When LG unveiled its curved G Flex smartphone it also revealed that the device was covered in a “self healing” protective coating that would remove any scratches to the back panel on its own. It was easy to forget about this intriguing claim amid reports that the handset was actually flexible and not just curved, but a new video from popular YouTuber Marques Brownlee reveals just how resilient the G Flex really is.
Brownlee starts off slow, scratching up the back of his G Flex with a key to mimic the kind of damage that happens naturally over the course of a day. Amazingly, the scratches quickly healed until they were barely visible. Next, he uses a knife to create a deep scratch just below the device’s LTE A logo. After a few hours, the scratch was almost gone, though you could still make it out from certain angles.
LG’s new self healing technology may be impressive, but there’s a catch. It works best in warm temperatures, meaning if you’re experiencing winter right now you may be out of luck. Brownlee notes that a simple solution to this problem is heating the phone up yourself. You can speed up the healing process by rubbing the device to create friction or even by playing a game with high-resolution graphics, just don’t put your G Flex in the microwave, OK?
Add magic to your living space with these string lights
String lights add personality and soft light to your living space. Here are some of the best.
Disguise your little one with the help of a themed costume
From avocado halves to hoppy bunnies, costumes speak to every child's unique spirit. And we've collected our favorite options.
The Galaxy S20 Ultra's Space Zoom camera is amazing and a bit creepy
The Galaxy S20 Ultra supports up to 100X zoom, which Samsung calls Space Zoom, but is it any good? Can a phone really product usable photos at 100x zoom? We've got our Galaxy S20 Ultra already so join us to find out!
Find the right wall charger for your new iPhone 12
The new iPhone will not come with a wall charger in the box. If you are looking to buy the phone you will need to buy a charger as well. We've got you covered.