tear down Stories April 26, 2013

The guys and gals over at iFixit are once again performing their usual teardown ritual and this time they have gotten their hands on the just released Samsung Galaxy S4. It probably won’t be the most exciting teardown you’ve ever read, as the internal design of the device, like the outer design, hasn’t changed much since the Galaxy S3. The good news is that the S4 gets a higher 8 out of 10 score for repairability.

• Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T 1.9 GHz Quad-Core CPU • Qualcomm MDM9215M 4G GSM/UMTS/LTE modem • Qualcomm PM8917 power management • Samsung K3QF2F200E 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM • Qualcomm WCD9310 audio codec • Skyworks 77619 Power Amplifier Module for Quad-Band GSM / EDGE • Qualcomm WTR1605L Seven-Band 4G LTE chip (same part found in the Nexus 4) • Broadcom 20794S1A standalone NFC chip • Maxim MAX77803 microcontroller • Silicon Image 8240BO MHL 2.0 transmitter • Qualcomm PM8821 Power Management

Check out a full list of highlights from the teardown below and head over to iFixit to see the full teardown step by step: expand full story

tear down Stories September 20, 2011

iFixit is once again ripping apart some of our favorite smartphones, this time giving the tear down treatment to Samsung’s 8.49mm thin Epic 4G touch, also known as the Galaxy S II.

While there isn’t much here we didn’t already know, when it was all said and done the Epic 4G grabbed a 7 out of 10 for repairability (10 being the easiest). Here’s an overview of their findings, more shots after the break. expand full story

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