The #Samsung #GalaxyNote7 is one of the most popular #Android handsets at the moment. Well, the handset is set to be officially available by August 19, while some pre-orders are already being fulfilled, apparently. Since this is a relatively new device, we have little to no idea as to how it would fare in terms of repairability (not many would want to know about it anyway). But the folks at iFixit are now giving us an idea of what to expect should you face some issues with the Galaxy Note 7 sometime in the future.
Well, it’s not all good news as the smartphone supposedly has tightly bound components, making repairability a tough task. Also, the fact that it has a curved glass effectively means that you cannot remove the top layer of glass without completely ruining the display. This also means that you should be extra careful while handling the device as a drop could possibly require a display/glass replacement (as is the case usually).
It is further mentioned that the battery is not easy to replace due to the rather strange battery cable design. Further, since there are no external screws on the Galaxy Note 7, repair experts were forced to use heat and suction cups to remove the back panel of the smartphone.
The folks at iFixit gave the Galaxy Note 7 a repairability score of 4 out of 10, which is considered to be rather poor. But since Samsung doesn’t make phones with the hopes of repairing it again, this shouldn’t bother the average consumers much. However, if you’re one to tinker around with your phones, we suggest you stay away from the Galaxy Note 7.
Via: Sam Mobile