Torture tests on smartphones are not uncommon these days. As soon as a new noteworthy device reaches the market, more often than not videos of them being tortured emerge online. YouTuber JerryRigEverything is at it again, and has put the new LG G6 through a nightmarish sturdiness test. Before jumping into the video, a gentle reminder that the LG G6 comes with a aluminum and glass body construction, along with IP68 rating making it dust and water-resistant. Also Read - iPhone selling in LG stores? Apple is apparently in talks for a new deal
Scratch test: The video starts off with a scratch test on the LG G6. The screen managed to remain unscratched until level six on the scale from 2-6. The scratch test was later tested on front camera and speaker grilles as well. The speaker grilles were left with scratches, but the front camera was almost scratch-less. Moving to the back of device, the test saw the fingerprint sensor was scratched, and though there were visible marks, the sensor still seemed to work fine. Apart from that camera lens, volume rocker and power button also resisted scratches. Also Read - Samsung and LG confirm presence at in-person CES 2022
Burn test: Moving on, the LG G6 also survived the burn test with flying colors. When the flames touched the display, that particular spot turned black. But when the display was switched off, the spot disappeared as if nothing had happened. As explained by android.gadgethacks, the LG G6 incorporates a copper heat sink, and tubing to keep it cool. The heat is said to absorbed by the motherboard via the additional thermal compound, and is diverted to the phone’s aluminum frame.
Bend test: Lately bend tests have been one of the most popular ways to see how durable new smartphones are. The video sees the LG G6 being bent by applying pressure at the middle of the phone. In the last test, Jerry tries to bend the smartphone with his hands in full force. No damage takes place on the LG G6 and the smartphone holds up extremely well. The phone worked just fine, and there no freezing issues were noted.
After being put through a series of tests, the LG G6 does seem to be a sturdy enough device that will easily survive the daily rigors. However, it is advised to use a protective case to preserve the rich look of the metal frame and soft matte finished body.