Samsung Galaxy Note 8 Teardown

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  1. Megalith

    Megalith 24-bit/48kHz Staff Member

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    iFixit has disassembled the Galaxy Note 8 and found that it could be a tricky repair due to its glass rear panel, which is attached using a lot of tough adhesive. While the device was ultimately given a low repairability score (4 out of 10), the team likes how many of its components are modular and can be replaced independently. Additionally, all screws can be removed with a standard Phillips screwdriver.
     
  2. Logan321

    Logan321 [H]ard|Gawd

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    Getting really sick of glass back panels on phones. Could you TRY to find something a little more durable, please? I broke the back glass on my Sony Z3 twice. The screen never cracked. So... what the hell?
     
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  3. BloodyIron

    BloodyIron [H]ard|Gawd

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    Just wait till the not replaceable battery expands and cracks the back of your phone despite being careful.

    Happened to me on my Nexus 4.

    There are downsides to not being able to replace the battery in a phone that manufacturers are ignoring. Just you wait.

     
  4. jmilcher

    jmilcher 2[H]4U

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    Ive always had cases on all my glass back phones. Never had any issues even when dropped.
     
  5. Logan321

    Logan321 [H]ard|Gawd

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    My Z3 back glass cracked INSIDE a case. Twice.
     
  6. Prisoner849

    Prisoner849 Limp Gawd

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    Weak opposable thumbs? Can't design around some things. :)