Samsung Galaxy S23 series has new reparability upgrades in 2023
iFixit has now completed its assessment of the Galaxy S23 series, particularly its flagship the S23 Ultra. An initial X-ray of the new flagship reveals that it seems very like its S22 Ultra forebear from the inside - however, there are some new tweaks welcomed by the well-known device teardown and repair group.
Its YouTube dissection has revealed that the OEM has built it with repairability in mind - compared to its predecessor, that is. It and its smaller siblings were found to have the same new battery removal system as their budget A14 5G sibling, although iFixit's team members seemed to find it more difficult to use in the phablet's case, possibly because it is larger and equipped with a pull-tab type that is apparently harder to get a grip on.
The S23 series' internal components also often have helpful legends and keys to guide a user in re-assembling it, if necessary. Nevertheless, the Ultra accrued a score of 4/10 for repairability - which may make the Galaxy A54's performance in the same tests, should it launch soon as rumored, all the more interesting.