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Galaxy Note 10+ 5G is just as difficult to repair as the Galaxy S10

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Last updated: August 22nd, 2019 at 20:42 UTC+02:00

The majority of Galaxy Note 10+ buyers are waiting for their latest acquisition to be shipped tomorrow, August 23, and if you feel like another nugget of information regarding the flagship will make your wait a little bit more bearable then you might be interested in a teardown. iFixit is at it again with a disassembly of the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G, so this is your chance to get a better view of what’s on the phone’s inside.

Since the disassembled variant is the one supporting 5G, there will inevitably be some differences between it and the LTE model’s internal components. Aside from the LTE version missing the appropriate 5G-related chips, there may or may not be some differences in terms of cooling as well. This remains to be seen, but as far as the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G model is concerned, it relies on a fairly solid vapor chamber to keep the components’ temperatures in check. Using 5G tends to heat up a phone fairly quickly, more so than 4G.

The Galaxy Note 10+ is not easy to repair

As is the case with most Samsung smartphones that feature a glass sandwich design, the Galaxy Note 10+ is not an easy phone to repair. It takes a lot of patience to remove the glass back panel using prying tools, suction cups, and a heat gun. Likewise, replacing the screen would require a complete teardown.

On the bright side, iFixit gives the phone extra points for relying on equally-sized Phillips screws, which means that you won’t need more than one screwdriver to disassemble it. On the not-so-bright side, the battery is glued to the chassis quite strongly, and because there are display ribbon cables in the way, replacing the battery is reportedly more difficult than it’s ever been.

Overall, iFixit gave the Galaxy Note 10+ 5G a repairability score of 3 out of 10, same as the Galaxy S10. You can head down to their website and check the full teardown process complete with photos of various internal components.

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