LG G5 gets torn down by iFixit, turns out it's pretty easy to get it repaired

As usual with such hot dadgets, teardowns and repairablity tests are quick to arrive, not to mention that they're usually quite intriguing. Why? Simply because the give us some insights of the internal engineering behind the new devices we use and love.  

With its modular design, the LG G5 certainly stands out among the crowd. But how does it fare as a smartphone? Well, it's certainly not bad, though certain aspects of it undeniably left a bitter taste in our mouths. Still, it's among the better, and also one of the most curious phones of 2016 so far.

That's why we were quite impatient to check out iFixit's teardown of the G5, and finally, it's here. Apart from ogling at the insides of the flagship, the disassembly reveals some quite interesting tidbits of info. For example, did you know that the insides of the G5 feature a mechanical shock absorber that helps the battery module fit snugly in its designated space? Well, neither did we! Also, the display holds on to the body by two screws and a few clips only — there's no adhesive or glue involved, which is a rare sight these days.

As a whole, iFixit praises the G5 as being quite easily repairable. Most of the internal components are modular, which means that they can be easily swapped with new ones if the need arises. The only major downside of the phone is that all of the modular components are fused to the display assembly, so breaking the screen will certainly increase the repair costs. 

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  • Storage 32GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(25h talk time)



1. alexp999

Posts: 77; Member since: Mar 16, 2016

Nice to see it get a good repairability score. From what I could work out, the SoC is facing the screen and not the back though, I expected it to face the back for heat dissipation. Although there does seem to be more metal on the back of the screen in that area which will help transmit the heat around the body too...

2. davidsmith

Posts: 62; Member since: Mar 09, 2016

They need to sell phones before worrying about that bud

4. Zylam

Posts: 1823; Member since: Oct 20, 2010

The stock green background really is an eyesore.

5. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

This people always saying foolishness about the Korean phone makers. It seems some kind of aversion that there is about Samsung and LG. Just put an end with that kind of s**ts because is enough. Just finish with it. Always depreciating and bashing LG and Samsung.

6. lpratas

Posts: 398; Member since: Nov 09, 2011

Samsung and LG are brands and phone makers just like others. See the other brands of other countries if they don't do the same, if they also don't commit mistakes.

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