teardown Stories November 7, 2016


The teardown masters at iFixit pulled apart the Google Pixel a couple weeks ago to reveal a little bit of expected HTC branding on the inside, and now they’re back at it again with the Google Home. This time the biggest finding is just how easy this thing is to repair, getting a score of 8 out of 10 — which is notably better than most smartphones these days.

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teardown Stories August 18, 2016


With the new Galaxy Note 7, Samsung built on top of the earlier success it had with the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge. An iFixit teardown of the phablet reveals many of the same internal components as the S7 and even slight improvements in repairability.

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teardown Stories May 6, 2016


With a dual-camera system that takes good pictures, the Huawei P9 is an excellent hardware showing from the company. As usual, iFixit has a teardown of Huawei’s flagship and reveals an easily repairable device with modular components and easy access to the battery.

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teardown Stories April 6, 2016


While Samsung continues to make their phones harder to repair, LG’s devices remain relatively easy to fix. Modular internal components play a large part in iFixit giving the LG G5 the same repairability score as the G4 before it.

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teardown Stories March 14, 2016


An as-yet-unpublished report from IHS has revealed that Samsung pays around $255 in component and build costs per Galaxy S7 unit. As noted by Re/code, that’s pretty much the same as it cost Sammy to build the Galaxy S5 a couple of years ago, clearly indicating that high-end materials are dropping in price.

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teardown Stories March 11, 2016


Earlier this week we got our first peek inside the new Galaxy S7 as our friends over at iFixit did their normal teardown of the device. Today, the repair guide site gives us a look inside the device’s sibling with a teardown of the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge.

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