We all know very well that the iFixit made worldwide fame to tease out the main market of gadgets and point out how difficult (or easy) is to fix each one. The latest target of the site is the Galaxy Note 8, smartphone that comes with the important mission of bury the tragic history of Galaxy Note 7.
Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Teardown Shows A Hard To Repair Design
The iFixit made worldwide fame to tease out the main market of gadgets and point out how difficult (or easy) is to fix each one. The latest target of the site is the Galaxy Note 8, smartphone that comes with the important mission of bury the tragic history of Galaxy Note 7. The note that the novelty of Samsung received? 4 out of 10.
The battery always draws attention when a smartphone is opened. Given the explosive quality of the Galaxy Note 7 battery, with Galaxy Note 8 the attention turns out to be bigger. But nothing unusual was noticed here. Only the position has been changed: while in Note 7 the battery is on the right side of the device, in Note 8, the component occupies the center area. It is not clear, however, whether this change increases security in some way.
What you can tell right away is that the Galaxy Note 8 is much more similar to the Galaxy S8 inside than Galaxy Note 7. This is a positive sign, as there are so far no records in large scale indicating the existence of overheating, fire or other serious problems in the Galaxy S8, so with Note 8 should also be so.
In the case of the iFixit itself, it highlights the fact that the Galaxy Note 8 has many modular components, which in practice allows the replacement of these items with less chance of the device being damaged in the process.
Just to give you an idea, the headphone jack needs only to be unplugged to be moved. It’s also relatively easy to access the three cameras – or four if you take into account that the iris scanner is a camera, technically. Combining this aspect with the possibility of disassembling the Galaxy Note 8 with a Philips key, the impression it has is that the model has easily repairable chassis.
But it’s just printing. Access to certain components requires a lot of patience. The battery, for example, must be removed to replace several items, but the adhesive material used to secure the component makes removal considerably difficult. There is also a lot of glue being used for glass panels, which makes dismantling even more laborious.
These were the main factors for iFixit to have given a 4/10 rating to the Galaxy Note 8 on the repairability test. By the way, this is the same score given to the Galaxy Note Fan Edition (the relaunched version of Galaxy Note 7, only with good-humored battery).
For a device that has such a wide screen and still needs to make room for the S Pen, it’s not such a bad rating. So, what do you think about this? Simply share your views and thoughts in the comment section below.