Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S22 smartphones are difficult to repair due to the use of a very strong adhesive and their not-so-DIY-friendly design, a video from iFixit shows. The gadget repair website says that both the Samsung Galaxy S22 and Galaxy S22 Ultra get a score of 3 out of 10 on their repairability scale. The Samsung Galaxy 22 series was launched in February with premium features like a 108-megapixel main camera and a built-in S Pen like the Galaxy Note series.
In Samsung Galaxy S22 Ultra and Galaxy S22 smartphones teardown video, iFixit says that not much has changed when disassembling the Galaxy S Line. It highlights that the only advantage of these smartphones are the standard Phillips screws that allow you to remove the components for quick disassembly.
According to iFixit, using a very strong adhesive makes battery changes and screen repairs more difficult because they require extra energy to pull these things out of the phone’s case. The folks at iFixt say the phones aren’t DIY-friendly either because Samsung didn’t provide a free public service manual for either device (at the time the video was shot).
Some takeaways from the teardown video include the presence of an extra port for the S Pen and “an extremely beefy extra camera” on the Galaxy S22 Ultra. The phone has a 108-megapixel primary sensor with an f/1.8 lens, a 12-megapixel ultra-wide shooter, a 10-megapixel telephoto shooter with 3x optical zoom, and another 10- Megapixel telephoto shooter with 10x optical zoom support. Apparently, the vanilla Galaxy S22’s triple rear camera setup didn’t prove to be a major obstacle during the disassembly process.
The Galaxy S22 series phones also have a built-in linear vibrator in the speakers, which are located on the bottom part of the phones. Comparing it to the iPhone, iFixt says Samsung is chasing Apple in terms of providing robust Taptic Engine-like feedback without sacrificing much real estate. The Samsung phones are also equipped with a lot of graphite and a strong adhesive under the display. There’s also a new 0.4mm stainless steel vapor chamber cooling system to transfer and disperse heat from the SoCs. iFixit points out that a few millimeters thicker phone could help give more space for heat dissipation.
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