G Flex is so good I can't even find a real upgrade device

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hitmantb

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Mar 20, 2012
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http://www.phonearena.com/phones/benchmarks

Look at iPhone 6s/6s+'s, 750p/1080p, beats Android flagships in benchmarks and destroys them in on-screen GPU tests and real world usage. It literally doubled note 5 in on-screen FPS.

G Flex with its 720p screen and Snapdragon 800 is THE best battery/performance combination period. I am on LTE all day browsing the web and playing Hearthstone against people in real time, and even with this heavy usage I get 4-5 hours screen time. If I am on WIFI easily 5-6 hours screen time. My phone never overheats and I haven't seen any of the Snapdragon 805/810 devices being faster in real usage because of their 2K screens. In fact, all of them are a step backward in battery life. I never felt the 720p non-pentile screen was lacking in any way, low resolution / large text is a benefit when viewing contents that don't dpi scale properly!

For me, LG G3/G4/GFlex 2 are without any question downgrades. Battery life is significantly worse, screens are smaller, increased performance of CPU/GPU don't even cover the resolution increase. Just look at on-screen tests.

Really wish they make more 720p/1080p devices with latest processors, it looks like I am being pushed to iPhone 6s+ / 7+ down the road if nobody in the Android camp wises up. 2K screen is a downgrade not an upgrade in overall user experience!
 
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Feb 13, 2015
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Chester
Z3 and z5 compact are the only things that come close but they have tiny screens, otherwise the oppo r7 plus just don't expect updates, I guess with the g flex you're used to that :p

I went from a nexus 5 (small battery) to the g3 (very warm and bad battery) to the z2 and I love it. 2 days battery life and magnetic charging port for a cool alarm clock.
 

Lushharris

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Fellow flex user

Hey man what up couldn't agree more love my flex. I have the g3 as well, live it but still use my flex about 50 50 with my g3. Just can't seem to let it go haha. I would suggest the new Lg nexus 5x, it's a 1080 seems to fit what your looking for!
 

Karo.

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Nov 22, 2011
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Hey man what up couldn't agree more love my flex. I have the g3 as well, live it but still use my flex about 50 50 with my g3. Just can't seem to let it go haha. I would suggest the new Lg nexus 5x, it's a 1080 seems to fit what your looking for!
that 2800 battery sux

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Zaiaku

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May 11, 2006
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For about a week I was looking for a replacement for my g flex. None found. The only thing I wanted additional was a sd card and I was good. Replacement must have amoled and not a Samsung device. Everything I've seen is a downgrade in to many areas.
 

Badnewsbilbo

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Jun 18, 2013
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Nexus 6 would be my only comparable upgrade from the flex
Amoled, pretty respectable battery, it does have a crazy screen but once you use one, it's definitely not something you can easily forget. stock android, snapdragon 805, decent camera... other than that, I don't think there's anything that would be competing for my pocket in the "phablet" category.
 

mrphil101

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Apr 2, 2009
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I dropped my flex then dropped it some more and spider webbed the screen terribly bad. Was tired of the locked BL and decided I wanted to go back to the nexus line, had the first and the n4 and now the N6. The flex was relegated to a card playing toy. I started messing around with it again recently, and it is a nice unit. I am going to replace the screen/housing ($90~) and put it back in service. I have been trying to get the weather app off of it cause I really love it, screen saver too. Not going so well, but we'll see.
 

JeffMD

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Dec 24, 2013
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I kinda want to upgrade, the new chaos and order 2 performs horribly on it, but then I keep talking myself out of it cause its like "Your going to pay $400 just to play that one game?" everything else about it is perfect.
 

bgsitizen

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Feb 7, 2008
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I'm in the same boat.. nothing to upgrade to! Nothing!!!! Well maybe Nexus 6 when the price comes down as of not I am not willing to pay what they ask. I am so desperate I am considering another Flex so I have a spare and just stay with it until someone makes a decent 6" phone I care to have. I sort of wish I stayed with 5.5" phones so I have many options to upgrade ..
 

mckoffly

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Mar 20, 2009
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I switched from my Flex to the Huawei Mate 7 -> best desicion ever. Better Screen, better Battery and Lollipop 5.1.1

I will never buy any LG product again after what LG did with the Flex and their "Updates". I will stay with Huawei ;)
 

UzY3L

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Mar 16, 2014
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The only upgrade from the G-Flex would be going to the Huawei P8Max. I can't wait to buy it. For me, it would be the perfect AIO device.
 

dsemen19

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Jan 29, 2013
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I love g flex. A year ago I bought lg g3 for contract ,when I open the box suddenly I think....no,no,no,I have to sell g3 and buy g flex. After a week I have g flex in my hands....?. 4 months later I buy another for my wife and she loved as well. My contract finish soon and I have no idea what to do. I read in the web that lg g flex 3 was cancelled and I dont se any mobile that suits me. I went to shop and have a look,and when I hold in hand couple phones (not curved) was strange feeling. I decided to buy lg g flex 2 for my wife and grab g flex from wife for me. Really Im not see any phone who gonna be so perfect like g flex,obviously they are better phones,with better camera,more storage but I don't give a f....,...g flex forever.
 

dk34997

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May 4, 2006
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Seriously...

I've had this phone two years. I used to upgrade AT LEAST once a year. Something is telling me to get anther phone but there is nothing better out. I don't want a smaller, flat screen. I put in a Windows 8 launcher and live that, it almost feels like a new phone, but deep down I know it's still the same amazing hand set. Sucks, but then again, it doesn't. People still see out and I can tell they love it.
 

fronz

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Sep 10, 2006
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I've had my flex since 2013 now its time to let it go. I switched to the Note 4 for now. The Flex 2 was smaller than liked so I passed on it, but hope to come back to LG when they release the G5...

The Note 4 isnt that bad... metal frame, more ram, fingerprint scanner, better camera and sdcard again
 
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    http://www.phonearena.com/phones/benchmarks

    Look at iPhone 6s/6s+'s, 750p/1080p, beats Android flagships in benchmarks and destroys them in on-screen GPU tests and real world usage. It literally doubled note 5 in on-screen FPS.

    G Flex with its 720p screen and Snapdragon 800 is THE best battery/performance combination period. I am on LTE all day browsing the web and playing Hearthstone against people in real time, and even with this heavy usage I get 4-5 hours screen time. If I am on WIFI easily 5-6 hours screen time. My phone never overheats and I haven't seen any of the Snapdragon 805/810 devices being faster in real usage because of their 2K screens. In fact, all of them are a step backward in battery life. I never felt the 720p non-pentile screen was lacking in any way, low resolution / large text is a benefit when viewing contents that don't dpi scale properly!

    For me, LG G3/G4/GFlex 2 are without any question downgrades. Battery life is significantly worse, screens are smaller, increased performance of CPU/GPU don't even cover the resolution increase. Just look at on-screen tests.

    Really wish they make more 720p/1080p devices with latest processors, it looks like I am being pushed to iPhone 6s+ / 7+ down the road if nobody in the Android camp wises up. 2K screen is a downgrade not an upgrade in overall user experience!
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