LG G Flex gets hyper-flexed, grazed and sent to pasture
The G Flex has the ability to flex and bend without breaking into pieces. This will be a very appealing feature to those who like to put their devices in their pocket. One would think that such flexibility would be a benefit if the device were dropped too, but we all know that nothing is impervious to the forces of gravity.
Richard Ryan has a knack for putting together some great slow-motion footage. Granted, he follows the same model with every torture test, but even for the LG G Flex he had to switch things up a bit. The G Flex features a self-healing back-plate. The polycarbonate piece itself is not self-healing, but a thin coating that is applied to the plate has the soft link properties that allow it to heal.
So, when you normally already drop, dunk and shoot a device for your test, what else can you add to the repertoire to keep things interesting? Well, full-on bending the G Flex backwards and then simply grazing the self-healing back instead of shredding it with a bullet is one way to start.
Of course even grazing the LG G Flex is more than the healing back can handle, but it makes for some stellar slo-mo footage. In the end, the LG G Flex is dispatched with a single shot across the long axis and we get to see every piece of it.
source: RatedRR (YouTube)
1. GeekMovement (Posts: 1871; Member since: 09 Sep 2011)
Nice when he grazed the shot at the G flex almost looked like a commercial with the phone spinning around the sparkle lol.
6. TomTheNerd (Posts: 67; Member since: 11 Oct 2013)
yea, it actually looked really beautiful lmao
3. lonestrider (Posts: 87; Member since: 31 Mar 2012)
What a shooting skill.
that G Flex is really strong.
4. taikucing (unregistered)
I like the part when the glass shattered into pieces
5. Joshing4fun (Posts: 1063; Member since: 13 Aug 2010)
Ha yeah I know this phone is nothing special. It has a self healing film on it like most plastic screen protectors and it still hase fragile glass.