Here are the most and least repairable phones of 2016
posted by Victor H. / Dec 22, 2016, 12:39 PM
Over the years, iFixit has established itself as a leading community for device repair instructions. The enthusiastic group of people that is best known for its iPhone and Samsung Galaxy phones teardowns cares about the repairability of a device and the almost lost art of fixing the problems you encounter with your own phone yourself.
We are all for recovering this 'makers' spirit, and that's why we also cover iFixit's work, and we're particularly excited to see its rating of the most and least repairable phones of 2016.
Let's see which devices made the cut.
Posts: 1394; Member since: Dec 28, 2012
is this because they could explode? or were they actually not repairable. referring to the ssamsung phones
posted on Dec 22, 2016, 12:53 PM 4
Posts: 115; Member since: Oct 01, 2016
its business if your phone is broken and cant be repaired you must buy another one simply they just found a way how to make more money they dont care about you as costumer samsung wants you to spend more money on them
posted on Dec 22, 2016, 2:12 PM 1
Posts: 2697; Member since: Nov 09, 2015
Can you blame Ferrari for not being 'grease monkey' friendly...? No... And I can say the same about Samsung Smartphones in the list... Smartphones aren't exactly "rigs"... So I see little point to be concerned about a smartphone's "repairability" potential... I'm afraid but this is article is yet another medium to highlight iPhones while at the same time take another blow to Samsung. Don't be such an opportunist, PA. I know certain Samsung Smartphones are highly prone to inceneration but you don't have to rub our noses in it... What a day, eh? G'Day!
posted on Dec 22, 2016, 12:58 PM 5
Posts: 2354; Member since: Aug 01, 2015
Highlight iPhones you say... Highlight what? - They placed the LG and Google phones higher on the easy to repair scale then Apple's devices. By your logic then it would be the LG G5 thats being exalted at the expense of the rest. Furthermore it's not Phone Arena's finding that are being posted. It's iFixit's findings that are on display here. Samsung makes some fantastic devices and just because they may be harder to repair then others, that in no way takes away from their greatness. Nor is Phone Arena stating such.
posted on Dec 22, 2016, 5:07 PM 1
How can two 7's be ranked in two different places, lmao.
posted on Dec 22, 2016, 1:33 PM 0
Posts: 5677; Member since: Feb 10, 2013
Reread The 7 and 7 Plus were both rated 7 The SE was rated 6
posted on Dec 22, 2016, 4:03 PM 1
I'm curious where those trolls that keep saying that Apple makes their devices difficult to repair "to milk their sheep". Where are you? Effing hypocrites.
posted on Dec 22, 2016, 3:42 PM 0
Posts: 966; Member since: Feb 02, 2012
Anyone that says iPhones are difficult to repair has absolutely no experience repairing smartphones.
posted on Dec 22, 2016, 6:23 PM 1
Posts: 14; Member since: Jan 22, 2015
Damn how does an iPhone get such a good rating when it looses it's water resistant rating the minute you crack the phone open, replacement parts don't always have the adhesive and if your forget to add that to your cart, next time you put your phone in the water, it's toast. Not to mention, the scrubs at PhoneArena didn't even do their own research, they just took numbers from Ifixit. The OnePlus 3 is one of the easiest phones to repair, way easier than the iPhone and I don't see it on this list...
posted on Dec 22, 2016, 7:25 PM 1
Posts: 122; Member since: Oct 17, 2016
I guess nobody caught this about the #2 easiest to repair Google Pixel: "Unfortunately, the phones are hard to pry open without breaking the screen." These phones are REALLY easy to work on. You just can't get the screen off. But if you could get the screen off, they would be REALLY easy to work on.Besides who ever takes the screen off to work on a phone anyway? What total moron came up with these ratings?
posted on Dec 22, 2016, 9:36 PM 0
Posts: 33; Member since: May 09, 2016
Check the source. These are the only 2016 phones on the list. Is it fair to say the Phone se is fourth best when it is indeed the third worst?
posted on Dec 23, 2016, 5:58 AM 0
Send a warning to post author
Send a warning to Selected user.
The user has 0 warnings currently.
Next warning will result in ban!
Ban user and delete all posts
Message to PhoneArena moderator (optional):