A couple of weeks back, Samsung announced the all-new Galaxy Note 10. The new Note 10 comes in three variants: Note 10, Note 10 Plus and Note 10 5G. With the device officially available, the folks over at iFixit grabbed their tools and tore down the Note 10 Plus as well as Note 10 5G to show us what’s inside the giant device.
iFixit spotted some benefits as well as flaws about how Note 10 designed and gave it a repairability score of 3 out of 10. They also listed down points as to why they gave Note 10 such a low repairability score.
- Equally-sized Phillips fasteners means you only need to bring one driver for repairs.
- Many components are modular and independently replaceable, but no more headphone jack means double duty for the USB-C port.
- Every repair starts with painstakingly un-gluing the fragile glass rear cover.
- Replacing the glued-down battery is tougher than ever, especially with board interconnect cables to work around.
- All-too-common display repairs require either a complete teardown or replacing half the phone.
You can check out the Note 10 Plus teardown on iFixit’s YouTube channel and you can head to iFixit’s website to check out the teardown of Note 10 5G as well as the S Pen.