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LG G Flex in the flesh!




Announced just last month, the LG G Flex curved smartphone is already released in Korea with partner telcos. One unit found its way to the Philippines.


We spotted one last night during the LG Curved OLED TV launch. What’s surprising and ironic was that the G Flex wasn’t brought by the LG executive from Korea but by our good friend @artsamaniego of Manila Bulletin (who got it from a source in HK for $USD1,000).

We borrowed the handset for a while, took some shots and played with it alongside the LG G2.

With a screen size of 6.0 inches, the G Flex just screams like a phablet. It is huge, much bigger on the hands than the Galaxy Note 3, and is certainly on the borderline of being comfortable using with one hand.

The curved shape of the body flows smoothly on the palm of the hands but it’s got the same slippery feel to it, like the G2.

The display curves inwards (in a concave) but not by much although you will certainly notice it once you place it flat on its back on a surface or table. We did try to flex the handset just to see if the glass is really that flexible and it turned out to be pretty much what we expected it to be. The brushed metal finish of the back panel is reminiscent of the Galaxy S3.

The screen, even with just the 720p resolution, still looks stunning and almost indistinguishable to the G2 unless of course you subject it to closer scrutiny.

The G2 is already a solid performer and we’re also hoping the battery life could be better on the G Flex, considering the higher capacity and the OLED technology used (despite the bigger screen size).

LG G Flex specs:
6.0-inch P-OLED display @ 720 x 1280 pixels, 245ppi
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.26GHz quad-core processor
Adreno 330 graphics
2GB RAM
32GB internal storage
HSPA+/LTE-A 150Mbps
WiFi 802.11b/g/n, ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, DLNA
Bluetooth 4.0
GPS, GLONASS
FM Radio tuner with RDS
13MP rear camera with LED flash
1080p @ 60fps video recording
2.1MP front-facing camera, 1080p @ 30fps
Android 4.2.2 Jellybean
Li-Ion 3,500mAh battery
177 grams
160.5 x 81.6 x 8.7 mm

The only drawback we can point out right away is the absence of a microSD card slot for expandable storage.

According to our sources, the LG G Flex will not make it to the Philippines this year as it will make way for the Google Nexus 5 that’s coming this December.

{photo credit by @themarklim, device by @artsamaniego}



Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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33 Responses

  1. CopyCat-droid says:

    Sinubukan nyo bang gasgasan yung likod nyan? Self-healing daw. Na try nyo ba?

  2. ariel says:

    I dont know what to say…so many questions like pede ko ba ifold at ilagay sa wallet ko? pede ko ba siyang sulatan like a piece of paper etc etc…kaya kayong mahilig umadapt ng bagong tech go na watch lang ako on side at tatawa lang ako sa mga papalpakang lalabas jan, id rather wait for the tech to mature bago ako bumili nito. hahaha

  3. Justin says:

    “…@artsamaniego of Manila Bulletin (who got it from a source in HK for $USD1,000)…”

    Ouch!$!$!

  4. Mac says:

    yup, nawawala yung scratch nya, depende sa lalim ng tama. pwede rin sya ma-bend without damaging the display. very durable phone. (y)

  5. Tedd says:

    The phone looks amazing. It has nice specs too.

  6. Ang ganda ng phone na ito, kasi meron sya self healing technology. Sana sir abe na try mo rin yung self healing nya.

  7. Señora Santibañez says:

    ABE ! Bakit hindi mo hinagis sa ulo ng HAMPAS LUPANG owner n’yan! Tingnan naten kung ano mauunang mag HEAL .. yung LG flex o yung BUKOL niya ! ! !

  8. katelyn says:

    i really like the self healing of G FLEX.

  9. maria says:

    i was so impressed with the new phone from LG.hay! they really innovate their products.

  10. lara says:

    very unique tlaga to… the best tlaga kau LG….

  11. g2 says:

    ngayon palang iniisip ko na gaano kaya ka beast ang next Lg Flagship phone?
    G3?

    parang kaka excite naman yan!

  12. Videos says:

    “The only drawback we can point out right away is the absence of a microSD card slot for expandable storage.” – sayang

  13. Red says:

    Really excited for this phone. It has a lot of potential.

  14. mau says:

    finally have a phone that will not look like trash cos of the little scratches!

  15. excited says:

    when will this come to Ph?

  16. sleepyhead says:

    i was so sleepy bet then when i saw the self healing feature! wow! didnt know that we have that technology today

  17. G2Owner says:

    With this update, the G2 becomes outdated….
    Soon Time to sell that G2 and buy this phone… :)

  18. hans says:

    wow bgong smartphone ulit LG G FLEX….. how much po?

  19. cally says:

    curved tv tpos my curved na cellphone astig nmn…

  20. paul says:

    wow my pacurved n din plang cp… ang galing nmn….

  21. gian says:

    i launch na yan dito sa Philippines!! Hit nanaman to tulad ng G2 ng LG :)

  22. monster says:

    self healing technology and rear key which g2 has it also ^^

  23. ronald says:

    I bought one 2 days ago from a sulit seller for P28,000 hong kong sourced.

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