Many people have taken it onto themselves to tear open the Samsung Galaxy S7, but now, iFixit – one of the most prominent teardown sites out there – has done it as well. Not surprisingly, iFixit found out that the S7 isn’t easy to repair; a trend that started with the Galaxy S5.
The highlight of the Galaxy S7 teardown is definitely its much talked about liquid cooling system. According to iFixit, it is simply…a tiny copper twig. However, the site was quick to note that it is a “teeny heat pipe,” which technically do use liquid to transfer heat.
Interestingly, while many of the S7’s components are modular and can be replaced independently, exchanging certain parts such as the USB port necessitates the need to remove the display, which will be “likely destroyed” in the process, iFixit noted. All things considered, the site gave the Galaxy S7 a repairability score of 3 over 10, which is quite low.
If you’re planning to get your hands on the Samsung Galaxy S7 or S7 edge sometime in the future, it’ll be wise to use a screen protector or a case to protect the device, although this is generally a good practice with any gadget. You can find out more about iFixit’s teardown of the Galaxy S7 here.