Jan 06 AT 1:13 PM Nick Gray 7 Comments

Hands-on with the US-bound LG G Flex

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LG is “throwing a curve” at CES. Introducing the LG G Flex, the world’s first curved and flexible smartphone to the US market. The LG G Flex will be available in the first quarter of 2014 on Sprint, AT&T and T-Mobile. On Sprint, the LG G Flex will join the growing number of devices with SprintSpark integration – allowing the device to use multiple spectrum bands for improved connectivity and speed.

The LG G Flex used a flexible battery and a “cinematic experience” 6-inch HD display that allows users to “hear, hold and view better.” The hardware on the US models appears to be identical to the international variant of the phone. The curve of the display allows the G Flex to feel much smaller than it actually is. It’s hard to say how the general public will react when they are given the option of owning an Android smartphone with a curved display. We have a feeling that the LG G Flex’s price will be the biggest factor that will determine the success or demise of the phone in the US market.

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Nick is a tech enthusiast who has a soft spot for HTC and its devices. Nick joined the Android and Me family in the summer of 2010.

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  • richard morales

    i think is the beiging of change in the smartphone market and not just an experiment

  • Richard Yarrell

    I applaud the direction Lg is going in. They will secure their second place standing behind Samsung of course.

    Gotta feel pretty sorry for the REST OF the android platform. Plain and simple Htc, Sony, Motorola, Huawei, and Google’s famed Nexus line products can’t compete.

    • squiddy20

      1. Says the same idiot who “knew” the G Flex wouldn’t “make it to the States with those screen specs”: http://androidcommunity.com/lg-g-flex-specs-and-performance-appear-in-antutu-benchmark-20131025/#comment-1096077978 What a joke.
      2. Just because the other manufacturers’ market share is below Samsung’s or LG’s, does not mean they “can’t compete”. It just means they have less market share. Which, as you of all people should know (*cough*FormerHTCLover*cough*), can change quite rapidly.

      • Richard Yarrell

        Typical CLUELESS SQUIDDY the guy stuck on Sprint using his mother’s account.

        How’s that crappy old Nexus doing on Sprints 3g network. You have always been a pitiful joke of a disgrace that’s common with you.

        Leaving comments but NEVER BUYING ANYTHING worthwhile. Squiddy20 nothing but a SAD BABBLING CONCLUSION here on androidandme

        • squiddy20

          Says the guy who, when confronted with a genuine argument based in facts and truths, does nothing but throw petty, childish insults most 7 year olds come up with. Also, it’s not *my* fault you make outrageous claims like the one I linked to. You have only yourself to blame in any of that. Stupid hypocrite
          Finally, what does it matter that I “never buy anything” that you consider “worthwhile”? You’re a total joke. I don’t care at all what you, or anyone else thinks when it comes to what *I* like with *my* phone. Unlike yourself, I’m not so insecure about myself that I feel the need to surround myself with supposedly the “latest and greatest” smartphone. In the “real world” a smartphone means nothing. It’s not a status symbol, and it’s certainly not a sign of wealth. Anyone with roughly $300 can walk into any carrier store and get a Note 3. Sad that you think you’re all “high and mighty” because you can get a roughly $300 *carrier subsidized* smartphone.

    • snowbdr89

      Dick please give us a complete breakdown on why phones can’t compete?

  • donger