LG G Flex 2 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (Video)

When you think of LG phablets, what comes to mind? The G3 Stylus? Maybe, but that guy comes up a little short on the hardware scale. Maybe a G-Pro-series model? In the past, sure, but the latest word has suggested LG could be discontinuing the line. Hell, what about the G3 itself? At 5.5 inches, it’s pushing up there. A year ago, we might have included the G Flex on that list, with its attractive design and big six-inch screen, but this year brings us a new G Flex that, while landing with the power of a modern flagship, dials-back its screen size to match the G3’s 5.5 inches (though without that quad HD business). Does it still count as a phablet? What better way to say than comparing it against the latest in the line that’s as close as we get to a phablet royal family, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 4?

At CES 2015, we visited LG’s display with a trusty Note 4 in tow, ready to see how it measured-up to the G Flex 2. The key hardware differences are plain enough: curved design on one, and stylus support on the other. But beyond that, we’re also looking at different materials, sensors, and even different classes of SoC.

We take a glimpse at software as well, considering how important a well-executed UI is to taking full advantage of all the screen real estate these handsets have to offer. Each model has different benefits to deliver, and which one’s for you will depend a lot on what you expect to get out of the phone. Check out our video below to see just how these two Androids stack up.

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!