I have noticed that it is more common than not for a set of guitar strings for electric guitar to have a plain steel G string instead of a wound G string as would be found on a set of acoustic strings.
The steel core of a wound G string is actually thinner than a plain steel string so the plain steel will usually require more tension to tune to the same pitch. I have seen .18 gauge wound G strings which probably have like a .07 core meaning it will have far less tension than say a .13 gauge plain steel string which has a .13 gauge steel core. So I don't think the plain steel G string offers lower tension or easier bending.
I know some electric sets do have a wound G string and I have seen sets that include both a wound and plain steel G string. So what are the advantages/disadvantages of a plain steel G string over a wound G string and what are the practical applications that favor one verses the other?
I personally find a plain wound G string in .20 or .18 gauge far more forgiving on my fingertips and easier to fret and bend than a .14 -.16 gauge plain steel string tuned to G. But I assume there must be a good reason most electric sets include the plain steel string for the G string.