LG G4 smartphone gets the teardown treatment

LG G4 smartphone gets the teardown treatment
LG G4 smartphone gets the teardown treatment
The iFixit teardown shows us exactly what makes this great smartphone tick behind its attractive case

South Korean giant LG has created a big hit with the G4 smartphone. Its high launch price of 600 Euros has bestowed it a uniquely curved design and premium quality materials to better distinguish itself from other flagship smartphones.

But how does the G4 look from under the hood? Is it as repairable as it is luxurious? The DIY professionals at iFixit have completely disassembled the G4 and have come to a surprisingly positive verdict.

The G4 is apparently quite easy to disassemble compared to other smartphones as the back cover and battery can be removed without special tools. Thanks to the simple construction, a standard Philips screwdriver can remove most components. This gives the LG G4 an 8 out of 10 on a scale of repairability.

In comparison, the Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 edge score 4/10 and 3/10, respectively, in the same iFixit scale.


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-06-10 (Update: 2015-06-10)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.