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    If you followed Pocketnow's CES 2016 coverage, you'll know that LG didn't follow up last year's G Flex 2 with a third-generation sequel. That's a shame, because it likely would have been the star of the show, at least from a smartphone perspective. For two generations, the G Flex line has brought the most futuristic features LG has to offer, including them not in a reference design or engineering prototype, but in a consumer smartphone available to everyday people. With the LG G5 rumored for MWC 2016 in Barcelona next month, here's a few features I'm hoping make the jump from the ...

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    Wow. Such yuneeq. Very metale. Fone. I'm basically just using this as an excuse to attack every manufacturer going with the same and the same and the same after so many years of sticking with these aluminium chassis or even slapping a couple panes of Gorilla Glass onto them. It's what we praise as "beautiful fit-and-finish" with great "feel in hand." Every. Single. Time. And we're not just talking about the iPhone and HTC, here; even when the build poses a risk to its own integrity — OnePlus X, you're a real special case — we will love it until every corner of the slab shatters in ...

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    As the perennial underdog of the Korean smartphone industry, LG isn’t afraid of the occasional gamble and experiment. Oftentimes, these fail, and pulling the plug before sinking too much money into them becomes vital. The G Pro venture was scrapped after a couple of lackluster generations, and rumor has it the same will happen with the G Flex lineup. Which started out rather promisingly back in the fall of 2013, but lacked a certain je ne sais quoi to develop a solid mainstream following earlier this year. No point dragging it out any further therefore, especially as LG recently kicked ...

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    Updated December 9: The Nexus 6 has been dropped from the Google Store. Step back from the food court, I repeat, step back from the food court. Move away from the deals. Seriously, though, you might be on a sales safari come this weekend or a cyber chase on Monday. If you're the type of person to give away phones and smartwatches for the holidays, though, it helps to actually consider what you're getting and how it fits the person you're getting it for. Like a sommelier does with wine, we're given you our suggestions on what phones to look for when you're talking about your dorky cousin ...

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    What does the future hold for curved smartphones? Sure, Samsung seems committed to the over-the-edge displays on its aptly-named Edge models, but those represent a curved-screen flourish on an otherwise standard slab of a smartphone. For something that more thoroughly embraces the curved aesthetic, we have to turn to phones like the LG G Flex lineup, including this year's G Flex 2. It remains to be seen if we're going to get a G Flex 3, but if you're still interested in picking up this year's model, there's a great deal to be had. The Snapdragon 810-powered G Flex 2 may have launched all ...

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    We've talked about the financial tightrope that Samsung Electronics seems to be in. We've talked a lot. But while the fight against Apple in the Korean market appears to turn up a slow retreat for the country's number one smartphone manufacturer, keep in mind that it ain't all pretty roses for the number two, either. New information about average smartphone prices for each brand paints a picture of heavy discounts for LG Electronics. Mobile carrier SK Telecom released average prices for smartphones sold under LG's, Samsung's and Apple's banner for subscribers to the company's 60,000 KRW ...

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    Among all the recent rumors and leaks of a future possible LG Nexus, the South Korean phone manufacturer announced that it will introduce a new offering this month. The LG music service will bring HI-Fi content for customers of its premium smartphones, through the company's own LG SmartWorld app. The new LG music service will be available only on certain LG phones, as well as online at www.lgworld.com. Customers in around 70 countries --including the United States, Australia, Brazil, China, France, Italy, Russia and the United Kingdom-- will be able to enjoy 24bit/192kHz recorded ...

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    Enter to win a brand new handset with The Choose Your Own Android Phablet Giveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store. A phablet offers all the conveniences of a smartphone but with a larger, tablet-like screen size. As far as mobile devices go, it’s like having the best of both worlds. One lucky person will have the opportunity to choose one of five new phablets, valued at $750 each, to be their prize. Up for grabs is the Google Nexus 6, LG G4, Samsung Galaxy Note 4, OnePlus 2, and the LG G Flex 2. To enter, just go to The Choose Your Own Android Phablet Giveaway page at the Pocketnow Deals ...

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    Now that the G4 is out, let's not forget about LG's first big phone of 2015, the G Flex 2. Announced at CES 2015, the phone still remains relevant – relevant enough that we gave the phone not one, but two reviews (one for when it came to Sprint in the United States). Sprint also thinks the phone remains relevant, apparently, since today the Sprint LG G Flex 2 Android 5.1.1 update has landed over-the-air for applicable units. Since the last update for this phone was Android 5.1, there's not much here in the way of changes in Android version. If bug fixes are what you're here for, you'll ...

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    We've spent a lot of time talking about the G Flex 2 lately, praising it for its design, comfortability, and camera. We've discussed it on the last few episodes of the Pocketnow Weekly, and even the intermittent lag, one of our only complaints about the device, seems to have been fixed in the US version we tested. But while we love the curvy screen and the flashy crimson red casing, there's one part of the phone that we've practically left out of the conversation: its self-healing back. Our own Michael Fisher already tested the durability of the self-healing coating on the original G ...

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    If curved smartphones are your thing, and the Galaxy S6 Edge is something you don't like (or can't afford), the LG G Flex 2 is something you should definitely consider. We looked at it closely, not once, but twice (international version and US Sprint variant) but the phone is making its way to AT&T soon. Friday, April 24, is when you will be able to grab the AT&T LG G Flex 2 in select AT&T retail stores and online. Platinum Silver is the color which will be available (unlike both of our review units), and there are a lot of pricing options to choose from: to quote from the ...

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    Back in January, I got my hands on LG’s latest curved contender, the G Flex 2, at CES 2015 alongside Michael Fisher and Jaime Rivera. The following month, Michael took a closer look at the device and praised it for its ergonomic design, but ultimately had trouble recommending it for its poor battery performance and sluggish performance. There's just one problem: the unit he tested was made for South Korea. That makes factors like battery endurance, cell reception, and price hard to judge properly for most readers ... which is where I come in. I’ve spent a week with the Sprint G ...

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    Over the past few months, we've had plenty of opportunities to talk about LG's plans for its upcoming G4 flagship, fielding rumors about hardware specs and design decisions alike. Word is that the G4 is supposed to represent a “radical” departure from the family's past, but just what might it do differently? We've heard talk of premium metal materials and a new rear-mounted fingerprint scanner, but there's been little in the way of real visual evidence. Today we what might just get an early peek at LG's work, upon the publication of new render. And... it's curved. While the source ...

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    Ever since it went official at CES 2015, the LG G Flex 2 has garnered a good bit of attention being what's probably the best smartphone to be announced in 2015 so far. With the latest HTC One and Samsung's Galaxy S6 set to be announced within just a few days, that enthusiasm is slowly dwindling, but that doesn't mean the phone will fade from our memory before it starts rolling out to other countries. Today, the official LG G Flex 2 global rollout plans have been announced, and they answer the questions we've had about the rollout in various heavy-hitting countries. LG tells us that the ...

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    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 ...

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    We were so optimistic when we LG first revealed the G Flex 2 at CES last month; on first impression it looked like the manufacturer had done much to address some of the shortcomings of the first-gen model. But after spending some time with the Android smartphone, serious chinks in the armor began to show, and unavoidable issues with lag took a big chunk out of our enthusiasm. As we mentioned in our review of the phone, there's hope that LG will resolve some of those software issues in time for the US release; so when will that be? We've got our first confirmation of a date, as Sprint ...

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    "This might be my next phone." That's how I wrapped up our hands-on coverage of the LG G Flex 2 at CES 2015, and I meant it so hard. It was the tamest quote I could come up with after spending an hour with the curvaceous crimson smartphone, which seemed poised to finally catapult curved construction from obscurity to the mainstream. I'd spent weeks with its predecessor back in 2013, whose principal shortcomings were its oversized footprint and its lackluster display – and it took only minutes with the G Flex 2 to see how well those issues had been addressed. It took six days ...

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    Last week, we asked you to hit us with your best questions about the LG G Flex 2. We wanted to know, before we dropped our G Flex 2 review, the things you were most interested in learning about LG's newest curved slab of self-healing smartphone. We considered it both an exploration of a new way of engaging with our readers, and a dry run for a similar video we're planning for some of the devices launching next month at MWC. Well, it turns out that most of the questions you most want answered are already addressed in our full review template (our video review is up now, with the text ...

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    The LG G Flex 2 (or "LG G Flex2" if we're being properly hip about it) is a substantial re-working of the company's original G Flex, which we reviewed back in 2013. The G Flex 2 broke cover at CES 2015 last month, brandishing a smaller footprint, improved internals, a revised self-healing coating and a Full-HD P-OLED display not so prone to burn-in as its predecessor's. LG jokingly called the device "the best smartphone of 2015" when it rolled out the demo units on that January day barely a week into new year ... but the combination of its Snapdragon 810 processor, available 3GB ...

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    Update (3): Better later than never, as they say. Our answers video is finally here, and it's embedded below for your viewing enjoyment. Thanks for your questions, everyone! Be sure to check out our full G Flex 2 review, and join us this Friday for Pocketnow Weekly 136 as we talk all things G Flex 2! • As I tweeted last night, an exciting package is en route to Boston's Pocketnow review labs:   Forsooth, the revised rondure cometh. pic.twitter.com/W9v0Tfot5O — Michael Fisher (@Captain2Phones) February 12, 2015 If you didn't major in Pretentious Nonsense in school, allow me to ...

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    The holidays may be behind us, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t anything to look forward to. In the coming months, many Android handset makers will be releasing their new flagship models that will feature new and improved features and a more enjoyable smartphone experience. You could be one of the first to own one of these cool devices when you enter The Choose Your Own Next-Gen Android Giveaway at the Pocketnow Deals Store. The lucky individual who wins this contest will surely have a difficult time selecting their prize. However, that person can feel secure knowing that no ...

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    LG is consolidating its position on the market mainly due to the fact that the company's recent phones, like the LG G2, G Flex, and G3, have been doing well both in the media, as well as in consumer satisfaction. Reports from Korea cited by DigiTimes reveal that close to 60 million LG smartphones (59,6 million) have been shipped globally in 2014. This figure represents a significant growth over the numbers from 2013, when the South Korean smartphone manufacturer shipped 47,6 million smartphones. This way, LG managed to increase 25.2 percent with regards to shipping smartphones year over ...

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    Not one, but two separate reports are claiming that Samsung will ditch Qualcomm's Snapdragon 810 processor for the upcoming Galaxy S6, because of alleged overhearing issues of the processor that occurred during testing phases. Depending on the report, we would either see no Snapdragon-powered Galaxy S6 this year, or we will see most of the flagships powered by the Exynos chip, and, later, when Qualcomm solves the problem, some Snapdragon-equipped models. However, this year, we've already seen a phone powered by the 810 chip, and it comes from LG, namely the new G Flex 2. According to the ...

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    CES 2015 is now but a memory, and while there was lots of great hardware to see, there were few really show-stopper devices. That may be due to how many manufacturers are waiting until MWC (or their own private events closer to spring) to introduce new flagships, but at least one player came to MWC with some top-shelf smartphone hardware: LG and its G Flex 2. The first G Flex was a surprise favorite, so we were very anxious to see what LG could come up with for its sequel – and sure enough, the company seems to have delivered on expectations. Now it's just a matter of the phone hitting ...

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    The most distinctive feature of LG's brand new G Flex 2 is the curved screen, and that's mainly because of the fact that it's largely an unprecedented move to incorporate such design in smartphones. But does having that bend actually result in anything useful for the end user? Sensing our readers' concerns, our men on the ground in Las Vegas whipped together a video showing off both the good and the bad things about the LG G Flex 2 curve. LG touts ergonomics as one of the most important parts of the G Flex 2, so we explore that by going through a bunch of practical situations. We put the ...

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