New video once again shows off self-healing capabilities of LG G Flex

New video once again shows off self-healing capabilities of LG G Flex
Last week we showed you a video demonstrating the self-healing properties of the LG G Flex's rear cover. Judging from the response we received to the video, it seems like many of you are really interested in this technology. Or perhaps you just can't believe it and you expect to see some sort of magic trick when you watch the video.

But the truth is that LG is on to something here. And unlike the previous clip, which showed the phone getting scratched by a steel brush under controlled conditions, this time we are looking at some real life scenarios. For example, you might have the phone in your pocket while the keys jingle and jangle and leave some damage to the back cover of your LG G Flex. On the video below, you can see that rubbing keys against the back of the device left some minor scratches that were eventually minimized. A deeper scratch left by a knife (!) was about half healed after a few hours.

Apparently, warming up the phone (not in a microwave!!!) will help it heal faster. In the video, rubbing the back of the device quickly with a palm was used to speed up the self-healing process. And now that it appears that AT&T, T-Mobile and Sprint customers will be getting an opportunity to purchase the LG G Flex, the self-healing feature is receiving more and more attention.

source: MKBHD via Phandroid

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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



2. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

I love you LG, now get this terrible LG Optimus L9 away from me and give me that G-Flex.....IDC the'll be worth it...

3. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Much better than the Galaxy Round

28. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

round is a test device that y not available widely waiting for nxt year, samsung a cooking something special lol

30. giani

Posts: 269; Member since: Nov 13, 2012

Nothing against LG, but a self healing front (glass) is what wee need !!! The aluminium back on my HTC One (silver) is more than resistant to scratches ! Plus is more premium than any self healing plastic... any ways Lg seems to be on the good path with their phones....More premium materials and premium design LG !

4. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

I want a self healing display.

5. IliyaBeshkov

Posts: 261; Member since: Jul 09, 2012

you mean glass :)

17. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 2011

Sure, whatever, just make it already.

6. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

For those who said we will never see a flexible phone! Take that!

19. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I think the iPhone 5 was the first flexible smartphone... Remember?

22. esperanza

Posts: 49; Member since: Mar 23, 2013

holycrap... Watch out LG! Apple will sue you with those iFlex phones.

7. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

This might be the smartest marketing gimmick this year. So instead of using material that doesn't scratch easily, this one does but heals! OMG it's a miracle! :D

8. yudi.nemesis unregistered

Yeah this “marketing gimmick” is soo... much better than any features in your beloved company curve phone galaxy round.

12. peacekeeper05

Posts: 33; Member since: Apr 23, 2012

like what? metal? That thing scratches easily too.

23. Finalflash

Posts: 4063; Member since: Jul 23, 2013

Well yea, true innovation involves 64 bit with 1 gig of ram, anything less is just a gimmick.

24. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

This has got to be one of the most simple minded posts ever if your being sarcastic. Self healing material is a gimmick? Take a look at your current phone....with no protection on it.... and tell me how you really feel.

9. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

Except for the 720p display, G Flex actually looks and feels like a really practical phone.

16. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

How is 720p not practical?

21. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

High end phone but last year's screen. Just saying.

25. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

And when 4k comes to phones....will we be saying that about 1080p screens? I agree with cezarepc. These are phones.....that are effected by screen technology just like HDTV's are. Tiny screens compared to HDTV's. I can show you a 720p HDTV that looks better than a 1080p one easily just based on color reproduction, blacks, edge lit or full array.

27. chunk1x

Posts: 248; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I meant the price you pay for the device should warrant a 1080p screen. Look at the price tag. Unless it is priced like Samsung Mega then 720p is practical. FYI: I actually like this device.

18. OpTiMuS_BlAcK

Posts: 418; Member since: May 04, 2012

244 PPI is still pretty decent though. Just like WVGA on a 4 inch phone.

31. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

Its more like 3.8 inches or qHD on a 4.5 inch screen.

10. Jason2k13

Posts: 1469; Member since: Mar 28, 2013

the design of the galaxy curve is better, this phone would look awkward and uncomfortable if you put it in your pocket.

11. cezarepc

Posts: 718; Member since: Nov 23, 2012

Who needs tough (expensive) materials when there's a self-healing option?

13. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Hope this would help LG to heal some market too...

14. anleoflippy

Posts: 596; Member since: Jan 03, 2013

Thumps up for MKBHD! :D

15. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

Wow that thing looks just like the Galaxy Nexus. Anyway, cut the gimmicks, and give me a battery the last at least forty-eight hours.

20. mdroid

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 15, 2013

MKBHD made it more famous! you are simply noticeable man.

26. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

A flexible phone, screen? Is the the beginning of fewer cracked, broken screens? I didnt think it was possible with capacitive screens. Resistive, yea its possible but they scratch super easy.

29. eman99

Posts: 410; Member since: Aug 03, 2010

Just buy a case for your phone easy as that

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