LG G6 gets tortured, scratched, burnt, and bent. Shrugs it off

LG G6 gets tortured, scratched, burnt, and bent. Shrugs it off
So, the LG G6 is a beautiful piece of hardware, about to start shipping to early adopters really, really soon. It was the first nearly-bezelless phone to be announced this year, and despite the fact that Sammy's Galaxy S8 may have taken some of the G6's thunder away, it's still a very pretty, very adequate, contemporary handset.

But LG didn't just bet on looks with this one. No, no, the company went above and beyond to ensure two major things. The first is solid performance — LG stuck with the flagship chipset of yesteryear, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, in order to have more time to work with the SoC, optimizing both the phone's hardware and its software to work in concert with each other. The second is durability — LG swears that it spent tons of hours torturing the G6 and perfecting its structural integrity, ensuring that random drops, slams, and squeezes wouldn't destroy the phone.

So, while the jury is out on the first point, but the second has been tested. The retail version of the G6 is already shipping to reviewers worldwide and one JerryRigEverything — a YouTuber that specializes in testing the durability of all new phones — has put the G6 through his standard torture drills. These include scratching the display glass with picks that have different tips, digging through the metal frame to see if it's actually metal or coated in a thick layer of primer (again), testing the camera lens' survivability, and attempting to bend the phone with full force.

How does the G6 fare? Impressively well! We'd say that LG did a great job at building a durable device. This test does not include a drop on concrete, so we still don't know whether the phone would hold up as well as LG claims it would.



source: JerryRigEverything

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G6
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2880 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 821, Quad-core, 2350 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh(20.5h talk time)

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16 Comments

1. AronWunarso

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

Dang, G6 is one tough phone! Congrats LG!

2. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Tough cookie.

3. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Nice phone.......but man i don't like Android...looks like crap now these days.

5. Cat97

Posts: 1935; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

You can always stick you your all-bezel iPhone :)

8. BLUEBLASTER

Posts: 941; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

He's talking about his Windows phone

10. SIGPRO

Posts: 2817; Member since: Oct 03, 2012

Me using an iphone....Oh wait you are new i see......i will forgive you this time!

15. mikehunta727 unregistered

That's just a typical Android fanboy's insult, they automatically assume you have a iPhone if you say something negative/voicing your opinion about Android/an Android device. It's petty

6. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Guess I'm not the only one with 'grog' problems...! Arr... G'Day!

11. SleeperOne

Posts: 370; Member since: Feb 25, 2017

Type like a normal old person.

4. Cat97

Posts: 1935; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

It holds up pretty well, especially in the bend test.

7. GreenMan

Posts: 2698; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Gorgeous phone that also happen to be built like a tank... No doubt that LG is claiming (or swearing...?) that it has spent extensive time to make sure the end product possess remarkable structural integrity and ruggedness... I love it... Although not a fan of those childish 'Kitkat Days' icons... But then again, it's an easy fix...! Just make The UI more flat and everything will be "swell"...! (No, I'm GreenMan, not SuperMan...) Oh well, G'Day!

13. jeroome86

Posts: 2314; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

Wonder how the glass over the camera lens hold up? This was the weakest link on the V20.

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

LG did good job with the G6... A real tank which doesn't really needs to be put in a case.

16. mikehunta727 unregistered

This device definitively won't experience bootloops either, they moved the SoC away from the battery and hopefully most likely are using improved solder points too, unfortunately this will have to compete with the S8 beasts and i8 later on in the year

17. JC557

Posts: 1921; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I got to spend some time with both the LG G6 and the GS8/ 8+ and found that both are really excellent and would be tough to choose. The LG was much easier to grip with the somewhat flatter sides, speaker felt like it had more mid bass but the GS8 was louder. Now I await actual battery life numbers for the GS8/8+ as every other reviewers rated the G6 was okay with battery life. Then again there were plenty of ryzen basedtests thta show them to be quiteeffient

18. buccob

Posts: 2975; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

I love his video of the Nokia 6... the Nokia is true to its name.

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