Last year, LG came up with its flagship LG G Flex with excellent features with curved design, that bends too. Now in 2015, LG comes with a new curved flagship model, LG G Flex 2, with 5.5 inch display with screen arc that allows the user to handle it easier. In the US, this handset will be available on Sprint from March 13th and the pre-orders already begun on February 20th.
United States’ other carriers like T-Mobile and AT&T had also indicated about their launch of LG G Flex 2 to their subscribers. That means, this smartphone will also be available with these wireless carriers soon.
LG G Flex 2 on Sprint available with $0 down payment and $21 per month for 24 months – under Sprint Easy Pay plan. If you choose to go for the off-contract version of the phone, you will have to pay somewhat MSRP of $504. Strange pricing, isn’t it?
Let’s review LG G Flex 2, which is of South Korean carrier SK Telecom, as US-spec devices are currently not available.
LG requested the following disclaimer:
“The devices sampled are representative of final industrial design and user experience but are continuing to undergo additional optimizations to enhance benchmark performance. We expect our upcoming software releases to provide further improvements in this area. We remain confident that the G Flex 2 will deliver great experiences to our customers with a tremendous blend of multimedia, performance and industry-leading design.”
Hardware and Design:
LG rectifies the two major criticisms that have been made for LG G Flex with its new LG G Flex 2, by reducing the size of the screen by o.5-inch. LG G Flex 2 bundled with 5.5 inch display screen with a dimension of 149.1 x 75.3 x 7.1-9.4 mm of thickness. Meanwhile, the new device is very easy to hold and provides an ease for the users too. The bezels becomes slimmer when compared to the previous version, and that removes few visual heft of the device.
While compared to the predecessor, the size of the screen has been reduced and the resolution has been improved from 720p to 1080p. But when compared to LG G3, the resolution of the screen is very low, G3 comes with 2560 x 1440, where LG G Flex 2 comes with 1920 x 1080 pixels of resolution.
LG G Flex 2 is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 810 with Adreno 430 graphics, the memory of the device depends upon the geography, and it may be either 2GB or 3GB. The chipset has a 64 bit octa-core processor, specially optimized for Android Lollipop and has Cat 6 LTR with 3xCA for faster connection over the networks.
The device comes with HSPA+ and also with Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac with Bluetooth 4.1, NFC and USB 2.0. The on-board as well as RAM depends upon the geography and it also comes with a MicroSD slot too.
Software and Performance:
LG G Flex 2 comes with Android Lollipop with modified core and also has a change in the iconography. If you slide your finger or thumb down the upper curve, it will open the glowing pane with icons and latest alerts. The device comes with personal assistant similar to Google Now or Apple Siri, but the main thing is that the natural-language doesn’t work really well.
LG G Flex 2 comes with the camera as same as the camera that found in the LG G3, LG G Flex 2 comes with 13 mega-pixel camera with laser-auto focus, OIS+ optical image stabilization and also with a dual LED flash light. In the meanwhile, the device comes with a 2.1 front facer for selfies. The laser auto-focus makes the LG to give better performance even in the low-light performance and removes the common struggle of traditional auto-focus system.
Battery and Phone:
Comparing LG G Flex 2 with its predecessor, the device’s battery has 500mAh less capacity than its predecessor, and packed with curved 3.000 mAh lithium ion battery that cannot be removed by users. If you peel off the back cover of the device, you can find two slots, for a SIM card and MicroSD card. By charging the device with exact charger, 50 percent of the device will be squeezed inside the battery within 40 minutes itself.
LG G Flex 2 comes with a shape that has more benefit and 5.5 inch OLED display will drain the least amount of battery while comparing to ordinary LCD. Moreover, the device is a well packed one with extra-ordinary features.
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