LG G Flex 2 gets a price tag, and it's not as bad as you might think
posted by Daniel P. / Jan 12, 2015, 9:06 AM
LG introduced the world to flexible and “self-healing” smartphones a little over a year ago with the G Flex. The 6" OLED display with plastic, instead of glass substrate, showed us that devices do not necessarily need to be ultra-rigid in an effort prevent breakage from being dropped. A big leap forward for the product line, the G Flex 2 brings, according to LG, better everything in a more compact design.
And the price for all that jazz? Well, judging by the Amazon Germany or Italy listings, it will be in line with every other flagship release in Europe, at EUR 599, which in the US will likely translate to $600 or so - the standard fare for an off-contract flagship, and even a tad below, despite the curvy flexible display of the phone. Would you get the Flex 2 at this price without a carrier subsidy?
- 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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i've been android user for years and never had an iphone. frankly i'm tired of the android os as it is so resource hungry and requires cache cleaning/battery saving apps after a few months of owning the phones regardless of what lastest hardware/software they come with. IOS app store just has better apps in terms of quality and quantity. but everytime i decide save and upgrade to the iphone i just get lured back by the seemingly good hardwares and cheaper price tags...
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 9:11 AM 7
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I never had problems with resource hungry apps etc. Might I ask what kind of phone are you using and with what software? Because roms like CM, PA, AOKP, etc. require almost nothing and aren't resource hungry at all. They can easily add two years of life to your device.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 10:09 AM 4
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Well my S4 is a lagster and my HTC One S was much better. I think Sammy seriously needs to lighten their touchwiz bloat. The only reason im hanging on is the fantastic amoled screen. But i think ill do a Moto next, whenever that is
posted on Jan 15, 2015, 12:11 AM 0
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Lol anyone who uses those cache cleaners/battery savers/antivirus apps are misinformed. They only slow down your phone by piling on additional resources to run. I never had to use one even on the xperia x8 years ago
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 5:21 PM 0
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iPhone battery capacity was poor lots of my friends complain how their phone was suddenly shut down whenever battery reach about 20%, while my friends who own 4 and 4s charging their phone twice a day. Since snapdragon 801 my phone easily survive at least 1 and half day for heavy usage. I didn't know much about 6 plus since it's bigger and had more battery capacity, but iPhone apps is not better compared to android phone, i do agree if you said iOS tablet apps is more optimized.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 5:36 PM 0
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Honestly I think LG is rushing that 810 out. I bet it's underclocked if it's released on time. Few sites have said it was laggy just on home screen, Possibly due to being throttled and could not load and run benches either. She is suspect to me.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 9:13 AM 1
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Few software update will remove most of the lag. Beside, if it's truly underclock, then it's time to root that baby and OC until it cries :P
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 9:18 AM 5
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LG, when you try to be first at something you tend to flop...sit down and let your goods bake before releasing them to the market...if this device is stuttery and laggy with that capable a processor it's an unadulterated dud...for one, that doesn't look good for Qualcolmn...2...it has a frickin 1080p screen! 3...It just goes to show you're rushing to try and be ahead of the competition....
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 9:21 AM 0
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Flop? How? Surely they underperformed with the G3 when it's compared to the G2's success, but it is still one of the best phones of 2014 and it did end up holding it's price, which means it wasn't a total flop like you're claiming.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 9:28 AM 4
Note that it is the price of 16 GB with 2 GB RAM. That's the version no one will buy. The 32 GB with 3 Gb RAM will cost more
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 11:09 AM 1
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most people can live with 2gb ram also it has micro sd expansion so the storage ain't an issue
posted on Jan 13, 2015, 12:45 AM 0
If you want to buy a super high end 2015 phone, at least you'll buy 32 GB one. You can't move apps to SD card fully. Only the apk of certain apps move, game data stays in internal memory. Also I would want 3 GB ram if I want a super high end phone. It's not about problems. It's what I'm getting in a 2015 flagship. 2 GB RAM is good, but not very good.
posted on Jan 13, 2015, 1:22 AM 0
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Not a bad price, and a very pretty device. The Jed digs the red.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 4:07 PM 0
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"...$600 or so - the standard fare for an off-contract flagship..." Can't say that a 1080p phone is a flagship. I am not saying it's bad, it's just not a flagship.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 9:46 PM 0
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LOL, I wouldn't pay that much for a device ever again. I'll just stick with an el-cheap-o 6" phone from china that works...you don't need these HIGH END specs, to get a great device. They are out there if you look for them.
posted on Jan 12, 2015, 9:54 PM 0
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