iFixit teardown shows the Samsung Galaxy S21 is easier to repair than the S20, still not perfect

Samsung Galaxy S21: iFixit repairability score

iFixit took apart a Samsung Galaxy S21 and gave it a repairability rating of 4 out of 10. While the S20 never got an official rating from iFixit, this year’s flagship is clearly easier to repair. Check out the video below for a look at the critical areas.

Long story short, the plastic back is easier to remove than a glass panel (you don’t have to worry about cracking it). The flat display is easier to remove as well, it also helps that display cable is now detachable.

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The less than perfect score is because the two most common repairs – changing the battery or the display – are still pretty tough. Samsung glues down the batteries in its phones instead of using pull tabs, so taking it out is no easy feat.

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Samsung Galaxy S21: iFixit repairability score
Samsung Galaxy S21: Fingerprint reader size comparison with S20

Samsung Galaxy S21: iFixit repairability score • Fingerprint reader size comparison with S20

Check out the iFixit report for more details. By the way, the video has a great side by side shot of the new fingerprint reader next to the one on the S20 – it has a much larger surface area (the sensor is discussed after the 3 minute mark in the video).

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