iFixit took aside a Samsung Galaxy S21 and gave it a repairability ranking of four out of 10. Whereas the S20 by no means acquired an official ranking from iFixit, this yr’s flagship is clearly simpler to restore. Try the video beneath for a take a look at the vital areas.
Lengthy story brief, the plastic again is less complicated to take away than a glass panel (you don’t have to fret about cracking it). The flat show is less complicated to take away as effectively, it additionally helps that show cable is now removable.
The lower than excellent rating is as a result of the 2 commonest repairs – altering the battery or the show – are nonetheless fairly robust. Samsung glues down the batteries in its telephones as a substitute of utilizing pull tabs, so taking it out is not any simple feat.
Try the iFixit report for extra particulars. By the way in which, the video has an incredible aspect by aspect shot of the brand new fingerprint reader subsequent to the one on the S20 – it has a a lot bigger floor space (the sensor is mentioned after the three minute mark within the video).