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iFixit's LG G4 teardown reveals components that are very easy to replace

The folks over at iFixit are at it again, this time tearing down LG's most recent flagship, the LG G4!

Published onJune 8, 2015

Unlike many of its competitors, the LG G4 features a removable back plate and battery, giving users easy access to the phone’s internals. But for the folks over at iFixit, simply removing the back plate isn’t nearly diving in deep enough. In this new teardown, we get to take a good look at the super-repairable LG G4 and what it takes to build a device like this.

To help bolster its repairability scores, removing the G4’s back plate and battery doesn’t require any additional tools – a stark contrast from other flagships like the HTC One M9 or the Samsung Galaxy S6. In fact, the teardown team notes that they got all the way to the midframe without needing any special tools.

Perhaps one of the more interesting aspects of this teardown is that iFixit has also taken some X-ray photos, giving us a really close look at some of the device’s main components. The complexity of the rear-facing camera is even more apparent under the X-ray, and photos of the front-facing shooter reveal an extremely simple lens and image sensor.

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For the most part, the majority of the device’s components are extremely easy to replace, which helps the G4 receive a repairability score of 8 out of 10 (10 being the best). Most pieces in the smartphone are modular and can be replaced independently, and the use of Standard Phillips #0 screws makes removing each component much easier. For more images and information on the teardown, be sure to follow the source link below!

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