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The well-received LG G Flex from 2013 has a successor in the form of "LG G Flex 2." LG's Flex series of devices come with a designedly curved or concave body. Even though, the new Flex handset bends like the original version, LG has amped up the specifications of the G Flex 2 and thereby, making it compete with its own flagship device LG G3. Readers who are interested in purchasing the new G Flex 2 should check out the comparison of the said device with the predecessor LG G Flex.

Display, Design And Size

The LG G Flex comes with a humongous 6.0-inch Curved P-OLED display, bundled with 720 x 1,280 pixels resolution. The successor LG G Flex 2, on the other hand, features a relatively smaller 5.5-inch Curved P-OLED display and 1,080 x 1,920 pixels resolution. The pixel densities of the predecessor and the successor stand at 245 ppi and 403 ppi, respectively.

According to LG, the G Flex 2 is equivalent to the curved 4K TVs shown at the CES 2015 event. The company also says that, the design of the handset "naturally matches the contour of your eyes." Other stand out point is the second-generation self-healing rear panel. Upon scratching the smooth rear of the handset, the scratches disappear within 10 seconds, while in the case of predecessor, it takes 10 minutes to get back to the original shape, notes Tech Radar. As a trademarked LG design, the back of the smartphone is home to buttons, unlike other devices.

Meanwhile, the predecessor G Flex's 6.0-inch display was criticised by many stating that the handset looks like an awkward middle-ground between a typical phone and a tablet. In spite of featuring thin bezels, navigating from one end of the screen to the other is quite tricky or impossible for users with smaller hands. Nonetheless, when this handset was released back in 2013, it was an attention grabber, says Trusted Reviews.

Speaking of size, the original G Flex handset comes with a thickness of 8.7 mm, whereas the LG G Flex 2 is 7.1 mm thick. In addition, the predecessor weighs 177 g, while the successor weighs only 152 g.

Under The Hood

The LG G Flex 2 is powered by the recently released 64-bit Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, whereas the LG G Flex uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 SoC. While the successor comes with a choice of 2 GB and 3 GB of RAM, the predecessor is backed by 2 GB unit. On the software end, the G Flex 2 runs on the latest Android v5.0.1 (Lollipop) OS, whereas the G Flex being a device from 2013 runs on Android v4.2.2 (Jelly Bean).

Camera, Memory And Battery

Interestingly, both the phones feature the same 13 MP rear-facing camera unit and a 2.1 MP selfie camera at the front. However, the latest handset comes with dual-LED flash and optical image stabilisation support, whereas the G Flex comes with only an LED flash.

With respect to the memory specification, the LG G Flex 2 comes housed with 16 GB of storage, if opted for 2 GB RAM configuration. In the case of 32 GB model, the device gets 3 GB of RAM. While the predecessor does not come with expandable memory, the successor houses a microSD card slot for expansion up to 128 GB. Moving on to the battery specification, the LG G Flex features a whopping 3,500 mAh unit, while the G Flex 2 settles for a reduction in battery unit to 3,000 mAh.


The LG G Flex 2 comes with a faster battery charging capability. This means, the battery can be charged to 60 percent within 30 minutes using the Quick Charge 2.0 technology.

Furthermore, apart from the standard connectivity options, the handsets also support NFC, Infrared port and LTE. Speaking of colour choices, the LG G Flex comes in Titan Silver hue, whereas the LG G Flex 2 comes in Platinum Silver and Flamenco Red.

Price And Release Date

The price of the LG G Flex with 32 GB storage is $374.49. On the other hand, the LG G Flex 2 release date is expected to be in the first half of 2015, with Korea as the debut market. Nonetheless, LG has not revealed the pricing details of its latest phone. But then, PC Advisor opines that the price should be 499 GBP, which roughly translates to $754.92.

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