Monday, October 28, 2013
LG's curved G Flex phone solves a problem that nobody had
PCWorld - After a long leaky build-up, LG has officially debuted its curvaceous smartphone, the LG G Flex. Remember where you were this day; for it will go down in history as the date when LG's mobile devices began to slightly bend for no demonstrably necessary reason.
First, we should mention that despite its name, the G Flex is not actually "flexible." The phone boasts a slight static curve from top to bottom. The company claims the curve provides a number of comfort benefits, such as following the rounded contour of the human face and fitting more snugly in one's back pocket.
LG also claims that in landscape mode, the curve will add a more immersive "IMAX-like" experience for watching videos or playing games. In addition, the curve naturally reduces "the distance between one's mouth to the microphone." (Was there a mouth-to-microphone distance problem I was unaware of?)
Spec-wise, the Flex is basically a curved version of the LG G2. Both phones sport a six-inch display and single-button-control "Rear Key" design. Both are powered by a 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. Both run on Jelly Bean and even share the same specs on their front and rear cameras (13MP and 2.1MP respectively). More