CES Recap: 6 reasons to get the LG G Flex2

January 17, 2015

We got our hands on the new LG G Flex2 at this year’s CES. It definitely got my seal of approval. Offering an amazing grip, a glossy self-healing rear cover, and a Full HD OLED display just make for the looks of this curved beauty. LG has included their Knock-on feature to simply wake up the handset by tapping once and then tapping twice on the screen to put it back to sleep. Gesture View is another cool feature that’s been added as part of the battery-saving elements of the new G Flex2 as it wakes up the top half of the screen to see certain notifications. Here are a few reasons I think this fresh release from LG should be on your wish list or gift list.

Ahead of the curve

Flaunting around the same curved physique as its predecessor, the new G Flex2 shows off a smaller 5.5-inch Full HD OLED curved display and a 1080p resolution.  High-res multimedia content looks amazing on the edgy screen, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3, that’s now enhanced to be about 20 percent stronger than before.

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Remedial back

The rear cover is just as strikingly protected as it comes with a self-healing coat that can make scratches and dents disappear for about ten seconds (up to 18 times faster).  The rear cover is removable, too, and the keys and placement as part of the brand’s well-known control deck remain the same as those found on the LG G3.

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Smooth Shooter

Image quality on the G Flex2 is remarkable thanks to the 13MP camera and OIS+ optical image stabilization that tags along laser autofocus. You can get better low-light images thanks to the dual-LED two-tone flash; one will shoot in a warm temperature while the other will shoot in the cold to get the best daylight effect.  Additionally, an IR blaster is included to remote control your devices- perhaps your new LG Curved OLED TV. 

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Quick Charge

Even the microUSB port of the G Flex2 has been upgraded for fast-charging capability. With a compact 2.6A wall charger and 3,000 mAH battery, the G Flex2 charges a lot faster. It can reach a 50% charge in less than forty minutes!

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Gesture-Full

Running on Android 5.0.1 Lollipop, the OS highlights features like Gesture Shot, which allows for the simple capture of selfies, as well as Gesture View that lets you get an easy view of the last shot you took. In addition, the Glance View basically allows you to view important info when the display is off. 

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Prevailing at the core

Powered by the new Snapdragon 810 chip, this smartphone also packs an octa-core 64-bit processor and has the highest Adreno GPU update- the Adreno 430. You can choose between the 16GB or 32GB models for a 2GB or 3GB of RAM. 

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$TBA, lg.com

 

by micha
Micheline has a a sweet-tooth for dark chocolate and cappuccinos, an almost obsessive-compulsive aversion to dust on Blu-ray discs, and a passion for regularly playing tennis on her Nintendo Wii. Matched with her love of writing, she is the Editor of T3 Middle East's Levant English publication and English website, and the Associated Editor for the GCC English publication.