Introduction


Just when we were beginning to wonder there for a moment, out comes LG’s “phablet” for 2013 – the strange and unique looking LG G Flex. Naturally, it’s a peculiar thing out in the space right that’s hoping to be a viable competitor against the arguable king in the arena, Sammy’s versatile Galaxy Note 3. Two phablets, two big phones that are armed to the tooth with impressive gear, so let’s find out which of them has the tools and performance to outclass the other.

Design


Let’s be serious here folks. From a design perspective, there isn’t anything necessarily new with their design language, seeing the G Flex looks like the G2 – while the Galaxy Note 3 takes from the Galaxy S4. However, there’s some innovation found with the curved design of the G Flex, which at the same time, gives it the more comfortable and ergonomic feel in the hand. Throw in the fact that its rear casing has a neat self-healing property, it absolutely is more intriguing than the faux-pas leather casing of the Galaxy Note 3. When it comes down to it, the G Flex’s uncanny curve is what’s most interesting between the two designs.


Display


We have to stress the cool flex in the G Flex’s design, which is primarily attributed to the one-of-a-kind 6-inch 720p P-OLED panel it’s packing along. Unlike the Galaxy Note 3’s 5.7-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, the G Flex’s panel is more durable and can withstand pressure that would otherwise prove too much for the Note 3’s display. Therefore, instead of cracking or shattering, the G Flex’s display maintains its strength and integrity.

Indeed, there’s something cool with the G Flex’s display, but when it comes to other aspects that make a screen attractive, the Note 3 proves to have the goods. Specifically, it’s highly more detailed, produces the more vibrant colors, has wider viewing angles, and it’s brighter too – all the essentials to make it the more attractive thing to look at. And finally, we can’t forget about the other tech in play with the Note 3, like how it’s able to track our finger/S Pen as we hover either of them over the panel.


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40 Comments

1. casualavi

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

Is it really necessary? Yes, G Flex may be better in flexibility and appearance. But, it seriously can't match the beastly performance of Note 3..

3. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

Performance? How exactly is the G Flex lacking in performance? They have the exact same SoC, but the G Flex has a lower resolution display, so in terms of GPU performance it should be much better than the Note 3.

7. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Both are so powerful, you really cannot see the difference really.

11. casualavi

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

@ihavenoname 1 GB And 0.1 GHz do make a difference, though negligible.. Comparing it Specs wise.. Otherwise both iPhone 5S and Note 3 are powerful.. Why would you choose Note 3 there?

9. casualavi

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

@Berzerk Same? Exact same, eh? 2.2 GHz vs 2.3 GHz? 2 GB RAM vs 3 GB RAM? More at #PhoneArenaCompare

13. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

It's actually 2.26 GHz. 0.04 GHz is negligible, it's less than a 2% increase. The Note does have more RAM, but the Note 3 also has a much more RAM consuming OS overlay, so the average amount of *available* RAM is roughly the same, depending on your usage. Something that isn't negligible or dependent on software is the resolution. The Note 3 has 225% more pixels than the LG G Flex, which gives the G Flex the advantage in overall smoothness by having (theoretically) 2.25x the frame rate of the Note 3, which is a MUCH bigger difference than the

14. MANGUELPR unregistered

First 3Gb of RAM means capacity of apps open at same time not to be faster. Second G FLex won every Benchmark they make and in Antutu won for more than 5k points. Third the memory clock in the note and the cas sux theyr slow as hell. Four G Flex won is more innovative and had better build quality.

16. casualavi

Posts: 48; Member since: Oct 02, 2013

Yeah, you got me there. The performance will be much more greater with stock Android..

27. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

Thete is no comparison between the two... both are different catagory.. it is like comparing apples with bananas.. why not compare red apple with a green apple?

2. gamblor77

Posts: 118; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Seems like a real stretch to have the Flex win any of the comparisons and the battery comparison shows that. The fact that LG is using 3g and the Note 3 is using LTE is ridiculous. If they were both using the same connectivity the Note 3 wins it hands down every time.

4. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

G FLex needs to bring more flex-ness to beat Note 3.

5. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I'll take the Note 3, thank you, better size, better use of phablet space, better build (search for "LG G2 after a month") better screen resolution, faster updates, larger commnity, more tolarable warranty service, S-Pen, multi-window, better grip.

12. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Exactly, I would add better software and overall experience. Also if anyone cares Samsung has much much better brand image and satisfaction.

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I'd prefer the G Flex.

26. saffant

Posts: 274; Member since: Jul 04, 2011

You can't afford neither so don't worry about it.

8. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

Note 3 all day everyday 365 days in a year.

10. mayur007

Posts: 593; Member since: Apr 10, 2012

Note 3...... :p

33. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

G Flex any day every day 365 days a year and 366 days with leap year.

15. MANGUELPR unregistered

G Flex anyday, better build quality, innovative, better performance, hardware (RAM Speed) & better UI.

17. Ezio2000

Posts: 14; Member since: Dec 11, 2013

Of course g flex coz better battery better voice out put better software in my opinion but not better update and its self healing back and flexible display and...

18. mikelemon

Posts: 95; Member since: Nov 21, 2013

Sexy Flex

19. nasznjoka

Posts: 418; Member since: Oct 05, 2012

lg SEEMS like they copy samsung's devices always. I wonder if it was #cr@pple how many courtrooms could have been under fire

22. MANGUELPR unregistered

Do your research, LG Prada K850 06-07 and LG Chocolate 05-06, thats where iphone came from and galaxy series too. Apple and LG also when to court because the iphones is a copy of the Prada alsovsamsung copy LG in 2008 with Galaxy and F series.

20. GeekMovement unregistered

Call me a crazy clean freak, but I'm loving the s-pen and not getting fingerprints all over the screen of my device (for constant cleaning/wiping). I use it for almost everything that is compatible with the s-pen (cuz some games apparently don't work with the s-pen on my note 2). I'm so attached to the s-pen that I don't know if I can grab a phone without one now.

21. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

G Flex for me. I want to charge my phone while I'm sleeping without burning down my house.

23. ialex123

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Nice article. G flex comes with nice features and look. I came across the news from gadgetride.com , Also, the LG has just released the new big screen smartphone but it has snapdragon 600..

24. Jillxz

Posts: 149; Member since: Jun 04, 2012

G Flex it is .

25. MAG33

Posts: 13; Member since: Feb 23, 2013

Flexxxx

28. Pancholo

Posts: 380; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Nvm. Just saw the date on this. :S

29. ialex123

Posts: 21; Member since: Dec 18, 2013

Nice article. Also, i came cross the article from gadgetride.com about Iphone 5s Vs HTC. Both are nice devices.

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