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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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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46 Comments

1. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

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

2. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 2014

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

4. TAMARETTE

Posts: 182; Member since: Jun 15, 2014

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

5. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 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)

8. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

11. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 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

20. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

40. Aploine

Posts: 445; Member since: Oct 24, 2013

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

42. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 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.

21. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 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.

23. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

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

26. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

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

38. Ashoaib

Posts: 3282; Member since: Nov 15, 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

19. drunkenjay

Posts: 1670; Member since: Feb 11, 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.

30. sgodsell

Posts: 7365; Member since: Mar 16, 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.

37. Clars123

Posts: 1078; Member since: Mar 16, 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."

6. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 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.

10. spin9

Posts: 310; Member since: May 31, 2014

read # 11

13. maherk

Posts: 6877; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

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

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.

12. SonyFindOneDroidple

Posts: 865; Member since: May 11, 2013

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

16. CoastCity

Posts: 257; Member since: Mar 07, 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

31. Gnobias

Posts: 13; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

can someone translate the japanese please?

34. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 2011

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

3. SuperNova

Posts: 649; Member since: Jan 15, 2015

Beautiful inside and outside. Samsung is the master!

35. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 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.

39. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

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

44. zunaidahmed

Posts: 1183; Member since: Dec 24, 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.

45. epdm2be

Posts: 822; Member since: Apr 20, 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.

7. drindia

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 17, 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)

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