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Old April 15th, 2013, 02:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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From the source article at Samsung Galaxy S4 Teardown | TechnoBuffalo

Takeaway: Our source told us that the Galaxy S4 is incredibly easy to fix— even easier than the Galaxy S III. Why? The source explained that several components can be easily replaced, including the microSD card slot, the SIM slot, the microUSB charging port, the camera module and more. That’s great news for potential Galaxy S4 owners that are worried about problems down the line. There’s a catch, however.

Our source said the Gorilla Glass display could cause a problem. The glass on the Galaxy Note II, and on the Galaxy S III were easier to remove and you could replace the glass component with a third party purchase. Gorilla Glass is expensive, however, and our source estimates replacing it would not be a cheap endeavor… it could cost more than $200. Despite that single concern our source proclaimed it one of the “most repairable smartphones” he or she has ever worked on.
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