The Galaxy S7 Edge already looks set to become one of the most popular devices of the year. Even if the overall design didn’t change that much compared to its predecessor, the new phone improves on many important aspects. The Galaxy S7 Edge features a larger screen and the phone is now water and dust resistant thanks to its IP68 certification. There’s a microSD card slot to expand its internal memory and while the battery is still not user-replaceable, at 3,600 mAh, it should provide better battery life. The phone also includes some interesting components underneath, so if you’re curious to see them but don’t want to open your own device, a video has been created to show what’s underneath.
JerryRigEveryhting is a known YouTuber who often provides durability tests on phones, he usually tests the scratch resistance of all of their surfaces, burns their screens and ends up bending their chassis. A few hours ago, he tested the durability of the Galaxy S7 Edge and the results were quite impressive. In his new video, he tears down the phone to talk about its ability to be repaired. It starts by removing the back glass panel of the phone and a few plastic pieces underneath, including the Qi charger panel and the speaker at the bottom. The motherboard is where everything gets connected, including the fingerprint sensor, the front facing camera, earpiece and the sensors from the front of the phone. It also houses components such as the processor and the camera sensor.
So far, everything has been quite easy to remove, but taking off the battery is a more delicate process. After removing it along the headphone jack, he found out that the charging port is connected with two ribbon cables that go around the capacitive buttons on the front. These buttons are located underneath the screen, so in order to repair the charging port, the whole screen needs to be taken off and since it is curved, the process is not simple at all and there’s a high risk of damage. He also shows the heat pipe cooling system that prevents the processor from overheating. Finally, the video includes a demonstration of the mechanism of the main camera’s OIS system, which is quite interesting to see in action.