How Tough is the LG G Flex? And Will the Flexible Display Break from a Drop?

Published on November 26th, 2013

The LG G Flex is one of the first to feature a curved shape body and display. It was officially announced a few weeks ago, after Samsung has revealed the Samsung Galaxy Round. But the LG G Flex has more tricks compared to the Galaxy Round than having a curve body alone. As its name suggests, the curve body of the G Flex is really flexible and can be flatten when applied with pressure from its back. LG also boast its self-healing coating on the back of the device, where a simple scratch will literally heal and disappear after a few minutes or hours depending on the severity of the scratch mark. But what if we drop the G Flex? Will its flexible display break? Initially we would think that it would not break since it is flexible but let’s find out by watching the LG G Flex drop test video below.

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Well, did you honestly think that the LG G Flex’s display will not break when dropped? Unfortunately, just like any other smartphone, the display will break after suffering from a drop. The self-healing back cover also did not survive the drop. A significant blow is just too much for the self-healing coating to heal itself. I just hope that glass manufacturers would be able to produce a glass, which not only is flexible, but also doesn’t break easily when dropped.

The LG G Flex is over all a great phone, same with its predecessor the LG G2 Pro. Another question that comes to my mind is that, will it be as exciting as it now when Samsung reveals its most anticipated Samsung Galaxy S5? Let’s just find it out in 2014.

LG G2 Flex Specifications

Operating System: Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean
Chipset: Qualcomm MSM8974 Snapdragon 800
CPU: 2.26 GHz Krait 400 Quad-core
GPU: Adreno 330
Display: 6-inch Curved P-OLED at 720×1280, 245 ppi
Storage: 32GB
Memory: 2GB of RAM
MicroSD Card Slot: None
Camera Rear: 13 megapixels AF LED Flash, 1080p at 60fps
Camera Front: 2.1 megapixels 1080p at 30fps
Network: 2G, 3G, HSDPA, CDMA, LTE, LTE-A
Data: GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA 42Mbps, HSUPA 21MBps, LTE
Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 ac dual band, WiFi Direct, DLNA, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, microUSB 3.0, USB OTG and Host
Sensors: Accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Color: Titan Silver
Dimensions: 160.5mm x 81.6mm x 8.7mm
Weight: 177 grams
Battery: Li-Po 3500 mAh non-removable

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