Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: A Tough Smartphone To Repair

Samsung's latest Galaxy S6 Edge with a curved screen is tougher to repair according to iFixit, which sells parts and offers free online repair tutorials to electronic devices.

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Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: A Tough Smartphone To Repair

The phone has scored a three out of 10 compared to the Apple iPhone 6 Plus which had scored a seven.

Recently, there have been claims that how the latest Samsung Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge are bendable and prone to cracks. Although the smartphone maker has refuted the claims, the latest teardown by iFixit points to an even tougher repair job, if in case of damage.

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The Galaxy S6 Edge has modular components but getting inside the smartphone is no less than a tedious job.

The battery is tightly adhered to the insides of the phone, the glass on the screen is delicate, and if it is to be replaced it could result in a total damage of the display.

Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge: A Tough Smartphone To Repair

The Edge has a tapered screen that differentiates it from the Galaxy S6, which comes with a traditional flat display and bezel. Both products come with a 5.1-inch ultra-high definition screen, 16-megapixel camera and an octa-core processor.

The Galaxy S6 line is designed to be Samsung's answer to products like Apple's iPhone 6 lineup and the HTC One M9. More importantly, the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge are being eyed as key to the company's ongoing attempts to revive its ailing mobile business.

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Last year was troubling for Samsung's mobile division, which saw revenue and market share slump at the hands of Apple's iPhone and China-based Xiaomi. Samsung has said it will reduce the number of smartphone models it sells in 2015 by a third to concentrate its resources and efforts.

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