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Monday, August 11, 2014

Feel the Curve: Reviewing the LG G Flex

Just like that new pair of pants that makes you feel a bit more skinny or those new glasses that give you a touch of classiness, the LG G Flex smartphone improves your style and keeps you fashion forward.

What Is the LG G Flex?

Like its name describes, the LG G Flex is the first curved and flexible smartphone in the U.S. It is equipped with a top-of-the-line OLED (organic light-emitting diode) display, six-inch-curved screen, 2.26 GHz quad-core processor and a long-lasting 3,500 mAh battery. However, its greatest features is that the case and battery are flexible. Its contoured design can bend up to 180 degrees so that it can withstand pressure when it is face up or face down. The G Flex also features a 13-megapixel camera that can produce crisp nighttime and action shots.

Why Is Curved Better?

To start, the curved design gives the user a more comfortable handling as it snuggles into your hand and hugs the curve of your face. That curvature, according to LG, enhances the sound quality because the microphone is closer to your mouth. It also helps minimize glare and reduces reflections, which is especially ideal for outdoor users. You no longer need to move your mobile phone through several angles just to see what's on the screen.
As the next best thing, there are a few curved and flexible phones on the market. The idea is that almost every task is now done with a little more fluidity and ease, according to LG. The G Flex curves from north to south while the Samsung Galaxy Round curves from east to west. In a review by CNET, they explain that there is not much of a difference and it comes to personal preference in viewing or typing comfort between the two; however, the G Flex can fit in your pocket better, making sitting and walking around more comfortable. Furthermore, this design is especially nice for those who don't like the belt-hooked carrying cases.
But most importantly, its bending capabilities enable it to withstand some situations where a standard flat mobile phone or even the Galaxy Round would be crushed or damaged. For example, the curved design protects it if it is accidentally sat on, stepped on or pushed against.

What Is Its Best Feature?

Its slick, fashionable look is a big hook for consumers, but it may not be its best feature. The back of the G Flex, for example, has a self-healing coat that can remove minor scratches. And, as almost every mobile phone user knows, this would be an often-used feature. Plus, it might do away with those bulky cases.
But overall, the physical flexibility and durability of the G Flex may be what attracts mobile phone users in the long run. Although it can't be twisted or bent inward, its outward flexibility can withstand 88 pounds of pressure. And this isn't a one-time feature. Consumer Reports conducted an experiment on the phone's durability and found that it took 30 pounds to flatten the phone. They then applied 30 pounds of weight 1,000 times, and found the phone to work just the same. Even when they upped the weight to 88 pounds and repeated the test, they explain that the phone "worked like new—just like LG had claimed." So, this phone is sure to stand up to the average person's minor mishaps, making it its greatest feature.

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