Image credit - iFixit

Image credit – iFixit


There are all kinds of things we take into consideration when choosing a new smartphone. Specs are of course important, along with its operating system, and the accompanying ecosystem. However there are also other things to factor in, such as repairability because sometimes you don’t want to have to end up spending a fortune to get a phone fixed.

This might be important to those who plan on keeping their phones around for a few years. That being said, the folks at iFixit have recently published a list of the most and least repairable phones that they’ve encountered in 2016, and sitting at the top of that list is none other than the modular LG G5.

The phone has scored an impressive 8 out of 10 in repairability, and no surprises as iFixit points to its modularity as being the reason it is so repairable. Coming in tied at second would be the Google Pixel phones and Apple’s iPhone 7, both of which scored a 7 out of 10. As for the least repairable, iFixit has given that “honor” to the Samsung Galaxy S7/S7 Edge as it scored a 3 out of 10.

iFixit claims that while its components are modular which makes replacing them easy, the fact of the matter is that the whole phone seems to be held together with glue, and with its glass chassis, taking it apart is extremely tricky. That being said the fact that it isn’t as repairable doesn’t diminish its capabilities, but it’s something to consider if you do plan on getting it, or any of these phones for that matter.

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Product NameGalaxy S7Galaxy S7 EdgePixeliPhone 7iPhone 7 PlusG5
Diagonal (inches)5.1"5.5"5"4.7"5.5"5.3"
Battery Capacity (mAh)3000 mAh3600 mAh2770 mAh1960 mAh2900 mAh2800 mAh
Processor NameSnapdragon 820/ Exynos 8Snapdragon 820 or Exynos 8890MSM8996 Snapdragon 821A10A10 FusionSnapdragon 820
Street Price$350 Galaxy S7 on Amazon$560 Galaxy S7 Edge on Amazon$199 Google Pixel on Amazon$425 iPhone 7 on Amazon$395 iPhone 7 Plus on Amazon$545 LG G5 on Amazon
Link to full specsGalaxy S7 Full specs and detailsGalaxy S7 Edge Full specs and detailsGoogle Pixel Full specs and detailsiPhone 7 Full specs and detailsiPhone 7 Plus Full specs and detailsLG G5 Full specs and details
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