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Feb
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The LG G Flex is big, slightly curved, and generally overpriced. Now you can add one more thing to that list - it's available from T-Mobile right on schedule. Anyone who wants to own this phone commitment-free for $672 (or for $28 a month over the course of two years) can do so right away, both online and in stores.

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Maybe you have your eyes set on the LG Optimus F3Q instead. Sure, this Android 4.1-running, 1GB of RAM-toting, 4GB of internal memory-packing handset is far from cutting edge, but it's one of the few QWERTY sliders out there. Unfortunately, T-Mobile's asking $312 for it (or $13 a month). That's not exactly compelling considering what things $300 can get you these days, but it should be said that a QWERTY keyboard typically isn't one of them.

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Here are links to both devices for your convenience.

LG G Flex on T-Mobile

LG Optimus F3Q on T-Mobile

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • Serge Cebrian

    is ti flexible or just curved?

    • Matthew Fry

      Both. It is supposed to be able to flatten and return to its original shape but it's not able to handle ridiculousness. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QMziBORUGy8 I mean, it still worked, but it didn't return to its original shape.

      • Serge Cebrian

        Wooooahh so cool
        i just hope we dont get to this degree of self healing!

  • Matthew Fry

    For some reason I thought it was Monday... Anyway, as the benefit of Jump reduces the longer you don't use it, I'll probably be picking this up although I'm not sure I can deal with the pixel density/size shock coming from the One. Unless someone can suggest a better alternative? I can't do the Nexus 5 cause it doesn't really take advantage of Jump.

  • Maranello Santiago

    Has anyone seen this device in person, if so, what would you think of the 720p screen? I'm thinking about this and the Note 3. I wanted the Z1S, but i don't want to have to hope for a bootloader unlock. So it might mainly be between this G Flex and the Note 3 for me.

    • trickinit

      The screen is a deal breaker for me. I went to check it out at my local T-Mobile store and could clearly see the individual pixels. The Note 3s screen is a completely different story. It looks amazing.

      • Phillip Burns

        ^this. I saw a live demo unit yesterday, and I was not impressed with the screen at all. The PPI is just too low. The demo video that was pre-loaded looked OK, but not great, but the colors weren't close to that of a G2's. I am going to stick with my Note 3, to be honest. LG doesn't really make use of the screen real estate like Samsung does, and the lower resolution doesn't help that either.

      • Matthew Fry

        Going today to look but I don't have my hopes up.