Specs summary

Screen
5.5"

The LG G Flex 2's screen is 5.5 inches with 1080 x 1920 pixels resolution.

Processor
2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa core 2 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 5.0 Lollipop (Update Available: 5.1.1 Lollipop) operating system (OS).

Camera
13+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 13+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 2+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
32 GB

Internal memory is 32 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
3000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 3000 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 20 days standby time, 1560 minutes (2G), 1071 minutes (3G).



This is a device for tech geeks who are looking for something out-of-the-ordinary.

- Florian Wimmer , Notebookcheck 


Its curved body is both eye-catching and well-built, but its display, performance, and camera are all top-notch as well.

- Dragan Petric , Brighthand 

Reviews summary

7.9/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 32 reviews

What's good

  • Display quality
  • Ergonomics
  • MicroSD support up to 2TB
  • Great camera
  • Wireless AC support
  • AptX support
  • Android 5.0

What's bad

  • 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.

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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)


About

More than just a curved screen smartphone

from About

The LG G Flex2 is not a great smartphone, especially at such a high price point. What it really is, is an engineering marvel. It’s a huge accomplishment for LG, they have product with no substitute. And, it’s highly likely that if you’re interested in the G Flex2 in the first pl...More

The LG G Flex2 is not a great smartphone, especially at such a high price point. What it really is, is an engineering marvel. It’s a huge accomplishment for LG, they have product with no substitute. And, it’s highly likely that if you’re interested in the G Flex2 in the first place, it’s because of its curved display, Self Healing technology, and its ability to flex. No other OEM can offer you that kind of a package in a smartphone. So, if you do decide to buy a G Flex2, it’s purely for those three features.

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Tech Advisor

A big improvement on the curved screen smartphone

from Tech Advisor

It's good to see LG have another pop at the curved phone and on the whole we're impressed with the G Flex 2 and since it's been around for a while the price is something of a bargain. The curve is by no means necessary but it does feel and look good and improvements include the higher screen reso...More

It's good to see LG have another pop at the curved phone and on the whole we're impressed with the G Flex 2 and since it's been around for a while the price is something of a bargain. The curve is by no means necessary but it does feel and look good and improvements include the higher screen resolution and slimmed down body. It's still packed with tech but it's a shame to see occasional laggy performance which puts a dampener on things.

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Android Guys

Gimmick turned useful

from Android Guys

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...

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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 to the 3,000 mAh battery, I often went to bed with about 30% left, and almost 5 hours of screen on time. Had I not used it so much each day, I could have likely gotten 2 and a half days out of it, no problem.

LG’s G Flex 2 seems to be a big improvement from the original G Flex, but those who had adopted the original won’t feel left in the dust, as the curve certainly is prominent in day-to-day use. Otherwise, those looking for a phone with a big screen that durable, and has something unique to it, shouldn’t look too far, as the G Flex 2 is a great entry into the smartphone race. 

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NDTV

Comfortably Curvy

from NDTV

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.More

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 plainly because it is more stable.

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Coolsmartphone

Premium quality build, design and features plus a form-factor that stands out

from Coolsmartphone

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...

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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 month plans. I’ve gotta be straight with you, it’s hard for me not to recommend the cheaper G3 – even though the newer G4 is now out.

If you want to stand out though and have that curve and a faster processor with a tad better battery life, this is a beautiful looking thing. It’s well designed, feels good in the hand and has a more natural and ergonomic feel to it than every other handset on the market. 

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Phone Scoop

Elegant and refined phone that offers a solid spec sheet

from Phone Scoop

Even if the LG G Flex 2 weren't curved, it would be a great phone. LG did a bang up job designing and assembling a spiffy phone of remarkable quality.

The Flex 2 nails pretty much every feature across the board. The screen looks fantastic, data and call performance was quite good, and...More

Even if the LG G Flex 2 weren't curved, it would be a great phone. LG did a bang up job designing and assembling a spiffy phone of remarkable quality.

The Flex 2 nails pretty much every feature across the board. The screen looks fantastic, data and call performance was quite good, and battery life was superior. LG's decorative version of Android 5.0 offers genuinely helpful extras, such as the QSlide apps, and a cornucopia of options for making the phone your own.  

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Pocketnow

It's not for everyone, but despite its rocky start the G Flex 2 is a great smartphone

from Pocketnow

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....

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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.

Despite its rocky start, the G Flex 2 is a great smartphone — it’s just not the smartphone for everyone. Those who don’t find added value in the curved screen will have a hard time justifying this phone against the tough competition on the market, and to those people I say … the LG G4 is right around the corner.

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Notebookcheck

Still an eye-catcher

from Notebookcheck

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".....

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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 compromises in other places. For example, the integrated storage of 16 GB is rather tight, other phablets offer higher resolutions and brighter screens, and the rear-sided controls are not always practical. 

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Tom's Guide

Packs a sharper display in a sexy, curvy body, but it doesn't last long enough on a charge

from Tom's Guide

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....

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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 unique and durable, the G Flex 2 is for you.

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TechSpot

Packs top-of-the-line performance

from TechSpot

There are plenty of things that make the G Flex 2 a great device and all in all it's a really interesting flagship from the Korean giant. The company has improved the Flex in many ways from its predecessor, but I’m still not convinced this is the high end smartphone that you want to use on a daily basis.

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There are plenty of things that make the G Flex 2 a great device and all in all it's a really interesting flagship from the Korean giant. The company has improved the Flex in many ways from its predecessor, but I’m still not convinced this is the high end smartphone that you want to use on a daily basis.

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date January 31, 2015
Regions available USA, Canada, United Kindom, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 5.0 Lollipop (Update Available: 5.1.1 Lollipop)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa core 2 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 32 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.86 W/kg
Body: 0.79 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included Data Cable, Headset, Manual, USB Power Adapter
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 635 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 376 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time 1560 minutes
3G Talk Time Up to: 1071 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 20 days
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Platinum Silver, Flamenco Red
Dimensions [H x W x D] 14.9 x 7.5 x 0.9 cm (5.9 x 3 x 0.4 in)
Weight 152 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology P-OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1080 x 1920 pixels
Pixel density 401 pixels
Size 5.5 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer
Graphics Yes
Themes Yes
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touch screen
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key Yes
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor No
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling No
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) No
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Yes
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 2.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.1
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 128 GB)
PC Synchronization Yes
TV Out HDMI
DLNA Support No
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallett No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
Unknown
Resolution
13+ megapixels
Dual lens
No
Zoom
8x digital
Flash
Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-tim, HDR
Video Recording Formats
3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 60 fps
Front Camera
Resolution
2+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WMA, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Yes
Headset Jack 3.5mm
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Yes
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer Yes
Viewable document types DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather Yes
Stocks No
Maps Yes
NotePad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps -
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