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Sprint G Flex Available Online January 31 for $299 On-Contract

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Sprint announced this morning that the LG G Flex – the insanely large phone with a flexible display – will arrive in stores on February 7 for $299 on-contract, but can be pre-ordered today through January 31. It should also be available online on January 31 if waiting until the 7th of next month doesn’t sound possible. If you pre-order the device from now to January 31, Sprint will toss in a free Quickwindow Folio Case ($59.99 value).

We spent some time with the G Flex during CES and certainly came away impressed by the idea of a curved POLED (Plastic OLED) display. However, a 6-inch display with only a 720p resolution is not exactly what we’re looking for. Give us a POLED curved display that runs 5-inches and you may have an incredible experience, especially if it flexes and acts as durable as the name suggests. 

But if you go with the G Flex, LG expects that you’ll enjoy an IMAX-like experience when watching movies, should see incredible battery life with the phone’s new curved battery, and won’t have to worry about scratching the back of the phone thanks to its self-healing back.

The G Flex will arrive at T-Mobile and AT&T at some point in Q1 as well. Verizon is not expected to carry this phone.

Via:  Sprint
  • paul_cus

    Price is too high considering it’s only got a 720p screen.

  • Mike Hilal

    Dat glare

  • joejoe5709

    Pretty cool phone but once the novel parlor tricks to show off to your buddies wear off, you’re left with a very large phone and a 720p screen. If I worked for a carrier and got new phones every 4 months I wouldn’t mind messing around with it. But for a two year contract there are probably better options. Completely agree with Kellen – the same phone with approximately the size and specs of the G2 would have been a lot better for the masses. I’ve seen a lot of GFlex ROM’s for the G2 on Xda and apparently they are very very good when ported over.

  • Dave

    LG is back to failing after the G2.

    • dannyWHITE

      How?

  • yankeesusa

    Really? $300 for a 2 year contract? If i needed a phone I would just pay $350 for nexus 5 and get on att or tmobile or even sprint for that matter. I really hope people don’t pay that much for a phone like this. I understand the note 3 being this much but the flex? am I missing something here?

    • Ryan

      The note 3 is similar specs to G2 for $100 more. I doubt that larger screen justifies that extra price tag. The flex is different. No other phone is flexible so it isnt cheap to mass produce yet. Im sure the samsung round would be 300-400 where that phone only has a curved screen. So comparing the note 3 and flex are apples and oranges.

      • yankeesusa

        I guess that could be the case. I guess we’ll see what T-Mobile prices it at. Either way I would not pay for this phone on contract.

  • Brett Wcislo

    No Verizon at all? Bummer :(

    • John Legere

      I can only imagine the terrifying branding they’d give it

      • Brett Wcislo

        I’m in the market for a new phone. (Shattered S3 Screen). Instead of paying $100 for my deductible, I’m going to try and find a way to get a new phone on contract and still keep my unlimited.

        I was going to wait for this, what would you recommend now?

        • Blue Sun

          Moto X off contract. I’m not a big TW or Sense guy & prefer a stock-like experience.

          • Brett Wcislo

            Only problem with the X, I really use my SD card slot. Going to have to give it a bit more thought I guess.

          • Blue Sun

            I would hate for you to buy an S4 at a non-reduced price when the S5 is a few months out. Is the Note 3 a consideration for you? Seems like if you could get your hands on a loaner till the S5 came out in April, that would work out the best.

          • Brett Wcislo

            I think I’d rather just grab the G2 over the S5. I’m not afraid to root it, and that phone has some impressive specs.

          • yankeesusa

            Yea the moto x is a great phone. It might not have internals like some other phones but I don’t think I’ve seen any reviews that have more positive than negative about how the phone is.

        • yankeesusa

          Are you on verizon? If so then get the LG G 2 on contract. Or you can just pay $100 for a new s3, sell on swappa for $250 and then use that money to get another phone of your choosing without renewing the contract.

          • Brett Wcislo

            I was thinking LG G2, looks like a beast.

          • yankeesusa

            My brother in law just got the g2 on Verizon and he loves it. He’s getting over 28mbps on lte over only around 10mbps on his galaxy nexus. He also said compared to the Note 3 he tried out it’s just as fast or even faster. The only thing he’s worried about is updates. Good news is that the international g2 is getting kitkat update already, although Verizon is a beast of it’s own when it comes to updates.

          • Rand Paul 2016

            I know Verzion will take forever to update the G2, I don’t think Kitkat is a big deal. All you need is xposed, white icons and transparent nav/status.

          • DarkStarr

            If you think that white icons is all there is to Kitkat you are quite mistaken. It does a hell of a lot more than that.

        • dannyWHITE

          Switching carriers.

        • michael arazan

          Get a cheap phone off ebay or swappa or something and wait for the new phones coming out in two months from now. That’s why I always keep an old back up phone just in case. Make sure the esn is clean when buying a used phone.

          If you need one right now and new, get the Moto X. The software makes it pretty awesome. Verizon still selling the original one color black or white moto x cheaper than moto maker one on their site.

    • Philip J. Fry

      Of course not, that would be to much like right.

    • Cael

      They’re waiting for the Vu 3.

  • John Legere

    I’d get this before a S4, Note 3, HTC One, Galaxy Mega, etc.

    • T4rd

      Funny, I’d get an S4, Note 3 HTC One, Moto X, Xperia Z1, or G2 before I’d get this. It won’t sell, therefor it won’t be supported more than 6 months just all all other LG phones before the G2.

      • John Legere

        I couldn’t care less about support. Im on Verizon. So im used to it.

        • T4rd

          John Legere… on Verizon… I think you’re going straight to hell. =p

          • John Legere

            I’ve been headed there for a while ;)

  • JoYu

    According to this youtube video, it breaks just like any other. It will be interesting to see how it holds up to smaller drops.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=axgklLCjTcE

  • Dr_Buttballs

    Why is there a tiny woman climbing broccoli trees?

  • Justin Kollert

    I agree. 6 inch display is too much but I am interested in seeing if its as durable as it claims to be. Would love to drop my phone and not have my heart stop.

  • Tony Byatt

    So it begins…