LG G Flex priced at Rs 69, 999; a phone from the future
There’s nothing quite like it in the market at the moment. The entire phone has a very pronounced curve, starting from the top.
There are several arguments in favour of the curve though – that it matches the curvature of your face when held up to the ear, that it rests quite well in the back pocket of a pair of jeans and that gives you a more immersive multi-media experience. It’s quite huge – the 6-inch screen almost pushes it out of plablet territory into tablets.
Another little trick that the G Flex has up its sleeve is the self healing back panel. Minor scratches will gradually heal themselves but we found that anything slightly deep (like one caused by a key) will become permanent. The phone can actually flex. Place it on a table with the screen facing up and gently push down on the two edges of the screen to temporarily ‘flatten’ it out somewhat.
It takes its usual shape back of course and we highly doubt that anyone who spends close to `70k on a smartphone would do this – but it is neat nonetheless.
Highlights include the excellent battery life the phenomenal display, excellent interface with tons of thoughtful features and the blazing fast performance. The downsides: it is way too large for one-handed use, way too expensive, the camera did not perform as well as we were hoping and it’s a pity that the huge 6-inch screen does not have a full HD resolution.