The folks at iFixit has given the new Galaxy S5 its very own tear down treatment to find out how easy it is to disassemble and make repairs. On the previous Galaxy S4, it scored a high 8 out of 10 for repairability but the lastest model is slightly more challenging, scoring just 5 out of 10.
If the display is needed to be replaced, the Galaxy S5 is considered to be easy since it can be removed from the top without much hassle. Internally there are a couple of midframes sandwiched between the display and the actual motherboard. The individual components such as the cameras and home buttons are easy to take out by disconnecting a few simple cables.
The lower repair scores was given because in order to replace any internal parts, you would first need to remove the front display which is put in place with a lot of adhesive. This exposes the display to unnecessary damage risks just to take the device apart. Nevertheless, it is much easier to repair compared to the HTC One M8 which scored just 2 out of 10. Replacing the battery is easy since the Galaxy S5 comes with a removable back cover. Just make sure you dispose the old faulty battery properly and don’t try to hammer at home.
Check out the video and step by step Galaxy S5 disassembly guide after the break