Being an iPhone enthusiast doesn’t stop me from adopting an Android lifestyle. I like to think that I get the best of both worlds by utilizing both an iPhone and an Android at all times. But there are some Android devices that are better than others, and most of them, despite their bells and whistles, still cannot completely tear me away from the iPhone. So when I received the LG G Flex from AT&T to review, I was all “ears”. Nothing has really blown me away like Samsung’s Note 3, so I wanted to see if there was a chance that LG could up the ante.
The LG G Flex is a device that is touted as the “World’s First Curved, Flexible Smartphone”. I must say that it is an innovative device that is certainly giving me a lot of great features. And while I am still testing out the phone to get the full scoop, there are a few thoughts that I wanted to share with you regarding my thoughts on the device. Several things have wow’d me, and I wanted to share this with you so that you get a feel for what I like about it—and what I don’t.
Here are my first thoughts on the LG G Flex Smartphone, powered by the AT&T 4G LTE Network:
Battery Life Like WHOA!
I am very impressed with the battery life of this device. It is amazing, actually. Something this size (6.o” HD 1280 x 720) usually is a battery life bandit, but not with the LG G Flex. I took the phone with me to Orlando and used it as a secondary device (took photos, tweeted and used social media, checked email, etc.) and after a full day of use, it was still charged up. And this is also after being left on during my 2.5 hour plane ride, which also usually is a battery killer. Out of all of the devices I have tested recently, this phone has the best battery life hands down. My iPhone 5 S doesn’t begin to compare. With that alone, I really feel like the LG G Flex can give Samsung a run for their money. Even now, I haven’t charged the device in three days and it’s still about 45% charged.
The Ergonomic Design
I am not a fan of large phones (which is why you rarely see me walking around with my Note 3). But the design of the LG G Flex allows for a good fit in my hand. It’s easy to use even with my small hands and is comfortable to use too. It doesn’t feel cumbersome like other large devices. It also makes watching video and reading on it easier too. The curved design works well on the eyes.
Taking a selfie on the LG G Flex is kinda hot. Because there is a button on the back of the device that allows you to take pictures, you can get a perfect selfie shot without having to contort your fingers or your pose. For a selfie queen like myself, this is a step up from my other devices, which have a side or front button.
Move Over Note 3
Because of the design, I could see myself using this device over using the Note 3. The only thing that the LG G Flex is missing is a note-taking feature with a stylus (like the S-Pen). Because of the size, I think it could warrant having a stylus for easier use on the go. If it had one, hands-down, this device would trump the Note 3.
I still have some playing around to do with the LG G Flex, but so far, your girl is SOLD, hook, line, and sinker. I like that the G Flex isn’t just a great phone, but it is also fun to use, and makes for a conversation piece too, since everyone keeps asking me what kind of phone am I using. For my working girl digital lifestyle, the LG G Flex is fitting in rather well. I am sorta kinda falling in love with it. More on that later.
For more info on the LG G Flex, click here. It’s available currently from AT&T and two other carriers.
Disclaimer: I was sent this device for my honest review for editorial purposes. This is not a paid nor compensated post, and all opinions expressed above belong to me and are not indicative of the brand and/or companies mentioned.