iFixit gives Samsung Galaxy S5 a repairability score of 5 (out of 10)


It’s not the first time when we see the new Samsung Galaxy S5 being disassembled. However, this time the teardown was done by iFixit - which, as you may know, gives repairability scores to all the new hot devices that it’s testing.

Compared to last year’s Galaxy S4, the S5 is harder to repair. But that isn’t surprising, since the new smartphone is dust and water resistant. The S4 scored 8 out of 10 on the repairability scale in 2013, and now iFixit gave the Galaxy S5 a 5 out of 10.

The easiest component to remove and replace on the S5 is its 2,800 mAh battery. Beyond that, though, if you want to replace something, you’ll first have to remove the display panel of the S5 - this isn’t exactly a breeze, because the display assembly is “held in with a significant amount of adhesive and requires very careful and persistent prying and a considerable amount of heat to remove without cracking the glass or cutting cables.”

You can watch the teardown (well, parts of it) in the video below. For more about Samsung’s new flagship smartphone, make sure to check out our Galaxy S5 review here.



A couple of weeks ago, iFixit also disassembled the new HTC One M8, giving it a low repairability score of 2 out of 10 - so a case that’s 90% metal has its downsides when compared to a plastic case.

source: iFixit

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Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera)
    2.1 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh
  • OS Android 6.0 Marshmallow
    Samsung TouchWiz UI

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