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Published on 21 Feb 2015 | over 2 years ago

For the full story on the LG G Flex 2, check out our in-depth review at Pocketnow: pocketnow.com/2015/02/18/lg-g-flex-2-review

We called the first LG G Flex "the smartphone of the future," and our soft spot for it has endured ever since we reviewed it in 2013. As much as we enjoyed our time with it though, it was clear from day one that the curvy ergonomic conundrum was never destined to be a mainstream hit. It was expensive, it had a very lackluster display, and it was so big in the hand as to seem almost hilariously oversized at times.

With the G Flex 2, LG slims everything down. It’s smaller in every way, and lighter too. The industrial design is more modern, the build quality is better, and the fit and finish shows greater attention to detail. Most importantly, the display has been given a total overhaul: though it still retains its trademark 700R curve, it bears almost no sign of the ghosting and mottling problems of the previous generation. And those few details don't begin to scratch the surface of the LG G Flex 2 vs LG G Flex spec-besting story. In many ways, the G Flex 2 is what the first G Flex should have been to begin with.

But as you already know if you've read our G Flex 2 review, not everything newer is better in the land of curved smartphones. Between the smaller battery, iffy thermal performance, and sluggish Android build, there's plenty to give would-be upgraders pause. So which Flex should you consider when upgrade season kicks off this spring? Find out in our LG G Flex 2 vs LG G Flex comparison!

LG Statement on performance issues:
The devices sampled are representative of final industrial design and user experience but are continuing to undergo additional optimizations to enhance benchmark performance. We expect our upcoming software releases to provide further improvements in this area. We remain confident that the G Flex 2 will deliver great experiences to our customers with a tremendous blend of multimedia, performance and industry-leading design.

YouTube video used in display comparison:
Warp Core Effect Test - STII Engineering by Wil Jaspers
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