iFixit’s teardowns of the Galaxy S22 and S22 Extremely reveal still-poor repairability scores

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Within the newest teardown publish, Samsung’s Galaxy S22 Extremely and Galaxy S22 each get torn down and rated for his or her repairability by iFixit. We’ve beforehand seen one other teardown of the S22 Extremely by PBKreviews so we’ll breeze via the necessary stuff.

The very first thing famous is that Samsung provides an official restore information for opening the machine, although it’s in French. iFixit speculates that is seemingly as a consequence of France’s semi-new repairability index, which incentivizes firms to promote gadgets which are (or seem like) repairable. The information recommends gel packs and low warmth. Samsung is thought previously to make use of costly rigs designed to take the gadgets aside. Listed here are X-rays of each gadgets supplied by Artistic Electron.


Galaxy S22 Ultra and S22 X-rays; Source: iFixit
Galaxy S22 Ultra and S22 X-rays; Source: iFixit

Galaxy S22 Extremely and S22 X-rays; Supply: iFixit

Even with warmth and cautious breaking of the adhesive, the curved again panel of the S22 Extremely broke because it was being eliminated. Right here’s proof that even those that’ve performed it a whole bunch of instances should still break fragile parts.

Two issues that take up loads of house within the Galaxy S22 Extremely are the S Pen silo, and the 10X periscope digital camera meeting. To assist on this, Samsung needed to relocate the vibrate motor, integrating it into the decrease speaker meeting.


Samsung Galaxys S22 Ultra and S22 with their back panels removed; Source: iFixit
Samsung Galaxys S22 Ultra and S22 with their back panels removed; Source: iFixit

Samsung Galaxys S22 Extremely and S22 with their again panels eliminated; Supply: iFixit

The teardowns level out that there’s a lot graphite tape, thermal paste, and the bigger vapor chamber. All these efforts present that the extra highly effective chips try to meet up with Apple silicon, however on the expense of extra generated warmth. iFixit means that Samsung ought to make the telephones barely thicker so it could possibly extra effectively drive warmth away from the chip, whereas additionally including room to throw in some battery pull tabs – which the telephones don’t have.

iFixit additionally revealed every machine’s chip guides, if you wish to peep into what parts are used all through the cellphone and their places.

The telephones had been each given 3/10 repairability scores. The one benefit for repairability is using customary Philips screws, however the battery alternative remains to be troublesome with out pull tabs, the cellphone’s design doesn’t prioritize display repairs, and presently, Samsung doesn’t supply any free service manuals for its telephones.

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