The First Flexible Handset – LG G Flex

The smart phone industry is now entering a new revolutionary era with the release of LG’s 6-inch G Flex flexible phone. Quite distinct from the current mobile phones we are using, this LG G Flex comes with unique curved design and can flex until it’s almost completely flat, as its name suggests.

Taking the first look at the modern crescent-shaped phone, you will be attracted by its interesting and futuristic design. The slightly curved 6-inch display gives the handset a striking, even ambitious, profile. After testing over 300 different designs with various curves, the LG G Flex was shipped with an “optimized curvature” of 700mm, which’s said to be the most comfortable fit for most human faces, according to LG Company. LG also told us that “they have also tested the handset’s flexibility up to 100 times with 80 pounds of pressure without causing any damage to the phone’s chassis.” To put it another way, the phone won’t snap into halves even if someone sit on it accidentally. Besides, LG opted for a 720p screen for the LG G Flex, however, it isn’t as crisp as its competitors such as Lumia and One Max.

Another highlight of the G Flex is that it offers a kind of special elastic “self-healing” rear panel which can be scratched with anything ranging from a key to a wire brush, and repair itself. Actually, the rear panel is coated with an elastic resin which will push back on a scratch, forcing the panel to regain its original form, this is how the “healing” works. Generally speaking, the hotter the mobile phone is, the more quickly it will heal. By rubbing the panel to heat the phone up, we can speed up the healing as we like, however, the “healing” has its limits.

Have to say that, The LG G Flex’s interface is very similar to that of the LG G2′s. The G Flex runs on the Google’s Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean OS. Like the LG G2, the Flex’s lock screen offers up to five customizable app shortcuts. It has got a unique theme which’s called Swing Lock Screen. Interestingly, when rocking the phone forward and backward, the screen will roll from a balloon-filled sky at the top to an ocean at the bottom. Swipe along the ocean and the screen will ripple.

When comes to the performance, the G Flex will surely not disappoint you. Sported with a 2.3-GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage, it provides a remarkably smooth performance: the applications open & close quickly without any lagging, in the mean while, the camera app fired off photos in the blink of an eye.

In additionally, the LG G Flex is also the first handset with a curved sizable battery which’s the decision to match the curved design of the phone. During the LAPTOP Battery Test, which involves continuous Web surfing over the phone’s data connection with the display brightness set to 40 percent, the G Flex’s massive 3,500 mAh battery lasted an impressive 10 hours and 57 minutes.

To sum up, the curved design, flexible chassis, self-healing rear panel, gorgeous real stripe display and impressive performance makes the LG G Flex a stunning feature smart phone which’s worthy buying.

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