LG G Flex 2

LG G Flex 2

The first in the next-gen phones, the successor of the original G Flex pack the Qualcom Snapdragon 810 processor. 8 cores, Quad-core 1.5GHz and a Quad-core 2GHz. It has 3GB RAM and a 5.5 inch P-OLED (plastic-OLED) full HD screen.

This is the first time I have treated myself to a high-end phone, and I must say, I am very impressed. It was a battle between the G Flex 2 and the Nexus 6, with the Nexus and its screen size loosing out. I have never been happier with my choice and with the device I have.

The Flex, as its name states, has a unique curve to the phone making it have one of very few stand out designs. It sits perfectly in the palm of your hand, with your index finger resting on the power button located on the back of the phone. Having the volume and power buttons on the Back of the device also allows for a clean stylish look on the sides. The device also has a self-healing back. Meaning, any minor scuffs will be taken care of automatically – something dare not test myself!

The LG, running Android Lollipop, is smooth and stylish. The quality of the curved screen is stunning and they have ironed out the issues they had with the first Flex and it’s screen. The colours are bright, vibrant and strong, and I could not see much difference between the full HD on the Flex and the QHD on the Nexus.

The performance on this device is nothing less than what you would expect with a top processor, and scrolling through the menus and switching apps is seamless. The device can get a little hot under intense usage, but its nothing overly worrying.

Battery life is above average. It’s 3000 mAh battery can last at minimum of two days with average use, and the fast charger is able to give it the extra quick juice if needed. I tend to use the phone just above average, with my Bluetooth on and connected to my G Watch R constantly, several email accounts, social media and the usual messaging and calling. This gets me very close to two days use from the device.

On to the camera. With a 13MP rear camera and its laser auto-focus technology and OIS+ (Optical Image Stabilisation), this camera can shoot some great images. The only issue i have with the camera is the basic 2.1MP front camera. It does have some cool features such as the ability to soften the image and make your skin look perfect! But in low light, the front camera isn’t much use. It does brighten the image, but it still comes out a bit grainy.

Overall, this is an incredible phone. It has a tone of great features, from the unique flex design, to the rear camera. The picture quality is great and the full HD display is more than enough, and helps prolong the battery compared to those with the QHD screens. The only minor let down, is the front camera.

Score: 8.5/10

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