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Review: LG’s G Flex 2 makes me wish all big phones were curved – The Next Web

Wednesday, April 8th, 2015

Review: LG’s G Flex 2 makes me wish all big phones were curved – The Next Web
News from Review: LG’s G Flex 2 makes me wish all big phones were curved – The Next Web:

LG showed off its engineering muscles with the original G Flex, but didn’t quite succeed at showing us why the world needs a curved phone.

While we saw some boons to the curve, the unwieldly size, low resolution, middling software and disappointing camera meant it wasn’t the holistic tour-de-force it could have been. It was more marketing gimmick and cool tech demo than something you’d want to call your everyday phone.

A year and half later, enter the G Flex 2. Not to spoil the review, but it’s better in every way. It’s smaller, looks better and has a much better camera. Where the G Flex was an interesting tech demo, the G Flex 2 is just a good phone – one that may just stand up to the best of the Android contenders.

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LG G Flex 2 5 730x411 Review: LGs G Flex 2 makes me wish all big phones were curved

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LG Looks to Avoid Apple’s Shadow, Dribbles Out News of G4 Flagship Phone
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Let’s face it, no matter how good LG’s upcoming G4 is, it is going to have trouble getting noticed in a market dominated by Apple and Samsung.

Making matters worse is that both Samsung and HTC have already launched this year’s flagship models with the Galaxy S6 and HTC One M9 both hitting the U.S. market this month.

So props to LG for trying an approach different from the big-bang rollout favored by its larger rivals. Instead, LG is employing one of its favorite methods: Tease your own launch with nuggets of news.

While the official G4 announcement isn’t planned until April 28, LG has already had separate releases touting the 5.5-inch screen that will be on the device and changes the company is making to its software interface. LG also announced a program to give 4,000 consumers a month-long test drive of the new phone.

That’s in addition to teaser videos and other attempts at buzz generation.

LG has

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LG G Flex2 Review: Curved Phone Offers More and Less of a Good Thing

Saturday, March 28th, 2015

LG G Flex2 Review: Curved Phone Offers More and Less of a Good Thing
News from TheStreet.com:

NEW YORK (TheStreet) — This is LG’s second attempt at a curved-screen smartphone. This new LG G Flex2 keeps all the good things from the original, and has taken the somewhat unusual design to the next level.

LG introduced its first G Flex curved phone back in the fall of 2013. Unlike the side-to-side curved phone rushed to market by rival Samsung (SSNLF) (and, thankfully, q…………… continues on TheStreet.com

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LG G4 UK release date, price and specs rumours: When is the LG G4 coming out …
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We take a look at the rumoured and possible release date, price and specs of the LG G4

When is the LG G4 coming out? We take a look at the rumoured and possible UK release date, price and specs of the upcoming LG G4 smartphone, which could be the first 3K smartphone. The first decent leaked images suggests a curved screen; yet more leaked images show what could be a  stylus.

LG is now a solid name in the smartphone market after a run of impressive flagship devices. So we’re excited about what the firm will bring to the table next year. This article will be a hub for everything LG G4 related and we’ll update it over time as more details emerge. Read: LG G3 vs G3 S comparison review

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LG G Flex 2 upgrades the curved phone, but it’s on the slow side – Mashable

Thursday, February 19th, 2015

LG G Flex 2 upgrades the curved phone, but it’s on the slow side – Mashable
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What’s This?

It looks like curved phones are here to stay. The first curved phones debuted in 2013, a product of flexible displays and the desperation of smartphone manufacturers to differentiate. The LG G Flex was among them.

It was also a gigantic underpowered beast of a phone, and although its curved screen could turn heads, it couldn’t turn a so-so device into a good one. The curve arguably provided some advantages, but it was hard to see them through the clumsy overall experience.

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Smartphones will look the same for years, says LG
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LG may have bent over backwards to bring the world flexible smartphones, but when it comes to further innovation on current form factors, the Korean manufacturer shrugs off any notion that something cool is on the immediate horizon.

TrustedReviews today published curious comments from an LG executive that shed light on why new handsets like the LG G Flex 2 might be about as cool as smartphones get for the time being.

LG Director of Corporate Communications Ken Hong summed up the dilemma by proclaiming, “I don’t think we can do much with form factor beyond this at this moment,” adding “the design of phones is restricted by the technology of our component suppliers.”

In fact, even a device like the G Flex 2 is ultimately hindered by how fast suppliers can…………… continues on TechRadar

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LG G Flex2 Curved Phone to Launch on January 30; Official Price Revealed

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

LG G Flex2 Curved Phone to Launch on January 30; Official Price Revealed
News from NDTV:

LG Electronics Inc. says it will start selling its latest curved smartphone in South Korea next week.

The Korean company said Thursday that the G Flex2 will be launched locally on January 30 and overseas in the coming months. LG has priced the G Flex2 at KRW 800,000 (roughly Rs. 45,400), in-line with the Amazon Germany listing last week at EUR 599 (approximately Rs. 44,076).

The smartphone is LG’s latest effort to expand the use of curved screens as a way of differentiating its smartphones from those of competitors.

When LG released its first version of a curved smartphone in 2013, it was a niche product. The latest iteration shows …………… continues on NDTV

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Revenge of the clamshell: LG may be working on an Android flip phone
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We see a lot of phone leak rumours on our beat, but this one has really got us talking: it’s a retro-looking LG flip phone that seems to be running some version of Android.

If you’ve been pining for the old-fashioned form factor but want some modern software to go with it, this could be your dream handset. You can snap it shut with a flourish after calls as if it’s 2005.

LG actually already has a clamshell phone on the market, but only in South Korea – the LG Wine Smart broke cover last September and you can’t pick it up anywhere outside of LG’s home country.

The good old days?

We don’t know too much about this new phone apart from what’s shown in the picture, which comes courtesy of @upleaks. Ice Cream Smart is the mooted name and the Android software looks very much like the OS running on LG’s other handsets (albeit shrunk down to fit a smaller screen).

Last year’s Wine Smart has a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM and a 3.5-inch 480 x 320 LCD display. There’s also an 8-megapixel rear facing camera. It’s a…………… continues on TechRadar

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Curved LG G Flex 2 Phablet a Sequel Improving the Original

Monday, January 19th, 2015

Curved LG G Flex 2 Phablet a Sequel Improving the Original
News from Small Business Trends:

LG is trying its hand again at a curved smartphone. It may be one of the few times when the sequel bests the original. The company is following the unimpressive debut of the LG G Flex with the LG G Flex 2. The G Flex 2 was introduced at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

The latest smartphone — actually a phablet with its 5.5-inch display — seeks to upgrade the experience many got from the original curved device from LG.

That experience was lackluster, but the sequel is a real improvement, reports Engadget,

In a company release announcing the new device, LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company president and CEO Juno Cho

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LG G Flex curved smart phone bends but doesn’t break

Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

LG G Flex curved smart phone bends but doesn’t break
News from ConsumerReports.org:

Not many electronic devices make a claim for their physical flexibility. After all, smart phones, TVs, computers, and tablets are made from rigid plastic and glass, which are more likely to snap or shatter than bend forgivingly. Then along came LG, touting its G Flex as “the world’s first curved, flexible smart phone,” with this important caveat: “The flexibility of this product is limited. This phone may be bent flat up to 180 degrees for a limited period of time only. Do not bend inward or twist.” (See the screen grab from the LG site below.)

Why, we wondered, would anyone need a bendable phone?

The answer is pretty straightforward. It turns out that flexibility may help with durability. The arc of the G Flex acts like a leaf spring, absorbing energy when pressure is applied to the phone, such as when you lean or sit on the phone when it’s lying on a table. LG was initially pretty vague about just how flexible the G Flex is, but when we pressed company representatives for data, we were told that it had bee…………… continues on ConsumerReports.org

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LG G3 specs leak points to integrated fingerprint scanner
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LG G3 leaks again with biometric sensor tipped

The upcoming LG G3 specs sheet has leaked again, with latest reports suggesting the future flagship phone will feature its own integrated fingerprint scanner.

Seemingly set to follow in the footsteps of the rival iPhone 5S and Samsung Galaxy S5, the latest LG G3 leaks have seen the phone’s inbuilt biometric sensor tipped for inclusion alongside an improved camera and Full HD display.

Surfacing courtesy of a claimed user agent profile from the currently unconfirmed phone, the LG G3 leaks have offered an insight into both the phone’s hardware and software packages.

With the phone shown to pack pre-installed PayPal, McAfee Mobile Security and LG Account software, it has been claimed that an integrated fingerprint scanner could be on the cards. However, LG has yet to shed any official light on the claims and as such we must stress these reports be taken with a pinch of salt.

On a hardware front, the LG G3 will reportedly play host to a new 16-megapixel rear-mounted cam…………… continues on TrustedReviews

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LG G Flex review: Curved screen smarthphone doesn’t fool us

Saturday, April 5th, 2014

LG G Flex review: Curved screen smarthphone doesn’t fool us
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The LG is the first smartphone maker to give us a properly curved screen smartphone so here’s our in-depth LG G Flex review.

The G Flex is LG’s first curved screen smartphone and goes up against local rival, the Samsung Galaxy Round. It’s got a bendy or flexible screen which is fixed in a set curve. The device is now available and although at most retailers you’ll have to pay close to £650 for the luxury, Expansys has it, at the time of writing, for a more reasonable £499.

See also: 21 best smartphones: The best phone you can buy in 2014.

LG G Flex review: Design and build

The main selling point of the G Flex is its curved screen so we’re going to be looking at this a lot.

While Samsung has gone for a side to side curve on the Galaxy round, the G Flex does things in the opposite direction. It is curved from top to bottom in a banana like shape. LG says, from a design point of view…………… continues on PC Advisor

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LG G3 – Estimated specs and price
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LG’s G Flex: Is a curved smartphone screen innovation or desperation? (review)

Sunday, March 9th, 2014

LG’s G Flex: Is a curved smartphone screen innovation or desperation? (review)
News from VentureBeat:

Image Credit: Devindra Hardawar/VentureBeat

Curved smartphone screens are going to be the next hot thing — if you believe the likes of Samsung and LG.

The two Korean electronics companies have recently rolled the first curved-screen smartphones out to market. These devices will likely serve as precursors to phones with truly flexible displays. (Imagine a smartphone you could twist onto your wrist — talk about a smartwatch.)

LG was first out the gate with the G Flex, which builds on the company’s recent experience creating solid-yet-boring Android phones but adds a curved screen. It’s fast, sports a massive screen, and ticks off just about every check box for what you’d want in a powerful new Android phone.

But why does it have a curved screen? What exactly does it offer that our boring old flat phones don’t? That remains to be seen.

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The good: It sure is a conversation starter

If there’s one thing the G Flex has going for it, it’s that it doesn’t look like any other smartphone around right now. When you’re surrounded by iPhones and Android look-alikes, sometimes it’s nice having a way to stand out fro…………… continues on VentureBeat

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LG G Flex advertisement showcases ‘the most human phone ever’
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LG recently released a video advertisement for its LG G Flex phablet, which is the company’s first curved display smartphone, that features a flexible 6-inch P-OLED display.

The LG G Flex video advertisement boasts of the handset’s natural curve, its flexibility and its self-healing functionality. Unfortunately, the video has since been pulled by the company, but we’ve found the video uploaded by another channel.

The G Flex advertisement shows two friends – ‘Danny boy’, and the other, unnamed – meeting at a restaurant, celebrating Danny’s birthday. The unnamed friend, together with a friend (Ben) who couldn’t make it to the birthday party, gifts Danny a LG G Flex phone.

When Danny pulls the G Flex out of its box, his hand turns into a ‘phone’, featuring a human ear as the earpiece, and a bearded mouth as the mouthpiece. The beard is Ben’s, who is calling to wish Danny a happy birthday, seemingly indicating the phone is so human it morphs into the caller. The conceit is taken further when Danny feeds Ben’s mouth some cake, and at the end of the advertisement, w…………… continues on NDTV

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LG G Flex: A Poor Start for Curved Phones

Monday, February 10th, 2014

LG G Flex: A Poor Start for Curved Phones
News from Mashable:

What’s This?

Image: Mashable, Christina Ascani

As the first phone with a curved screen to go on sale in the U.S., the LG G Flex commands attention. It screams, both as an object and as a new kind of device, “Hey, look at me!” Once you do, the implied follow-up is, “Do you like what you see?”

Uh, kinda? I’ve spent a lot of time with many different smartphones over the past few years, and never once have I thought, “You know what this phone needs? A curved screen.”

I have, however, occasionally longed for a bendable phone that I could fold up into a sugar-cube-size device. That would truly be amazing (not to mention useful) and curved phones are a stepping stone toward that magical future. Some variation of that vision is probably why LG reportedly

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Moto G, LG G Flex and Micromax Bolt A37: Week’s important launches
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India Today Online  New Delhi, February 9, 2014 | UPDATED 11:17 IST

The week that went by has been an eventful one in the Indian mobile market as three important phones were launched during the week, each of which is meant for three different segments.

While the LG G Flex, carrying a whopping price Rs 69,999, is a premium handset aimed at people with deep pockets, the recently launched Motorola’s Moto G for Rs 12,499 is a budget phone having the backing of a reputed brand. The Moto G has been into the limelight since its announcement a few months ago. As it has hit the Indian market now, the pure Android phone is selling like hot cakes with Flipkart running out of the stocks within few hours of its launch. Another phone that made it to the market is Mircomax Bold A37. The Micromax Bolt A37 is priced at Rs. 3,999. This affordable smartphone is from the Indian handset maker and is aimed at entry level customers. With this price, the company is offering 3-G support and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

LG G Flex

The LG G Flex is a top-level smartphone that comes with a ‘real’ curved screen. It is also flexible as when it is pushed against its curves, the LG G Flex flattens. And when the pressure is removed, the phone reverts to original curved shape.

The device with 6-inch 720p curved display run…………… continues on India Today

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LG G Flex: Curved phone avoids getting gimmicky

Saturday, February 8th, 2014

LG G Flex: Curved phone avoids getting gimmicky
News from Chicago Daily Herald:

By Hayley Tsukayama, The Washington Post

It would have been so easy for the LG G Flex, available on AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile this week, to be just a collection of gimmicks. And while it’s not a phone suited for a majority of people — its $ 300 price tag alone cuts most folks out — it is a surprisingly good option for the growing number of folks who want a phone-tablet hybrid.

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What saves this phone from being ridiculous? Mainly that all of its crazy features do exactly what they’re supposed to do.

Take that curved screen, for example. The screen bows away from the user, a shape that actually does cut down on glare from indoor lights and sunlight. Watching any kind of video on the phone is a great experience. At short distances, the slight curling at the edges does make the phone feel more immersive — the main selling point LG and others are using for curved TVs. The screen itself hits most of the high points: big, bright and responsive. On the negative side, the display quality is not as good — it’s not “retina” quality, for example — and images can appear blurry at times. The camera, a 13 MP sensor, is also just average, and not a standout feature on a phone that one might assume would place a high premium on good quality images.

As a trade-off, however, the screen doesn’t…………… continues on Chicago Daily Herald

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‘Galaxy S5 Killer’ LG G3 Tipped to Debut in May
News from IBTimes India:

By now everybody knows that world smartphone leader Samsung is almost certain to announce the company’s 2014 flagship phone Galaxy S5 later this month. However, a report has now surfaced, stating that the South Korean company’s local counterpart LG is prepping to launch their new feature-rich marquee phone G3, touted as the Galaxy S5 slayer, soon.

The Korean arm of the popular technology blog ZDNet has revealed that LG would announce the ‘Galaxy S5 killer’ smartphone G3 in May, almost three months prior to the year cycle completion of its predecessor G2, which had got unveiled in August 2013.

LG’s new marquee phone is pegged to boast a bigger screen – 5.5-inch QHD (aka 2K) 2560x1440p display resolution – and pack the company’s in-hou…………… continues on IBTimes India

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