Following up on the first flexible phone released at the end of 2013, LG has returned with the G Flex 2. As the name implies, it's a direct sequel to the original G Flex, which sported a flexible display and battery and basically allowed you to put pressure on the phone that otherwise might have broken a mere mortal device. And it's really no different this time around. You don't bend the phone to really use it per se. Rather, it's a bit of insurance.
So what's new? The G Flex things scales things down a half-inch to 5.5 inches but increases the display resolution to 1080p. LG has added its own special sauce to the Gorilla Glass 3, making it even stronger at the edges. And the super-cool self-healing capability, which takes care of minor scratches, heals things faster than ever before.
And the camera is now a 13MP shooter with improved optical image stabilization, and the front camera has some cool selfie features.
Oh, and this is the first phone to run Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor, bringing true 64-bit hardware to Android phones.
05 January 2015
LG's second-generation flexible phone is a leaner, meaner, 64-bit Android 5.0 beast
The original LG G Flex always felt like an oddity in the manufacturer's lineup. Decried as gimmicky by some, the G Flex introduced us to a range of exotic new technologies — a curved, flexible Plastic-OLED display, a flexible body, including a unique flexing battery, and a self-healing back. The G Flex was an interesting sideshow for LG, but its lackluster display and camera meant it never really challenged the high-end competition. It was an interesting technical showcase, not necessarily a balanced high-end handset. And then there was the fact that it was just really, really big.
So for its second-generation G Flex, LG has taken things back to the drawing board. Naturally, the Korean manufacturer has upped the specs, moving to Qualcomm's very latest 64-bit Snapdragon 810, increasing the display resolution and improving the camera. But more surprisingly, it's also made the G Flex 2 smaller and more manageable than the original, with a 5.5-inch display size. It's a re-thinking of the original G Flex as much as a successor to that device, and at we've had the chance to play with the device and talk to LG about its development.
Read on to find out what we think.
08 June 2015
Sprint is now pushing out Android 5.1.1 to the LG G Flex 2, bringing some enhancements and factory reset protection to the device.
The update from Sprint, which is version LS996ZV6, bumps the LG G Flex 2 up to the most current version of Android; Android 5.1.1...