Samsung Galaxy S8+ teardown reveals poor repairability

April 18th, 2017   decode   news

Samsung‘s Galaxy S8 and S8+ are finally becoming available this week, following a long hype period. To get you in the mood for picking up one, or receiving your pre-ordered unit, the folks over at iFixit have done what they do best. Namely, they’ve decided to take apart an S8+ and let us know how easy it would be to repair.

Spoiler alert: not very. The device has scored a measly 4 out of 10 on the repairability scale, where 10 is easiest to repair. The phone’s use of front and back glass means there’s double the chance you crack something, and these glass panels are held in place by strong…

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