There have been a lot of announcements here at CES 2015, but the LG G Flex 2 is the best device we’ve laid hands on so far. The phone’s specs include a 5.5-inch P-OLED 1080p display, 2GHz 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, 2GB DDR4 RAM, 16/32GB storage plus microSD card slot, 13-megapixel rear camera with OIS+ and Laser Auto Focus, 2.1-megapixel front-facing camera, 3000mAh battery with Fast Charge and Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The design of the G Flex 2 steals ideas from the LG G3 and last year’s G Flex. The self-healing coating on the back panel has been improved with a quicker healing time (roughly 10 seconds) and increased scratch resistance. While the phone appears to be finished in brushed aluminum, LG is using polycarbonate, which does an amazing job of picking up finger prints as soon as you touch the phone. Since LG chose to equip the G Flex 2 with a smaller 5.5-inch display, the new device is easier to use with one hand and can actually fit in your front pocket.
Adding to the improved hardware experience is a brand new Android 5.0 software build with LG’s custom UI. The device sports all the main software features that LG introduced on the LG G3 last fall, but they also included a few extra which add to the unique character of the G Flex 2. Our favorite is notification peeking which allows you to view your latest notifications by swiping down on the display when it is turned off.
Compared to last year’s G Flex, we expect the G Flex 2 to sell quite well. LG has received carrier support in the US for a launch this spring and the reduced size of the device will make it more appealing to a much wider audience.