Samsung Galaxy S6 gets disassembled on video - it's rather hard to get inside

Samsung Galaxy S6 gets disassembled on video - it's rather hard to get inside
It's always been quite interesting to take a sneak peek inside the more interesting Android devices and take a gawk at the top-notch hardware inside. Such is the case with the Samsung Galaxy S6, a handset that has some really powerful components inside - an Exynos 7420 chipset, 3GB of LPDDR4 RAM, as well as ultra-fast eMMC 5.1 flash storage. 

However, this is not the only intriguing thing about the phone - the Galaxy S6 is the first Samsung flagship to come with a sealed, non user-removable battery, a pretty steep departure from Samsung's roots. We've already treated you to a teardown of the device, but we have a brand new one now. This time, it's a video that walks us through the process of tearing down the Samsung flagship. 

Just as you might imagine, disassembling the phone down is pretty hard, mostly due to the danger of breaking the rear glass panel. As a result, replacing the 2,550mAh battery is a pretty difficult and potentially-dangerous process. Moreover, the abundance of adhesive that seals the phone tight is also pretty hard to go through. As a whole, it's not a device that can be easily torn down.

Check out the video right below.



source: ETradeSupply via Reddit

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13 Comments

1. Loubielou

Posts: 603; Member since: Jul 11, 2012

Might be Good Showing this Video for someone who knows what he is Doing,but people will start Copying this Video,to damage there phone if the Smash there Glass Back or Front,as Ebay or Amazon will get Someone Selling the Back Covers soon from Chinese sellers

2. skimshaddy unregistered

Common people. How can it be hard to take this things apart? It's built by 10 years old kids.

11. androidwindows

Posts: 216; Member since: Oct 04, 2014

The post above was written by a 10-year-old kid.

3. dimas

Posts: 3240; Member since: Jul 22, 2014

Imagine gaming laptops having such small components and the only big parts are graphic cards and batteries.

5. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

That wont be happen even in future ~ The performance differences of laptop and smartphone still far ~

8. matistight

Posts: 900; Member since: May 13, 2009

To further this correct statement, it has been proven that processors on phones are much slower than computers (and why iPhones have "slow" processors.) For example, a 2.3 GHz quad core processor on a phone starts off blasting at the 2.0-2.3 GHz, but soon drops to 1.0-1.5 GHz to prevent overheating on the phone. (This is why Mediatek thinks they're so smart for having slow and cold processors.) Meanwhile, when something like this happens on a computer, that fan kicks on to cool down the processor, gpu, etc., so you can keep that high power. Phones (obviously) don't have fans. This is why the new macbook does not have a fan, because the processor is a little of 1 GHz(quad core, yes, but don't expect any 4k videos, or making them for that matter.) It may look nice on the phone, but it will start lagging eventually.

4. tokuzumi

Posts: 1759; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

The only part I'm disappointed in is the overall difficulty of repairing the device. I kind if wish the device was more like the Nexus 4, where the back plate was held on by some screws, and the rest was fairly easy to get to, other than the screen. But it's been over 3 years since I've had to repair a phone, so I'm not overly concerned by the increased difficulty of repair.

6. Gnobias

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

Didn't care about opening a phone 10 years ago and I still dont.

7. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Unibody phones are always harder to open. But he actually made it look easy. What I would really like to see, is how many of these can the average person at Samsung factories, put one together. I would like to see how fast they do one and how many one person can crank out. I think that would be more interesting to see vs taking one apart. But what you can see is the phone is well put together. You can see the case design has several metal elements to prevent bending. Very nice phone. Once you take the front out of the phone, it looks exactly like the S5 :-)

9. matistight

Posts: 900; Member since: May 13, 2009

The metal makes it worse for repairability (the note 4 is a pain trying to do anything other than fix the screen.)

10. jessyi

Posts: 325; Member since: Jan 08, 2015

So expernsive and easy to beak the glass what a fragile phone.:(

12. kozza3

Posts: 776; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

yea but it's still gonna sell like crazy... not a fan btw

13. Nancy15

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 10, 2015

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