Find out what the tech experts think about LG's stunning new flexible flagship, the LG G Flex2. Is the future flexible?
You don’t have to look at the new LG G Flex2 for very long to see that it’s a bit different to the rest of the smartphone crowd. Its 5.5-inch curved, flexible display makes it more easily pocketable, more ergonomic and, frankly, more cool. And that’s aside from the fact that it’s incredibly powerful, runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, and that its rear casing can actually repair scratches by itself.
LG’s latest flagship makes the perfect partner for our Red 4G plans all by itself, but we’ve an extra special offer to help sweeten the deal: if you’re one of the first 500 to pre-order the device on a Red 4G plan, you’ll also receive a new LG G Watch R smartwatch at no extra cost! Pre-orders kick off soon, so why not take a quick look at what the web’s expert tech reviewers have to say about the LG G Flex2 in the meantime? Do they love it as much as us? Read on to find out…
LG G Flex2: First impressions
“It looks stylish, the curve feels like a subtle yet meaningful innovation (but it will take a bit of getting used to), and the self-healing is reassuring, even if real-life practicality of the technology is limited to minor scratches. Technically, the LG G Flex 2 is practically impeccable: the latest Snapdragon 810 system chip, all 64-bit with Android 5.0 Lollipop, a reliable camera, fast charging.”
“From the brief time that we’ve spent with it, we definitely want to see more. Its design stands out, feels comfortable and promises to be very durable, and its screen issues have been fixed by bumping of the resolution.”
“It’s a new approach to conventional smartphone design. There’s more to like about the LG G Flex 2 and the first phone certainly had its admirers.”
“Compared with the clunky and chunky original G Flex, the second-generation model is something of a revelation. Having dropped from a 6-inch to a 5.5-inch screen, things are instantly more manageable. Add to this slimmer bezels, a more streamlined body and a reworked shape and LG is on to a winner.”
“The beautiful LG G Flex2’s display is protected by a piece of Corning Gorilla Glass 3, but LG has enhanced it further making it 20% tougher than the usual… Speaking of toughness, LG G Flex2 might be quite durable on the front, but it also comes with an impressively protected rear cover. It follows the steps of its predecessor, introducing an even better self-healing coating that “heals” up to 18 times faster. LG claims everyday scratches and dents disappear for about 10 seconds at room temperature.”
“If curved displays are not something you’re convinced of, LG, with the G Flex 2, is hoping to, at the very least, make you think about it. It’s not just about the curve either, with the G Flex 2 packing a lot of power under the hood, what should be a great camera experience, and flagship features, all in a package with a more accessible size. We are very excited to put this phone through the ringer…”
“It’s not just about the curve either, with the G Flex 2 packing a lot of power under the hood…”
“The curve, which is slight rather than full banana, makes for a comfortable fit on your face and in your pocket. In the 30 minutes we had with the phone, the curvature, which runs from top to bottom rather than side to side like the Samsung Galaxy Round, is gentle enough not to fully notice every time you use it.”
“LG’s internal engineering team has made the G Flex 2 more shock-resistant and durable than the original. Though it feels stiffer in the hand, the Flex 2 is actually more elastic internally and distributes the shock from drops or pressure more evenly across its body.”
“It looks like LG may be leading the way when it comes to the curve. By consciously making the device higher-end, LG has given users more of an incentive to be interested. If the bend doesn’t hook you in, what about its top-of-the-line processor or ultra-crisp display?”
More on the LG G Flex2… Check out our exclusive interview with LG about the thinking behind the LG G Flex2 here. You’ll be able to pre-order yours from Vodafone UK very soon.