iFixit tears down the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge – insides are neat, but tight

iFixit tears down the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge – insides are neat, but tight
The guys over at iFixit got their hands on a Samsung Galaxy S6 edge and did what they do best – took it apart, slowly, patiently, and meticulously recording each and every step of the process. The handset's insides look neat, tidy, and snug, but overally – the phone is not much easier to take apart than the HTC One M9, which was torn down a couple of days ago. Access to the battery? No dice, as the juicebox is hidden behind layer upon layer of components.

Samsung's duo of flagships this year boast a design language, which has thus far been foreign to the company – a glass-and-metal construction, oozing of choice materials, in a generally enclosed phone – no more removable back cover, no more user-replacable battery, nor a microSD card slot. But alas, that's the price one has to pay, it seems, in order to get a gadget, with looks that match its tag.

The iFixit repairability score is 3/10, pretty bad, but if we look back – the Galaxy S5 wasn't very repair-friendly as well, as it required the display to be removed from the device for access to anything other than the battery.


source: iFixit

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Galaxy S6 edge
  • Display 5.1 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Samsung Exynos 7 Octa 3GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, not expandable
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 7.0 Nougat Samsung TouchWiz UI

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