The LG G Flex is one of the most hyped phones of the year.
Granted, it’s only January and granted, LG isn’t the most exciting Android manufacturer around, but it has a curved display! Curved, I say! And LG even says it can heal itself if you scratch it.
For these reasons, we couldn’t resist getting this thing into the studio for a Fly Or Die, and we walked away generally impressed.
The G Flex, a true phablet, sports a 6-inch POLED 720p curved display — and it’s beautiful. It’s also got 2GB of RAM, 32GB of onboard memory, a 3500mAh battery and a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor under the hood. As phones go, it’s a pretty damn powerful one.
On the other hand, the curve of the display is no more than a gimmick. Though it’s said to meet the contours of your face for a more comfortable experience, it’s really just something you can point to when you’re trying to be cooler than your friends. And as far as self-healing goes, neither John nor I were convinced.
The scratches we made were slightly minimized, but definitely still showed up.
All that said, the G Flex is still one of LG’s most impressive handsets. If you’re on the market for a powerful, beautiful Android device, this may very well be the one for you.