Sprint's LG G Flex is officially expensive: $299.99 on contract, launches January 31

Sprint's LG G Flex is officially expensive: $299.99 on contract, launches January 31

Sprint today became the first US carrier to announce a launch date and a price for the LG G Flex. The third largest American mobile operator will start selling the curved Android smartphone on January 31, asking $299.99 for it on contract. Online pre-orders are available starting today, and Sprint’s throwing in a free QuickWindow Folio Case (worth $59.99).

At $299.99, the LG G Flex sits next to Sprint’s most expensive smartphones, including the Apple iPhone 5S and Samsung’s Galaxy Note 3.

Running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean (upgradeable to 4.4 KitKat), the G Flex features a 6-inch 720p curved, flexible display, as well as a curved 3,500 mAh battery - these making the entire device slightly flexible. Other features include LTE (naturally compatible with Sprint Spark), a quad-core Snapdragon 800 processor, 13MP rear camera, 2GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal memory.

In Korea, some LG G Flex units are reportedly developing small bumps on the display if they’re bent too often, but LG states that this isn’t affecting performance, and shouldn’t worry users.

AT&T and T-Mobile are also expected to launch the LG G Flex in the US this quarter. We’re assuming that their models will also be expensive.

Sprint's LG G Flex is officially expensive: $299.99 on contract, launches January 31
Sprint's LG G Flex is officially expensive: $299.99 on contract, launches January 31

source: Sprint (1), (2)

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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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55 Comments

1. regkilla

Posts: 87; Member since: Sep 13, 2012

$299 on contract for a 720p smartphone?!

2. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Bendable, curved, and self-healing. New technology costs.

12. Doakie

Posts: 2465; Member since: May 06, 2009

$299 and on Sprints 50 Kbps network. PASS!

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lol well Spark actually seems to be working in Chicago sooooooo.

13. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

Still not worth that price put a durable case on your phone and it won't have scratches for "self healing" to be relevant

42. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Not bendable or self-healing but ok. Most of the tech as well as the design is circa 2011 the SG Nexus

3. azuleyez

Posts: 20; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

720p. REALLY?? NO thank you!

34. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

What if I told you there is not a noticeable difference between 720p and 1080p phone screens if its 5" or below. This should have a 1080p though, you will just barley be able to see pixels if you try.

47. irellemot

Posts: 109; Member since: Nov 29, 2012

Have you ever played Real Racing 3 On a S600 1080P phone? You'll notice that it is in 720p with no Antialiasing, and it's a real eyesore.

53. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

I have played Real Racing 3 with ~230 ppi. Eyesore? Aren't you spoilt...

4. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

$299.99? Up against the iPhone 5S? I have zero faith this will succeed. Greedy Sprint is shooting themselves in the foot.

5. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Agreed. This is too weird and expensive for mass market. LG fans don't attack, it's great phone, but not top seller.

8. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

And lets not for get the Big Daddy Note 3, LG's not ready to command top dollar for their phones yet. +1

11. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

I just noticed I just saw my beautiful Windy City as the location on the phone. :')

18. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Hows the weather there? Vegas is clear at about 72.

24. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Lightly snowing and about 15° with Wind chill. It was in the high 40's two days ago. Chicago is really bipolar.

26. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

Ouch lol

51. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

i think most of north america has been like that, drive safe!!

27. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

toronto's nice and cool sitting at 14

29. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Well two weeks ago it was -48 and snowing. Not cool mother nature. Not cool.

31. greathero1

Posts: 584; Member since: Jun 13, 2008

-48? I don't know how you all handle those frigid temperatures up north. Here it was 25 in Houston last week and I thought the world was coming to an end lol.

50. g2a5b0e unregistered

25? That's t-shirt weather.

52. apple4never

Posts: 1064; Member since: May 08, 2013

up near my friends house in northern canada it hit negative 60 degrees celsius

40. snowgator

Posts: 3614; Member since: Jan 19, 2011

Yep. I live downstate IL, and we set some records. Just painful cold....

43. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

You have more faith then me PapaSmurf

6. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Slogan should be "LG G Flex. Just don't flex it."

7. darkkjedii

Posts: 30778; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I hope they don't make a yellow one, people will call it the banana phone. Not an attractive device at all to me.

10. nokia12

Posts: 610; Member since: Nov 19, 2013

lol ha ha.

9. Joshing4fun

Posts: 1244; Member since: Aug 13, 2010

Just when i thought that this phone wouldn't sell well... Now I know it won't sell well!

15. Jayshmay

Posts: 82; Member since: Mar 27, 2011

Gosh! I can't believe the quick-window covers cost $60!!! I wouldn't even pay $30, for that! There are a lot of consumers out there who would pay anything a company charges.

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