With the LG G Flex 2 now available in on both sides of the pond, it's time for some first impressions.
Announced at CES and launched in Korea a month later, the LG G Flex 2 has taken its time coming to the rest of the world. However with last week's launch on Sprint in the U.S. and various carriers in the UK, LG's latest flexy phone is finally making its Western debut. So how has it been treating you?
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As we mentioned in our full review of the G Flex 2, it's a solid phone overall, though not without its compromises. That curved P-OLED display is bright and crisp, but has a tendency to become grainy at lower light levels. Meanwhile it's the first Android phone to ship with a 64-bit Snapdragon 810 processor, but day-to-day performance — and perhaps more importantly, battery life — is no better than older LG phones like the G3. We've also found the much-vaunted self-healing back only holds up against very light scratching.
The LG G Flex 2 is one of the year's most unusual phones.
Despite this, there's a lot to like in this most unusual of Android smartphones. LG's doing something no other manufacturer is even attempting with its fully flexible design, and the phone also inherits the LG G3's camera chops, with its upgraded OIS+ (optical image stabilization) and laser autofocus capabilities. And LG has augmented its KnockOn and KnockCode features with Glance view, which lets you preview notification icons and the time without unlocking your 'Flex.
But that's enough from us — we want to hear from you. If you've picked up an LG G Flex 2 in the past week, tell us how you're getting on with your new phone. The Android Central forums are ready and waiting, as is the comment section down below. Has LG gotten it right with this very unique high-end phones, or is it a compromise too far?