The LG G Flex 2 brings back the curved “banana” shaped smartphone. The LG G Flex 2 that came out recently- is still curved but the screen has shrunk to a more manageable level- it is a 5.5 display. The display is a curved P-OLED capacitive touchscreen and is a 1080p screen. The glass is Corning Gorilla Glass 3 (which I am unsure why LG did not use Corning Gorilla Glass 4).
The processing chip in the LG G Flex 2 is a Quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 and it has a Quad Core 2 GHz. Of course like all new Android smartphones, the LG G Flex 2 has Android Lollipop v5.0.1 installed. The LG G Flex 2 does have a microSD slot that allows for a microSD card up to 128 GB. It is 16 GB of internal storage with 2 GB of RAM. You could pay extra and get the LG G Flex 2 with 32 GB of internal storage and 3 GB RAM.
The LG G Flex 2 has a nice camera. The rear camera is a 13-megapixel camera with laser focus, optical image stabilization and dual LED flash. The front facing camera is 2.1 megapixel with 1080p@30fps.
The LG G Flex is much better than its predecessor. The LG G Flex 2 has a better, but slightly smaller screen. This helps the LG G Flex 2 seem less of a gimmick and more of a nice looking phone. The Upgrades on the LG G Flex 2 makes this phone more desirable.
The reviews over the LG G Flex 2 discuss how well LG did- with making the display slightly smaller, adding a better display plus speeding up the processing speed. But, there are times the processing speed is lack-luster and seems to drag.
Another complaint, but I actually like it, is the self-repairing back of the device. Some critics do not like the feel or the look- it is a bit hard to clean, BUT it is cool to “scratch” it and watch the scratch disappear. I think this makes the LG G Flex 2 pretty cool. Another con is that the battery is not swappable. People LOVE to be able to change out the batteries – when they quit holding a charge. The LG G Flex 2 will require professional assistance to change the battery and if your phone freezes up, you will have complete a soft reset.
Also, the curviness of the LG G Flex 2 does not add anything to the device. There are no special uses, there is no special apps- it is just a curved screen. The screen does “fit” your face and seems to “cradle” your face and does seem to add to the quality of sound during a call.
Some pros are that it is a decently priced smartphone. You can buy the LG G Flex 2 outright for about $600 with a contract- it is about $250 although this is more expensive then LG’s flagship device. If you love LG, loved the LG G Flex or just want to try a new style of phone- go try it and tell us how you like the LG G Flex 2.