The UK launch of the LG G Flex 2 isn’t far away so now is the time to read our review and decide if this flexible LG phone is for you.
LG G Flex 2 design
The curved design is the most striking feature of the LG G Flex 2 and this poses several benefits when compared to traditionally flat smartphones. The curvature sits flush to the face when making a call and so the reception is better due to the closer proximity of the microphone to your mouth.
The curved design also sits better in a pocket and when in use the display has less reflections and glare. In the typical LG style the volume and power buttons are to be found on the rear of the G Flex 2 and as there are no buttons on the sides this phone offers a superior grip.
The display measure 5.5-inches and is smaller than the original Flex which was over-sized for the typical user. The pixel density has been almost doubled and the screen resolution sits at 1080 x 1920 pixels.
The rear face of the phone has a self healing coating which re-generates itself within 10 seconds of a minor scratch. The remaining design includes a quad core processor with 64-bit architecture and 2GB RAM and there is a 16GB internal memory with card slot for expanding the memory by another 128GB.
LG G Flex 2 camera
The camera package sees a 13MP main camera combined with a secondary 2.1MP for video calling and taking selfies. The unnecessary camera settings have been stripped away leaving the best of the rest including panorama shooting mode, HDR and a beautifying tool for correcting skin blemishes.
Selfies are a little easier to take when using Gesture Shot and the countdown timer. Upon capture, Gesture View immediately opens up the gallery so that you can see your results. Video recording at 2160p is possible and when memory is more important that quality you can adjust the resolution down.
LG G Flex 2 features
The LG G Flex 2 features include those provided by Google and the Android Lollipop operating system as well as a set of LG exclusive apps such as the LG health and fitness app. You can find these by swiping left from the home screen.
Security is taken care of by Knock Codes of which there are over 80,000 combinations protecting your data. After you have setup the Flex 2 you may want to check out the Smart Tips tutorial.
If you are sick and tired of having lots of remote controls lying around then the QRemote app is for you. Using the built-in infrared sensor you can control your TV and entertainment system.
GPS is ready to go as is access to the internet over either 3G, 4G or Wi-Fi. Bluetooth offers wireless connectivity to other devices and 3D gaming is taken to a new level thanks to that innovative curved display.
The 3000mAh battery holds plenty of juice but should you need to top it up then the quick charge battery can gain 50% charge in just 40 minutes.
LG G Flex 2 verdict
I cannot see any glaring negatives and the only thing on the horizon that may dampen your joy could be its price tag.