LG G Flex
The 2013 Flex was an ambitious move to once again do something unique to draw in users and compete with popular manufacturers. LG announced it as “flexible” and “self-healing,” terms you may recognize still being used today for smartphone experiments. Of course, it wasn’t truly flexible (the frame was simply durable enough to withstand a little bending) nor truly self-healing – it was basically a curved smartphone with a protective coating. The biggest problem with Flex is the only advantage to a permanently curved smartphone is that the mic is a little closer to your mouth. Otherwise, it just took up too much space in your pocket. But props to LG for once again trying a new design!