LG G3 gets stripped down to its bare parts in new teardown

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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  • J Cav the Great

    You Should Add “NSFW” to the headline…. lol

    • No_Nickname90

      Calm down.

      • J Cav the Great

        u calm down.

  • j7981

    Dem curves… xP

  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez
  • HotInEER

    Gosh…I love my HTC One M8 soooo much. I also loved my G2. I can’t make up my mind if I should but the G3 or not, or just stay with my HTC One.

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      It’s tough, man. I’m kinda in the same boat as you. I gave my One M8 to my gf and went back to the G2. I’ve been happy, but I miss the M8 in a lot of ways.

      Now here comes the LG G3, and where there’s a lot of stuff to love about the phone spec-wise, it’s just kinda large and I’m against having a 2K display.

      I’m on the fence, but I feel like it’s just a matter of time before I cave and pick up the LG G3 (whenever it launches here).

      • HotInEER

        You’re right Chris. I loved my G2 so much when I had Sprint. I then got tired of their horrible coverage and switched to AT&T and got a Moto X for myself and my wife. My wife didn’t care for her Moto X, she missed her G2 too much. So I then bought her a G2 on AT&T and I kept my Moto X because I knew the HTC One M8, S5, and the G3 would all be out soon.

        I had hoped they would be released at the same time, but it didn’t happen. I was blown away by the HTC One M8 over the S5, and I loved the M7 when I had it, so I jumped on the M8 since I was growing tired of the Moto X.

        But, I think I want the G3, even though I was happy with the size of the G2. The only thing about the M8 I don’t like is it doesn’t have wireless charging, I know it’s a small problem and couldn’t’ be done with the metal uni body, but that’s what I missed the most about my Nexus 5. If the AT&T G2 had wireless charging I probably would have bought another one for myself over the M8 and that says a lot about how much LG impressed me.

        My wife loves my HTC One M8, so I think I’ll buy the G3, and if I love it, i’ll give her the M8 and use it, if I don’t love it, I’ll return it and keep my M8.

    • Joe J

      I used a htc m7 as my primary for the first half of 2013 then the G2 took over when it came out. HTC makes butter smooth software but if you don’t mind a little LG rooting and debloating. You are getting the best tech equipment in the G3 with future forward design. It makes you realize how backwards in design huge black bezels are

  • KiwiBri

    This will be my new phone… I hope FM Radio is present. Some details show radio… Others don’t

  • Jay

    Undressed to its skivvies. Gorgeous….. OK, what are we looking for again?