Curved LG G Flex to cost almost as much as an iPhone 5S 64GB in the UK

Curved LG G Flex to cost almost as much as an iPhone 5S 64GB in the UK
Before making its way to the US (where AT&T, Sprint and T-Mobile are getting ready to sell it later this quarter), the LG G Flex will be launched in other markets around the world. Its global roll-out began in December, but many major markets have yet to see the handset.

In the UK, the LG G Flex will be available starting February, and today retailers started taking pre-orders for it, confirming that the handset comes with a high price attached. Expansys is asking a hefty $1,135 for an unlocked G Flex (£689.99 in UK currency - almost as much as Apple is charging British customers for its iPhone 5S 64GB). Of course, we shouldn’t expect the G Flex to cost $1,135 when it lands in the US, but around $700 is probably a good guess. Hopefully, carriers will subsidize the smartphone down to under $300.

Carphone Warehouse is another British retailer that’s taking pre-orders for the LG G Flex, but it’s selling it only on monthly plans starting at $60 (£37).

The G Flex is a unique smartphone. Its curved 6-inch P-OLED 720p display allows it to be slightly flexible, while the back case is protected with a self-healing coating. That aside, LG has made sure to include lots of high-end features, like LTE, a 13MP rear camera, 2GB of RAM, quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 32GB of internal memory, and a 3,500 mAh battery. Is all this worth a high price? You can read our own LG G Flex review to decide.

sources: Expansys, Carphone Warehouse via The Inquirer

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G Flex
  • Display 6.0" 720 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2260 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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21 Comments

1. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

But unlike the iPhone this is worth the price....

3. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

With only 2GB RAM SD800 is old and outdated, ot even a A57 or A15 or Tegra5 CPU with PvrSgxR6630 Gpu, then it's worth it. Or else this is this should price at £489 more like

8. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Actually, Snapdragon 800 isn't old and outdated, majority of phones are using Snapdragon 800. It's 2014, not 2015, so it's still acceptabaly new. And what's wrong with 2GB RAM? It's already enough for most people including me.

19. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

2Gb Ram for Android is peaunuts. This is what is running on my HtcOne: Ggle playservice 40mb Infrared 40 mb Nfc 43 mb Settings 43 mb Social manager 52 mb Dolphin browser 45 Wildblood 45 mb Realracing 45 mb Ashphalt 8 45 mb Facebook 55 mb Viber 43 mb Avast antivirus 53 mb Swype keyboard 63 mb Dialer 52 mb Coot tools 38 mb Dropbox 45 mb Haxysync 40 mb Ggle playstore 44 mb Rambooster 40 mb Poweramp 46 mb System 70 mb Tango 43 mb Whatsapp 43 mb Android procesd 47 mb Android media 47 mb Com android nfc mefia 43 mb Ggle process gap 45 mb Ggle locations 43 mb Com htc bgp 40 mb Htc power mngmnt 43 mb Htc sense 110 mb System 78mb Phone43 mb So this is whats taking up Ram, just by having installed 15 apps... Android is a hungry full fledged resource platform which tequires alot of. Power and Ram... So only 300 mb Ram left for browsing. Pathetic... All these apps need to run at the background. Even W7 W8 don't have that many apps and resourced running at the background...

24. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Youre a clown.

9. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

the most advanced chip in the world is outdated, which planet are you on!

16. Extradite

Posts: 316; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

Advanced chip... It's not even classed as an A15 letalone A57. Glofified A9, even Baytrails destroys the SD805. Are you comparing SD800 Vs an A15 SOC. please what tech world are you in....? Are you saying that the iNtel i3 isbetter than the i5....? LMFAO... please .... The most advanced chip is by Apples Cyclone Swift: A57 ArmV8s and Exynos 6oCto, followed by Exynos5420

21. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

You forgot to add the Tegra 5 before the A7.

22. JunBringer

Posts: 138; Member since: Oct 01, 2012

I'd worry about 720p on a 6 inch phone myself. Everything else is fine with me.

5. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Good Point. It's worth the price.

14. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

And it's not as fragile and not paying for the name.

17. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Meh. I just don't see the compelling value proposition of flexible screens. Resolution is stepping backward. When the G-Flex ships in the U.S., Sammy's GS5 will either be shipping, or about to ship. If I am going to drop $ on the order of what LG appears to have priced the G-Flex, I would rather put my money on the GS5.

2. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Apple set the trend for overpricing and now everybody is following.

6. FoneAddict

Posts: 263; Member since: Jul 05, 2011

No phone is worth $1,135 that's just ridiculous LG and Apple! Mobile phone companies are making huge profit margins, I hope things will change as smartphones become more mainstream.

7. shahulvm

Posts: 124; Member since: Apr 01, 2012

Pricing is getting ridiculous. Afterall we need the phones to talk/sms/social & games. They are not part of basic necessities to thrive in this world

10. Teja171 unregistered

LG G3 to cost $1000 ?

12. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I'd rather get the G Flex instead of the iPhone 5s.

18. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I rather get the 5S. Just preference.

15. T.F.O.A

Posts: 36; Member since: Dec 14, 2013

I prefer iPhone 5s over G Flex. The G flex is too big for my hands. No offense. I like both iOS and Android.

20. papss unregistered

Way too much for a screen that has low resolution. Not to mention the bland look of this phone.. I'm a LG fan but not at that price.

23. barondebxl

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Bought one for $650 from a friend.

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