Sprint’s LG G Flex arrives Jan 31st online, Feb 7th in-store for $300 contract or $150 down payment


Sprint has just announced that their version of the LG G Flex would be arriving to consumers starting January 31st, the very last day of this month. The device will only be available online at that point, though the in-store launch happens just a week later on February 7th. You can drop down $300 and sign a two-year contract to walk away with it.

LG G Flex CES 2014 IMG_0066

Sprint is also allowing you to pay for the full device over 24 months’ time with a $150 down payment using Easy Pay (that’s $20.84 per month for 23 months). LG confirmed Sprint as one of the American carriers looking to launch this thing last week at CES (as well as T-Mobile and AT&T), and also confirmed that their version would come with Sprint Spark radios.

Sprint Spark is the name Sprint gave to their latest network upgrade that makes use of a third building-friendly spectrum to deliver faster and more reliable LTE data connections. That’s pretty much the length of Sprint’s own specializing in terms of hardware, as everything else inside is just as it was in the international version Here are the specs if you don’t remember:

  • Display: 6-inch, HD (1280×720), curved P-OLED (Real RGB)
  • Battery: 3,500mAh (embedded) lithium ion with up to 29 hours of talk time
  • Processor: 2.26GHz Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 800 processor with quad-core Krait CPU
  • Camera: 13-megapixel rear-facing, 2.1-megapixel front-facing
  • Memory: 2GB RAM, 32GB eMMC ROM
  • Convenient Rear Key provides outstanding grip and ergonomics
  • Dual Window divides the screen into two separate applications for better multitasking
  • QuickTheater offers fast access to photos, videos and YouTube™
  • Operating system: Android 4.2.2, Jelly Bean
  • Size: 160.5 x 81.6 x 7.9-8.7 mm (6.3 x 3.2 x 0.35 inches)
  • Weight: 177 grams (6.24 ounces)

The LG G Flex was designed to be virtually indestructible, with a flexible display and a self-healing back being among the many things LG’s done to make it as durable as can be. Let us know if you’ll be looking to scoop one up later this month by dropping a comment below. Don’t forget to check out our hands-on from CES 2014.

Quentyn Kennemer
The "Google Phone" sounded too awesome to pass up, so I bought a G1. The rest is history. And yes, I know my name isn't Wilson.

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  1. Jelly bean ?

    1. The phone is even shaped like a jelly bean.

  2. WTF?!! They can’t be serious!!! I am not gonna lie, I busted out laughing when I read the price.

  3. Really? No kitkat, 2 year contract and $300? What a joke. I’ll stick with my note 2 on tmobile and 25mbps+ on LTE. I can just go out and buy a nexus 5 brand new for $350 with no contract or even a used Note 3 for $450. What is Sprint thinking. Maybe they want to force people into the easy pay options so their pricing the phones higher on purpose. This price seems more like something verizon would charge.

    1. I’m guessing you missed where the Galaxy Note 3 is $350 on contract at Sprint, and $300 on contract at AT&T and Verizon?

      1. Nope,I did not. The note 3 has many more features that make it worth that much although I will never buy a phone on contract anymore. Swappa is my new best friend when it comes to buying phones and not getting a contract.

        1. Good for you. $300 on contract is reasonable for the G Flex on contract. While it doesn’t have all the features of the Note 3, it also doesn’t suffer from having TouchPizz either.

          1. For me, so called touchpizz works great. Spen even better. And for the millions of other touchpizz users it seems that they like it also. Yes, there are things that they could make better but there are more complaints from the lg ui than tw. Although if the flex has same ui as g2 then they have improved a lot. My brother in law loves his g2. He only paid $50 for it so he’s even happier cause of that.

          2. I have no qualms with touchwiz. I find it funny how people whine about it yet they probably use 3rd party launchers, even those “nexus”users. Don’t get me wrong, I love vanilla android but I love the features that come with touchwiz. I do use launchers such as “next” but I still get to enjoy the features of tw that I enjoy. But to each their own, I know I’m anticipating the new magazine ux that Samsung is using on the note pro.

    2. The Note3 was on sale for $469 yesterday, its a better phone than this and no contract required. Sprint is going crazy here. The “Framily” plans are a step in the right direction, but the unlocked market for cdma phones is awful so it won’t end up working out well for the consumer in the long run.

      1. Really, that’s a great price for the Note 3. The gsm version sells for 500 or more on swappa.

        1. Yeah, newegg through eBay. I almost pulled the trigger but decided to wait on the lg g3 to come out.

          1. I did not know newegg sold cell phones off contract, let alone on ebay. I should check them out. Thanks

      2. Sprint phones working better overseas

  4. That’s LG for you

  5. In before “ZOMG Sprint data speeds!!!!111!!!”

  6. Wait, the G Flex is a tablet? I thought I read that it was a phone

  7. Don’t buy this phone. The screen has a bubbling defect and LG considers it to be ok. It may not hinder functionality, but I think it’s a bad deal regardless.

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      1. By my calculations, your “few hours” came out to be over 10 hours a day working the whole 31 days of December. Ask your buddy’s ex if she has to wear chains

    2. Do you have it?

        1. So you don’t. I do have it (writing this comment in it). You can’t notice it when the display is on and it was fine after 3 days. Ppl who don’t own the phone don’t know what they are talking about.

          1. Still sounds like a bad deal to me. I know exactly what I’m talking about. I cited information provided by the Korea Times without exaggerating a single detail. I’m sorry you bought such a ridiculous phone with a documented defect.

          2. I love the phone. I’m sorry you can’t have it.

          3. I very well could for $300, but the thing is ugly as sin. I prefer my Samsung Galaxy S4 GPe. I also own the Galaxy Nexus, which has a more tolerable curvature than the defective LG G Flex phone–although the Galaxy Nexus only has curved glass and not a curved screen. The G2 and Nexus 5 are much more respectable phones made by LG. You’re not impressing anyone. You’re 1 out of 13,000. Congratulations.

          4. It’s ignorant to rag on a phone you have no experience with. Reading about it and experiencing it are two different things. I know a couple people who have it and one has had the bubbling. Like the other guy said, it’s barely noticeable when the screen is on and it went away after a few days. They both love the phone. I have the s4, and am looking at either this or the note 3. My only concern is comfort when it’s in my pocket. My friends don’t worry about it cause they have cases with belt clips.

          5. You’re ignorant if you didn’t read the article from The Korea Times that clearly states the phone has a defect and LG doesn’t seem to care. Does anything else really matter? I could care less about who likes what. This phone targets a niche market of people who just want something new and unigue regardless of how impractical it is. Form has completely overtaken function here. There’s no balance between the two. The LG G Flex does not represent the future of mobile, and it was rushed to the market. Designing a curved phone that doesn’t even withstand the force of you sitting on it without the display bubbling while it’s in your back pocket is a fail. Naming a phone with the word flex in it and then telling your customers not to flex it because of a display defect and the fact that the phone was never designed to be flexed is a fail. The LG G Flex is the illegitimate love child born from the self-masturbratory contest between Samsung and LG of who can bring the first curved display to the market. I don’t need to own this phone to know I would hate it. You’re the ignorant fool.

          6. Too bad you’re a fool. The phone is useless. Just like your opinion. A stupid gimmick phone that looks like a banana is just that; a stupid gimmick phone that looks like a banana.


          7. Low quality display for the sake of being “different”:

            “Low pixel density is only the beginning of the G Flex’s display problems. The G Flex seems to have the most trouble displaying a solid, uniform color, of which you can see a comparison above. This is the corner of the LG settings screen, which is supposed to be a solid gray color. The LG-made Nexus 5 does a decent job, displaying a mostly uniform shade of gray. The G Flex display, however, randomly displays green, red, and blue pixels, resulting in a grainy, noisy image. The color deviation from one pixel to the next is out of control—all of these pixels are supposed to be displaying the same color.”

          8. “It’s not just randomly colored pixels that hurt the image quality. The lighting on the G-Flex is so ridiculously uneven that we initially thought LG had put a horizontal gradient on many UI elements. In the above photo, the G Flex and Nexus 5 are displaying a full-screen single-color dark gray image, and the artifacting and unevenness on the G Flex is astounding. The right side of the display is much brighter than the left, and the bottom right corner is so bright that it turns the dark gray input color into light gray. The display is also full of lines and “dirty” areas.

            The full-size version gives an accurate picture of all of the bizarre artifacting present in the display—you can see the per-pixel color deviation, JPEG-like artifacts, and significant horizontal banding. All of the grain, compression artifacts, and other display oddities are not from the camera used to take this image or the input picture—this is an accurate representation of the display in person. It is really this bad. The awfulness is less noticeable on brighter colors, but LG primarily uses this color gray in their skin. There is constantly a level of “fuzz” and inaccuracy between you and your content.”

          9. “Image retention is also a huge issue. Depending on the color, it’s not uncommon to see shadows from the last screen on top of the current screen. In the above screenshot, you can still make out the keys from the keyboard that was closed a few seconds before the image was taken. Items don’t need to be on the screen for a long time to show shadows either. Image retention is regularly visible while flipping through phone screens.”

          10. This phone is garabage, and you’re a damn fool if you wasted your money on it. As the saying goes, a fool and his money are soon parted.

          11. Exactly. It’s an fantastic phone, the battery life on it is outstanding.

          12. You’re Cleary hating. I love my g flex and your don’t have one Ha!

          13. And you’re clearly a fool.

          14. A fool with a fantastic device. Difference between me and you I’d you talk out of your ass when you never actually owned the device(and you probably wish that you did) vs me that owns it and can have a proper opinion to judge it. It’s kinda dumb, in my opinion, to judge something without even experiencing it.

          15. There’s nothing fantastic about half baked tech. Keep on believing in the delusion that you own something special and unique. The display is awful, and it’s all for the sake of rushing a phone with a curved display into the market. It’s really pathetic, and despite your various efforts to convince yourself that others are as superficial as you are by repeatedly suggesting I wish I had the phone you’re wrong. It’s just pure deflection on your part in order to convince yourself you made an educated purchase–you did not. Most people value their opinion too highly to waste their money on this type of gimmicky crap. The reviews of the phone speak volumes, and your pathetic elitist attitude does nothing to sway my opinion.

          16. Oh I see, so you thought that I wanted to sway your opinion??? Don’t make me laugh lol, I could care less. But my point is that I’m better suited to give an opinion since I have had the device for over a week vs you, a idiot that can’t have his hands on it so you bash it. I’ve used it, you haven’t yet you think you can judge the phone better than me. You got your own logic I guess. Fact is this phone is AWESOME, no wonder why it is coming stateside. AT&T was very excited at CES to announce that they will bring it to the US along with T mobile and Sprint. The curve is so gorgeous,so comfortable to hold in hand. I get praises everywhere I go and ppl actually praise the display a lot despite it being 720p. And you thought that I cared about your opinion……HA!

          17. It won’t sell well at all. Why? Because LG hasn’t provided one good reason as to why anyone should care. The display can’t display uniform color, it has uneven lighting and image retention problems. Far too much is sacrificed to achieve such a superficial design. You may not care about my opinion, but you’re hardly objective considering all you seem to care about is defending your choice to purchase the phone. This phone is nothing but an expensive prototype without any solid concept and you’re a foolish guinea pig that loves to draw attention to yourself.

          18. Hahaha. You’re funny man. But you’re entitled to your opinion. I love this phone. Ppl that will get it when it comes to the US are gonna be very excited!

  8. 4.2? lol. fail

  9. I guess we won’t have to hear anything about the iPhone being the rich people phone. Now LG and Samsung phones are!

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