Samsung Galaxy S5 teardown suggests that the smartphone will be hard to repair

Samsung Galaxy S5 teardown suggests that the smartphone will be hard to repair
Samsung’s new Galaxy S5 won’t be released internationally until April 11, but Russian website Ferra already managed to disassemble it, thus allowing us to see what the handset looks like on the inside.

Reportedly, it’s really difficult to remove the screen of the Galaxy S5, because Samsung is using a special adhesive to keep the display panel attached to the rest of the body. After you get the display out of the way, the teardown can advance faster - but the entire operation will likely still last over an hour.

All in all, it looks like repairing a Galaxy S5 will be a hard thing to do (just like repairing an HTC One M8). But we shouldn’t be surprised about this. The S5 is dust- and water-resistant (IP67-certified), so Samsung has to make sure that its internals are very carefully assembled.

An interesting fact pointed out by Ferra is that the battery of the S5 is not square-ish, like the batteries found inside the Galaxy S II, S III and S4. It’s an elongated battery that's similar in shape to the batteries used by Apple on its latest iPhones.

If you’re curious to see the Samsung Galaxy S5 disassembled, check out the gallery below, or the source link at the end of this post. If you're not curious, but you are looking forward to buying the new Galaxy, wait for it to become available, and hope that you won’t need to have it repaired.

source: (translated) via GSM Arena

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. pyradark

Posts: 895; Member since: Jun 10, 2012

Ugly on outside still ugly on the inside ;)

2. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

And uses cheap plastic along big side width bezel

3. Tizen007

Posts: 575; Member since: Jan 07, 2014

yup cheap like your trolls

5. iushnt

Posts: 3126; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

I disagree with u here, u can't say cheap plastics coz the main purpose of the technological device is something else. Plz don't give examples of tables, furniture a , and cars.give relevant example for relevant things..and u have full right to disagree with me as well.

7. skyline88

Posts: 698; Member since: Jul 15, 2013

go back to big ugly bezel posts of Sony HTC and iJunk, please dont embarrased yourself here

11. maherk

Posts: 6966; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

calm down sony boy, you really have the guts to talk about bezels? Like seriously? And guess what, people seems to like those "cheap plastic" phones made by Samsung and find the iPhone 4+Galaxy S2 baby(aka Sony Z) quite repelling. Fyi, your old argument that sales don't tell the truth about a device, well ot does if they are both sold for the same price. You hate on Samsung's plastic, iPhone's everything, HTC's aluminum and bezels(yet again you forget that the Z is the bezels king). It's like you copy paste your stupid comments on every other article that doesn't talk about your beloved Z2.

30. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Hold on, wth, I like Samsung . I have the N3, and it has the 2nd best CPU after Cyclone swift A7 A57 Armv8, the Exynos 5420 . Samsung has the best CPU and gpu and uses the best screen to date,,,,

27. doejon

Posts: 411; Member since: Jul 31, 2012

bezel are wider yes, because of the problem that the s4 had.. (display cracked in the pocket) and for the ip67 they must widen the bezels.. sory for my englisch xD

48. tuminatr

Posts: 1144; Member since: Feb 23, 2009

yep same cheap crap that football helmets and car bumpers are made out of

4. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Yup......and even 100 million galaxy customers find it ugly that's why they bought it. ugly ≠ blind hatred

13. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Just let the sales and Samsung annual smartphone profit speaks for itself. Every Galaxy S generations sell more than all other Android OEMs combined. That's why I keep buying Samsung. Already bought their note pro 12.2 for 2014. Waiting for their note 4.

15. iushnt

Posts: 3126; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

How's the note pro 12.2? I'm thinking to retire my iPad 2. That's (Note pro 12.2) one tablet I think is worthy enough to use which doesn't feel like an enlarged smartphone.

17. maherk

Posts: 6966; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I tried it at best buy and it is awesome, if you live in the states is pretty easy to make a decision to buy something with no regrets since you can always go to carrier's store or electronic stores and play with whatever gadget you're looking into buying. So don't just take my word about it, and if you don't live in the states or any place that have such stores, make sure you check dozens of videos and reviews before you buy something. Don't base your decision on someone's comment.

24. iushnt

Posts: 3126; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

thanks, I'm from Nepal and I usually watch dozens of videos and reviews before buying, Here, only samsung have strong presence and all other brands are hard to be seen in the stores. May be this is a very small market thats why apple, sony etc are not interested to push their products. When i got my dad a HTC one, he was like what brand is it?. This is the situation here. BUt i generally import electornics through my cousins and friends who stay in the states rather than buying here because we have limited options here. Officially samsung doesnt sell note pro 12.2 here. As for tablets only tab 2, tab 3, note 8, note 10.1(older edition) is available.

41. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

Note Pro 12.2 is a great learning tool, I using it daily to brush up on my Mandarin. Samsung Multi window makes it possible; One windows running Moon Reader Pro, one of the best ebook reader for android with TTS; Another windows running internet browser to learn the correct stroke also known as 'bihua'. The final windows running their S Note to rewrite the Chinese character many times in order to commit to memory. Well, there a common sayings that Chinese language is the future. Better be safe than sorry. LOL!

33. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

I have the N3 with Exynos, will be buying the N4 with Exynos.... No don't like Snapdragon

31. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Not hating on Samsung but I really dislike and hate plastic, I prefer and wish it had prestige materials. I have a Samsung fridge and a 9series laptop also my younger brother has a MacBook Air.

43. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 2012

I understand your view point. Just be true to yourself and buy what you like. No one listen to Samsung haters here. The reason I buy Samsung is because its a strong brand and the Note series design is ok in my book.

6. iushnt

Posts: 3126; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Beauty is in the eyes of beholder :) . I don't consider s5 as beautiful but I am sure it doesn't deserve hatred because of this. Will u hate any girl (your fren, gf or sister) just because she is ugly?

9. Whopyourass unregistered

LMAO ! What kinda whop logic are you using here? Why would someone hate something just because he thinks its ugly? If its downright fugly, its fugly. PERIOD. I dun have to hate something to think this way about that. So if a Fat ugly gal comes your way, are you gonna lie to her that you think she's pretty just because by saying she's fugly means you hate her ?

12. iushnt

Posts: 3126; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Sorry for my bad bad..I was answering to arte-8800 because he gave irrelevant analogy comparing with furnitures and flooring and he hates gs5 for being ugly. If u havent read his comments on other articles then u can ignore this :). U don't hate it so its absolutely cool. Saying fugly isn't bad but hating or ignoring other aspects of the devices potential is something not acceptable in my view..

14. iushnt

Posts: 3126; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

If a fat ugly girl is working as Chief finance officer and she is good with her job then others(her boss and colleagues) shouldn't hate her for her ugliness despite of her high productivity.coz the core purpose should be addressed first. But arte-8800 would probably hate her of being ugly rather than focusing how her job is..

16. maherk

Posts: 6966; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

its not about the looks neither about the specs, it's about the brand. If this "fat" girl had a Sony tattoo on her forehead, trust me, he would be in love and hope that she ll be the one who will finally take his virginity.

32. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Hahaha, no you guys are all wrong,,,, I don't hate on any OEMs, except deeply on Apple how the collaborate business. Come on did we all not grow up from Sony, Panasonic, sharp, keenwood, JVC, Marantz, Onyko, Teac, B&W, and loads others from 1985 onwards,,,,,

38. iushnt

Posts: 3126; Member since: Feb 06, 2013

Pioneer car audios, Sony Walkman were my favs.

8. rangaha

Posts: 86; Member since: Dec 05, 2013

just like you

28. fireblade

Posts: 717; Member since: Dec 27, 2013

Agree.. 100 thumbs up for you

10. lagdroid

Posts: 15; Member since: Mar 28, 2014

If i ll get the device before launch of it, i ll play with it not tear it down

18. doosafety2

Posts: 7; Member since: Mar 29, 2014

omg... in one hand u put miley cyrus let her be Galaxy s5 in other hand u put rihanna let her be htc one m8..... Which one do you choose ?!? LMFAO... i suppose miley is cute but i will still go for Rihanna .... OMG SHE FINE... the phone... or...

20. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

wtf man...?

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