LG has always liked to stay ahead of its competitors technologically. At the time it did so with the LG Optimus 2X, the first smartphone with a dual-core processor, later it was the turn of the LG Optimus 3D and now it is the turn of the LG G-Flexa smartphone with a curved and flexible screen.
For this, LG set up a 6 inch POLED panel in a device with very interesting features.First we will leave you with the video review that we made in the last edition of the Mobile World Congress.
Video analysis LG G Flex
LG G Flex Design
As you may have seen in the video, the main attraction of the LG G Flex is its design. Its curved screen, which is also slightly flexible, is the main strength of the phone. And it is that the LG G Flex resists full bending to lie flat without your screen exploding into a thousand pieces.
With dimensions of 160.5 mm in height, 81.6 in length and only 7.8 mm in width, the device is quite manageable. Although at first glance it looks like a hulk, thanks to the phone’s curvature the grip of the LG G Flex is quite comfortable. And its 177 grams of weight help a lot.
As in the LG G2, the Korean team has re-incorporated the power button and volume rocker on the back of the phone, something that at first is not very intuitive but you end up getting used to it. And if not by double tapping the screen the phone will be locked or unlocked without problems.
Another very interesting point of this LG G Flex is the self-healing metallic paint coat that incorporates in its back cover. The typical rubbing of coins or small objects will no longer be a problem, rubbing the surface and generating heat will repair it. Although it has a limit of course, so do not be scratching the phone conscientiously or it will be marked forever.
The screen of the LG G Flex is made up of a 6-inch panel with POLED technology(plastic OLED) reaching a resolution of 720p, somewhat short for a high-end terminal. Also its pixel density below 250ppi doesn’t help too much.
Although it is true that it does not reach the quality of the IPS panels that the Seoul-based giant usually integrates into its high-end phones, the results are not bad at all. Also screen curvature Widens the viewing angle considerably.
Features LG G Flex
The first smartphone with a curved screen from LG beats thanks to a processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 quad-core at 2.2GHz of power that, together with its Adreno 330 processor and its 2 GB of RAM, make the device flow like silk.
For a change, LG is still not betting on memory expansion, a detail that I personally like rather little. Ok, the LG G Flex comes with 32GB of internal storage, more than enough for any average user, but it shouldn’t cost that much to add a micro SD card slot.
Of course, to follow the direction of most manufacturers, LG’s new curved phone uses micro SIM cards in addition to having LTE connectivity.
As for the battery, the LG G Flex integrates a 3,500mAh battery that will allow us to use the phone for a day and a half without hardly messing up our hair. A point in favor for the first flexible smartphone on the market.
The lens of the LG G Flex is the same as that of the LG G2, so we find ourselves with a 13 megapixel sensor with f2.4 brightness although they have forgotten one of the strengths of the LG G2: its image stabilizer.
What does this translate to? If you take photos in a bright environment, the result is great, with a balanced range of colors and excellent processing, but in low light conditions the photos lose a lot.
This is another point that pisses me off about LG: its update policy. Today the LG Flex can already be updated to Android 4.4, but it comes standard with Android 4.2.2. Why the **** won’t they release the phone with a newer version if Android KitKat was already available when it was introduced? We forgive them because the truth is that the Korean giant is doing things well, but in this aspect they deserve a good slap on the wrist…
An interesting detail of the LG G Flex is that we can take advantage of the six inches of its screen thanks to the ability to run multiple apps in split screen. It is a joy to be able to watch a YouTube video while browsing the internet.
In short, it is noted that LG has used the LG G Flex as a guinea pig, to calibrate the section on flexible screens. It falls a bit short in terms of image quality to be a high-end, but in general the result is more than satisfactory. If you’re looking for a phone that sets you apart from the rest, the LG G Flex is available at a price of 799 euros.
- Publisher Rating
- Score 4 stars
€360 at €799
- LG G-Flex
- Review of: Miguel Gaton
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- DesignPublisher: 95%
- ScreenPublisher: 70%
- PerformancePublisher: 80%
- CameraPublisher: 85%
- AutonomyPublisher: 85%
- Portability (size/weight)Publisher: 70%
- Price qualityPublisher: 75%
- Exclusive design
- self-healing casing
- More than enough technical characteristics
- Excessively large screen and reaches 720p resolution