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


Within the newest teardown submit, 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 by way of the necessary stuff.

The very first thing famous is that Samsung gives an official restore information for opening the machine, although it’s in French. iFixit speculates that is seemingly as a result of France’s semi-new repairability index, which incentivizes corporations to promote units which can be (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 units aside. Listed below are X-rays of each units offered by Inventive 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 lot of instances should still break fragile elements.

Two issues that take up numerous house within the Galaxy S22 Extremely are the S Pen silo, and the 10X periscope digicam meeting. To help 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 are attempting 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 might probably 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 printed every machine’s chip guides, if you wish to peep into what elements are used all through the cellphone and their areas.

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

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