[CES 2015] Hands On with the LG G Flex 2, what the G Flex should have been

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Following the LG conference, I had the chance to spend a couple of minutes with the newly announced G Flex 2. It felt nicer and easier to hold than its predecessor. It looks a lot like the LG G3 in a curved chassis.

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One of the first things you will notice is that the G Flex 2 is smaller than the original G Flex. It has a similar screen size of 5.5 inches as the the LG G3 with a 1080 x 1920 resolution and 403 ppi – much better than the 720p OG G Flex. The display looks stunning and I am actually happy that LG didn’t go for 2K display to help with battery life.

With the G Flex 2, LG wanted to be the first OEM to bring an Android device packed with Qualcomm’s latest 64-bit processor, the Snapdragon 810. On paper, it will be a beast of a phone but I do not think that it matters at this point in time. The average consumer will not notice or care about the processor as long as the phone performs well.

If the self-healing feature of the original Flex phone impressed you, you will probably like how the G Flex 2 can heal in 10 seconds. It will basically resist light and minor scratches at best. I will spend some more time with it tomorrow at the Convention and report back with a scratch test. Spec Wise, here is the list:

  • Chipset: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 810 processor with 2.0GHz 64-bit Octa-Core CPU
  • Display: 5.5-inch Full HD Curved P-OLED (1080 x 1920 pixels / 403 ppi)
  • Memory: 16/32MB eMMC ROM / 2GB DDR4 RAM / microSD slot (up to 2TB)
  • Camera: Rear 13.0MP with OIS+ with Laser Auto Focus / Front 2.1MP
  • Battery: 3,000mAh (embedded)
  • Operating System: Android 5.0 Lollipop
  • Size: 149.1 x 75.3 x 7.1-9.4mm
  • Weight: 152g
  • Network: 4G / LTE / HSPA+ 21/42 Mbps
  • Connectivity: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth Smart Ready (Apt-X) 4.1, NFC, SlimPort, A-GPS / Glonass, USB 2.0
  • Color: Platinum Silver, Flamenco Red
  • Other: Gesture Shot, Gesture View, Glance View etc.

Unlike any other phone in the market, this is a curved phone. The question is will you consider the G Flex 2 as your main driver? Let us know down below.