- Florian Wimmer , Notebookcheck
This is a device for tech geeks who are looking for something out-of-the-ordinary.
- Dragan Petric , Brighthand
Its curved body is both eye-catching and well-built, but its display, performance, and camera are all top-notch as well.
- Display quality
- MicroSD support up to 2TB
- Great camera
- Wireless AC support
- AptX support
- Android 5.0
- Slippery Grip
- Sharp corners
- Stiff flexibility
LG has made a name for itself with innovative designs and unique handsets in recent years. One look at the LG G Flex 2 and its easy to see what they hope will make it stand out. As one of only a few flexible, curved smartphones on the market, it is certainly eye catching, but does it perform as good as it looks? Let’s see what the reviews think!
The biggest selling point on the phone is its curved design. Stuff spent some time handling the device and found it “feels very comfortable and natural in the hands.” If you’re hoping for a phone that you can bend to extreme angles, the technology isn’t quite there yet. Most reviews noted that even curving the phone enough to flatten it took considerable force.
However, all agreed that the design of the phone was excellent, with Trusted Reviews stating that it “wears its plastic build in a particularly high-end fashion.” The phone also features a self-healing rear coating that LG claims will repair minor scuffs and scratches in 10 seconds. PC Advisor took a wire brush to the cover and found its repair abilities “impressive.”
The heart of the phone is a 2GHz Octa-core Snapdragon 810 with 2 or 3GB of RAM depending on your specific model. All reviews noted how snappy the phone was. As one of the first phones to sport this new chipset, it is likely to remain a powerhouse for the next generation of handsets released as well. PC Advisor called performance “smooth” while Trusted Reviews noted “no lag or stuttering in the handset’s performance.”
Gracing the front of the phone, you’ll find a 5.5-inch 1080p P-OLED display. The flexible display earned respectable reviews. Trusted Reviews stated, “Colours were vibrant and full of pop, while blacks were impeccably dark.” However, with the rise in Quad HD devices, the resolution is far from the highest available. PC Advisor pointed out that visuals and text were “nice and crisp although a little ways behind Quad HD.”
If you’re looking for a portable way to enjoy your movies and tv shows or like to try out tons of apps, you’ll find the 16 or 32GB of internal storage offers plenty of room. The phone also supports microSD cards, with LG stating the phone will accept cards up to 2TB in capacity when the technology arrives.
Will all the power under the hood, the phone needs a beefy battery. While non-removeable, reviews indicate that the 3000mAh battery, combined with the efficiency of the P-OLED display should provide respectable all-day battery life.
One area where reviews were mixed was the G Flex 2’s camera. While a 13MP camera with optical image stabilization and dual flash sounds good on paper. Numerous reviews noted a lack of detail and light balancing issues in photos. However, all touted how quick the camera performed and loved the gesture-based selfie mode. Stuff was the most positive, claiming, “shots appear to be sharp and detailed.”
Overall, the LG Flex 2 combines solid specs with a unique design that will hopefully secure its place in the rankings on the next round of flagship devices. Trusted Reviews called it “an undoubted step up from its predecessor in every aspect.”
Reviews (7.9/10 Avg. rating)
More than just a curved screen smartphone
A big improvement on the curved screen smartphone
Gimmick turned useful
The G Flex 2 overall was a great phone to use. Actions were quick, apps loaded up smoothly, and I never noticed any lag. Probably the only thing I noticed was that the phone was able to get pretty hot when playing a game, or doing a lot of multi-tasking. This is likely due to the fact that it uses a Snapdragon 810, though. Otherwise, its 3 GB of RAM could handle everything I threw at it.
Battery life was phenomenal. I often tell people that LG is one of the leaders in battery performance, and the G Flex 2 is no exception. I played with the phone a lot, but thanks... Full review
LG's attempts to create a viable curved smartphone for the masses seem to be thwarted by nagging issues - this time it is the performance of the processor. It is not something users can't live without but considering the phone costs north of Rs. 50,000, such minor shortcomings are unforgivable.
Interested buyers can pick up the G Flex2 for its novelty factor. Practically, if you have so much to spend we'd suggest you take a look at the iPhone 6 or the Samsung Galaxy S6 instead. In fact, we'd even recommend the Galaxy S6's wackier sibling - the Galaxy S6 Edge - over the LG G Flex2... Full review
Premium quality build, design and features plus a form-factor that stands out
The positives of this handset is that it stood out and the curvature of the device was pretty much spot on. As the old Goldilocks story goes, it wasn’t too much, wasn’t too little – juuuuuust right. It was speedy too, but I struggled to see why (other than the fact it’s curved) you’d buy this over an LG G3 or the newer G4.
The G Flex2 is available on Vodafone for nothing on bundles costing £40 or more per month. To be honest, it’s hitting a premium price-point here and sits next to my LG G3 on the same network for free on £26 per mo... Full review
Elegant and refined phone that offers a solid spec sheet
It's not for everyone, but despite its rocky start the G Flex 2 is a great smartphone
The G Flex 2 isn’t defined by its flaws. It’s more than just LG showing off curved design again, it’s a refined and sophisticated smartphone that’s just as powerful as it is stylish. It’s one of the more comfortable handheld devices I’ve ever used despite being a bit bigger than I what typically prefer, and it’s almost impossible to take out in public without catching someone’s eye. For those reasons, I’d gladly overlook its minor shortcomings and carry it as my personal phone … if only the damn AT&T model would get here.... Full review
Still an eye-catcher
Buyers have to pony up quite a bit for the uniqueness of LG's G Flex 2. This was already one of the biggest criticisms of the precursor, and our present review sample clearly lags behind other high-end devices in some points while the price is very self-confident. Of course, bending the smartphone without any damage will impress friends. Owners of the iPhone 6 Plus or the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge will probably pull the saddest faces - keyword "Bendgate"...
Ideas like the self-healing back cover and laser auto-focus are also very innovative. However, LG's G Flex 2 involves making co... Full review
Packs a sharper display in a sexy, curvy body, but it doesn't last long enough on a charge
With an improved display and nifty new software touches, the G Flex 2 is a definite upgrade over its predecessor. Its smaller size makes it more comfortable to use with one hand, and its above-average performance makes it a dependable companion. The 13-MP camera takes very sharp pictures, too, although it struggles in low light.
The problem for the G Flex 2 is that it doesn't beat the Samsung Galaxy S6. The G Flex 2's curves are sexier, but the Samsung offers faster performance, a sharper quad-HD display and longer battery life. But if you're looking for a smartphone that's both uni... Full review
Packs top-of-the-line performance
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