LG’s new G6 smartphone is practically indestructible

LG's new flagship is among the best smartphone to come out this year

Tech Desk April 05, 2017
LG's new flagship is among the best smartphone to come out this year. PHOTO: AFP

LG unveiled its much awaited smartphone, the flagship G6, at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2017 which went on to become one of the best mobile device to come out this year so far.

The G6 seems to check all the boxes for a well-rounded smartphone featuring some of the best specs that include its revolutionary bezel less display and dual camera setup.

Screengrab: YouTube/JerryRigEverything

However it now seems that LG, in the process, has also created a flagship device that is a lot more durable when compared to its competitors in the high-end smartphone segment.

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YouTuber JerryRigEverything, who's known for putting high-end smartphones through extensive torture tests, just uploaded his latest video featuring the LG G6. As usual, the phone was put through different durability tests that included a scratch, burn and bend test.

Screengrab: YouTube/JerryRigEverything

LG’s flagship performed well in the first two tests suffering minor scratches and the screen recovering immediately after being put to flame.

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What’s most interesting is that the phone’s design allowed it to survive Jerry’s bend test without any harm.

Screengrab: YouTube/JerryRigEverything

Previous videos on the channel have shown that only a few devices ever catastrophically fail the bend test, but most show at least a worrisome degree of flex or deformation with enough pressure is applied.

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The G6, however, hardly flexes at all maintaining its water tight seals which means the device should remain water and dust resistant even under heavy pressure.

LG’s new device then should be the best bet for those users who prioritise durability in a smartphone.


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