The good news is, getting the back of is easy, but from there it apparently gets a lot harder, with iFixit advising that the Display will need to be removed from the phone to replace any of the components inside.
Overall, the Galaxy S5 received a 5 out of 10 for repairability. This is a good result compared to its competition the HTC One (M8) which received a 2 out of 10
, but worse than its predecessor the Galaxy S4 which received an 8 out of 10.
You can check out the full rundown in the video :
Any way you look at it, phones these days are getting more intricate and harder to repair. Best make sure you’re up to date with Australian Consumer Law which dicatates a product must be repaired within a reasonable period; it’s not a clearcut X years warranty, but it does afford you some protection and with most phones on a 2 year contract, it’s reasonable to expect you’d be covered for that….just don’t drop your phone, no-one covers that.