One of the more interesting smartphones we saw in 2013 was definitely the LG G Flex. I reviewed it earlier this year when it finally made it's way into the US on T-Mobile, Sprint and AT&T. LG has now announced that their Curved display G Flex has been awarded the iF Design Award. It received a Gold Award along with 74 other products. LG states "The G Flex was commended by iF Judges for implementing a new approach to the smartphone interface by putting controls on the back and adopting a curved display, thereby adding immensely to the smartphone experience in terms of both ergonomics and quality."
I honestly have to say, I was quite pleased with the LG G Flex when I was using it a few weeks ago. It's a pretty cool device, and the curved display takes a bit of getting used too, but it's not too bad. Now as far as the rear buttons go, it wasn't hard for me to get used too since I use a G2 as my daily driver. LG used a Plastic OLED or POLED display on the LG G Flex here, which is naturally flexible. LG also put a self-healing back on the G Flex which isn't perfect, but it's definitely cool to have, as it will automatically hide minor scratches after some time, and a bit of heat.
You can check out the full story from LG in the source links below, and if you haven't checked out our review already you should do that too. I'm really interested to see what LG does with the next iteration of the G Flex. Hopefully they can improve the self-healing back of the G Flex.
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