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LG G Flex Self Healing Scratch Test Demo on Video

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How durable is the LG G Flex when it comes to everyday wear and tear?

When LG announced its flexible smarthone, the G Flex, last month, the fact that this phone could bend wasn't actually the most intriguing feature. We'd been hearing about the G Flex for a couple of months, so we were expecting a flexible and/or curved phone. What we weren't expecting was the self-healing back LG put on the rear-side of the phone.

Designed to protect the phone against the scrapes and scratches inflicted by everyday wear and tear, this is a feature that has to be seen to be believed. The self-healing feature showed up on an LG video earlier this month. Now, a video showing a more intense test of this feature is doing the rounds and this one didn't come from LG.

Check Marques Brownlee’s video below, which shows off the self-healing ability of the G Flex, as well as the phone’s flexibility. Interestingly, Brownlee found that you can actually accelerate the healing process by rubbing the phone to warm it up. Pretty neat!

LG G Flex Self Healing Demo!

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    Chef_Boyardee , November 20, 2013 12:22 PM
    That's an awesome feature. But no card slot, no deal. Oh well.
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    Stimpack , November 20, 2013 12:36 PM
    But it's the screen the matters, is it not? Who cares if you get scratches and scuffs on the backplate. I'm sure you could just buy a replacement if you really wanted to. It's the screen that matters.
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    childofthekorn , November 20, 2013 12:52 PM
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    But it's the screen the matters, is it not? Who cares if you get scratches and scuffs on the backplate. I'm sure you could just buy a replacement if you really wanted to. It's the screen that matters.


    Baby steps. Gorilla Glass hasn't had this issue so bad from what I hear. And the backing will only work with light scratches, so cracking the back is still going to set you to SCREWED. Not to mention there are materialists who will love this feature.
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    gergguy , November 20, 2013 1:43 PM
    Can anyone tell me the point of having a curved phone? Does it make it easier to use in some way?
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    coolitic , November 20, 2013 1:59 PM
    *takes of shades*
    "Hell."
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    internetlad , November 20, 2013 2:07 PM
    We're living in the future!
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    razorskiss1000 , November 20, 2013 2:48 PM
    The healing feature is probably the rupture of plastic monomer and catalyst nano capsules. The monomer and catalyst flow and mix in the scratch creating new plastic. I wouldn't scratch the same area to many as the ability to repair will diminish quickly.
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    Darkk , November 20, 2013 4:23 PM
    Would be cool to have on a car!
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    razorskiss1000 , November 20, 2013 10:38 PM
    Nissan GTR does. Look up Dr. Paul Braun and I think Dr. White? They invented it.