The Samsung Galaxy S10 is not easy to fix

iFixit has published its teardown of the Samsung Galaxy S10, looking at how easy it is to fix the device.

While the publication noted that a single Phillips screwdriver takes care of all the screws on the device, it was not easy to take apart.

“Many components are modular and can be replaced independently – but the charging port is now soldered to the main board,” said iFixit.

Other issues were:

  • Battery replacement is possible, but unnecessarily difficult.
  • Glued-down glass on both the front and back of the device.
  • Screen repairs require a lot of disassembly while “battling tough adhesive”.

It noted, however, that with Samsung moving the the fingerprint sensor off the back cover it has removed “the flex cable booby trap” which plagued previous Galaxy devices.

Overall, the Samsung Galaxy S10 scored a 3/10 repairability score. The publication also published a video teardown of the Galaxy S10+, posted below.

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The Samsung Galaxy S10 is not easy to fix