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LG G Flex drop test: does flexible mean unbreakable?

0. phoneArena 23 Nov 2013, 08:44 posted on

In general, a drop test is a drop test. No matter the materials used these days, glass is still glass, and given the right type of impact, glass always breaks. But, we've long been hearing about these fabled "unbreakable" flexible displays that would be hitting the market. The first is in the LG G Flex, and the guys over at Android Authority have put the device through a drop test...

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posted on 23 Nov 2013, 10:45

30. darkkjedii (Posts: 22164; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


But if you didn't but one, it wouldn't be your phone to begin with.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 00:25

67. andynaija (Posts: 921; Member since: 08 Sep 2012)


I'm pretty sure a lot of people can have a phone and not break it. The CAREFUL ones that is..

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 10:01

23. androidrockzz (Posts: 51; Member since: 04 Feb 2012)


isn't this the beginning of flexible screen technology it still needs lot more R&D. maybe that's why Samsung Galaxy round is still not yet sold (they might be making something advance)

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 10:20

24. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


Yes that's true we should just give them some time to figure everything out. But "something more advance" would mean flexible glass. Or maybe plastic. Plastic would be boring and flexible glass isn't yet here so no. They're not making anything advance.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 13:02

49. Shatter (Posts: 2036; Member since: 29 May 2013)


It still means its near impossible to actually damage the screen. The digitizer and screen are expensive. Glass is not.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 13:44

54. Finalflash (Posts: 3230; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


Yes, very paradoxical that is. But still, let the flexibility come, the unbreakable nature was just a hope not a guarantee (I don't even think they advertised that and the community just made it up). Flexible screens have other benefits, currently only a couple are known. Don't randomly deride any good innovation that doesn't harm you only if it under delivers on the promises they made (which neither LG or samsung made).

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 09:16 3

8. mturby (unregistered)


flexible does not mean unbreakable, u moron. did LG say it is unbreakable?

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 09:23 8

10. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Despite your jerkish tone, you did remind me that I forgot to put a link on the word unbreakable, so I've updated the article.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 11:48

39. optidragon (Posts: 2; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Do you realize that the ''panel'' is unbreakable, that's actually the OLED screen itself. In the drop test the panel didn't break, the screen was still on and even the digitizer is still working. The thing that broke is a glass covering the screen. Learn your stuff, Michael.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 13:47

55. ngo2dd (Posts: 896; Member since: 08 Jul 2011)


You know in almost all the drop test the phone still work right? The HTC one worked, the iPhone worked. That is not the issue here.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 15:04 1

59. MichaelHeller (Posts: 2705; Member since: 26 May 2011)


Perhaps you should read the article again...

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 09:49 11

19. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Michael comes here to make a buck, we come here to discuss tech while you come here to insult others - guess who's the moron of the 3.

Hint: you

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 10:46

31. darkkjedii (Posts: 22164; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Excellent post _Bone_+1

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 17:17 2

65. imMature (Posts: 87; Member since: 04 Sep 2013)


Anyone got some aloe for him?

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 09:19 5

9. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


lol the fact that they used an iphone 5s to record the drop

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 11:37

37. darkkjedii (Posts: 22164; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Only makes sense that they'd use a great camera, SMDH at the fact you'd find that funny. What're you 11, or something.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 13:51

57. Finalflash (Posts: 3230; Member since: 23 Jul 2013)


It is for the slow motion in case they need it. It has a fairly good slow motion capture feature and then editing on that and all. Plus I think they've broken all their Android phones dropping them.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 16:11 2

61. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


lol calm yourself i said its funny when their using a 2000 dollar camera right next to it. did I say the 5s camera sucks, did i say iphones are bad ? i used to think you were of the decent type of apple fanboy, guess im wrong and it wasnt purely for slo mo all the other cameras of theirs has it

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 16:40 1

62. darkkjedii (Posts: 22164; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Really dude, you used to think I was a decent type of apple fanboy? 1st I'm not an apple fanboy 2nd with your usually childish apple bashing banter, what else would I think your post meant? When you post childlike anti apple disses all day, every article, expect us to view you the way your screen name suggests we should.

posted on 24 Nov 2013, 02:59 1

68. ArtSim98 (Posts: 3535; Member since: 21 Dec 2012)


You're not an apple fanboy? HHahhhahahaha!!!! Best joke ever....

posted on 01 Dec 2013, 16:37

75. apple4never (Posts: 1064; Member since: 08 May 2013)


really ? huh feel free to view my post history and quote me on the statement of yours. please enlighten me dark

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 09:30 2

11. darkvadervip (Posts: 365; Member since: 08 Dec 2010)


It's funny because in the back ground did you guys notice the iPhone doing the video shooting on the ground . Lol! I guess it was laughing too saying "darn the lumia's do better than you and no self healing"

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 09:31 2

12. nbringer (Posts: 180; Member since: 11 Sep 2012)


I was hoping he would use several phones for each kind of drop, so that we can understand something with statistical relevance ...

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 09:46

17. _Bone_ (Posts: 2155; Member since: 29 Oct 2012)


Ouch. What's the point of flexibility if it can't take a hit? So much for self-healing body too, scratches remain. The only ones that disappear wouldn't even be there if they used kevlar or something tougher. :)

Gimmick.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 09:54 1

20. Amir1 (unregistered)


LG G Flex. G for Gimmick.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 10:00 5

22. skymitch89 (Posts: 1310; Member since: 05 Nov 2010)


One thing that people need to realize is that the screen and glass are actually different components. The screen might be flexible and bendable, but the glass isn't as flexible or bendable.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 10:43

27. darkkjedii (Posts: 22164; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


Yeah yeah yeah, and the knee bones connected to the thigh bone. We get it, cut the excuses. Great phone, but as with all the others, case it or else. You come up with the greatest excuses dude.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 10:40 1

26. darkkjedii (Posts: 22164; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


LG G Crack is more like it. In every test it sustained damage, no wonder apple and Samsung are the big dawgs of mobile.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 10:56

33. g2a5b0e (Posts: 3725; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)


I have to agree. It seems that the curve adds no benefit whatsoever.

posted on 23 Nov 2013, 11:11

36. darkkjedii (Posts: 22164; Member since: 05 Feb 2011)


I figured at least the screen drop would be good, considering the bend in the middle. Nice looking device though.

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