Samsung S5 iFixit

One of the first things that goes along with the release of a new device is of course a good teardown video, and iFixit has offered one up again, this times for the Samsung Galaxy S5. In addition to rehashing the basic specs we already know, we get to see all the goodies that make the S5 tick.

The easy part is getting the back door of the S5 open, under which lies the 2800 mAh battery. From there is took a bit of effort to get a look at the rest of the hardware, namely the 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 that lies at the heart of the S5. Other hardware geekness is a'plenty, so if you want to see just what the S5 is packing, check out the video above for the full scoop.

Source: iFixit

There are 21 comments

newboyx says:

Someone let Adam know his headline is missing the required snark for all ifixit teardowns ;)

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Warrenisit says:

Article needs to be edited also...

tlaswell says:

Just curious of what the manufacturers think of videos like these. I mean did the first couple videos get threatened with patent infringement fights or do the manufactures welcome them with open arms and gladly sell repair manuals to the videographers?

NoNexus says:

I would think they don't care. You open it up like this and the warranty is void so they are off the hook

You really should see the crap I don't post. Sorry if honesty offends you

LMychajluk says:

Do you know what patent infringement entails?

Some people just want to cause trouble at any cost.
How is taking a phone apart patent infringement?

deibed says:

its more like some people don't know what the word actually means...

ConTejas says:

Patent infringement fights? Assuming you mean a cease and desist order, no. You can tear just about anything about and rebuild it (or not rebuild). They're not copying anything.

geck says:

You have the right to tamper with your own possessions. Otherwise Samsung would sue everyone who tries to remove the battery from their phone.

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hmmm says:

Most of the time they get these items before they are even sold to the public. The manufacture's must have arrangements with them.

Omar Diaz says:

I'm still on the part. .of why and what's the point of opening these phones to see what's inside? It's a phone and it works..leave it alone..

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Lupercal says:

So that you can see how to (I)Fix it...

Omar Diaz says:

Why don't you just take it to get fixed or stop being cheap and pay your carrier for a item protection plan..duh!

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How would these repair shops learn how to fix them, if someone did not tear them apart in the first place?

smeghead4269 says:

If you have the time and skill to fix it yourself, why the hell would you pay someone else to do it for you?

someguy01234 says:

It's good to live in a world where you own the things you purchased and where there are people with engineering minds and not just consuming. Also to have publicly available information that can help you fix your device in case you don't have warranty or out of warranty or want to modify your phone got some reasons. Just saying.

TenshiNo says:

Don't forget the value of knowing there's no NSA "spy chip" inside, too ;)

Derek Wing says:

Does it seem odd that apple buys ifixit then ifixit determines samsung phone is hard to repair.

newboyx says:

You didn't get the joke?

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Derek Wing says:

Lol i totally missed the april fools part. Sad day for me