Video: LG G Flex is bent thousands of times, supports 1,000 lbs and still works

While the LG G Flex isn’t for everyone, as it sports a massive 6-inch display, few can deny the fact that it’s a unique device - thanks to its curved, flexible body.

Reportedly, LG’s official claim is that the G Flex can survive “88 pounds of pressure for 100” repeated bendings. So if you accidentally lean on the phone, you can rest assured that you won’t damage it.

Consumer Reports recently tested the G Flex, finding that LG’s claims were true. The publication even took things further to see “just how much pressure this smartphone can take.” An Instron compression test machine was used by Consumer Reports to flatten the G Flex more than 2,000 times at different pressure levels, and, in the end, the handset didn’t take any damage. The maximum amount of pressure applied on the G Flex was 1,000 lbs - that’s 453.5 kilograms (or, as Consumer Reports put it, it’s the weight of a grand piano). You can see the G Flex passing all the tests in the video below.

The LG G Flex is currently widely available around the world, including in the US. Depending on where you’re buying it from, it can be purchased for $550 to $600, unlocked. For more about this flexible smartphone, you can read our LG G Flex review here.

source: Consumer Reports

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  • OS Android 4.4.2 LG Optimus UI
  • Display 6.0 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera) 2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 3500 mAh


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