Galaxy Note 8 is going to be a nightmare to repair

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can be disassembled in ten relatively straightforward steps, reveals a teardown published by iFixit on Friday, but due to an abundance of small parts and the excessive use of adhesive, it’s a bit of a massive pain to reassemble.

Steering away from the traditional component layout, Samsung has positioned the battery in the center of the Galaxy Note 8 and moved the vibration motor to the bottom-right to provide the cell with some wiggle room, should it happen to
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There’s little chance of that happening though, seeing as the 3,300mAh battery the firm selected has not only been subjected to its extensive
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, but also tested by Underwriters Laboratories, a third-party company.

Most of the components found within the handset are modular and can be replaced independently, says
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, but having to remove the fragile (and expensive) rear panel to access the parts should be enough to convince customers to visit a support centre.

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For this reason, the folks over at iFixit assigned the Galaxy Note 8 a repairability score of four out of ten; I guess Samsung’s main aim was to build a successor to the
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that didn’t burst into flames, not one that was super easy to repair.

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