lg-g4-teardown

Now that the LG G4 has been launched in the U.S., folks at iFixit thought it would be nice to tell people just how repairable the new flagship from LG really is. Some of the recent high-end devices aren’t really that easy to repair but it’s a different scenario with the LG G4, which has actually scored a pretty high and respectable repairability score from iFixit.

As it usually does, iFixit did a complete teardown of the LG G4 and highlighted some of the important components that live underneath the shell. It even put a few components under the X-ray machine to provide a better look at them.

One major factor that gives the G4 a high score is the fact that it’s quite easy to open, and the fact that it has a removable battery, something which you don’t get with the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S6 edge. The iPhone has never even bothered with removable batteries.

The only part which iFixit judges harshly is the display since the glass and LCD are fused together so if you break one while trying to take the device apart, you’ll have to replace both.

Other than that, repairing the G4 is so relatively easy that iFixit gives it an 8 out of 10 repairability score. Obviously it goes without saying that you shouldn’t take your device apart for any reason, if repairs are needed take it to a certified professional, that way you won’t cause damage and the warranty will not be void.

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