Forget Samsung's "designed for humans" slogan, LG says its G Flex is "the most human phone ever" in this creepy commercial

Forget Samsung's
Remember how Samsung promoted its (now old) Galaxy S III as being “designed for humans”? LG is taking things to a whole new - and creepier - level with the latest commercial for its G Flex Android handset.

According to LG, the G Flex is “the most human phone ever” thanks to its curved design (including a curved display) and its self-healing back cover. 

The problem is that these features are presented in a commercial that’s probably supposed to be entertaining, but it’s just creepy. It’s somewhat like a B-side horror (or comedy?) movie. The idea of the commercial is that the LG G Flex is so human that when you hold it it becomes the person you’re talking to - or, rather, it becomes just parts of the person on the other end (as you’ll see in the video). It can even become your girlfriend. Well, in a way.

Don’t get us wrong, we’re more than thankful to modern technology for the fact that it can bring people together. But there are better ways to advertise this than how LG is doing it in this new commercial. The video was posted by LG Benelux, so it will probably be aired only in Europe. Anyway, here it is:

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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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40 Comments

1. draconic1991

Posts: 200; Member since: Apr 27, 2012

seriously creepy

11. LiyanaBG

Posts: 381; Member since: Nov 07, 2013

worst commercial ever made.

17. sgodsell

Posts: 7430; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I thinks its quite funny.

25. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

only last few sec .. were funny..

12. haifa

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 05, 2014

Quite possibly the worst smartphone commercial ever made. Is there a media award for cringe factor?

15. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Agreed. Bad acting, creepy and if I'm right, G-Flex has nothing to do with fugly tumor in your hand.

22. LordDavon

Posts: 156; Member since: Sep 19, 2011

Sprint's Palm Pre commercials are a bit hard to beat for cringe factor, but this one is pretty close!

28. Topcat488

Posts: 1416; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

They had the phone "Upsidedown" normally you speak into the ear, and listen to the phones mouth. The phones "mouth" should have been on top, and you should be speaking into the phones "ear". But making love on the kitchen sink with your phone, is perverted. :/

30. akki20892

Posts: 3902; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

34. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Do animals use phone? my doggy never did so although he show enthusiasm to chew it...

39. InspectorGadget80 unregistered

Disgusting and creppy. and the ben guy in the pic looks like daniel bryan even more creepier. worst ad ever by LG

2. kryme

Posts: 469; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

wow!!!

3. jellmoo

Posts: 2620; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

Sweet Jesus made of cheese that's terrifying! Time to add commercials to button placement and UI, you know, the list of things that LG is terrible at.

4. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

creepy indeed... This makes me not want the G Flex even more

5. district11

Posts: 126; Member since: Apr 17, 2011

This commercial makes me not want to buy Lg xD

6. Gsizzle

Posts: 39; Member since: Aug 19, 2013

W...T...F did I just watched.

7. alltechinside

Posts: 248; Member since: Apr 21, 2013

wtf did I just watch?

8. muser793

Posts: 60; Member since: Aug 15, 2013

ok seriously crAppiest commercial ever. this commercial is the worst ever...

9. Achilis

Posts: 65; Member since: Oct 05, 2013

Yak...

10. alexvv

Posts: 165; Member since: Oct 16, 2013

seriously stupid, probably the worst thing i've ever watched

13. PBXtech

Posts: 1032; Member since: Oct 21, 2013

Seriously makes me wonder how marketing firms get junk like this approved.

14. mrmessma

Posts: 271; Member since: Mar 28, 2012

I'll say it, can't unsee.

16. The13thKing

Posts: 849; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

No Wonder They Can't Sell ... The Hell Is That ?

18. papss unregistered

The phone is already not great in my opinion but this commercial is down right terrible. love LG for the most part.

19. jove39

Posts: 2147; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

I wonder what kind of marketing team would approve this piece of crap.

20. williamdroid

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 19, 2014

LG managed to put out a crappier commercial than Samsung's Youm commercial when they showcased the flexible screens....

21. GeekMovement unregistered

Uh................................................​................. so about the G3....

23. elitewolverine

Posts: 5192; Member since: Oct 28, 2013

uhhhh what?

24. hurrycanger

Posts: 1765; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

This really is creepy, lol. Yuck! Yuck! Yuck!!! The G Flex seems to be a pretty nice phone, to be honest, but this commercial makes me think LG does not want it to sell. XD

26. Scott93274

Posts: 6040; Member since: Aug 06, 2013

I couldn't agree with you more.

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