Nov 19 AT 7:54 PM Dima Aryeh 8 Comments

LG G Flex’s flexibility and self healing back put to the test

LG G Flex

We’ve all seen LG’s unique G Flex smartphone. It’s one of the only smartphones with a true flexible display inside (along with the Samsung Galaxy Round), but it offers so much more than just a curved phone. According to LG’s advertising, the phone can actually flex without breaking, and the self healing back can repair scratches. But how much of it is just marketing?

MKBHD put the device to the test, first using a set of keys, then taking a sharp knife to it. He compares it to the ads LG put out, and sees if the device actually repairs itself. Lo and behold, minor scratches actually do heal after a while! They are not 100% gone, but they become very hard to see.

With a deep scratch from the knife, the panel found it difficult to recover. The scratch was still visible, but it had become far more subtle. The self healing back really does work, even if not perfectly, and that’s already far better than the competition. And of course, the device flexes as advertised without damage.

So the LG G Flex performs as advertised, which is of course great to hear. The self healing back is pretty incredible and should be on more devices, while the durability of the device makes it more appealing to those who aren’t careful. What do you think? Leave a comment!

Dima Aryeh is a Russian obsessed with all things tech. He does photography, is an avid phone modder (who uses an AT&T Galaxy Note II), a heavy gamer (both PC and 360), and an aspiring home mechanic. He is also an avid fan of music, especially power metal.

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    C’mon Motorola where’s the Moto Weapon X?

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  • Bart

    Hey Dima: Off topic, but i just noticed your name and image are (finally) in the lineup pics of “Staff” members. I’m guessing that before you were either a guest writer or “contributor.” I’m assuming this is a good thing for you. Congrats.

    • Dima Aryeh

      Thank you, that means a lot, but that’s not the case :) the staff list was just not updated for a long time, none of the DroidDog staff was on there. Just something everyone forgot about till recently.

  • Pravas

    Saw this video.It was nice but nothing that amazes me as of yet.

  • aranea

    any drop tests?

  • kevin

    IPhone has nothing compared to Android now

  • Pluggdd India

    The phone from LG is a brilliant one for sure. The actual features of a curved surface and obviously the ability for repairing its own scratches are brilliant!

    However, the price at which it comes, particularly for countries like India (where you do not buy a phone with a contract), the upfront price to may is quite huge!