LG G4 gets teardown and x-ray treatment; neat, tidy and easy to repair

LG G4 gets teardown and x-ray treatment; neat, tidy and easy to repair
With the optional leather casing or even without, the LG G4 is quite a nice-looking handset from the outside. A new teardown by the guys at iFixit suggests that it's not too bad from the inside, either, with a nicely-arranged engine that's also relatively easy to fix. 

Last week, Samsung released images of its Galaxy S6 and S6 edge teardown, offering an up-close-and-personal look at the devices' inner-workings. The official show-and-tell illustrated just how a well-crafted smartphone should appear under the hood, and by the look of things, LG's G4 is another advocate for inner beauty. 

With Web-based resources offering step-by-step instructions that guide everyday users through the process of fixing their ailing smartphones, there's been an increased interest in the repair-ability of devices in recent times. A handset featuring a lot of glue, with a bunch of heavily-soldered hardware is always going to be tough for the bedroom repairman to dive into. But if your LG G4 needs fixing, there's a good chance that you'll be able to do so with the right tools. 

As iFixit notes in its exhaustive teardown:


A phone that is easy to repair means that it may also be cheaper to get fixed by a third-party company, and aside from its fix-ability, it does look rather nice from the inside. 

Check out the gallery below, featuring the images snapped by iFixit during its teardown, as well as some awesome x-ray shots provided by Creative Electron. And if you're really interested in finding out what's what beneath the leather finishes and quad-HD displays, check the full report at the source. 

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G4
  • Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, Hexa-core, 1800 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(18.5h talk time)

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7 Comments

1. sgodsell

Posts: 7207; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

All smart phones should be made with easy to repair in mind.

4. waddup121 unregistered

EZ to repair. great!

5. Dingy_cellar_dweller

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

I'm in two minds over this, I hope the ease off repair doesn’t mean it needs repairing often. As apposed to very difficult to repair means its bullet proof.

2. QWERTYslider unregistered

Great phone. The smartest choice in 2015. But, the lack of a fingerprint scanner and the increased size over the G3 is unacceptable.

3. DRAPicard

Posts: 27; Member since: Nov 05, 2011

I agree about the fingerprint scanner! I got this phone last week and have been testing it out ever since. The increased size isn't that *big* of a deal to me (pun intended). I am coming from a Samsung Galaxy S4 and I wasn't sure how I would like the 0.5" screen size increase, but so far so good! And the little increase in size from the G3 aren't a deal breaker for me. But having a fingerprint scanner would be very nice when Android Pay gets pushed later this year :-(

6. Krjal

Posts: 425; Member since: Dec 19, 2013

I was so close to upgrading to a G4. Now oled screens can be at least as colour accurate as lcd I'm kind of addicted though. It's nice to see LG have taken as much care of the internal design as external. Anyone know if LG are doing any oled mobile displays?

7. shnibz

Posts: 509; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

Easily the best phone I've ever had

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