The LG G6 looks good with a clear back


After going to town with on a Galaxy S8 with the goal of making its back fully transparent, our favorite YouTube tech-torturer, Zach Nelson (JerryRigEverything), has given the LG G6 the same treatment.

Seems like Zach had a more difficult time with Samsung’s flagship, however, as he had to treat its back glass with a solvent paint stripper in order to remove the coloring and lamination on the underside of the glass. With the G6, all it takes is a bit of scratching to dig through the lamination, and then find a good starting point to peel it all off in one go.

Although some of you may have already winced a bunch of times at this point, we thought it was interesting to see how the brushed aluminum look of the G6 is seemingly created by a single layer of what looks like thin vinyl, glued to the underside of the back glass panel.

After stripping the color away, Zach goes a step further and removes the wireless charging module beneath the back panel, just like he did with the Galaxy S8, presumably in order to filly expose the chippery inside the G6. We thought it looked better with the module on, but hey, if you’re going to make your brand new $730 smartphone look like a Game Boy, you might as well go all the way!

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4 Comments

1. androiduser

Posts: 510; Member since: Jun 18, 2014

Huawei mate 10 here i come

2. S4NDY

Posts: 240; Member since: Mar 14, 2016

Huawei is unlikely to use the glass back of their phones, but Honor 9

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Back when customizable cases for 3310 were such a hype. I got a clear case back then with custom blue LED for the transparent keypad and white LED for the screen.

4. sissy246

Posts: 7111; Member since: Mar 04, 2015

Does look kinda cool

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