LG G2 vs LG G Flex – Hardware, Camera, Specs comparison (the G battle)

Alex Bezeau November 1, 2013 0

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Today we compare the LG G2 and the LG G Flex in a one on one battle of specs and features. Two of the best smartphones from LG battle it out in an attempt to showcase their features and exhibit their power.

The LG G2 was the flagship Android smartphone that sold over 12 million units whereas the LG G Flex is the first curved display smartphone. Both these devices showcase LG’s new design approach as they have all the hardware buttons on the backside, just below the camera.

Both these smartphones also have a lot of other similarities and that gets us even more interested in the comparison. So let us check out the specs and features of these two high-end smartphones and try to figure out the device that will suit your needs.

LG G2

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LG G Flex

lg g flex

DISPLAY
The LG G2 has a 5.2-inch True HD IPS + LCD capacitive touchscreen display. The display has a full HD screen resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with a pixel density of 424 ppi. The display on the LG G2 is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 3.

The LG G Flex has a 6-inch curved OLED touchscreen display. The device has a screen resolution of 720 x 1280 pixels and a pixel density of 245 ppi (pixels per inch). The smartphone has a tough glass that comes with Corning Gorilla Glass protection.

WINNER – Draw (we leave it up to you)

HARDWARE
The LG G2 is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. The device is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 330 GPU and has 2GB of RAM.

The LG G Flex uses the same chipset present in the LG G2. So similar to the LG G2, the LG G Flex is equipped with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 chipset. The smartphone is powered by a 2.2GHz quad-core processor, Adreno 330 GPU and has 2GB of RAM. But since the LG G Flex has a 720p display, it has a lot lesser load with respect to displaying the pixels on screen. Hence the smartphone is able to perform much better than the LG G2.

WINNER – LG G Flex (because of the improved speed and performance)

OPERATING SYSTEM
The LG G2 runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and updating the device to the latest version i.e. Android 4.3 Jelly Bean should not be a problem at all.

The LG G Flex also runs on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean by default. Because of this, consumers will have to wait for the company to roll out the Android 4.3 Jelly Bean update.

WINNER – Draw (both run on the same version of Android)

STORAGE
The LG G2 comes with 16 and 32 GB of internal storage, and you are free to choose between the two. But keep in mind that the LG G2 does not have a microSD card slot; hence storage expansion at a later stage is not an option.

The LG G Flex has 32GB of internal storage and is also equipped with a microSD card slot. Hence you can expand storage by up to 64GB as and when you wish. So at any given time, you can have a maximum storage space of 96GB.

WINNER – Draw (both provide high capacity storage and microSD card support)

CAMERA
The LG G2 13MP primary camera with auto-focus and LED flash and a 2.1MP secondary camera. Both these cameras support 1080p video recording whereas the primary camera also supports features like face detection, optical image stabilization, HDR and more.

The LG G Flex is also equipped with a 13MP high performance primary camera. The camera comes equipped with features like autofocus and LED flash. On the front of the device is a 2.1 MP secondary camera. Both these cameras support 1080p video recording.

WINNER – Draw (both have equally good cameras)

BATTERY
The LG G2 has a high capacity 3000mAh Li-Po non-removable battery. This high capacity battery will provide you a talk time of up to 16 hours on 2G and 27 hours on 3G. You can also expect a standby time of up to 800 hours on 2G and 900 hours on 3G.

The LG G Flex also has a massive battery; that too even better than the one present on the LG G2. The G Flex has a 3500mAh battery that is expected to provide for long hours of usage. You can expect a talk time of up to 20 hours on 2G and 30 hours on 3G. You can also expect a standby time of up to 800 hours on 2G and 900 hours on 3G.

WINNER – LG G Flex (higher capacity and better backup)

DIMENSIONS
The dimensions of the LG G2 are 138.5 x 70.9 x 8.9 mm whereas the dimensions of the LG G Flex are 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9/8.7 mm.

WEIGHT
The LG G2 weighs 143 grams whereas the LG G Flex weighs 177 grams.

CONCLUSION
As we already mentioned, both these smartphones are equally powerful and capable. But there are some differences that separate the two, and there is one major difference that puts them into completely different categories – display type!

The LG G2 has a standard touchscreen display whereas the LG G Flex has the new curved OLED display that is expected to be way tougher than any other regular display. But if you are wondering whether the LG G Flex will fit in your pockets or not and are afraid that the smartphone might not exactly feel natural in your hands, we suggest that you take a look at the device in order to clear out all these doubts.

It would not be a good move to judge the LG G Flex just because of its curved display, i.e. if you are feeling uncomfortable about it. But if you have already made up your mind that you want to opt for the LG G2, then we would say ‘go ahead with it.’

As already demonstrated in the comparison section, the LG G2 and LG G Flex have a lot in common. They have the exact same chipset, identical camera, equal internal storage, microSD card support and a high capacity battery. Each of these smartphones run on Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean out of the box and have hardware buttons on the back.

Of course, there is one other differences that will help you make the buying decision – screen size. The LG G Flex has a 6-inch touchscreen display meaning that it is actually a phablet, not a regular smartphone. So if you are comfortable with 5-inch smartphones, then the LG G2 will be better option.

Here is a specifications chart of the LG G2 and the LG G Flex:

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