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LG G Flex on AT&T: Unboxing and Hands-on

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This morning, we received a package from LG, which contained a G Flex on AT&T’s network. In the near future, we will pump out a full review for the device, but until then, it’s time for everyone’s favorite – an unboxing video!

This is my first time with my hands on the device, since Kellen took those privileges at CES this year. If you would like to see his brief hands-on with the device, you can do so here. Now the device is in our territory, so we will be sure to put it through the paces. 

The G Flex features a massive 6.0″ P-OLED HD (720p) display, a Snapdragon 800 quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13MP back-facing camera, 3,500mAh battery, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE connectivity, rear key placement, a ton of LG proprietary software, and comes running Android 4.2.2 out of the box.

From my short time with it, I can already say that I wish the screen was a bit smaller. Since it’s 720p at 6″, you can definitely see a little bit of pixels, but it’s not a deal breaker. Other than getting used to the size, it should be a good time getting to know this device.

If you have any questions, drop them down below in the comments section.

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Unboxing and Hands-on

  • jimmy sharma

    What is the practical use of a curve?

  • Daistaar

    Hey Tim, did you mean Android 4.4.2? I couldn’t imagine that it would come with something as old as 4.2.2. Also, I find it kinda sad that with something as cool as a self healing back people are still gonna slap cases on these things.

  • Keith Taylor

    I have a G2 and love and I think that I could deal with this size. I used a Galaxy Mega for a day and I think that that is the outer limits of any phone that I would want. The Flex I for myself would be right in the middle. Funny thing is the only folks I see with a Mega are all females…whats up with that?

  • Tyler

    Pretty damn ugly UI…I see a lot of Touchwiz-ish junk. Weird combination of high price, huge screen with mediocre resolution, and only 4.2 (still 4.2 OEMs?) but top-of-the-line processor/gpu.

  • DJ

    This phone looks nice! I have a G2 myself, and I think it is the largest I can go screen wise, but I don’t mind the curve on the Flex,

  • Steve Yobs

    omg that UI is ugly

  • Tim Buchanan
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  • Bruce Wayne

    The man said, he’s not gonna go ham on it… I see what he did there.

  • SplashMTN

    G2 is nearly the perfect phone for me. I think the G-Flex would be fun for a week or 2, but the novelty would wear off and I’d no longer want a phone that large. On a semi-related note, I think I’ll root my G2 tonight and give exposed a shot. I’d really like the stock experience on my G2.

  • Disqus_n00b

    Is there a way to switch App drawer to bottom right, and have 5 apps per row on smaller Android screens like the N5..without installing a launcher?

  • teejaycard

    Love that big screen!

  • Timothy Robinson

    The little bumps on the volume rocker is genius. Love that Verizon added wireless charging to my G2, hate that the buttons are so hard to distinguish. It looks like they are LED’s too. Do we know if they light up as well as the power button ring?

  • Adamania

    I already don’t want it simply because of it’s size. The Note II was almost too big for me. No thanks!

  • shecalledmejay

    Can somebody pull that live wallpaper from the phone?

    • http://twitter.com/tarund TarunD

      I love how people want live wallpapers but at the same time, are constantly crying about their battery life draining quickly. Here’s a suggestion: Don’t Use Live Wallpapers!

      What exactly are you achieving from having live wallpapers? Are you impressing anyone? Is your life fulfilled with joy because of the live wallpaper? Has your sex life improved dramatically? I’m gonna guess no, no it doesn’t. It doesn’t do anything for you.

      • Philip J. Fry

        Lol did he say anything about battery life ?

        • shecalledmejay

          Thank you

          • http://twitter.com/tarund TarunD

            I downvoted my own comment…

          • JRomeo

            I cannot see that you downvoted your own comment.

        • http://twitter.com/tarund TarunD

          lol…no, he didn’t. I know, I lost it a bit there but you know it’s true. It does happen. My bad, @shecalledmejay:disqus. Nothing against you.

      • Ray Gray

        Whoa killer someone hates live wallpaper. This is America

      • shecalledmejay

        I want it because it looks cool, I don’t think I really need any other reason.

      • shkrmkr79

        take a chill pill man, who are you angry with?! No one has even mentioned battery life in regards to LWP. He simply asked if someone could pull it.

        • http://twitter.com/tarund TarunD

          I shouldn’t have had coffee this late in the day. All jacked upon caffeine. Please forgive me.

      • michael arazan

        He didn’t complain about battery life in his question. I use live wallpapers all the time and don’t care about battery drain Because I use a car charger and don’t touch my phone in the car unless it’s maps. Besides my LWP’s aren’t that much of a drain when the screen is on for a few seconds until I go into an app. And yes, others think it’s cool. At least the ones I use are.

      • Daistaar

        My sex life improved with live wallpapers. As a test, I went with a static wallpaper and BANG, single. Waited a day or two, put the Live wallpaper back and guess who’s pimpin’ again. No comment about the Touchwiz on those single days…

    • Philip J. Fry

      You might want to keep a check on this thread.
      http://forum.xda-developers.com/showthread.php?t=2530788

  • http://idle0095.com/ IDLE0095

    HTC ONE MAX is 5.9″ not 6.4″

    • greyhulk

      He must have been thinking of the Xperia Z Ultra.

      • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

        That’s exactly what I was thinking of. Thanks!

  • the truth

    i hate that they don’t have the recent apps button. the menu button is essentially useless at this point

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      You can actually customize whichever buttons you’d like down there. You can check out that feature in this video: http://www.droid-life.com/2013/08/07/lg-g2-allows-for-customizing-the-notification-toggles-and-navigation-bar-layout/

      • the truth

        Is the default the menu button though? I highly doubt a normal user would ever think to change it

      • BobbyG

        You can’t add the recent menu. There is no option for that. Only way to do it with my G2 was through Xposed

        • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

          All you have to do is long press on the home button and there you go.

  • JBartcaps

    What’s up with the color scheme on the hotbar?

  • rww

    Phones are far more comfortable when curved to match the contour of your cheek. I’d love to have this curvature on my G2. I wouldn’t accept a lesser screen quality to get it though. I hope the curve trend catches on.

    • LiterofCola

      People still talk on the phone?

      • Philip J. Fry

        Yes? Should I feel ashamed?

  • WCM3

    Hopefully the LG G3 has the self healing back (I like the gray color). Aside from the curve, does it feel similar to the LG G2 (slippery plastic)?

    I feel like this one might be a tad big for me, so here’s hoping the G3 is around that 5″ size, >3000mah battery, 13MP OIS, etc..

  • MichaelFranz

    I have the same Andy posed the same way at my desk :)

    And headphone jack on bottom….Kellen’s favorite lol

  • Philip J. Fry

    The only thing I’m interested in is the self healing back and the curved screen. Everything else is mediocre IMO.

    • http://www.droid-life.com/ Tim-o-tato

      Maybe for you I’ll do a light scratch test :P

  • John Legere

    LG got it right. Not the “round” abomination, ha

  • Good_Ole_Pinocchio

    Is it the exact same UI as the G2?

    • John Legere

      Looks like it, with a few different icons and colors. A+ UI.

    • dannyWHITE

      Its actually a new look. The G2 icons are still there and you can switch themes in the settings.