Samsung’s newest flagships Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ are up for pre-order. But before you make the big decision and take out your wallet, let’s take a look at the latest teardown reviews by iFixit.
Disassembling the phone is not quite easy but the phone has several modular components which allow them to be replaced independently.
One of the attractive features is its industry-first dual aperture rear camera. It has two rotating, ring-like blades for auto-adjustment in low light which is similar to professional cameras.
The camera can switch between f/1.5 and f/2.4 aperture for different lighting conditions in comparison to iPhone X’s rear cameras which include f/1.8 and f/2.4 apertures.
Coming down to the 11.55 Wh battery which is similar to the one used in Galaxy S8, can be replaced but as it is glued strongly to the rear panel removing it can be unnecessarily difficult.
As far as durability is concerned, the sturdy 7000 series aluminum frames provide sufficient strength. But according to the test performed by YouTube JerryRigEverything, the front and back glass in the smartphone has increased chances of breakage.
Thanks to the Corning Gorilla Glass 5 protection the phone easily passes the scratch, burn, and bend tests with satisfactory performance. Although, replacing the front glass without destroying the display can be quite a challenge.
In spite of the modular components, repairing the phone can be quite difficult this is why iFixit gave Galaxy S9 a low repairability score of 4 out 10. Whereas, the iPhone X fared better in its iFixit teardown by gaining a score of 6 out of 10.