After seeing HTC’s latest and greatest being torn apart, it was just normal (and a matter of time) until we’ve seen the Samsung Galaxy S 5 get the same treatment. Apparently, these two devices not only compete on the market, but also in the degree of difficulty for repairs. While the Galaxy S 5 will not reach most markets until mid-April, Russian website Ferra has managed to get its hands on one, and, of course, tore it apart.
However, in the case of the GS5, it is easier to understand why it is harder to teardown (and hence, to repair), since we’re talking about a phone which is water resistant. The screen is being held in place by a special glue, which is pretty hard to to melt open, (about an hour of work in this particular case), and the battery is no longer following the square shapes of previous models, being more elongated (tall) this time around. Because of the way it is has been built, repairability might be a tad difficult, but let’s just hope it won’t come down to that. For a gallery of tech-teardown frenzy, follow the source link below.