The LG G Flex overtakes the mighty LG G2 on GFXBench, thanks to its lower resolution screen


LG's 6-inches of flexible G Flex goodness will be on its way around the globe sooner rather than later, and if the bizarre-sounding self-healing back cover, or its curved battery and screen haven't gotten you excited just yet, then perhaps good ol' benchmarks will. Luckily for those of you who still attach way too much weight to synthetic tests, the G Flex should rank as nothing less than a treat, seeing as it manages to claw its way to the top of the food chain.

You may wonder how that's possible, and that's somewhat understandable. Despite having the same internals powering the G Flex and the G2, however, the former has to push considerably less pixels than its 1080p compatriot (or most any other flagship currently on the market), giving it an edge in onscreen tests. As you can see below, off-screen performance has taken a slight hit, though that shouldn't bother you at all, seeing as you'll be needing that screen. What should bother you, however, is how well a 720x1280 resolution looks on a 6-inch display.

Regardless of the weaker points of LG's novel phone, it's kind of interesting to note that at this point in time, it would appear that it has taken the crown from under the nose of none other than local rival Samsung. While Sammy's Galaxy Round beat the G Flex to market, the wait for LG's truly flexible 6-incher may have well been worth it.


You can check the rest of the results at the source below, and even compare it with a device of your choosing, thanks to GFXBench's handy compare tool.

source: GFXBench via G4Games

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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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14 Comments

1. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

HD phones are good.

2. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

So you are acknowledging that lower screen resolution accounts for better GPU performance.... But when the iPhone benchmarks, never is that mentioned. Its always the "power" of the A7 chip. Never the low resolution eh?

3. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

What are you talking about? Its common knowledge that a lower resolution screen is less taxing on the GPU. But it still isn't intelligent to knock the A7 because it is indeed powerful. Not only does resolution have something involved in performance but the RAM foot print also has much to do with the GPU performance. Not always "more RAM is better" because on paper it is. More "optimized RAM is better" and comparing Android to IOS (Not the latest build of Android), You'll see that IOS has a much smaller footprint than Android.

4. D.Aceveda

Posts: 432; Member since: Jun 30, 2012

Re-read my comment. Thanks

5. WindowsiDroid

Posts: 138; Member since: Jul 22, 2013

Yah. PA or iPhoneArena totally never mention about iPhone low resolution in their iPhone Benchmark Topics, and most iPhone User always say that their iPhone can beat any Android out there and what if Apple iPhone 5s A7 have a resolution of 1080p? can it make the same benchmark scores that 640 x 1136 pixels have which is totally far far away from 1080p. But those 1080p SmartPhones can score near Apple iPhone 5s and what if a LG Optimus G2 or Sony Xperia Z1 have the same screen & same resolution? it would probably blow out iP5S benchmark scores.

7. Shatter

Posts: 2036; Member since: May 29, 2013

Don't forget the iphone screen is even worse than this, its 2013 and its not even 720p which is pathetic.

9. SHAFEEQ

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 09, 2013

how do you calculate the resolution for iphone 720p and 1080p are only in the papers dude.apples retina display is far better than 440pi display screens

13. bibekpachhai unregistered

It actually is better than my s3! I can see pixels in my s3 if i look closely! :/

14. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

Are you sure about that? G2's screen > iPhone 5S' screen.

6. nestea unregistered

lol stupid fanboy, then why iPad air with so high resolution still pwns all your android devices? gtfo hater

8. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

give this guy a cookie

10. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Hmmm... maybe I should take my G2 back and get this?!

11. juicysushi

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

yes!!! get the G Flex. I'm checking every day for the stateside release date! :)

12. E.S.1

Posts: 308; Member since: Sep 14, 2013

Hopefully we don't have to wait long. I need a new phone asap :)

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