LG, which otherwise known for its unique marketing skills has failed to push the G Flex handset in India. LG's self-healing handset is now selling at a price point of Rs. 44,680 via Flipkart.
The South Korean giant has cut off the retail price of the G Flex by Rs. 30,000. The phone was launched in India at a whooping Rs. 69,990. There's no mention of the next-gen G Flex handset, but it seems that LG could be planning to update the series.
The unofficial price cut puts the G Flex in the same price range as other flagship phones available onto Indian market. LG hasn't come clean on the reason for the price cut. LG's arch rival, Samsung, last year unveiled a similar handset - the Galaxy Round. Unfortunately, that device never reached Indian shores.
LG G Flex - Highlighted Specifications
The LG G Flex incorporates a curved display and more importantly it features a "self healing "coating that actually removes scratches and scars automatically.
The G Flex features a 6-inch HD Curved OLED display having a resolution of 1280 x 720-pixels. The Curved Plastic OLED display from LG Display has Real RGB sub-pixels for better colors and the display is vertically concave from top to bottom with a radius of 700mm.
The phone is powered by a 2.26 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 (MSM8974) processor and 450 MHz Adreno 330 GPU coupled with 2GB DDR3 RAM and 32GB of internal memory, which can be expandable up to 64GB via a microSD card slot.
Android Jelly Bean v4.2.2 comes out of the box. On the camera front, it has a 13MP rear camera with an LED Flash, and a 2.1 MP front-facing shooter.
Other connectivity features include: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, and NFC. The handset measures 8.7mm in terms of thickness and weighs 177 grams. The makers have added a 3500mAh curved battery for the first time.
Meanwhile, we've prepared a list of top 5 premium handsets you can consider other than the LG G Flex. Take a look into sliders below!
LG's latest flagship handset, the G3, is one such killer device. Only the device has an appealing design, it does come with expansive internals. Now selling for less than the designated retail price, the G3 should be considered over any other high-end phone available onto market today.
The LG G3 features a 5.5-inch QHD display with a resolution of 2560 x 1440-pixels resolution. That means 538 pixels per inch. The LG G2 used a 5.2-inch Full HD display. The new phone has a quad-core 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB or 3GB of RAM, and 16GB or 32GB of storage with an added microSD card support, up to 128GB.
The makers have added a removable 3,000mAh battery, while the new handset utilizes a 1 watt speaker fitted inside. The camera has been improved over LG's previous handsets. The 13-megapixel rear-facing features advanced optical image stabilization (OIS+), Laser Auto Focus for quicker focusing, and dual LED flash. There's a 2.1-megapixel front-facing shooter.
Samsung Galaxy S5
Samsung's latest innovative high-end handset, the Galaxy S5, is yet another crazy handset. The Galaxy S5's design mimics the original Galaxy S4. The S5's display (5.1-inch) is still taller than the Galaxy S4, but it's still a FHD Super AMOLED panel. Below the display, Samsung has integrated a home key with embedded fingerprint scanner. The phone is still made of plastic but it's completely waterproof (IP 67-certified).
The S5 comes with Android 4.2.2 Kitkat with Samsung's native TouchWiz user interface. It is powered by a 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 CPU coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB/32GB of on-board storage, which can be expandable up to 128GB via a microSD card slot.
On the imaging front, the S5 offers a staggering 16-megapixel rear-facing camera that features UHD (4K) recording facility. There is also a 2.1MP front-facing snapper. The makers have added a removable 2,800mAh battery fitted inside.
HTC One (M8)
HTC One (M8) comes with a 5-inch Full HD display. The device itself runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat with the new HTC Sense 6.0 UI and revamped BlinkFeed layered on top of it.
The new HTC One M8 is powered by a quad core Snapdragon 801 processor that's assisted via 2GB of RAM. Interestingly, the device also has an external MicroSD slot that supports expansion up to 128 GB.
In terms of imaging there is a dual LED rear camera with dual flash support which the company calls by the name of the All New Ultra Megapixel Camera. Also a 5 MP front facing shooter can be found in the device.
The device offers either 16GB or 32 GB of storage space. HTC One (M8) comes with a non-removable 2,600 mAh battery.
Oppo Find 7
If you are wondering about the specs, the latest Find 7 comes with a 5.5-inch IPS panel by JDI. It is a Quad HD display (2560 x 1440 pixels) which churns out the pixel density of 538 ppi and it is also protected by Gorilla Glass 3.
The latest Oppo Find 7 is powered by a 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 Quad Core (MSM8974AC) SoC and Adreno 330 coupled with 3 GB of RAM and runs the company's proprietary Color OS, based on Android 4.3 OS.
The feature-rich handset is also one of the best camera modules as it uses 13-megapixel Sony IMX214 CMOS sensor in its rear side with Dual-mode LED Flash, which comes with ample features and at the front you will get to see a 5-megapixel front-facing shooter with 80 degree wide angle sensor.
Find 7 is a 4G LTE enabled handset but also features several other connectivity options like USB OTG, Bluetooth 4.0, 5G Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, GPS, GLONASS and NFC. It is powered by a 3000 mAh Li-Po battery.
Nokia Lumia 1520
Nokia Lumia 1520 is a direct competitor to the LG G Flex and Samsung Galaxy S5, in terms of features and price. The 6-inch IPS display offers a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels.
Moreover, the device is stuffed with a 2.2 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 800 SoC coupled with 2GB of RAM and 32GB of internal memory, which can be expandable via a microSD card slot.
For camera fanatics, the phone has built-in a 20-megapixel rear-facing camera with Dual LED Flash, Auto Focus and a Full HD 1080p capable camera and a high-resolution front-facing camera. The phone also supports wireless charging, but you need to separate wireless charging accessory to use the feature.
The device also features four microphones for awesome and distortion sound. The makers have added a 3400mAh Li Ion battery fitted inside with 25 hours of talk time (3G). With the every purchase of Lumia 2520, you also get free subscription of MS Word. The phone runs on the Windows Phone 8 with Lumia Black update.
Other connectivity features are pretty much standard: NFC, Wi-Fi, 3G, 2G, GPS, Nokia Here maps, Office 365 and more.