Posts tagged with: G Flex
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    As efforts like After The Buzz, the Pocketnow U-Review, and Empty Nest demonstrate, we’re constantly searching for fresh ways to review mobile technology. The newest product of those efforts is Pocketnow’s “Review Rebuttal” series, in which a member of our team is assigned to test a smartphone or tablet that’s already gone through our standard review process. While the resulting video or editorial doesn’t affect the “official” Pocketnow review score, we hope it provides added context by showcasing an editor’s personal opinion, rather than a team-wide consensus. We call it ...

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    LG's G Flex broke the bounds of normality in search of a form factor and device which is more resilient, ergonomic, and beneficial to the user. The G Flex is a compelling product and a step in the right direction which, hopefully, will encourage other manufacturers to solve real problems. Samsung also attempted to solve long-standing problems with its Galaxy S 4 through software innovations, and it has since become one of Samsung's most successful and popular phones ever made. The question remains: is LG's first attempt at reshaping the modern smartphone worth a look? Or should you be a ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily as we talk about Apple's 12 days of gifts, and how you can take advantage today. Windows Phone 8.1 is next as we discuss the old rumors of Notification Center and Cortana making it to the OS. We then shift the spotlight to the LG G Flex, as reports have it that Sprint will be the first US carrier to bring it. Then we talk about the wooden Moto X, and when we could expect it. We end today's show focusing on Samsung because of the Android 4.4.2 update to the Google Edition Galaxy S 4, and later the rumors of an Iris Scanner and 2k display coming to the Galaxy S ...

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    The Samsung Galaxy Round turned out to be more of a "proof of concept" device, with limited availability. Then the LG G Flex was announced, this time, with the right curvature -- but it all comes down to personal preference after all -- and we've heard news back last month that the phone is expected to be on the line-up of most US carriers, including AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. On that very same note, you can see above an alleged press render of the LG G Flex for Sprint, courtesy of @evleaks. The model number is said to be LS995, and we've already seen the phone drop by at the FCC. ...

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    Pocketnow Daily gets an average of 300 to 500 comments a day, and sometimes even a thousand. We’d like to thank you all for participating in our question of the day, and we love your feedback so much, that we decided that since we can’t respond to ever single one of your comments, we should at least feature a couple in a weekly video. This is the Pocketnow Daily Recap. Since we only have 3 minutes on every Daily video to go through the hottest news, the weekly recap will serve as a more extensive discussion where we also include your thoughts on the subject. Sadly, for the sake of ...

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    The big phones only get bigger, it seems. We've been clamoring over gigantic phones since the original Galaxy Note announcement, and possibly even before that over phones which are now comparably quite small. Personally, I've been carrying large phones since January 2012, not long after the original Galaxy Note made its way stateside. And I've been back and forth between loving and hating giant phones ever since. They come with a handful of advantages, and just as much baggage. After all is said and done, though, I'm always happy to come back to a larger smartphone (within reason) due to ...

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    Pitting smartphones against the Galaxy Note 3 usually goes something like this: "well, x phone is nice, but it doesn't have the utility, multitasking, S Pen, or horsepower of the Note 3. So there." Thanks to its substantial feature load, Samsung's juggernaut has remained the essential master of the phablet space ever since its launch, leaving many would-be competitors in the dust when they show up with a big screen and not much else. That's not the case this time around. LG's G Flex comes equipped not just with a 6-inch display, but with a first-of-its-kind curved chassis coated in an ...

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    Curved displays on smartphones are finally a reality, and I couldn't be happier. The last few months have brought us not only the Samsung Galaxy Round, but the LG G Flex as well, each putting its own unique spin on the idea of smartphones built around displays made from flexible OLED substrates. And really, my interest is less about curved phones being more practical, or ergonomically superior, and a simple matter of geeking-out: I'm going to get excited when someone's trying something new like this, regardless of practicality or benefits. But at least in this case, there really could be ...

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    Earlier today, while we were busy hanging with some of you fine folks on the latest episode of the Pocketnow Live, a lot was going down elsewhere. Our LG G Flex review was in the final polishing stages; our own Taylor Martin was kicking out some coverage on Motorola's mold-breaking budget wonder, the Moto G; and friend of the show Marques Brownlee was interviewing Dennis Woodside, CEO of Motorola Mobility. All that activity demands a followup, of course, and what better venue for an end-of-week wrapup than the Pocketnow Weekly podcast? We can't think of any, either. So whether you're here ...

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    "There's nothing flat about you." Depending on your gender, self-image, and the cultural values where you live, that quote (from Dr. Ramchan Woo, LG's Head of Mobile Product Planning) could be taken any number of ways. But applied to the whole of humanity in the most general sense possible, it's true: we're a race of rather rounded organisms. Yet the smartphones we carry with us to communicate with our curvy compatriots are almost invariably flat: boxy, right-angled handhelds that often pay little more than passing attention to ergonomics. That's the reason, according to Dr. Woo, that LG ...

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    Click this link to join the hangout! . Topic We've talked about the LG G Flex a lot, but there's still a lot more to be said about this curved, and flexible phone. If you somehow missed our real-life torture test, you should definitely catch up and watch it. We know you've been waiting for the final, full review of the device, and we'll give you just that, really soon. Until then, we're bringing it along to the Pocketnow Live so that we can use it for demo purposes. No, we'll not abuse the phone any more! Another phone worth getting excited about is the Motorola Moto G; well, if it's not ...

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    The LG G Flex is a unique phone for the moment, but the company predicts that flexible phones will acquire 40% of the market by 2018. We’ve already seen its main features — self-healing, and flexibility — in action in our real-life torture test, and now we’re unboxing this curved device. While you enjoy the video below, and our adjacent coverage, waiting for the full upcoming review, we’ll remind you of the phone’s specs: flexible OLED screen of 6-inches with a 720p resolution, quad-core 2.26GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 processor, 2GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera, as well as ...

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    When LG announced the G Flex on October 28, the self-healing and bendable phone became available on its home market, in South Korea, with no information regarding international/global plans. However, today, LG has officially made its plans for the G Flex public, and we're looking at a global availability soon. Singapore and Hong Kong (pre-orders on December 8 and December 13, respectively) are the first ones to get the device, starting this week. "Before the end of the year", the G Flex will be announced for other key markets in Asia, and, "soon" after that, other regions will get it too. ...

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    The LG G Flex is not only self-healing, to a certain degree, as we've demonstrated in our G Flex torture test, but it also has another neat trick up its sleeve, which basically gives the phone its name: it bends. As demonstrated, the G Flex is able to bend both positively (in the direction of the curve) and negatively (in the opposite direction) to a certain degree in order to withstand real-life torture challenges. According to LG, flexible smartphones are a big deal; the South Korean phone maker strongly believes that, by 2018, these flexible phones will account for 40% of the market, ...

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    Watch today's Pocketnow Daily a we talk about the Microsoft-Nokia deal, which just got approved by the FTC. Then we talk about Meizu and its new smartphone with a display that exceeds current standards. Samsung is up next as we go through the new color variants of the Galaxy Note 3, along with a possible lite version of the Galaxy Note 3 in MWC. Then we talk about the Oppo N1, its release, and what to expect of the CyanogenMod variant. We end today's show talking about the LG G Flex, and our first ever torture test. All this and more after the break. Stories: - FTC gives Microsoft-Nokia ...

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