Well-known smartphone repair expert JerryRigEverything recently published a new YouTube video detailing the process of opening and repairing the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. While the video stars the 5.8-inch member of Samsung's latest flagship lineup, the author says that the procedure of replacing internal components of the Galaxy S8 Plus is identical to the one used for its smaller counterpart. The entire clip is just over nine minutes long and can be seen beneath this writing.
Apart from detailing techniques for opening Samsung's new pair of Android smartphones, JerryRigEverything also highlights some unique details about the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus. One of them pertains to warnings Samsung opted to print on the batteries powering its new devices as the Seoul-based consumer electronics manufacturer decided to feature a traditional "no dogs allowed" sign on them, though the reasoning behind that decision currently isn't clear. Furthermore, the video also includes a demonstration of the optical image stabilization (OIS) technology supported by the rear camera of the Galaxy S8. With the back panel of the phone opened and the device turned on, the author goes on to tilt the Galaxy S8 in various directions which makes the primary lens of the handset visibly move around to compensate for the shaking. The same technology seemingly isn't supported by the front-facing camera of the device or is currently disabled, the video reveals.
The latest YouTube teardown of the Galaxy S8 posted by JerryRigEverything doesn't depict the process of prying off the display panel of the device, though that procedure is apparently similar to the one used for the Galaxy S7 Edge, the author says. While removing the glass back panel of the device is relatively straightforward, the same cannot be said for the actual screen of the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus that's glued to the case with extremely strong adhesives that require a lot of heat to become soft enough before they can be split from the display panel. The actual process of doing so will almost always break the actual screen, though that isn't a massive issue given how the primary reason for removing the screen of the device is to replace it, the video explains, thus coming to the same conclusion that was recently detailed by iFixit.