Samsung Galaxy S4 Teardown by iFixit (with video)

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    Samsung's new flagship made it off the production line and onto thne iFixit operating table. So what makes the Galaxy S4 tick?
    Getting at the Galaxy S4's guts is a cinch. That's partly by design: The back cover pops off so you can replace the battery without any tools at all. From there, taking everything else apart by removing just 11 Phillips #0 screws.


    On the motherboard are found the following:

    Snapdragon 600 APQ8064T 1.9 GHz Quad-Core CPU
    MDM9215M 4G GSM/UMTS/LTE modem
    PM8917 power management module
    WCD9310 audio codec chip
    WTR1605L Seven-Band 4G LTE chip
    PM8821 Power Management chip

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    The only black marks against the device are the fact that the glass is fused to the display and display frame, which increases the cost of a replacement, and that getting at the screen means taking the entire handset to bits.
    iFixit gave the Galaxy S4 a repairability score of 8, with 10 being the easiest to repair.


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