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
 

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AT&T's LG G Flex preorders start Jan. 24 for $299 on contract

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

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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What is better? Please enlighten us.

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

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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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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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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.

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

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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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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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.

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.

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

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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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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.

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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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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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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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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