A teardown video received by the folks over at TechnoBuffalo shows the Samsung Galaxy S4 being torn apart. The device is yet to be released, somehow the source has access to a unit and has graciously taped this teardown video for all to see. The conclusion is that Samsung Galaxy S4 is surprisingly easy to repair, as opposed to its rivals such as the iPhone 5, which isn’t exactly that easy to repair.
9 screws have to be removed before the front and back of the S4 can be separated. The source claims its easier to fix Galaxy S4 than it was to fix Galaxy S III. That’s because several components, including SIM slot, camera module, microUSB slot etc, are very easy to replace. The only problems with regards to repairability might be presented by the Gorilla Glass display. If the screen shatters , replacing the Gorilla Glass could cost over $200. Regardless of this single caveat, the source calls Galaxy S4 the “most repairable smartphone” that they have ever worked on. Does being easy to repair earn Samsung’s flagship Android smartphone brownie points in your book? You can check out the teardown video by hitting the source link.