Samsung recently launched its new flagship smartphones, the Galaxy S24. Now the authors of the YouTube channel PBKreviews have disassembled the basic version of the device to evaluate its repairability. It turned out that in this regard the smartphone is not much different from the flagship version of the Galaxy S24 Ultra, which showed good repairability.
A teardown of the Galaxy S24 revealed the presence of a large vapor chamber inside, which is roughly double the size of what was seen in the Galaxy S23. The disassembly also shows off the various components that were able to be disconnected.
First you need to heat the back panel, after which it can be removed. Inside the Galaxy S24 there is no Ultra-Wide Band antenna, which is present in the older Galaxy S24+ and Galaxy S24 Ultra. The motherboard, like in last year’s smartphone, has a two-layer design. The front camera is firmly fixed, so it can only be removed by removing the glue. At the same time, the main camera sensors are easily removed. The battery is easily disconnected, but removing the screen without damaging it is almost impossible.
Ultimately, the Galaxy S24 received a repairability score of 9 out of 10. This high rating was received for the easy accessibility of components, ease of replacing the battery and other elements, such as the charging interface. The smartphone did not receive the maximum score for its internal layout and the inability to remove the screen without damage.