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Sprint Product Ambassador: Does the LG G Flex REALLY Bend?

Sprint Product Ambassador


What's in a name?

Well, if you're talking about the "world's first flexible curved display smartphone" and your name happens to be the LG G Flex, maybe alot.  In fact, one of the major marketing points of this device is that fact that it's curved chassis is designed to withstand up to 80lbs of pressure and can lay flay at 180 degrees.

But, would you do it?

We have all been conditioned for so long to treat our smartphones like the fragile and delicate shining examples of electronic engineering that they are, never ever dropping them or intentionally damaging them.  And certainly, we wouldn't DREAM of BENDING our phones.  So, does the G Flex change all of that?  Yes and no.

Anyone who has been following the build up of hype and subsequent launch of the G Flex has undoubtedly seen videos in the press testing the flexion of the device, both pressing it flat from behind with the screen facing downwards and pressing the top and bottom bezels down to lay the device flat.  Cringe-worthy indeed but the G Flex seems to bounce back into it's originally curved shape without a hitch.  It's debatable whether or not someone should be actually flexing the Flex all that much; we here at the PA love innovation and love LG, but fear that over time, the device could suffer some damage not only to the chassis and screen, but also internally.  All that flexing means components in the device have to move even slightly which MAY cause issues like separation of the display from the housing.  We say MAY because no one knows yet; since this is the first device of it's kind in the Sprint device portfolio, the extent of wear remains to be seen and hopefully the G Flex can hold up to punishment 1-2 years.

What we DO know is that the G Flex is one of the more exciting and innovative devices to come to Sprint in quite awhile and the PA Launch Team is excited to be along for the ride, talking it up out here on Community.  We hope you come back for more news, reviews, opinions and info on this excellent new smartphone.

Until next time,

The Product Ambassador Team

Disclaimer: The Product Ambassadors are Sprint employees from
many different parts of the company that love technology. They volunteer to
test out all sorts of Sprint devices and offer opinions freely to the
Community. Each Product Ambassador shares their own opinions of these devices,
therefore the information in this post does not necessarily reflect the
opinions of Sprint. The PA's do not represent the company in an official way,
and should not be expected to respond to Community members in an official capacity.