The Smartphone, G-Flex

Big difference of the appliance, 6 inch screen in curved form is good, but doesn’t impress
In recent years, the curved screens have been one of the most discussed issues in the world of technology. The benefits of this new feature are not yet clear, but that doesn’t stop manufacturers begin to include curved screens in a variety of products, including smartphones.
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G-Flex (R $2,400) is the first product from LG with this technology. The smartphone has an excellent setting and good battery life. But still curve screen technology is still very new and the benefits are limited. Check out more details on the test.
In favour:
-Powerful Configuration;
-Battery with excellent length;
-Light, compared with cell phones of similar size.
Against:
-Not relevant benefits curve Screen;
It has no memory card;
-Screen is not Full HD.
Design
This is the point that differentiates the G Flex of all other smartphones on the market. The cell phone is the first curved screen to be sold in Brazil (the Samsung also has a smartphone with curve, the Curve, but it is sold only in South Korea).
The curved screen brings some curious features. When using the G Flex along the ear to make a call, there’s a curious feeling that the phone is “hugging” your face. On the other hand, this means that the oil of your cheek probably wrap to the screen with ease.
The curved screen causes the G Flex isn’t the most comfortable of load in my pants pocket, especially for those who use tight pants. It is worth mentioning that the appliance has some flexibility and may even be straight with some pressure. But the LG recommends that the user does not test the flexibility of the instrument.
The rear of the appliance is shiny plastic material. A few minutes are enough for the rear stay full of fingerprints. So, a cover is highly recommended for those who don’t like digital brands. Here at besteducationschools you can get more different models and styles.
According to LG, the plastic in the rear of the G Flex account with Self Healing technology. According to the company, this causes small scratches are erased with time. The company informs that the Self Healing technology does not fix deep scratches.
G Flex has no physical buttons on the front or sides. As in G2, the on/off buttons and volume are on the back. It’s an unusual position and which may displease the user that Exchange of appliance, since it takes some time to get used to it and find the buttons more easily. On the other hand, as the device is too large, the buttons in the middle of the back are easier to achieve than the sides, depending on how you hold the phone.
Good news here is that the G2 brings the Knock On feature, which lets you connect the screen with two quick touches anywhere. Thus, the user does not have to be looking for the power button on the back to turn on your smartphone. Is a feature also present in the G2 and in some Nokia phones Lumia.
With 177 grams, G Flex is a lightweight unit for your size. For comparison, some line devices Nokia Lumia with similar screens weigh about 220 g.
Setting
Here there is nothing to complain about. G Flex is processing set identical to the G2, with Qualcomm Snapdragon processor quad core 2.2 GHz and 2 GB of RAM. Is a powerful configuration that, predictably, fared very well in all benchmarks.
The iG has tested the G Flex with AnTuTu benchmarks (36,236 points), Quadrant (19,638) Vellamo HTML5 (2,981) and Vellamo (1,252). In all cases, were brands similar to the G2 and the Galaxy Note III, other extremely powerful smartphones.
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The iG also tested the G Flex with several “heavy” games, including Eternity Warriors 2, Galaxy On Fire 2 HD, Lawless, and 300 Dead Trigger 2. In all cases, the games ran fine and without gagging.
G Flex brings 32 GB of space, of which 24 GB are free to the user. Is plenty of room for games and applications. But it must be observed that the G Flex has no memory card slot. These 24 GB, therefore, are the total local storage available.
Screen
The curved shape is certainly the biggest differentiator of this 6-inch screen. The curved format really reduces a little the reflections of the screen, but the benefits end there.
To start, the screen of the G Flex has only HD resolution of 1,280 x 720. It is possible that this value is due to some limitations of the new technology required for the POLED screen corner.
Still, it’s a little frustrating to see an over R $2,000 and with a giant screen without Full HD resolution, a mandatory item in this cellular level.
Outside the question of the resolution, the image quality is good, even if the screen is not among the best in the market. Mainly on playing videos, it was possible to notice images slightly “washed”. But it’s nothing that a normal user go figure it out day by day.
A theoretical benefit curve screen would be a sense of depth when watching movies. But, at least in the GI tests, that didn’t happen. Paying close attention to the video (and depending on the scene displayed) is even possible at times have a slight sense of depth, but anything beyond that.
Camera
G Flex has 13 megapixel rear camera with LED flash. The iG compared some photos taken with the G Flex with images captured by Lumia 1520, considered one of the best camera phones on the market.
In General, with both devices on default settings and automatic adjustments, the photos taken with the G Flex were a little darker and with less detail in the shadow areas. But, overall, the G camera Flex can be considered of good level, with good color fidelity. The application allows you to manually configure settings such as white balance and ISO, as well as bring ways ready for situations like night shots and faces.
System and applications
G Flex comes with the 4.2.2 version of Android, with an interface modified by LG. Generally speaking, the visual adopted by LG is more colorful and have more “frills” than the “pure” Android. The transition from one screen to another, for example, brings a depth effect, in place of the simple transition of Android.
The interface of the LG does not reach the level of complexity that Samsung adopts in its devices, mainly the tip. But there are a few excesses that may confuse those who are not an advanced user. The notifications window, for example, brings no less than 29 adjustments, between basic settings and QSlide applications.
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It is possible to reduce radically the number by editing the default settings and eliminating. But it would be interesting that, by default, the screen would bring only more frequent adjustments and let the more specific (such as activation of NFC or Miracast).
Recently, unofficial images of LG G3 were disclosed on the internet with an interface more “lean”. This may be an indication that the LG could modify your interface in its upcoming devices.
In the area of applications, two interesting features are the QSlide and Dual Window.
Both allow you to enjoy the huge screen of the device, running more than one application at the same time.
The resource QSlide compliant applications can be run “on top” of others.
For example, you can open a browser window that occupies only part of the screen.
The size of the window and your position can be adjusted. Dual Window feature already divides the screen into two equal parts, allowing you to run an application at the bottom and one at the top.
Battery
In tests of the iG, G Flex did very well in this regard. The battery lasted about 12 hours with full screen video, Wi-Fi on and maximum brightness. Some cell phones with screens of similar size do not reach the 10 hours in similar tests.
Conclusion
From the point of view of engineering, G Flex is an innovation. But the novelty of the curved screen brings a few practical benefits and not worth the price of the device. $2,400 R For some R $1,700 can buy the LG G2, which has smaller screen (5.2 inches), but of better quality and configuration identical to G Flex. There are still other options, like the Xperia Z1, with price at the home of R $2,000.
Factsheet
LG G Flex
Average price: R $2,400
Configuration: 2.2 GHz quad core Snapdragon processor, 2 GB RAM, 32 GB 4.2.2 Android system, internal storage (24 GB free), 6 inch screen with a resolution of 1,280 x 720, Wi-Fi, 4 g, rear camera to 13 MP with LED flash, front camera of 2.1 MP, chip in standard MicroSIM.
Dimensions (cm): 16 x 8.1 x 0.8
Weight (g): 177
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