The LG G4 is all set to launch in India on June 19, and the price revealed by the company website is at Rs 51,500. But before you think of buying it, iFixit has churned out a rather in-depth teardown of the smartphone giving us an inside sneak peek at the hardware, and also telling us how repair-friendly the LG G4 really is. Also Read - LG to roll out Android 7.0 Nougat OS update for the G4, V10 this yearAlso Read - LG G4 to be the first non-Nexus smartphone to get Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Turns out, LG G4 is a smartphone which comes with easy reparability, with iFixit giving it an 8 out of 10 (10 being the easiest to repair) and calling it ‘a great showcase for slim luxury and repair friendliness.’ Also Read - LG G4 metal back variant now available in India, priced at Rs 40,000: Specifications and features
The teardown reveals that most parts are easy replaceable and modular (rear panel and battery can be removed with no tools). The team explains that they did the teardown all the way to the midframe without any tools. Additionally, the use of Standard Phillips #0 screws makes removing each component much easier.
One of the major reasons LG G4 got a high score is because of the ease at which the component could be open, hence making them easily replaceable. This replaceability of hardware is becoming an increasingly difficult task in current generation flagships, which mostly come in a unibody design – case in point being the latest Samsung Galaxy S6, and the other latest Samsung flagships.
The G4 was hailed throughout the teardown, except for the display, where iFixit noted that the glass and LCD were fused together. If one thing broke, both the glass and the LCD would need to be replaced, therefore resulting in more expenditure.
As for the specs, the LG G4 flaunts a 5.5-inch QHD (2560 1440 pixels) IPS Quantum display, Gorilla Glass 4 protection, a 1.8GHz Snapdragon 808 hexa-core, 3GB of RAM and 32GB on board memory expandable up to 2TB using a microSD card.
Additionally, it features a 16-megapixel rear sensor, 8-megapxiel front-facing camera, 3,000mAh removable battery and runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop wrapped under LG UX 4.0. Connectivity options include LTE Cat 6 support, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, dual-SIM and IR blaster.
Check out the full teardown here.