4 things that could have made the LG G Flex2 an even better smartphone

The newest intriguing proof of LG's engineering prowess, which is known as G Flex2, is already a fact. Smaller and a little bit more curved than the progenitor of its bent line, the new G Flex has a number of interesting features and specs sheet entries, most of which will leave the true smartphone tech-head moderately salivating - for instance, just mentioning the Snapdragon 810 silicon workhorse has the potential to grasp your full attention.

Frankly said, there's nothing wrong with the device or its specs sheet - the G Flex2 has nothing to be ashamed of at all. However, being the tech-heads we are, we couldn't resist over-analyzing the G Flex2 and pointing out some notable omissions that could have made it an even better and more polished phone.

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G Flex 2
  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 810, Octa-core, 2000 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18h 3G talk time)

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21 Comments

1. shaineql

Posts: 522; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

This isnt their flagship device, you will see all of these in G4. ALso from what i saw on that hands on video , every second time that guy touched display there was lag . LG really dosent know how to optimize their phones. Super fast CPU / RAM and low pixels and still stuttering , really ?

15. Niva.

Posts: 440; Member since: Jan 05, 2015

Right on, the one thing which would make me buy a LG phone is getting rid of the overlay skin. The Nexus 5 was damn near perfect except for the camera and battery. This phone remedies those issues but increases size and adds nasty overlays that introduce lag and prevent timely updates from Google as negatives. If there's a google-play edition of this phone I'll be buying it.

17. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

quote PA: "A QHD display on a 5.5" display would have resulted to a pixel density of 534ppi, just slightly less than the LG G3, for example". umm, correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't the G3 also have QHD on a 5.5" screen? So how can a QHD res on a 5.5" screen have slightly less ppi than a QHD res on a 5.5" screen? Same res, same size, should equal same ppi, or am I missing something?

19. Neo_Huang

Posts: 1067; Member since: Dec 06, 2013

The G3's screen is actually around 5.45 inches in diagonal.

2. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Lol, 3GB of memory comes with the 32GB model, not the 16gb. Not trying to be an Apple hater, but the comments 2,3, and 4 can also apply to the Iphone, but I do not see that list anywhere. And why does the caption read "5 things that could make the G3 an even better" phone" that's above the pictures?

7. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Awesome, you guys fixed the caption.

3. urbanism

Posts: 15; Member since: Sep 10, 2013

Not worth the negativity.

4. Carlitos

Posts: 669; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

Agree with everything but the display. 1080p is fine. Given that the iPhone is at a similar level. This should mean raw performance with less pixels

5. Micah007

Posts: 266; Member since: Oct 09, 2014

QHD would have been great, but I prefer they save that for the G4.

6. Dr.Phil

Posts: 2383; Member since: Feb 14, 2011

The only two that make sense is the increase in RAM (which could be important if you're into multitasking) and the increase in camera megapixels (although the iPhone has been stuck at 8 MP and has proven to be a decent contender against 13MP offerings). The screen resolution is not as important as color reproduction, contrast (are the blacks really black), and brightness (can I use this outdoors?). And as far as the battery capacity is concerned I would imagine the Snapdragon 810 would be even more efficient than the 805 since it's using Cortex A53 and A57. Also, it has an OLED display that should use minimal power compared to the LCD they used in the G3. In fact, just by the screen resolution being 1080p instead of QHD will allow the battery life to be better.

8. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

Agreed. I would say it would get at the very least, an extra 40 mins of screen on time (depending on how bright the screen can get).

9. teenaxta

Posts: 42; Member since: Sep 10, 2014

nah.....you cant differentiate between FHD and QHD, but the effect on battery is HUGE! especially when they are using 8core cpu....secondly i dont think MPs define a camera...iphone 6 plus take amazing shots with 8mp, ive never felt the need for 41mp....more ram is legit demand as android requires more ram....the thing that would have made this a must buy would have been ip67 rating

10. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

You can tell a difference between FHD (1080P0 and QHD ( 2k-4k) screens. It's most noticeable if you read a lot on your phone. The text is clearer and easier to read. Also when you open a webpage, such as phonearena.com, you can actually read the wording of the stories from the original loaded page with out having to zoom in. You can on a FHD screen as well, but it is a lot clearer on a QHD screen.

12. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

Lol QHD, 2K and 4K are all different resolutions. 2560x1440, 2048x1080 and 4096x2160 respectively

13. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

I think teenaxta was reffering to QHD as Quad HD, which is actually 2k on phones which is 1440x2560.

14. Leo_MC

Posts: 7432; Member since: Dec 02, 2011

Maybe, if you stick the eye to the display; if you use it at 25-30 cm, even 720p is the same.

16. bambamboogy02

Posts: 838; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

No way man. 720P is not the same. If you read like I do, and I read a lot, there is a huge difference when a web page loads up and being able to read the text on it. 720P display is blurry, not as legible as a 1080P or QHD(2K) screen. Live with a 1080P device for 3 months, and look at a 720P display, your eyes will for sure notice a difference. Trust me on this, I am speaking from experience. Heck, I bet you have a 1080P T.V. Please find one that is 720p around the same size as yours and tell me you can not tell a difference, or better yet, go to bestbuy or where ever and compare a 4K and 1080P display, you can for sure see the difference with out having to stick your eye to the screen.

11. wargreymon

Posts: 764; Member since: Nov 05, 2013

The 32GB version comes with 3GB ram you know, this is confirmed by LG.

18. jmonteiro829

Posts: 261; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Don't know if it is possible with the self healing back but maybe something a little more matte instead of glossy. Everything else sounds good. Will have to see this in person though before I would dismiss it.

20. snowgator

Posts: 3621; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Picky... picky.... Dang techies. Never happy. ;-D

21. mostafawael.1998

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 01, 2014

well the battery part is not really needed it is an FHD screen after all, so it ain't need more battery capacity anyway, what i really wonder is, how will it sound on AnTuTu and other Graphics benchmarks?? 1080p with S810 will let the phone butery smooth

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