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LG G Flex 2 vs Galaxy Note Edge: who has the right idea? (poll)

We've seen both the G Flex 2 and the Note Edge, and so we have to ask: who do you feel has the better approach to curved displays? Do curved phones have a mainstream future, or are they mostly a gimmick?

Published onJanuary 6, 2015

Both Samsung and LG have been teasing their efforts in the curved display arena for years now, though it wasn’t until late 2013 that we saw their first commercial efforts with the G Flex and Galaxy Round. Both of these devices were early attempts at wooing consumers in hopes of getting us excited for the future of curved displays.

So where’s this curved future heading exactly? While we can certainly envision a time when our phones can unfold and transform into a 7, 8 or even 10-inch tablet — we are still a far ways off from this. For now flexible and curved displays remain fairly limited, though Samsung and LG both seem to have chosen distinct paths when it comes to how they are implementing this technology.

Where's this curved future heading exactly?

Late last year Samsung introduced the Galaxy Note Edge, essentially the spiritual successor to the Galaxy Round. The LG G Flex 2 on the other hand is the direct successor to the original G Flex. We’ve already conducted a full review of the Note Edge, and while the G Flex 2 was only announced yesterday we’ve already spent some time comparing it to both the original G Flex and the Note Edge.

With that in mind, we have to wonder: who is heading in the better direction? While Samsung is attempting to bring special functionality to its curves, LG’s approach is all about aesthetics and the feel in the hand. Which device do you believe is the most legit, or do you think they are both nothing more than gimmicks? For those that feel that neither Samsung or LG is doing “curved” right, do you think that curved displays in general are more gimmicks than true innovations, at least until the technology advances enough to open the door to folding mobile devices and the like?