LG G Flex

AT&T today announced that its LG G Flex will go up for preorder online and in stores starting Jan. 24. It'll cost $299 with a traditional two-year contract, $26.74 a month with the AT&T Next 18 plan, or $34.75 a month with AT&T Next 12.

No street availability was given. AT&T's official render of the G Flex shows March 17 as the phone's date — but that seems awfully late, and so we wouldn't read too much into that just yet.

For more, read our LG G Flex preview!

Basic LG G Flex specs

  • Processor: 2.26 GHz Quad Core Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor
  • Display: 6-inch, (1280x720), HD OLED screen (Real RGB)
  • Memory: 2GB RAM and up to 32 GB onboard memory
  • Camera: 13MP rear-facing, 2.1 MP front-facing
  • Curved Battery: 3,500 mAh (Embedded)
  • Operating System: Android Jelly Bean 4.2.2
  • Dual Window splits the 6-inch screen into two separate applications
  • Size: 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9-8.7mm
  • Weight: 177g
 
There are 43 comments

NoNexus says:

unless you need a bendy phone, there are so many better ones out than this. Especially at the $299 price tag.

Jay Holm says:

Agree! Personally, phones this size aren't for me! I like phones the size of the S4, and no bigger than the G2, gotta draw a line somewhere, and for me, that line is 5.25 inch screen.

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And no kit kat straight from the start?

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moosc says:

What is better? Please enlighten us.

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NoNexus says:

anything released last year.

Note 3, S4, One, G2, X...pick your poison.

Jay Holm says:

S4 for me,...I just got enrolled in Jump, so June 18th, it'll be the *S5*!!! Bouyeah!!!

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NoNexus says:

Unless something earth shattering happens, Note 4 in November for me!

G2

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yankeesusa says:

Nexus 5, Note 3, LG G2, z1s. I think this phone is a good step towards self healing phones but not worth $300. Just think, you can get a nexus 5 with kitkat and no contract for $350.

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Yea. Android 4.2.2? Eww.

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Saneless says:

The quality of the screen is far worse than the OS version.

NoNexus says:

Agreed but nothing new should be coming with less than 4.3

DaFonZisBack says:

Too big and useless bending screen. Lg you will never be king at this rate

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roustabout says:

1280 x 720 and it's 3 large on contract?

Whoops. Bendy or not, that's going to look bad at a 6 inch size.

mavrrick says:

Considering that most small tablets still run this res or lower I would call Bs on that. I am not going to say it is impossible to see. Just that you are making a bigger deal about it then it really is. After all at these DPI's it is a bit about how you use it.

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NoNexus says:

Different device, different expectation.

But besides that, a lot of reviews are saying that the display is crap. Not just the DPI but washed out colors, difficult viewing.

Jay Holm says:

It is a first of it's kind.

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quailallstar says:

What's a contract?

Posted from the surface of the moon using my LG Optimus G Pro on T-Mobile with 0 Death Star bloat...

David Horgan says:

What's a cell phone?

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quailallstar says:

Nice try. Carry on.

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tdizzel says:

I heard the screen has bubbles.

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NoNexus says:

they go away pretty quickly

From who?

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hmmm says:

They are nuts to charge that much... I suppose the people who want a curved phone would pay for it though.

mavrrick says:

I do agree. The price is a bit much, but is this there flagship now. I guess they want the early adopters to pay for that R&D to make that bendy display.

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mavrrick says:

The point with this phone is durability. The only thing the G2 has over it is the screen resolution. And though it is nice to have a 1080p display, you are crazy if you think it is a no go because it isn't. Every other Spec is comparable with the G2 and most any other phone. Only phone the I would say spec wise is higher in some areas is the Note 3. Beside the 1080p display it has 3g of ram, 32gb internal storage, and s-pen.

The g-flex is just a larger G2 with a lower res bendy display.

I am actually disappointed the last note didn't have it.

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Jack33 says:

I am really curious about this phone (in a good way). It sort of reminds me of Samsung Note and how everyone dismissed it at first. I often find myself tilting the OG Razr Maxx to my mouth when the other caller says he has hard time hearing me. A curved phone might solve this problem. I usually carry my phone in my jacket, so I have to see if it will sit comfortably there. As for the resolution, I have to see it first hand before I decide.

eahinrichsen says:

I'm not really looking to upgrade until the successor to the Moto X is released at the very earliest, but I'm curious about this phone. I'll stop by a store and get a hands-on experience after they're available. I want to see how the curve affects the viewing experience.

thatguy97 says:

The only feature of the curve is if you tilt the phone on the lock screen

Sent from my Nexus 7 2013 or iPhone 5

David Horgan says:

Ouch I saw the price tag then the low resolution display specs on par with last years S4 and old ass 4.2.2 then I was 100% uninterested.

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NoNexus says:

If your speaking of the screen, the S4 had a better one.

$299.99 and stuck with a contract? The fact that it's flexible should help should they take my advice on where to stick it.

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Jay Holm says:

LMAO!!!!! ATT needs to get cought up with the times! Contracts are overrrrr!!!

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Seixip says:

Flexible screen = cool and adds durability. Curved screen = gimmick. 720p = WTF guys, it's 2014. I have a G2 and love it. The G2 is where it's at. The Gflex is lame. I can't wait till this curved screen crap is over. I'm looking forward to a flexible yet flat G3.

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dante501 says:

That's a pricy tag on this one for sure.

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TomW093 says:

To be honest, I don't see why people care about this phone (or any phone) having a 720p display. If I put my Nexus 5 next to a Moto X, I genuinely can't tell the difference. The only difference is battery life.

Throw Cyanogenmod on this and it would be slick.

yankeesusa says:

Very true. But at that price just get the n5 and leave as is or install a 4.4 custom Rom like paranoid.

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TomW093 says:

Can rooting add an extra inch of screen?

And I have a Nexus 5 and love it, I just like large screens.

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TomW093 says:

Can rooting add an extra inch of screen?

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Johnny Z says:

I'll take zero.

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jlczl says:

Why anyone would buy this instead of a N5 and then get out of the grips of contracts is beyond me.

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yankeesusa says:

That's exactly what I was thinking. Unless T-Mobile prices this at the z1s price, I don't see this selling so much until Amazon or best buy offer a discount.

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