May, 30 2014

LG G3 teardown 1

Some guys like red-heads, others have a thing for curves. This guy? Well, I like to watch high-end smartphones strip down in front of the camera. I know, it’s an rare fetish, but luckily one the folks at uBreakiFix were happy to accommodate.

These fellas, who specialize in smartphone repairs, were able to get their hands on the Korean version of LG G3 and after probing it with all their specialty tools, stripped it down to just its bare parts for all to see. When all was said and done, they lit up a cig and gave the LG G3 an impressive 8/10 repair-ability rating. They were even nice enough to list off some of the hardware found on the LG G3’s motherboard.

LG G3 motherboard teardown

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

Because LG went with several “contact-style” connectors in the G3 instead of traditional flexes, this should help make the phone easy on repairmen to fix whatever problems may arise (like a broken LCD/digitizer). Make sure to check out the full gallery over on their site, linked below.

[uBreakiFix]

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