LG G Flex drop test: does flexible mean unbreakable?

In general, a drop test is a drop test. No matter the materials used these days, glass is still glass, and given the right type of impact, glass always breaks. But, we've long been hearing about these fabled "unbreakable" flexible displays that would be hitting the market. The first is in the LG G Flex, and the guys over at Android Authority have put the device through a drop test...
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75 Comments

38. 90ninjas unregistered

How would you think the screen drop would be good due to the bend? The curve only increases the likelihood that the corner will hit which is what breaks all phone screens. Plus it's still glass.

48. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ok thanx.

40. optidragon

Posts: 2; Member since: May 11, 2013

Yeah, as if other phone's glass cracks when dropped on the concrete.

44. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

And here we go again. The Dark Jedi living in his own dream world. Samsung's and iPhone's crack just the same way as any other phone.

60. darkkjedii

Posts: 30833; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Didn't say they don't, I said no wonder apple and Samsung are the big dawgs of mobile. I know they crack too, my 5 did

56. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

You know beside a couple of Nokia phone all the phone don't do very well. Apple and Samsung break.

29. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

But will it BLEND!?!?!?!

34. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Why are we trying to have unbreakable screens? I think great battery is way more important for example. If someone is dropping their phone maybe they shouldn't have one.

35. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

How can it be flexible if the screen is made out of glass???

43. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

.......................... The SCREEN isn't glass. Glass is just COVERING the screen...

52. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Didn't you see that video where the phone is bent flat onto a table?

69. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yes I saw that one. Of course it might flex a LITTLE, but it still didn't flex a lot and it's highly not recommend to do that. Just try to push a little bit the center of your house's windows with your hand. It flexes a LITTLE. But in not exactly bendable.

73. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

I still wonder how that "glass" is made. Because normal glass can't even bend that little.

74. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Yes it can. As I said, just push the windows of your house and you'll see that it bends. Or if you mean that the glass is curvy, that's nothing special, but I guess you didn't mean that.

41. DONUT

Posts: 436; Member since: Jun 27, 2013

i love how the phone spun in the first drop. it was almost model - like haha
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