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Video: AT&T Takes Us on a Walk-around of the LG G Flex

With preorders for the LG G Flex on AT&T starting up this Friday, January 24, the carrier is pumping up awareness on YouTube, posting a walk-around of the unique device for all to see. The G Flex, when compared to other smartphones, is quite the attention grabber, sporting a 6″ HD Curved P-OLED display, while also housing top tier internal specs. 

While specs are great, LG has also been building up on its proprietary software additions, much like Samsung has been doing. With the G Flex, users will have access to Slide Aside, Dual Window, and a more customizable homescreen that can be altered in the Settings menu of the device. Beyond the software, LG also introduced the “self healing” back on the G Flex, which helps scratches and scuffs return to normal along the backside of the device. After seeing a few reviews of the self healing technology, it’s actually not as gimmicky as one would first expect.

Pre-orders begin at $299.99 this Friday. Is anyone leaning towards picking this up?

  • Bruce Wayne

    Not one mention of wireless charging. Sucks the phone isn’t coming with it. No wireless charging, no purchase.

  • SplashMTN

    I’d like to thank AT&T for a trip back to the 90s with that video.

  • master94

    They make sound as if Isis is a good thing

  • Intellectua1

    I really like the design of this phone.. Problem is I’ve never owned an LG phone so I’m very skeptical of the brand, I absolutely hate the back button idea, and the fact that it’s 720, no sd slot, and the input for the headphones is on the bottom of the phone (which really disturbs the crap out of me) I couldn’t see myself buying this phone..

    • Adrynalyne

      I like bottom headphone jacks. I naturally put my phone in my pocket top down, so that when I pull it out, it is already in a position to use. Can’t do that as easily with top side headphone jacks.

      • Intellectua1

        Hmm good point I never thought about how people put their phones in their pockets, my phone almost never leaves my hand and if it does (which is never long) its in my pocket topside up. What do you think about the back buttons, I don’t think I could ever get used to that..

        • Adrynalyne

          I only played with the G2 for a short time, but I couldn’t get used to them. I am used to gripping the sides of my phones and not so much touching the back. It would take me some time to relearn my habits of holding a phone to find the back buttons very usable.

          • Intellectua1

            Yea I went to AT&T to check out the G2 and couldn’t get used to touching the back of my phone exchange it felt weird..

      • misfit313

        The only thing I really miss about my GNex!

        • chris_johns

          moto x with 360 rotation ftw

  • Cowboydroid

    That video was like a showcase of why people hate bloatware.

  • shkrmkr79

    I don’t care about 720p versus 1080p. I have a Moto X. I’m not interested in this thing because it’s just too damn big! Maybe a smaller versionn about the size of the Moto X and I’d be intrigued.

  • paul_cus

    In my opinion, if the screen is 5 inches or more, the phone should have a 1080p panel.

  • mcdonsco

    Still don’t get it…

    Why would I want a phone that makes having it in my pocket even LESS comfortable?

    • SA_NYC

      Because it’s curved, silly…

  • Daniel Russell

    The thing that doesn’t make sense to me is the slide aside. What use does it have that android standard multitasking doesn’t do?

    • JD_26

      i thought this too … but i think it keeps the app running and doesnt let it pause unlike android multitasking… now before some1 disagrees… i would like to say that i am talking about apps like chrome that refresh a browser page everytime i reopen that app after a long time of inactivity !maybe this keeps it running .. maybe even utube videos continue to play ??

  • moew

    you did watch the video…. Riiiight?

  • Dr_Buttballs

    Again, why is there a tiny woman climbing broccoli trees?

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  • Rand Paul 2016

    I just want the dual window on the G2, even though I’ll probably never use it.

    • NickA

      I was thinking the same thing. I don’t see trading my G2 for this.

  • JDM

    720P Display in 2014…
    No Thanks!

    • samosa queen

      FACT: 1080p displays decrease software performance and battery usage.
      Besides, stop crying for higher resolution screens.

      • T4rd

        FACT: 720p @ 6″ is 245 PPI, which is less pixel density than the OG Droid from 2009 (265). You can see the difference easily.

        • John Legere

          Wut, 2009 ppi to 2014 ppi……uhh

      • Philip J. Fry

        This is 2014, not 2011.

      • SA_NYC

        That’s an interesting point. Ideas on how much impact on battery? Obviously more pixels = more power drain, but I haven’t seen any concrete stats on the drag. For me, battery life is a major smartphone characteristic (think I’m still suffering PTSD from my Galaxy Nexus days) so I would definitely factor this into my handset decisions. As for pixel density, I’m pretty happy with the 720 screen on my Note 2.

        • T4rd

          Same here, I’m happy with my Note 2 and its display despite its lower PPI. I’m more critical on the Flex’s price ($300 on contract) because of it though. And while I’m sure a higher-res display will affect UI/game performance (though not to a degree that matters today, maybe a year or two from now), I’d bet battery/power usage is negligible between the two resolutions, esp. on the modern SoCs in phones now.

          • Adrynalyne

            Part of what helps the Note 2 is that it is rgb and not pentile.

      • onDroid

        Yeah, on a 4.7″ screen 720(312ppi) is alright but at 6″ you have to go 1080(367ppi vs 244ppi). You are holding the thing maybe 10″ from your face. 720 won’t cut it at 6″.

    • T4rd

      I came to say this, also at $300 on-contract.. that’s straight retarded.

      • rals

        It is, wait to Black Friday of this year to be a penny or free.

        • T4rd

          I was just about to say this, but I doubt it will take near that long. The G2 is free on contract right now on most carriers, so I’m betting this will be in a month or two.

          • John Legere

            Good thing free doesn’t equate bad.

          • T4rd

            No, just bad sales usually (which may or may not be an indicator as to if the product is actually bad).

          • misfit313

            Hey it’s the CEO of T-Mobile!

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    • John Legere

      Yes. Waste money on a concept. / s

    • shooter50

      720 DOA

    • agentorange1985

      You can’t say that around here…. the Moto X has 720p, so anything else is blasphemy