Specs summary

Screen
6"

The LG G Flex's screen is 6 inches with 720 x 1280 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.26GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 Quad core 2.26 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4.2 KitKat) 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. No external card slot is available for expansion.

Battery
3500mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3500 mAh battery. LG's performance ratings are 20.8 days standby time, 1740 minutes (2G), 1519 minutes (3G), 571 minutes Wi-Fi surfing.



There are other, similar-performing phones out there for less money, but none will spark as much conversation as the G Flex.

- Eric M. Zeman , Phone Scoop 

With a curved chassis and self-healing abilities, LG's latest phablet is the most interesting thing to come from the company in years.

- Michael Fisher , Pocketnow 

Reviews summary

7.6/10AVG.
RATING
Based on 51 reviews

What's good  

  • Excellent battery life
  • Self-healing coat repairs minor scuffs and dings
  • Curved design offer excellent viewing angles
  • Incredibly fast performance speed

What's bad  

  • Display is not full HD
  • Camera doesn't offer image stabilization
  • No significant benefit for curved screen in media viewing
  • Rigid flex screen

LG understands that in order to really make an impact in today's smartphone market, they need to be the first to offer a new feature. The LG G Flex is one of the first smartphones to offer a curved, flexible display along with the Samsung Galaxy Round.

LG explains that the contoured shape of the phone provides a better handling, viewing and sound experience, though some experts are a bit skeptical about these claims. Gizmag reviewers did not notice a significant change in visual effect on the 6" P-OLED screen and find that the viewing experience is further limited by the 1280x720 resolution.

Experts do howver point out that the curves improve viewing angles and the screen is bright enough to view outdoors. Plus, according to CNET, "the curved shape is more than a party trick, it greatly improves the media experience and feels more comfortable to hold”. It also improves speakerphone call quality according to Techradar, which said that speakerphone calls "are excellent thanks to its curved design, which allows the speaker to be raised from the table just enough to bounce the noise off of it."

The G Flex isn't just a curved phone however; it is also flexible. According to Engadget reviewers, it can be flattened with the right amount of pressure and holds up well to abuse without any damage to the chassis or screen. With that being said, experts note that the flexibility is rather limited as the case itself is quite rigid.

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In addition to the flex feature, the handset also offers a self-healing. According to LG, this self-healing coating's molecular structure allows the phone to recover from superficial scratches. When tested in practice, however, there were mixed results. Techradar did not notice any recovery from light scratches they created on the phone and also noticed that it attracts dust and dirt. On the other hand critics from CNET note that their several attempts to damage the surface disappeared after several moments. All reviewers do agree that the self-healing ability only works with everyday scuffs and scratches, not for more serious damage.

In terms of hardware, the phone has a quad-core 2.26GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, up to 32GB of internal storage and a curved 3,500mAh battery. The Verge states that the phone scored near the top of its class in nearly every benchmark test and can handle graphics intensive apps and running numerous apps simultaneously without a hitch. In addition, all experts agree that it offered excellent battery life ranking among the longest-lasting smartphones in the market.

When it comes to the camera, there is a 13 megapixel rear-facing camera with autofocus and an LED flash. Unlike the LG G2, there is no optical image stabilization which Slashgear notes as a problem in low light settings.

Most reviewers find the LG G Flex to be an interesting piece of technology; however its starting price point is too high for most to recommend to the general public especially when considering the screen doesn't offer full HD. CNET said, “despite a novel construction and scuff-proof exterior, the LG G Flex's doesn't flex enough muscle against the Samsung Galaxy Round or the Note 3.”

With that being said, GSM Arena notes that, "there's better value for money to be had elsewhere but it's impossible to put a price tag on imagining the future."


Reviews (7.6/10 Avg. rating)


UnleashThePhones

A sign of things to come

from UnleashThePhones

Six inches and just 720p? People would think you can literally count the pixels on the screen yourself. Surprisingly, its not bad at all. That being said, while using the phone, we barely ever felt, “Man, I wish this was full HD”. You can read text clearly, watch videos just fine and basically do everything just as good.

The combination of a Snapdragon 800 processor and a 720P display (something that almost no other S800 phone has) mean this phone FLIES. And I mean flies. It feels Nexus level responsive in general use. We loaded all our usual apps and games on it, and ye... Full review

NDTV

Blazing fast performance, good ergonomics

from NDTV

We like the LG G Flex but there is a caveat - its price. Even for early adopters the price is prohibitively expensive. The argument is that you're is paying for exclusivity - but it still seems as though you're not getting enough of it to justify the price premium over other phones with similar specifications. The futuristic feeling alone won't be worth that much money to a lot of buyers.

Yes, it has a curved screen. Yes, watching videos is a great experience on the G Flex. Yes, the performance is top-notch. Yes, it has a great battery life. Yes, it has no competitor in its... Full review

Tech Advisor

Curved screen smarthphone doesn't fool us

from Tech Advisor
The LG G Flex has some decent hardware including a great camera and more storage than usual. Excellent software is also a lure but its main feature, the curved screen, is too big, only 720p and offers no real benefits. This phablet is too gimmicky so you're much better off saving some money and going for LG's proper phone, the G2... Full review
Brighthand

Decent hardware performance with atypical design

from Brighthand
Even with its odd appearance, the LG G Flex brings its highly up-to-date chipset to the phablet, which ensures supreme performance. Even with its drawbacks, the G Flex is one of the most attractive and powerful phablets currently available on the market. Still, its display is full of flaws and it is only its flexible design that singles it out from even the mid-range competition. It's hard for BH to see the benefits of the flexibility, and users will most likely feel the same way... Full review
Mobile Syrup

The curve is interesting but not that useful

from Mobile Syrup
The G Flex is a successful experiment from a company that likely never expected it to expand far beyond its Korean borders. While it’s hard to recommend on the hardware differentiation alone — the curve is interesting but not that useful — the device is a great all-round performer, with excellent battery life, a decent camera and a competent, if boring, Android skin... Full review
WordsByNowak

Curve is too gimmicky

from WordsByNowak
The G Flex is probably best suited for those phone buyers who want a conversation piece. It certainly stands out from the rest, but it’s not the best in its class by any stretch... Full review
Android Guys

A device to anyone who loves the form-factor, and needs a durable, high-end phone

from Android Guys
Overall it feels like another solid, smooth LG device. Although the technology behind the display wasn’t ready for this high a profile release, and, in my opinion the curve doesn’t serve enough of a purpose to be attractive, this device performs admirably and as long as you aren’t off-put by the form-factor, size and display quality, it will serve you well... Full review
Tech Ticker

Innovative design and runs butter smooth

from Tech Ticker
It won’t be wrong to say that LG has packed in a lot of innovation in the G Flex but that innovation comes at a price. LG has priced the G Flex at Rs. 69,999 that suggests G Flex to be LG’s proof-of-concept, albeit with the intention to sell in as many countries as possible. However, the curved display, curved battery and a self-healing back are something a user can live without. At least for now. Let’s hope G Flex’s next iteration is targeted more towards the consumers with a slightly cheaper price tag... Full review
What Mobile

Powerful processor and great design but very costly

from What Mobile
The LG G Flex is an impressive phone with a powerful spec sheet and excellent display. But the curve adds very little. It feels more like a gimmick than a design breakthrough.We can’t blame LG for trying something different but this isn’t an essential innovation. Add the hefty price tag and we have a very hard time recommending it over other super-phones like the Sony Xperia Z1, Nokia 1020 or even LG’s own G2 and Nexus 5. .. Full review
Coolsmartphone

A powerful, feature-packed handset with a brilliantly attractive design

from Coolsmartphone
Fast, well designed and with a battery that out-lasted all my other phones, I have to rate this highly. It definitely stands out from the pack and definitely pushes LG up the ladder in my estimation. That screen, at least on this model, was a bit of an issue for me, so I’d advise giving it a try in-store if you can to see if it’s a major problem for you... Full review

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Full Specs

Overview
Release date November 12, 2013
Regions available USA, United Kingdom, Asia, Europe, North America, India
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
UMTS:
850/1900/2100 MHz
LTE:
800/1800 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM Card Micro-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean (Update Available: 4.4.2 KitKat)

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 Quad core 2.26 GHz
Internal Flash Memory
32 GB
RAM 2 GB
ROM No
GPS A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
FlightMode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Yes
TTY/TDD Yes
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Head: 0.92 W/kg
Body: 1.15 W/kg
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included AC Charger, Manual
Power & Battery
Type Lithium Polymer (Li-Pol), 3500 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging No
Video Playback Time 1197 minutes
Wi-Fi Surfing Time 571 minutes
3G Surfing Time Unknown
4G Surfing Time Unknown
Talk Time Up to:
1740 minutes (2G)
1519 minutes (3G)
Standby Time Up to: 20.8 days
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Plastic
Colors Titan Silver
Dimensions [H x W x D] 16.1 x 8.2 x 0.8 cm
(6.3 x 3.2 x 0.3 in)
Weight 177 grams
(6.2 ounces)
Water Resistant / Waterproof Unknown
Rugged Design No
IP Rating No
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 720 x 1280 pixels
Pixel Density 245 pixels
Size 6 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
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 No
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 Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Unknown
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 Browsing Type HTML, HTML 5
Browser Google Android
Javascript Yes
Flash No
Email Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, SMTP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging Services SMS, MMS, IM (Google Talk)
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB Micro-USB 3.0
USB OTG Support No
Infrared Yes
Bluetooth 4.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption No
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Expansion Slots No
Expansion Slots Info No
PC Synchronization Yes
TV-out No
DLNA Support Yes
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet No
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera  
Aperture Unknown
Resolution 13+ megapixels
Dual Lens No
Zoom Yes
Flash Yes (LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, ISO, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer, HDR, Time catch shot
Video Recording Formats 3GP / 3GPP, MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera  
Resolution 2+ megapixels
Zoom No
Additional Front Camera Info No
Video Recording Parameters
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats MIDI, MP3, MP4, eAAC+, AAC+, AAC, WAV
Radio No
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4
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 No
Alarm Yes
Stopwatch No
Timer No
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter No
Document Viewer DOC, DOCX, PDF, PPT, PPTX, XLS
Weather No
Stocks No
Maps Yes
Notepad Yes
Voice Memos / Recorder Yes
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps No
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