Monday , August 21 2017

LG G3 gets torn down and rated for ‘fixability’ – the verdict is good

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Repairability is definitely something you have to think about when purchasing a phone these days. Phones can be dropped easily and the resultant damage can either cost more than the price of a new phone, or be a minor hiccup. The recent release of the LG G3 means that anyone who loves looking at internal components is about to get a thrill, with someone pulling the phone apart and this time the honours go to ubreakifix.

According to the site, the LG G3 is apparently quite repairable, which is good news for anyone looking to grab a G3 when they launch, with the phone getting an 8/10 for repairability. There’s some differences in the model torn down and the model which will launch here in Australia, with the phone being torn down including a DVB-T aerial for television reception, which obviously we won’t see here in Australia.

If you’re into looking at phone internals, there’s a heap of pictures of circuit boards, an LCD panel and more over at the ubreakifix website. But here’s one to get you started.

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  1. (Purple) Broadcom BCM4339 5G WiFi combo chip.
  2. (Teal) Avago ACPM-7700 power amplifier module.
  3. (Red) Qualcomm WTR1625L RF transceiver.
  4. (Green) Qualcomm WFR1620 receive-only companion chip.
  5. (Orange) SK Hynix 2GB/3GB LPDDR3 RAM layered on the 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor.
  6. (Yellow) ANX7812 USB SlimPort Tx IC.
  7. (Blue) Texas Instruments BQ24296 battery charge management and system power path management chip.
 
Source: ubreakifix.
Via: AndroidCentral.

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