teardown

iFixit’s Samsung Galaxy S6 teardown is up, battery replacement still sucks

We don’t know when MyFixGuide’s teardown of the Samsung Galaxy S6 would come back online, or if it would ever again, but we were pretty confident that IFIXIT would come out with their own teardown guide sooner or later. That day has finally arrived, and it just confirms what we already know about Samsung’s newest flagship – battery replacement for this baby will be a pain in the back.

Samsung Galaxy S6 teardown confirms difficult battery replacement

You can’t say that Samsung’s new baby, the Galaxy S6, is not at all purrrty – because it is all that. But as with the iPhone, this unibody non-removable battery design is getting everybody all worked up. Will it be easy to repair or replace a part? How difficult will it be to open up and replace the battery? Well, we have answers for you via this teardown done by the guys at MyFixGuide.

Nexus 6 iFixit verdict: easy to teardown, lots of screws

After the Nexus 6, which was hard to come by in the market, had some time to percolate in the public, iFixit takes it for its usual teardown tour. While the Nexus 9 was a rather disappointing misadventure, scoring a weak 3 out of 7 on the iFixit scale, there is no immediate reason to expect the same from this Motorola product. Fortunately, the Nexus 6 does not disappoint and provides an almost smooth ride, except for a few minor bumps on the road.

Nexus 9 gets an iFixit teardown: handle with care

The Nexus 9 is now available for our hands to hold and, of course, that means that it's also available for a good old-fashioned iFixit-style teardown. While Google's Nexus devices are quite well known for their purity and openness, that apparently only applies to the software. On the hardware side, the Nexus 9 proved to be a rather tough customer, earning it one of the lowest repairability scores we've seen on an Android device.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha gets the iFixit teardown treatment

So we’ve been a bit disappointed with the specs of Samsung’s new “premium feel” device, the Samsung Galaxy Alpha – a device which marks the first time the Korean gadget giant has been willing to ditch plastic for a more “fruity” metal design. Maybe Samsung was doing an “anything you can do, I can do too” with Apple, hence a spec line that doesn’t really stack up to flagship level. Popular teardown specialists iFixit give the new metal-bound phone the full treatment.
1 2 3 4 5 6 7