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The Samsung Galaxy S6 got stripped apart, and replacing its battery is not for the faint-hearted

The Samsung Galaxy S6 got stripped apart, and replacing its battery is not for the faint-hearted
Device teardown website MyFixGuide published a set of photos exposing the Samsung Galaxy S6's inside job. Not surprisingly, Samsung's flagship looks as good on the inside as it does on the outside! 

Although the new metal and glass build certainly makes teardowns and repairs more challenging than removing the plastic backs of older Galaxy smartphones, it's no match for an enterprising technician with a heat gun. 2-3 minutes of warming up the smartphone makes it possible to take the back panel off.

Contrary to previous reports, the battery isn't directly accessible, or easily removable at all. One must remove the middle frame first, then take out the NFC chip and unscrew the motherboard in order to get a shot at replacing the battery. It is a 3.85v 9.82wh 2550mAh li-on unit, and we're very curious if this capacity is enough to ensure a long battery life for the GS 6.

The technician also noted that the camera module has been equipped with a fixed base to help against producing unwanted jitter.

There isn't much more in the way of notable details, but the Galaxy S6 does seem well put together. You can also check out a pretty shot of the Exynos 7420 SoC, commander in chief of the Galaxy S6's processing department.


source: MyFixGuide

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posted on 19 Mar 2015, 05:52 6

1. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 773; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Since then, I always see the internal structure of Samsung devices as super clean unlike those other devices..

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 05:54 8

2. CoastCity (Posts: 247; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


The question is: replace it with what, a bigger one? Cince it is 29% less efficient than S5's, that is

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:00 3

4. TAMARETTE (Posts: 182; Member since: 15 Jun 2014)


Looks like you just pulled that figure out of your tush, luv.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:03 7

5. spin9 (Posts: 279; Member since: 31 May 2014)


http://www.gsmarena.com/samsung_galaxy_s6-review-1227p3.php

Not realy, S5's battery: 83 hours, S6'S: 64. Do the math your self (83/64=1,2968)

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:09 8

8. tech2 (Posts: 3316; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Bruh, just wait for the final firmware before passing on false information.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:11 9

11. spin9 (Posts: 279; Member since: 31 May 2014)


For what? An ultra saving mode, where you use your phone for the rest of the day in dim black and white? Thnx but no thnx

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 07:02 2

20. tech2 (Posts: 3316; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


You have no idea what I am talking about do you ? I am not talking about UPSM. I am talking about the performance improvement final version of firmware will bring.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 00:41

40. Aploine (Posts: 425; Member since: 24 Oct 2013)


I see that some people just can't or don't want to believe simple facts. Or believe their own eyes

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 03:39

42. tech2 (Posts: 3316; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


LOL....what do you mean believe their own eyes ? Have you tested the phone's life personally ?

Also, stop oversimplifying things. Untill the final firmware is released you can't expect to base your judgements on that. Stop jumping to premature conclusions.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 07:07 7

21. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Crying for battery life? The S6 has quick charge 10min to get 4h of usage. Moreover, that test is not widely acceptable since it's still an unfinished model.

I knew this won't stop your ignorant criticism against Samsung, because all you haters can do is just sit and find a minor fault and beef it up as a gigantic problem.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 07:27 10

23. spin9 (Posts: 279; Member since: 31 May 2014)


It's so sad when you throw insults to people that supported you by reporting when you were been bullied :-(

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 07:48 2

26. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Ok, thanks for your kindness. But why are you so early to judge it? You should trust Samsung in what they are doing...

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 15:48

38. Ashoaib (Posts: 3229; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


I dont think that the concerns about the battery life are over concerns. I feel that the battery of s6 will not be good. My note 4 doesnt last long oppose to what different bench marks suggest and as per Samsung's support team, there is no technical issue with my unit. The battery life of note 4 is terrible as compare to my previous huawei phone and I have no reason to not assume that s6 will not have a bad battery life

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:58 5

19. drunkenjay (Posts: 856; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


see thishttp://www.geeksandcom.com/2015/03/14/test-samsung-galaxy-s6-sous-android-5-0-lollipop

8 hours and 30 minutes on geek bench

dont say crap until the phones out.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 09:18 3

30. sgodsell (Posts: 3040; Member since: 16 Mar 2013)


Clearly you are ignorant and devoid of the facts that the new Exynos 7420 14 nm CPU is using 35% less energy then its predecessor. Also the new UFS II storage is suppose to not only be the fastest on the market, but also consume 50% less energy. Not to mention the new DDR4 ram is using 34% less energy, and the display is suppose to be 20% more energy efficient.

With all this new power saving hardware. Its no wonder why Samsung used a 2550 mha battery, yet its predecessor the S5 used a 2800 mha battery.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 15:15

37. Clars123 (Posts: 549; Member since: 16 Mar 2015)


and I'm guessing you also saw..
GSM Arena-"The Samsung SM-G920F Galaxy S6 used for this review is a pre-release unit, using firmware version G920FXXU1A0BN, which was the latest available as of March 10. You can rest assured we will retest all of our proprietary tests once we get a production unit - hopefully within a week or so."

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:05 1

6. maherk (Posts: 3347; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


Wait for the final software, Samsung will surely deliver another stability software update that enhances the performance as well as the battery life as soon as the S6 hits the market.
They did it with the Note 4 and S5.
Plus, i am pretty sure heavy users still have 10 minutes on their hand for a quick charge.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:10 5

10. spin9 (Posts: 279; Member since: 31 May 2014)


read # 11

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:14 1

13. maherk (Posts: 3347; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


What has pushing a stability update has to do with ultra saving mode? Lol

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 07:47 3

25. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


Dude, read what's written below the battery test:

The Samsung SM-G920F Galaxy S6 used for this review is a pre-release unit, using firmware version G920FXXU1A0BN, which was the latest available as of March 10. You can rest assured we will retest all of our proprietary tests once we get a production unit - hopefully within a week or so.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:13 1

12. SonyFindOneDroidple (Posts: 773; Member since: 11 May 2013)


Haha what's your problem huh? I just commented on how the internal structure looks so neat. Amf

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:23 5

16. CoastCity (Posts: 247; Member since: 07 Mar 2014)


If you do not know how to converse why bother? Did I said something insulting to you? No. Well, the way you write suits you I guess

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 10:06

31. Gnobias (Posts: 13; Member since: 11 Mar 2015)


can someone translate the japanese please?

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 13:33

34. zunaidahmed (Posts: 417; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


It's chinese for god's sake ^_^

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 05:55 5

3. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


Beautiful inside and outside. Samsung is the master!

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 13:40

35. zunaidahmed (Posts: 417; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


Listen up, I could say samsung is SH*T all day, but I don't really care. To tell you the truth, S6 is a great device, but can I see any similarities between the iPhone 6? A whole lot, look from the sides....They pretty much look exact and from the sides and bottom. So don't reply to every criticizing comment trying to protect samsung, laugh it off sometimes, it helps. Some off us surely neutral towards the products. Another thing is, I think the s6 would be better with alpha-ish sides. Not iPhone-ish, cause I don't like the apple sides either.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 22:15

39. tech2 (Posts: 3316; Member since: 26 Oct 2012)


Only the bottom looks a bit iPhone-ish. The remaining side and and top don't. Nor does the front and back.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 05:52

44. zunaidahmed (Posts: 417; Member since: 24 Dec 2011)


the top doesn't have anything,the only difference between the tops are two white lines and a microphone hole...but they are the same. And yeah, the sides are not the same, thanks for pointing out.

posted on 24 Mar 2015, 16:05

45. epdm2be (Posts: 451; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


Whats strike me is that the edge is actually plastic with a waferthin layer of metal over it. :-(

Everything inside is mounted on plastic.

That's not what I have in mind when I hear all this talk about "a metal phone" :-(
At least on the S5 you KNOW what you get but this seems like betrayal.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:07 3

7. drindia (Posts: 9; Member since: 17 Feb 2015)


Problem with samsung phone is battery gets swollen after 1-2 yr, even if u do not charge overnight or keep it charging after it is fully charged. Had problem with battery with note 1 and note 3, so it bit it is matter of worry for me, I would prefer note 4 over Galaxy S6(also glass back is more fragile then plastic)

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:16 2

14. maherk (Posts: 3347; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


My sister had her Note 2, from day 1 the Note 2 was released here in Lebanon, up until last month when she got herself a gold Note 4, and she never had a problem with her battery. I could say the same about my lil brothers Note 2, and my older brother S4 mini.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 11:23 1

32. j2001m (Posts: 2755; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


They have also changed the batterry tech, on a small note the problem you lasting is more in line with removable battery's anyways

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:10 7

9. mixedfish (Posts: 1144; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


Apple 'inspired' outside and inside.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:16 2

15. maherk (Posts: 3347; Member since: 10 Feb 2012)


How??

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:47 2

17. mixedfish (Posts: 1144; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


Have a look at the GS5 tear down, then look at the iP6. Boom magically we get GS6.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 07:36 6

24. SuperNova (banned) (Posts: 649; Member since: 15 Jan 2015)


LoL....Is being a troll that fun?. Does your bending i6 Plus inside have such a well-organized structure like this? Does it have the latest hardware specs like this? Be a man, and stop trolling.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 06:50 2

18. lpratas (Posts: 235; Member since: 09 Nov 2011)


Apple inspired, why? Already it isn't enough of stupid comments? What thoughts so exagerated and so limited vision you Apple fanboys have. If Samsung appears with a new smartphone with a distinct line of the previous you have always motives to compare with the iPhone. For you is always copy and inspiration in the Iphone. Samsung can't have a different vision, design and hardware that which is always similar to your outdated, in many aspects, iPhone.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 07:12 3

22. mixedfish (Posts: 1144; Member since: 17 Nov 2013)


Hahaha obviously I have struck a nerve with you enough to call me an 'Apple Fanboy'.

If it helps you sleep at night, I thought the GS5 was a design that fits within Samsung's consistent industrial design, but GS6 an odd addition that can only be explained by you know what.

But yes, do continue to put words in my mouth, now I know how defensive you be on the topic.

Did I mention I currently use a GS3 and a Xperia Z2? Burn Baby!

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 11:27 2

33. j2001m (Posts: 2755; Member since: 28 Apr 2014)


Iphone 4, 4s and 5 and 5s all within Apple industrial design, small screen, oh but what happen with iphone 6, oh yes copied samsung and got loads of sales, going by the looks of the trade ins it's going to do the same for samsung, I.e. It's good to go out of the industrial design, it gets upgrades, something htc will not be getting this year, hahaha

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 08:51 1

28. RoboticEngi (Posts: 540; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


Omfg you Guys just cant let it go. I pretty sure they didnt copy the inside of the iPhone, since its build like crap.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 08:09 4

27. Martin_Cooper (Posts: 1368; Member since: 30 Jul 2013)


So after many years of s**tting on an iphone we have an android samsung flagship phone that has a battery thats harder to be replaced than an iPhone. Suddenly all the samesheeps are quiet.

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 08:53 1

29. RoboticEngi (Posts: 540; Member since: 03 Dec 2014)


Yea because its super easy On an iPhone :-)

posted on 19 Mar 2015, 14:48

36. Genza (Posts: 537; Member since: 12 Mar 2014)


Ohh .. You are the clueless samsung fanboy who thinks replacing the battery in the GS6 will be easier than the Xperia Z.

And in case you forget what you said.
"Much easier than for example HTC one, iphones or Xperia Z's...."

http://www.phonearena.com/news/Galaxy-S6-has-a-removable-back-and-replaceable-battery-as-per-the-manual-just-dont-try-it-at-home_id66974/comments/page/2

And this is to prove that the Xperia Z or even Z3 slightly easier than the GS6 because you do not need screw driver to remove the battery.
https://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Sony+Xperia+Z+Battery+Replacement/22483

https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Sony+Xperia+Z3+Teardown/30464

The iPhone 6 is also easier than the GS6 because with iPhone you don't need heat gun (only screwdriver to open the cover and just pull the battery if you need to replace the battery).
https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/iPhone+6+Teardown/29213

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 02:40

41. karkavelas (Posts: 70; Member since: 25 Oct 2013)


So if I buy Samsung gs6 I have to carry also my screwdriver with me and the charger?
I thought technology makes our life easier and not complicated.

posted on 20 Mar 2015, 05:00

43. Gulliver (Posts: 38; Member since: 18 Sep 2013)


Hey, most of the people posting in PA were crying for "premium" materials device. Well now you have it. Don't complain you can't easily remove the battery (and not having IP certified) . Everything comes at a price! Not that I am happy about it but at least Sammy listened to all of you who were looking for Shiny and Glossy stuff.
P.S. 2 years Note 3 in use and nearly not a single scratch on the plastic side of the phone ... Note 4 and the metal frame is scrached in 5 days being in use. But OK, at the end everyone with his priorities - functionality vs aesthetics.

posted on 24 Mar 2015, 16:32 1

46. epdm2be (Posts: 451; Member since: 20 Apr 2012)


"...most of the people posting in PA were crying for "premium" materials device..." nope not me and I'm here too.

In fact most of the youtube smash-the-phone-to-the-ground-clips have shown that the plastic builds are more durable. Plus with the totally flush back using the wireless cover (or bigger battery) I prefer my S5 over the S6

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