24 November 2013

LG Flex: Features and Review

Posted by Vasim Tamboli

This is a phone that is literally flexible. Instead of being rigid and built with glass and hard plastic, it is made of up flexible components. This means that it may literally be bent and even compressed. It is possible to stand on this phone and not break it (be careful in testing that theory).

It is a very thin phone that is flexible but still rigid. The images of it bending over online are a bit of an exaggeration. It is very light and very thin and it built with plastic substrates that are flexible. In other words, it is curved and rigid, but flexible (it’s hard to describe without having a play with it yourself). You cannot bend the camera, battery or the processors, so look upon it as a phone that is simply more durable (or less fragile) than other phones. And, a phone that has a bit of a curve to it.

The battery is placed within the curving flex phone by the use of stack and folding technology. It reduces the stress that is put on the battery when some fool tries to bend it or tries to stomp on it. It makes it harder to destroy the battery with bending forces.

Features and Review


The LG Flex has the Android 4.2.2 operating system for its UX and UI. Its dimensions are 6.32 inches x 3.21 inches x 0.31 inches, which is 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9 in mm. It weighs 6.24 oz which is 177g which is against the average of 4.5 oz which is 129 g.

Display

It has a 6 inch screen with a resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels. The pixel density is 245 ppi which is pretty standard (not too good or too bad). It uses P-OLED and has a multi-touch feature to it.

The LG Flex Sensor

It comes with a proximity sensor and a light sensor. It has a battery that is 3500 mAh, which is a massive battery for a phone. It is far bigger than most which is going to guarantee you a nice long standby time and a very good talk time.

Battery

The battery is one of the most inflexible things on a phone. You can create bendy and squashable components for many types of phone innards. But, the battery is where they have really done well to make sure it does not split or burst when compressed or bent.

Sound

It has notifications such as haptic feedback and it has musical MP3 ringtones and well as polyphonic ringtones. It has a vibration mode, flight mode and silent mode as well as speakerphone. It comes with sensor such as a digital compass and an accelerometer. You can use voice recording, you and use voice dialing and voice commands on your phone too.

The Processor and RAM

It uses the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 processor. The processor is a quote core which means it has four processors. They run at a pretty good pace of 2260 MHz. It is a Krait 400 processor, and its graphics processor (GPU) is the Adreno 330.

The RAM on the phone is over two GB, which is very good. It is 2048 MB RAM, so along with the processor it is going to be tough to overstretch the systems on this phone. It is going to be able to handle most of the tasks that you throw at it. It also comes with a massive 32 GB of storage, which is very good for a phone, and is more than most people are ever going to need on their phone.

Camera

The LG Flex camera is a 13 mega pixel camera. This is very impressive and 13 mega pixels is currently the biggest mega pixel that phones have. Samsung were the first to install one on a popular mainstream phone, and it is now the highest mega pixel you are going to find on modern mainstream phones.

It is able to take videos and has a Flash LED for your images too. It has a front facing camera so that you can take photos of yourself or so that you can conduct video chats with other people.

Network and communications

It uses GSM: 900, 850, 1900, 1800 MHz and has LTE and HSPA compatibility, as well as EDGE and GPRS compatibility. It uses GPS and A-GPS and has navigation software. It can use Bluetooth 4.0 and has Wi-Fi: 802.11 a, b, g, n, ac. It also has USB 3.0 and microUSB. It also has a mass storage device and USB charging.

Author Bio

Kate Funk is a freelance writer at www.aussiewriter.com. She is mainly focusing on technology, gadgets and all the latest trends which are interesting for networking enthusiasts.