A few years ago nobody would have even thought of phones which had curved displays! Fast forward to 2015 and you’ll see big OEM’s manufacturing curved phones, so here we compare the two biggest curved phones on the currently on the market, its Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Vs LG G Flex2.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Vs LG G Flex2 Round 1: Design
Both these devices are curved but in different ways the S6 Edge is curved outwards from the edges of the device and the Flex2 is curved inwards from the tops of the devices as you can see in the images below.
The G Flex2 has a plastic-polycarbonate back which is removable but make the device look cheap compared to Samsung’s offering. Samsung on the other hand has chosen to go with a stunning metal and glass combination making it far more superior is terms of look and feel too.
Winner: S6 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Vs LG G Flex2 Round 2: Display
The S6E features a 5.1” comes with a stunning Quad HD (1440p) display with full resolution of 2560-by-1440 pixels with an eye-popping pixel density of 577ppi, theoretically this makes it the most pixel rich and powerful display on the market to date.
The G Flex2 features a 5.5” display squarely placing in the phablet category of Smartphone. LG has chosen to go with a more modest full HD (1080p) display with a full resolution of 1920-by-1080 with an average pixel density of 403ppi. Which is a big impotent from the last years G Flex. Sadly there is no QHD here due to the constraints caused by curved display.
Winner: S6 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Vs LG G Flex2 Hardware/Internals:
The G Flex2 comes with Qualcomm’s latest and greatest Snapdragon 810 processor which features ARM’s 64-bit enabled Reference A57 and A53 cores in a big.LITTLE configuration. The 4 A57 cores are the heavy-lifters clocked at 2.0GHz and the 4 A53 cores are power-efficient cores for low-energy jobs clocked 1.5 GHz. This is CPU is backed by Qualcomm’s Adreno 430 GPU, which is claimed to be 30% more powerful than the already brilliant Adreno 420. The chip comes with all of Qualcomm’s goodies such as Fast Charge 2.0, 4K video encoding etc. The phones comes with 2GB of RAM or 3GB of RAM depending o whether you take the 16 or 32GB model respectively.
The S6E comes with Samsung’s latest-and-greatest home-grown Exynos 7420. This processor also features ARM’s 64-bit enabled Reference A57 and A53 cores in a big.LITTLE configuration. However here the A57 are clocked at 2.1 GHz and the A53 are clocked at 1.5 GHz. The processor is very slightly more powerful than the 810 giving it an upper edge. . The phone is backed by 3GB of fast RAM.
Winner: Tie. Both the chips are almost equally powerful and what QS 810 loses in speed makes up for in features.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Vs LG G Flex2 Camera:
The S6E comes with a 16MP Sony IMX240 sensor for its rear-facing shooter. The camera has an aperture wide f/1.9 aperture and a LED flash. The front facing camera has been upgraded to a 5MP shooter allowing for some good selfies and HD video-calling. The rear facing camera allows for some absolutely stunning shots and with crystal-clear clarity. The camera also comes with Optical Image Stabilization (OIS) to reduce shaking during shooting photos and videos. The rear-facing camera support 4K@30fps and 1080p@60fps video as well as slow-motion video at 720p with 120 frames per second
The G Flex2 comes with an inferior 13MP LG-made sensor with laser-guided auto-focus for quick focus and good low-light performance. The camera how-ever features an advance Optical Image Stabilization termed OIS+. The Front-facing camera is average 2MP and can record 1080p video at 30fps only. The rear-facing camera support 4K@30fps and 1080p@60fps video as well as slow-motion video at 720p with 120 frames per second
Winner: S6 Edge
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Vs LG G Flex2 Connectivity & Storage:
The G Flex2 is compatible with 2G,3G and 4G LTE on the connectivity end with support of FDD-LTE Band 3(1800Mhz) which is the band being used in India also. Sadly there is no support for TDD-LTE which is being used in some parts of India, 2G and 3G bands are compatible in India. The phone comes with 16/32GB storage which is Expandable to 128GB more via micro-SD card.
The S6E comes in many variants and Indian variant supports 2G, 3G and LTE. The device may or may not support TDD-LTE but does support FDD-LTE Band 3 and should be 4G compatible. The phone comes in 32/64/128GB of non-expandable storage.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Vs LG G Flex2 Pricing:
Both these phones are in the higher-end of the luxury segment. The S6E starts at Rs 58,900 for 32GB, Rs 64,900 for64GB and Rs 70,900 for128 GB of storage. It will be launched in April
The G Flex2 will cost Rs 55,000 but it is not known whether this is for the 16 GB or 32 GB variant (It is probably the 16GB variant) Smartphone is expected to arrive by the end of this month.
Overall Winner: Galaxy S6 Edge