LG started the year in force, announcing a successor for its first curved phablet, then, a few months later, it was G4’s turn to be launched. These devices have been bit improved over their predecessors, mostly on the outside, and in this article we’ll see if they have any mutual features.
The LG G4 is smaller than its sibling, featuring a floating arc design with two variants of shells. The first one is made of genuine leather which was manually stitched, while the other variant is made of ceramic and has a 3D diamond pattern. The physical buttons are still placed below the rear camera, but you can easily reach them with your index finger. The device has a thickness which decreases from 9.8mm (in the middle) to 6.3mm (on the edge), it’s 148.9mm tall and it weights 155 grams. The screen is sized at 5.5-inch, using IPS LCD technology, and the maximum supported resolution is 1440 x 2560 pixels at 538 ppi.
The LG G Flex2 is smaller that the first model and supports a higher resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels with 403 ppi, and the 5.5-inch Curved P-OLED screen which may be bent flat when pressing the corners or when putting it on the table with its face down. The back is self-healing, but only if the scratches are superficial. The new technology will repair minor nicks in less than 10 seconds, which is a big deal, because it will save you from buying a cover. The device has a thickness which varies between 7.1 and 9.4mm, it’s 149.1mm tall and it weights 152 grams.
Both LG phones are using a Qualcomm chipset, but the LG G4 has weaker specs, being powered by a hexa core MSM8992 Snapdragon 808 processor which couples with Adreno 418 graphics and 3GB of RAM. The G Flex2 comes with the new octa core MSM8994 Snapdragon 810 processor which is paired with Adreno 430 graphics, but it houses either 2GB of RAM/16GB of storage, or 3GB of RAM/32GB of storage. The LG G4 houses 32GB of storage and likewise the G Flex2, it’s equipped with a microSD card slot for expansion up to 128GB.
If the G Flex 2 has superior hardware configuration, the LG G4 has both cameras more advanced. Their resolutions are 16MP and 8MP and the included features are OIS, laser autofocus, LED flash, HDR, 1/2.6” sensor size and 2160p video capture at 30fps. The G Flex2 has a primary camera of 13MP with dual-LED flash, OIS, laser autofocus and HDR, but it has a higher recording resolution: 2160p at 30fps. Unfortunately, the selfies don’t look that great with the 2.1MP front camera.
Both phones have batteries with a capacity of 3000mAh, but only the LG G4 allows you to replace it. However, you’ll be able to talk about 20 hours, continuously, on any of the two models.