DAT CURVE: The curved display is gorgeous to look at, from the outside at least. It's a feat of engineering and design, and definitely gets you some weird looks in public.
It's Blazingly Fast: That's what you'd expect from the Snapdragon 800 and 2GB of RAM. It didn't feel like it was getting slowed down at all.
Self-Healing, It's Like a Personal T-1000: The self-healing aspect of the G Flex is a super plus for me. You won't want to take a knife to it, but knowing that it is safer - not invincible - from minor scratches, is a really nice touch.
Poor Quality Screen: The curved P-OLED display is impressive for its curves, but not for its resolution or poor pixel density. With just 1280x720, the G Flex isn't swimming in spare pixels, and it's very noticeable. If it were a 1080p display, things would've been much better for the G Flex.
It Feels Like an Experimental Handset: It feels like LG had one foot in, and one foot out of the G Flex. For something that sells for $530, I would expect premium all-round, but that's not what is on offer here.
It's Too Expensive: For $530, you can get yourself the Nexus 5 with the wireless charger, and some change. Sure, it has a flexible display - but that is not a major selling point at all. If it were a 1080p display, then this would be a different review.
There were two reasons we don't have benchmarks on the G Flex, first - I didn't have Internet access at home to download all of the required benchmarks, and to update them all. Second, I only had a week with the handset. I do apologize for the lack of benchmarks, but even if the G Flex smashed every benchmark up and above every other device we've ever tested, there is still no way I could recommend this phone to you.
I wanted to like the G Flex, I really did - but I just didn't. The G Flex feels great, but the low resolution screen really holds it back from semi-greatness. I don't know what LG was thinking, but to me, it feels like this was somewhat of a flag in the ground for getting the first flexible smartphone on the market.
Smartphone makers are having to do daring things these days, but LG could've done something different with the G Flex. I have a big feeling that LG isn't done with the flexible smartphone scene just yet, with the next-gen G Flex hopefully featuring a high resolution display - if it ever materializes.
Maybe LG has hurt consumers too much with the G Flex, I know that I'll be hesitant on it until I get some hands-on time with it. Fool me once, LG...
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