Distictive form factor
Phone manufacturers have been pushing the envelope in terms of size, and when this massive beauty landed at our office, we had an instant debate on whether to call it a phone or phablet. Consensus was we should call it a phablet, and so, the LG G Flex was classified.
Anyone who's used the LG G2 would notice the similarities right away. The sides sans buttons, the power/volume switches at the back, the speaker at the bottom half of the back cover - essentially, the G Flex feels like an oversized G2.
But its curved form factor and gigantic six-inch screen makes it stand out in the crowd. The G Flex nestles very well when held next to your face. But, the big size actually takes away a bit of the advantage of a curved device - the sheer girth made us tread on the right side of caution. LG claims conversations can be heard better because of the curved body but we didn't notice too much of a difference. In fact, thanks to its girth, one is sometimes not sure if one has placed the earpiece over the ear or not.
Text: Abhik Sen, Business Standard
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