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LG Nexus 5 vs. LG G Flex – Mobile Madness

by Roy Choi | March 12, 2014March 12, 2014 2:00 pm PDT
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Yesterday’s match-up was not as close as our previous one. The iPhone 5c garnered just shy of 70 percent of the votes and the Nokia X+ pulled in 30 percent. While it is nice to see more solid offerings in the budget Android market, like the Moto G and now the Nokia X family of devices, it is obvious most of our fans want to see a more complete Android experience and a device with some improved specs. Congratulations to the iPhone 5c as it faces off against the LG G2 in the next round.

Up today is a match-up we expect to be a bit less of a blow out: the LG Nexus 5 vs. the LG G Flex. Just the nature of the draw that we have these two LG devices pitted against each other. The Nexus 5 is of course the Androidiest of the Android devices while the LG G Flex has some rather interesting qualities, like the fact that it is flexible, features like KnockOn, and self-repairing skin.

Which device do you see winning this round? The LG Nexus 5 or the LG G Flex? You decide.

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LG Nexus 5

Nexus 5 Review Video

The Nexus line of phones is easily the best option for a pure Android (sans skins or bloatware) experience. Not to say all customized user interfaces are bad, in fact I enjoy Motorola’s experience on the Moto X (then again Motorola Mobility is owned by our friends at Google) and most skins like Samsung’s TouchWiz and HTC’s Sense add more features to a device’s camera. However, with Nexus, Android device updates are pushed out as soon as they are available to the public and you have the comfort of knowing your device should receive the next version of Android without worrying whether your manufacturer and/or carrier will push a variant to your phone.

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Nexus 5 - Product - Image

LG Nexus 5

  • 4.95-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel display (445 ppi)
  • Android 4.4 (at launch)
  • 2.3GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 800
  • 2GB
  • 16GB, 32GB

Full Specs

LG G Flex

LG G Flex Review Video

I remember years ago reading an article about how, one day, we’ll be able to commute and read our news from a digital piece of paper that can be rolled up and stored in our bags. To me, that appeared to be the future: a time when we could carry our entire lives on this futuristic digital scroll. We would be able to use it to read, watch videos, interact with friends and more, ditching bulky computers and tablets forever.

Well, we’re one step closer to that day with the LG G Flex, which indeed features a flexible display. Of course, the phone can’t be rolled up and stored in our pockets, but there’s some flex, and it’s our closest look at how that sort of technology is being implemented into the consumer market.

Does a flexible display really add any value? Is the LG G Flex the future? Jon Rettinger and I have both been using the LG G Flex for the past week or so, and we have plenty of thoughts to share on the phone and our experience using the latest in display technology.

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LG G Flex - product

LG G Flex

  • 6-inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display (245 ppi)
  • Android 4.2.2 (at launch)
  • 2.26 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 (MSM 8974)
  • 2GB
  • 32GB

View the full specs here

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Cast Your Vote

Thanks for voting, come back tomorrow as we continue on our Mobile Madness tournament.

Voting will close Thursday, March 13 at 2:00 p.m. PST.


Roy Choi

Roy Choi is a Southern California native. He has been infatuated with technology reviews ever since he bought his first crummy laptop in the summer...

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