LG G6 teardown reveals all its secrets


The LG G6 is two things: the first of an upcoming wave of 'full-screen' phones and a complete reset for LG after the wanky modular G5. While you probably already know most things you need to know about the LG G6, there are a few things under its hood that remain a secret. In order to learn about them, we need a teardown, and JerryRigEverything is the first person to pry open the G6 for the public in a very detailed and informative teardown video.

After releasing a few devices with a easily removable batteries, LG has gone with style over this particular functionality: what we mean is that the LG G6 is sealed, so that users cannot easily open it up to swap batteries. Its sleek glass back cover is held to the body of the phone with a solid layer of glue, and you need to heat up the phone with a heat gun and use a prying tool to pop it open. It's not a terribly complicated task, but not something that most users would want to try.

Once you do that, you get to look inside the LG G6: you can see a clever new pipe system that cools down the processor more effectively, which is a great thing for productivity. The LG G6 is also a water-resistant phone. These days, this is what you expect of a high-end phone and you can see how LG has carefully sealed the device, and even the loudspeaker chamber is completely isolated from other parts of the phone, so it's impossible for water to enter it.

Great news is that LG has gone the extra mile to ensure that the battery in the G6 is extra safe: it's a completely flat cell (the exploding S7 and S7 Edge battery was slightly curved at the ends, which was one of the reasons for the problems with it), and even when you do the extremely stupid thing of puncturing it, you don't see any flames, but instead just a bit of smoke comes out. Put simply, the battery looks safer than on most other phones.

Interestingly, the teardown also let's you see how the main camera of the G6 wobbles around. This is due to the optical image stabilization (OIS), which allows it to float in its compartment, and makes for more stable imagery. The wider-angle camera does not have OIS, but keep in mind that a wider lens is intrinsically more stable, so this might not be that much of an issue.

Meanwhile, LG has still not announced the official price and release date information for its brand new LG G6. What we do know is that the phone will be available on all four major U.S. carriers, and across all major markets worldwide, but when? We can only hope it will not be too long. After all, that Galaxy S8 is already lurking in the shadows.


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G6
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2880 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Dual camera)
    5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 821
    4GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 3300 mAh
  • OS Android 8.0 Oreo
    LG UX UI

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