With a new phone on the market, the phone is of course going to be immediately taken down to its bare components at some stage and the team at etradesupply are the first to do so.
This is more a teardown than the usual Teardown review which sites like iFixit are famous for, so you won’t find a repairability score on this one – though we imagine that will come shortly.
The Galaxy S6 of course features a sealed in battery, so of course it’s going to be difficult to replace but it’s a fair bit of work to even get that far into the phone before you even look at that.
As far as repairing the phone, you’ll have to get it to pieces first. To start with the phone has an adhesive holding that metal and glass back on, so you’ll need a heat gun to soften it up before removal, from there you’ll find 13 screws holding the phone together, so it’s quite a well put together device.
There’s the usual array of components, circuit boards, cables and of course a lot more adhesive holding it all together and it’s a good chance to check out that metal frame that’s made all the difference in Samsung phones of late. You can watch the full teardown in this handy video that’s been produced: