LG launched the Flex 2 mobile phone in South Africa with a fanfare, taking journalists on a helicopter ride to take views of the city with the Flex 2.
Taking pictures of the city with the phone was quite an experience. But is the phone any good?
Our first impression of the phone is that it’s very much in the vein of the G3. It looks similar, and simply has the curved interface.
The curvature on the front is a 700R curve, which according to LG brings the microphone and speaker closer to your face. The curve on the back definitely makes the phone feel smaller in a similar way to the HTC One (M8).
The phone is slightly smaller than the Flex coming down from a six inch screen down to a 5.5 inch screen.
On a camera level, the phone has 13 MP camera, with laser auto focus just like the G3, to take faster photos and has advanced image stabilization. The phone has a nice wide angle on the front camera and lets your take photos from up to 1.5 metres.
The charging time is down to 38 minutes for a 50 percent change, which means you can power the phone up quickly when you’re on the go.
Under the hood there is the new Snapdragon 810 2.0 GHz Octa-core processor, the first phone to bring this processor to South Africa with 2GB of RAM.
The phone is 20% more durable than other phones out there according to LG.
LG claims its goal has been to simplify the interface and make it easier to use for consumer. However, the phone still has a strong LG overlay on it and is not as simple to use as the afore-mentioned HTC One (M8) or a Nexus device. The phone does launch with Android 5.0 which is fantastic.
In conclusion if curve is your thing and you want a top end Android phone, then the Flex 2 will likely be a top three contender for top Android phone of the year. The bad news is that the phone will only launch in April and comes in at a Manufacturer RRP of R10499. The phone will only be available from Vodacom for a contract price of R499.
LG will also be looking to bring in a smaller phone to the market in May. The CK50 will come in at R169 a month or manufacturer RRP of R1999 with a 1.2GhZ Quadcore processor, 1GB RAM and a Core 4.5 inch screen. It will also have Android 5.0 The phone is expected to launch in May.
We’ll review the device as soon as one is sent to us.