devices | Posted: Jul 3, 2014 2:11 am
TweakTown Rating: 60%Manufacturer: LG

Introduction

 

When I first began hearing about the LG G Flex, I was quite excited to see what the world of a curved display would bring to smartphones. The South Korean giant was the first on the market with a smartphone that featured a curved display, but that on its own can't sell a smartphone in this market.

 

LG is quite the player right now, making the Nexus line of smartphones for Google, as well as its impressive G series of smartphones. The last LG smartphone I reviewed was the G2, something I awarded 90%. The G2 was a great smartphone, and still is, so I'm expecting a lot from the G Flex.

 

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One thing you need to keep in mind with the G Flex, is that even with the word "Flex" in its name, it's by no means a phone that magically flexes to and fro. I don't understand LG's thinking here, I would've preferred G Curve or something, as it would make more sense. Sure, it is flexible, but only by a tiny amount, and it is not something you would actually use in the real-world.

 

Anyway, let's dive into the specifications of the G Flex.

 

 

Specifications

 

We'll start off with the elephant in the room, the 6-inch HD curved POLED display. While it may be big, and curved, it has a massive downside in its low resolution of just 1280x720. This provides us with a pixel density of 245 PPI.

 

Moving along to the internals specifications, we have Qualcomm's Snapdragon 800 processor - a 2.26GHz quad-core processor. We have 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel rear-facing camera backed up by a 2.1-megapixel selfie snapper, and a huge 3,500mAh battery.

 

Connectivity wise, LG has you covered with 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Miracast, and Bluetooth 4.0. As for its operating system, we of course have Android on-board, with Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, which is a little disappointing in the world filled with KitKat-powered devices.

 

All of this arrives into your hands for around $540 right now on Amazon, something we'll talk about later on in the review.

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