Review of LG G Flex2
Hey friends Today i am going to tell you about LG G Flex2 mobile, Last year, LG flirted with innovation when it announced the G Flex, which had a unique 6-inch curved screen. However, this phone was an experiment at best and had more than its fair share of problems. The 720p screen was no match for its competition, the phone was too unwieldy, and it had an exorbitant price tag.
After taking a look at the complaints and going back to the drawing board, this year LG introduced an upgraded version, the G Flex2. This new phone has a smaller footprint and a 1080p display, apart from a couple of other improvements. For example, the self-healing coating on the rear is more resilient and apparently the Gorilla Glass screen protection is tougher. Moreover, the G Flex2 is the first phone using Qualcomm’s latest and greatest octa-core 64-bit SoC, the Snapdragon 810.
Like the original, the G Flex2 has a distinctive design mostly thanks to its curve. In our time reviewing it, we found that It turned heads and piqued people’s curiosity. The Flamingo Red colour of our review unit was especially striking, but the phone is also available in a more subtle silver. Compared to the original, the G Flex2 is perceptibly lighter, slimmer, more compact, and easier to use with one hand. However, this doesn’t mean that the phone is suited for one-handed operation.
The front has a 700mm-radius curvature, while the rear is slightly sharper with a 650mm-radius curvature for grip. The front of the G Flex 2 is taken up by the 5.5-inch screen and LG decided to go with on-screen buttons to navigate through the operating system. The earpiece, LED indicator, front camera, and the ambient light sensors are all placed above the display.
The phone rocks a very powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor with four ARM Cortex-A53 cores running at 1.5GHz and four Cortex-A57 cores running at 2GHz. Completing the SoC is an Adreno 430 GPU. The specific G Flex2 model available in India has 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage space, which can be expanded by up to 2TB, according to LG. Don’t get too excited because only 128GB microSD cards are available at the moment.
The phone has a plethora of sensors: an accelerometer, a gyroscope, a proximity sensor, and a compass. The lack of support for 4G on the 2300MHz band is a big letdown because this means that most Indian 4G networks won’t be accessible. The connectivity options include Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth v4.1 with aptX, and Infrared. LG has gone with a 13-megapixel primary camera with optical image stabilisation (OIS) on the rear, ably supported by a laser autofocus system lifted from the LG G3, and a dual-LED flash. Flip the phone over and you will find a 2.1-megapixel camera on the front. The compact body of the phone means that LG had to reduce the capacity and size of the battery – the G Flex 2 has a 3000mAh battery compared to 3500mAh one on its predecessor.
The inch curved 5.5-inch P-OLED panel has a resolution of 1080p. It is crisp and adequately vibrant, and definitely much better than the screen on the G Flex. Thanks to the curve of the screen content just looks immersive. Watching videos, reading long articles, and playing games are a treat on this curved screen. This is the only real advantage of having a curved screen. The viewing angles are top-notch and cranking up the brightness keeps reflections under control even under sunlight. The G Flex 2 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop and LG has slapped its custom UI on top of it.
We were eager to test the Snapdragon 810 SoC considering the controversy surrounding it. And yes, it has heating issues. Even slightly strenuous tasks like capturing images caused the upper portion of the rear to heat up. Moreover, processor throttling causes simple tasks like swiping the notifications shade down to stutter at times. Such erratic performance is unpardonable for a flagship device. We have benchmark scores for those interested but don’t go on these numbers alone to gauge the capabilities of the G Flex 2. AnTuTu and Quadrant returned scores of 49,882 and 29,223 respectively, which are stupendous. As expected 3DMark Ice Storm’s Basic and Extreme tests were maxed out and in Unlimited the phone scored a healthy 17,358.
Price in INDIA : 45999.00 at Flipkart
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