People find the G Flex 2 interesting because it sports a curved design. Ohhhhh, futuristic. That’s the stuff we dreamed of when we were young. But it’s the self-healing technology we were really anxious to test out. I mean, damaging a device is bound to happen, and there’s nothing worse than seeing a long, deep scratch across a brand new device. That kind of thing shouldn’t happen with the G Flex 2.
LG told us in detail how it designed its new flagship, and what’s improved over last year’s model. But we didn’t need to talk to the company to know it’s improved; that’s obvious by just looking at it. It’s certainly more refined, and that beautiful red makes it look like an expensive supercar. The specs are better, too, and you now get a smaller, sharper 5.5-inch 1080p display. But enough of that. Let’s see how that self-healing technology works.
LG’s Frank Lee explained that the material the G Flex 2 is made up of contains a lot of hydrogen atoms. When there’s a scratch, an indentation is made on a microscopic level; when the atoms are pushed together, they naturally want go back to their original spot, thus “healing” the device. There’s a lot of scientific mumbo jumbo, but your shiny new device should look new even after some wear and tear. LG said the device is capable of healing in a matter of seconds this generation, not minutes.
However, if you do scratch the device to such an extent that the material comes off, it’ll be less capable of healing itself. LG admits that the G Flex 2 isn’t indestructible, but it should be able to withstand everyday use, scuffs and the like. Naturally, we wanted to test out the G Flex 2’s new technology to see how it would withstand the kind of abuse a phone might go through on a daily basis.