Sprint announced it would be taking pre-orders for the LG G Flex starting January 16, 2014. The LG G Flex will officially go on sale on Sprint’s website starting Jan. 31 and you would be available at the Sprint’s stores starting Feb. 7.
I got some hands on the LG G Flex at CES 2014 and it is a great looking phone, if you are willing to carry a much bigger phone.
Sprint will be giving the Quickwindow Folio case if you pre-order the LG G Flex until Jan. 31. The case is something like Samsung’s S-View Folio cases, in which you can easly see reminders, text, etc…
The LG G Flex have some great specs to compete with the current top of the line smartphones.
LG G Flex Specs:
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2.26GHz quad-core processor
- 2GB of RAM
- 32 GB eMMC Memory
- 1280 x 720 6-inch Curved HD OLED Display
- Android 4.2.2
- 13 Megapixel rear camera with 1080p video capture and playback
- 2.1 Megapixel front facing camera
- Sprint’s Spark LTE Network capable
- Bluetooth 4.0 BLE/HS
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (2.4/5GHz Dual band)
- 160.5 mm x 81.6mm x 7.9/8.7 mm 177g
- 3,500 mAh Li-Polymer battery (3,400 for T-Mobile)
The LG G Flex has some great viewing angles, watching some video on the curve screen was really good as it kept some of the glare out, well at least in my testing at CES 2014. Even though it is a massive 6-inch display, holding the LG G Flex was very pleasant due to the curve back.
The sound was pretty much loud, though the crowd noise at CES was very loud and I was still able to hear some of the video sound. If you are looking into using the LG G Flex as your media player and music player, I don’t think you will be disappointed. I did compare it to the Galaxy Note 3, and still found that the Galaxy Note 3 display and colors seemed much better and fonts looked much smoother on the Galaxy Note 3. LG is using one of the first flexible OLED display technology.
Here is a quick comparison of the LG G Flex and the Galaxy Note 3. As you can see that the LG G Flex at 6-inch display is very close in size to the Galaxy Note 3. LG also announced that the LG G Flex will be coming to T-Mobile and AT&T, but no word on release dates for those carriers yet.
Although you can bend the LG G Flex between two surfaces, technically it isn’t bendable. I did give it a try and I really thought it would break, it didn’t break and it did flex on the counter surface.
Another feature that the LG G Flex has is, it has what LG claims a self healing back. What this does is it heals any minor scratches that you may get on the back cover of the phone. If you get a deep scratch, well you will be out of luck as the “Self-Healing” technology will not help you recover…