LG is definitely one of the weirdest smartphone brands ever, and the company have proven that to be right once again
Recently, it is pretty hard to come across a smartphone that offers easy access to replacing the battery component. I mean, you definitely have to meet an expert to do that in most cases, however, this is not the case with the newly launched LG G8 ThinQ.
LG G8 ThinQ’s battery is permanently sealed, which simply translate to mean that there are no DIY replacements possible at all. LG has rather taken its weirdness to another level with this awkward policy. Yes! other smartphone brands also have the battery sealed, but that doesn’t usually mean it’s not replaceable. You can take the device to an authorized repair center, or, if you’re more adventurous, order a new battery online and a few necessary tools and then disassemble the phone yourself – warranty be damned. However, in the case of LG G8, things are slightly different.
The company sealed the LG G8’s battery in such a way that, if you are trying to remove it, it could cause more damage to the device if care is not properly taken. While this was confirmed in a durability test carried out by a YouTuber, Zack (JerryRigEverything) who was seen attempting to remove the G8’s battery, but after so many trials, he managed to remove it with a little damage to the device. Apart from him who is an expert in his field, only a few others could try the same without inflicting serious damages to the device.
Aside from this, the G8 actually isn’t very hard to take apart and other components are quite easy to get to. Not only that, but the internals are pretty modular, so replacing only what goes bust is doable. Except for, you know, the battery. Check out the illustrative below.