Samsung released its Galaxy S22 just a few days ago but the device has already been subjected to some torture online. We are, of course, talking about durability and disassembly tests.
The PBKreviews YouTube channel got its hands on a Samsung Galaxy S22 and carried out the usual teardown that informs the users how simple or difficult it is to repair the device in case of any breakdowns. And, of course, how durable the device is.
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What emerged from the videos was a construction quite similar to the previous Galaxy S21, with a few important differences that you’ll need to keep an eye on if you ever find yourself in a situation where you have to disassemble your device.
To begin with, the device’s IP-68 rating performed well, with the phone being submerged in water for about one minute. The scratch test revealed marks at level 8 on the Mohs hardness scale, which is the usual for glass screens.
The back of the device performed in a similar manner, as it’s made of the same glass.
The phone did not budge when bent either, which was pretty impressive.
As far as the teardown goes, that particular video was interesting to watch as well.
First of all, the glass back requires some extra care to prevent it from being damaged in the process. The protuberance of the camera is, however, quite easily replaceable: it is held in place with a little adhesive that comes off quite easily.
The screen replacement requires the users to heat up the front in order to loosen the adhesive, which is not too terribly complicated.
The real challenge, on the other hand, is represented by the battery: it does not come with pull tabs, which means that you have to use rubbing alcohol and a tweezer, or some other similar implement, to get it out. The adhesive underneath it is pretty resistant, so you need to have a steady hand, in order to avoid additional damage.
Overall, the channel gave the Samsung Galaxy S22 a 7.5/10 repairability score, which is really not bad at all.
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