Teardown of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 Reveals Good Repairability Value

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1

Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1Apple may not think repairability value as a more important characteristic and enter the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 that scores 8/10 on iFixit’s scale. In addition to the easy-to-release clips, Samsung still standard screws, instead of glue to attach the front glass to the LCD. This allows people to repair the Note 10.1 without specialized tooling and methods.

A few clips and Phillips screws; and we are in! Having plenty of connectors inside a device is a huge boon for technician, as more components can be removed and accessed, resulting in easier repairs and lower overall costs. The battery is easy to remove and it is rated at 7000mAh, 25.9 Watt-hours and 3.7 volts. Just like many tablets, the battery accounts for a significant proportion of the tablet’s weight.  Other components revealed during the teardown are 1.4GHz Exynos 4 quad-core processor with integrated GPU, Wacom W8008 for S Pen and audio codec chip for Wolfson Audio.

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