Tools Featured in this Teardown
The last LG phone we tore down was the very modular LG G5, which was super easy to take apart and scored an impressive 8 out of 10 on our repairability meter. But that was then—what have we now? Let’s tear down the new LG G7 ThinQ.
- Lots of components are modular and can be replaced independently.
- The battery can be replaced, but adhesive and a glued-on rear panel make it unnecessarily difficult.
- Front and back glass make for double the crackability, and strong adhesive on both makes it tough to access the internals for any repair.
- Screen repair, the most common type repair, is not prioritized, requiring an almost complete disassembly while battling tough adhesive.
(10 is easiest to repair)
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