The LG G3 is fresh off of its announcement but already it's been torn apart and its insides splayed across a table for all to see courtesy of uBreakiFix. The main goal of tear downs of course is to see what the LG G3 is entirely made of and to help determine the level of repairability. In this case, uBreakiFix took the time to highlight what makes it all tick and gave the LG G3 an 8 out of 10 on the repairability scale.

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

That score is noted to be higher than that of its predecessor with uBreakiFix stating 'initial impressions are that this is a beautifully engineered phone. The use of several contact-style connectors instead of flexes will certainly reduce repair time and the location of the LCD/digitizer connectors give the G3 a much higher repairability factor'. Hit the source link for more details and images or check out our very own hands-on with the LG G3.

Source: uBreakiFix

There are 31 comments

droidhead_1 says:

Good job with this LG, for this to improve it must have been a focus for them.

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moosc says:

First just proves the G3 is a cheap phone built by drones.

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gatorboi352 says:


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Mikey47 says:

If by "cheap" you mean "awesome" , and by "built by drones" you mean "running Android", I completely agree with you.

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Jay Holm says:


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Got Nexus?

Dizfunctions says:

You can disassemble a 4000 dollar PC. That doesn't mean it's made of cheap materials.

The same goes for smartphones.

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Theodroid says:

Troll alert

Green_Laser says:

8 out of 10, that's pretty good!!

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thatguy97 says:

How much would it cost to fix the display panel

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Mac58 says:

lol this is what Im wondering

Very good question! I would hate to buy another LG phone that costs over $250 to fix the screen.

Jay Holm says:

Cheaper to just make an insurance claim.

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jeddo45 says:

Best buy insurance... $10 a month and they'll replace anything... No questions asked.

Brought to you by the Nexus M8

droid5 says:

I paid $150 to replace my G2 screen. Also it got rid of Verizon's graffiti.

mwara244 says:

The displays are usually between $125-150 by itself, can usually find some on ebay for the low end, not including the tools you'll need which can be between $40-90

vicw926a4 says:

It looks like LG did some really good design engineering for easy repair, especially compared to the repair nightmare that is the HTC One (M8).

DWR_31 says:

Nice to see a high repairability rating.
But I'm not gonna break my G2.

Dizfunctions says:

G3 is looking to be an amazing device. I might just trade in my G2.

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jrb363 says:

Meh. Specs are subpar. I'll pick one up when it's on clearance for $99. XD

eahinrichsen says:

You may be more well-versed in hardware than I am. What do you consider to be on par?

Lol... This thing packs the latest technology and hardware that is released to the public. Please explain this 'subpar' you speak of.

Got Nexus?

thatguy97 says:

Rofl see you 40 years in dollar general

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Dissident26 says:


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rootbasic says:

I can't hardly wait to buy one.

David Horgan says:

This has the specs the Galaxy S5 should have had. Very "Apple" move with the minor update. More like Galaxy S4.5

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anekin007 says:

With the nexus line rumored to be out of the picture it looks like there isn't much android phones to wait for other than the Note 4. I'm going to wait on full reviews and couple updates to fix bugs before I buy one. Flagships usually go on sale for $99 on contract after about 2 months.

brutos08 says:

This just adds more weight to me getting this phone. I like a phone that can be repaired easily. Great Job LG.
I see some 15 year old trolling shouldn't you be stuffing your face with pizza and coke while screen at the monitor playing video games.

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-IRON- says:

Not one menton of the screen. That is the biggest issue and what most want to know about

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subraya says:

LG has come a long way. 8 out of 10 is a very good score. Nice work by LG.

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Ha - I love the "subpar specs" comment! What an idiot.

I, for one, can't wait for the day this phone goes on sale at AT&T - I will be first in line to purchase one!

I bought a Galaxy Note 3 the first week they went on sale, and promptly returned it due to multiple problems I was having with it (my Note 2 was one of the best smartphones I ever owned!). I picked up an LG Optimus G Pro, and it's THE best smartphone I've ever owned. Period!

My Optimus G Pro is the ONLY cell phone I've ever owned that has NEVER rebooted on it's own. NOT.ONE.SINGLE.TIME!