LG shows off the G6's durability in the geekiest way possible


LG’s recently announced flagship phone, the G6, has a glass front and back — not a design you would associate with durability. However, the company claims the phone is extremely sturdy, and is now backing up that claim with a new ad. 

In the video, several LG G6 devices are being pushed around by a Rube Goldberg machine — you know, the unnecessarily complex contraption that produces a domino effect. And (obviously, since this is an ad) it passes the test with flying colors. 

The two-and-a-half minute video shows the G6 plunged underwater, thrown from a height of 3.3 feet and pushed through an oven. It’s all pretty tame — don’t expect to see anything really nasty happening to the phone — but it’s a nice way to kill a few minutes. 

The G6 is LG’s first globally available water-resistant flagship phone, with a water and dust resistance rating of a respectable IP68. The screen’s curved corners, LG claims, make it less prone to cracking in case of a fall, and the phone has generally (again, LG claims) undergone some serious durability testing that exceeds industry standards. 

LG said April 6 that the G6 will become available globally in the “next several weeks,” but there’s no precise date yet. 

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