LG G Flex 2 Review: Curved For Good Reason

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LG announced it’s second curved flagship smartphone in early 2015. LG’s second G Flex has some major improvements, but also has some concerns.

The LG G Flex 2 receives an 7.5 rating out of 10 for having a unique design and some shortcomings.

The LG G Flex 2 features a 5.5 inch 1080p display that creates a cinematic viewing experience due to the curved screen. The sound from the LG G Flex 2 is also decent.

The front and rear cameras of the G Flex 2 can capture acceptable content. The G Flex 2 doesn’t have the best camera of the year, but does feature an experience that should be good for the casual smartphone user. Photos and videos should be in good quality.

LG’s design of the G Flex 2 is unique. The smartphone’s body is curved which creates an easier handling experience. The G Flex 2’s curves allow the handset to sit in a front or back pocket without any major disturbance or discomfort. The smartphone also has self healing technology to recover from some damage. One handed usability is also enhanced due to the curve of the G Flex 2.

LG’s G Flex 2 comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset which is a bit of a concern. The Snapdragon 810 processor is said to cause overheating issues. The LG G Flex 2 isn’t the best performing smartphone of the year. The handset will show signs of bad performance when browsing the web or doing very simple tasks.

The battery life on the G Flex 2 isn’t the best either. Battery power can drain quickly at times which isn’t great for a 2015 flagship level smartphone.

The G Flex 2 runs Android and features LG’s software skin. LG’s version of Android consists of bright eye grabbing colors and many software features. LG packs a lot into their Android skin which may or may not contribute the sometimes buggy performance of the G Flex 2.

LG made improvements with the G Flex 2 over the original G Flex. Screen resolution has been improved with the G Flex 2. Screen size has also decreased and should help with one handed usability. The self healing technology has also been improved with the second generation G Flex 2. LG improved quite a bit with the G Flex 2 in a few key ways.

The LG G Flex 2 isn’t the worst or best smartphone we’ve seen. The G Flex 2 is actually appealing due to it’s self healing feature and curved design. A cooler chipset and better performance could have helped the G Flex 2 get noticed in today’s smartphone world. Users of the LG G Flex 2 should experience some issues here and there, but will likely enjoy having a slightly different smartphone. LG has made some big improvements with the LG G Flex 2, but some issues are still present that plague the handset.

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