Alright, got my hands on a brand new LG G4. Going to do some durability tests on it today,the first of which is taking my keys and seeing how the leather back handles being scuffed up. It does permanently scuff the back even with just a little bit of pressure. So youwant to make sure not to keep your phone around any metal objects.
I’m curious as to whatis underneath the leather so I’m going to take my razor blade and slice through the 20 Best Skylight Ideas For Your Home leather and kind of scrape away from the back of the phone. It’s pretty tough stuff asfar as the slicing is concerned. You can see the fibers of the leather here from the foamback. And then underneath the leather is just some colored plastic. It’s the same color as the outside leather, kind of interesting. We’ll move onto the scratch test. Firstoff, I’m going to use a razor blade.
The glass on the LG G4 is gorilla glass 3 so notquite on the same level as the Galaxy S6 or the HTC M9. And if you look close enough youcan see that the razor blade does scratch the glass which was not the case with theGalaxy S6. Taking my keys though and trying to scratch the glass was a little bit betterfor the phone. The scratches from the keys did not show up. So the glass is still scratch How to Make Your House Feel More like a Home. No matter what your design style, these clever decorating t… resistant, just can’t handle the razor blade. Now we’re going to move onto the burn test.
You can see that the plastic edge of the phone and the leather back both start burning almostimmediately. So if you’re going to save a bunch of kittens from a burning building you might want to leave your phone outside. LG calls this screen an IPS quantum display. You can see the pixels shutting off with the extreme heat of the lighter on the front edge. The Quad HD Super AMOLED screen from the Galaxy S6 had the same response which was interesting. The pixels mostly recovered after the flame was removed. The back glass lens of the camerawas not scratched by my keys which was nice.
It makes me think that the back lens is alsomade of gorilla glass or at least some kind of scratch resisting glass. The razor bladedid leave a mark though. You can see the mark in the reflection as I tilt the phone fromside to side. So the back lens is not un-scratchable but it is scratch resistant. Now onto thebend test. If you remember the HTC M9 failed miserably, while the Galaxy S6 did survivethe bend test. I am putting all of my effort into bending this phone.
It survived the firstround and now I’m going to give it one more shot. Still nothing. I think it’s partiallybecause a removable battery, which the LG G4 has, is more rigid than a permanent internalbattery. It adds structural integrity to the phone. I’d say that this phone takes 2ndplace to the Galaxy S6 as far as durability goes. It is hard to compete with a metal bodyand gorilla glass 4. Still a solid phone though.
I enjoyed testing it. I’ve linked the GalaxyS6 and the HTC M9 tear down videos as well as the repair video for this LG G4.