Samsung has been receiving a lot of praise recently for the Galaxy S6 Edge’s design. Many Android fans are anxiously waiting for the device to be released so that they can get their hands on one. The design which features beautiful metal and glass construction has its drawbacks as well. For starters the battery can’t be swapped out easily, and repairing the device isn’t going to be a walk in the park.
Granted that most people will find it daunting to crack open their mobile device and fix it if something should go wrong. However if a device is easy to repair then it’s actually possible to follow countless tutorials and videos online to fix common problems.
However you’ll have to be pretty good at this if you want to tinker around with the Galaxy S6 Edge’s innards because as it turns out the device isn’t easy to repair at all.
The folks at iFixit have published their teardown of the Galaxy S6 Edge and they’ve given it a very low repairability score, only 3 out of 10, so it goes without saying that a certified technician would be better off at fixing your Galaxy S6 Edge.
The teardown shows just how tightly the components are packed inside and how the battery pack is actually glued to the chassis so even after cracking open the device it’s not easy to remove it.