At the CES 2015, LG added a new flagship smartphone to its portfolio with the launch of the LG G Flex 2 smartphone with a curved design and self healing back cover. Well, there are several enhancements in this 2015 model against the yesteryear variant. We can say that the latest offering packs in all the necessary specifications and features in it to be a top notch device in the market. If you are planning to upgrade your smartphone to a curved device, here is comparison between the LG G Flex 2 and the original LG G Flex.
Display and Processor
The G Flex 2 is given a smaller display measuring 5.5 inches, while there is a 6 inch screen on the original model, but in terms of resolution it is the successor that tops the segment with Full HD 1920×1080 pixels as compared to the HD 1280×720 pixel resolution on the 6 inch screen of the G Flex. Eventually, it is the latest model that has a better pixel density that is complemented with the Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection, while there is Gorilla Glass 2 on the previous generation device. Otherwise, both the smartphones use the Curved P-OLED panel that will render the curved design to them that is their main highlight.
LG G Flex 2 arrives equipped with a 64 bit octa core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 chipset that makes use of a 1.5 GHz quad core Cortex A53 and a 2 GHz quad core Cortex A57 and Adreno 430 graphics unit. This processor is teamed up with 2 GB or 3 GB of RAM depending on the internal storage capacity of the smartphone. Also, the handset runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop that puts the 64 bit computing support of the chipset to full usage. The G Flex, on the other hand, is stuffed with a quad core 2.3 GHz Snapdragon 800 SoC that is Krait 400 processor, Adreno 330 graphics card and 2 GB of RAM. With 64 bit computing support and an advanced processor with eight cores to function, the latest offering would undoubtedly provide a great performance.
Camera and Internal Storage
On the imaging front, the LG G Flex 2 again wins with a 13 MP primary camera as in the original model. But, the snapper on the latest device is teamed up with optical image stabilization, dual LED flash and support for 2160p video recording that were not in the G Flex. At the front, both the handsets sport identical 2.1 MP front facing selfie cameras with support for FHD 1080p video recording.
While the original G Flex is available only with 32 GB of internal storage space that cannot be expanded externally as there is no micro SD card slot onboard, the G Flex 2 comes in two variants – 16 GB and 32 GB that can be expanded externally by another 128 GB. The inclusion of the micro SD expansion card slot on the current model is definitely a welcome addition to the cured display smartphone.
Battery and Features
Talking about battery life, the G Flex 2 has a smaller 3,000 mAh battery than its predecessor that is energized by a 3,500 mAh battery. While it remains to be seen if this difference in the battery capacity will create an impact on the backup that can be rendered to the G Flex 2, the handset comes with fast charging capabilities that is claimed to charge the device up to 50 percent in just 40 minutes.
The G Flex 2 definitely provides a better software experience with Android 5.0 Lollipop that brings few changes to the user experience rendered by LG G3. Also, the self healing technology appears to have come with a major enhancement that will heal the scratches in just ten seconds instead of having the users to wait for three minutes as in the G Flex.
|Model||LG G Flex 2||LG G Flex|
|Display||5.5 inch, FHD||5 inch, HD|
|Processor||64 bit Octa Core Snapdragon 810||2.2 GHz Quad Core Snapdragon 800|
|RAM||2 GB/ 3 GB||2 GB|
|Internal Storage||16 GB/ 32 GB, Expandable up to 128 GB||32 GB, Non-Expandable|
|OS||Android 5.0 Lollipop||Android 4.4.2 KitKat|
|Camera||13 MP/ 2.1 MP||13 MP/ 2.1 MP|
|Battery||3,000 mAh||3,500 mAh|
|Price||Yet to be announced||Rs 36,449|
Price and Conclusion
The G Flex 2 features a more standard size and packs in the latest processor, a fantastic camera and other enhancements as compared to its predecessor. It is known to arrive with a better self healing technology and improved features with the latest software. We will have to wait for LG to let out the pricing of the device to get know how accessible it is.