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Galaxy S20 Ultra teardown shows unsurprisingly big repair challenges

Well, well, well, look what we have here — another exercise in cramming and jamming parts into a glass-and-metal box that is a Samsung phone. Specifically, iFixit has taken a look into the biggest and baddest one yet, the Galaxy S20 Ultra, and has found it to be not too easily repairable, rating it a 3 out of 10.

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Fairphone 3 unsurprisingly receives perfect 10/10 repairability score on iFixit

The Fairphone 3 was announced at the end of last month, aiming at combining sustainability and repairability in a single device. The company is known for receiving high scores on iFixit, with the first model getting 7/10, and the Fairphone 2 being awarded the top 10/10 rating. The third iteration confirms the company’s commitment to building phones that are easy to repair, as the Fairphone 3 just got the same perfect 10/10 score.

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JerryRigEverything tours Galaxy Note10+ vapor chamber, S Pen wireless charging

The Galaxy Note10+ is now in the lay people's hands and some of them might be wondering what's going on inside their phones. A few might even be tempted to wedge their fingernails right under the tightly-sealed back cover of the phone. Well, for the rest of us, there's Zack Nelson of YouTube fame and another JerryRigEverything video to scratch that itch.

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OnePlus 6 scores a 5 out of 10 for repairability in iFixit's teardown

Generally speaking, when there's a high-profile new handset, the folks at iFixit will take it apart to show us its guts. The OnePlus 6 is one such device. OnePlus's new notched beauty came out on the other side of the procedure with a pretty down-the-middle score of 5 out of 10.

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iFixit tears down the Galaxy S9+ and gives it a mediocre score of 4 out of 10 for repairability

The good folks at iFixit never miss a chance to pull out their trusty Philips screwdrivers and heat guns to tear apart the newest phone on the block, and this time is no different. The new Samsung Galaxy S9+ paid a visit to iFixit's labs and came out with a very mediocre 4 points out of 10 in repairability. For comparison, Google's Pixel 2 XL got an above-average score of 6, the Essential Phone received an abysmal 1, and Samsung's Galaxy Note8 also scored 4 out of 10.

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iFixit tears down the Pixel 2 XL, gives it a respectable 6 out of 10 for repairability

As is tradition when a new phone is released, the Pixel 2 XL has appeared on the sacrificial altar of iFixit. Not only do we get to find out how easy this phone is to repair, it's a chance to see how things work in there. After tearing down Google's latest flagship, the team at iFixit has granted the phone a repairability score of 6 out of 10, which is better than many other devices.

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iFixit's Google Home teardown reveals Chromecast guts

Google's entry into the connected home market looks unassuming, but has thus far proved to be amusing. Even though it might be lacking in features and integrations right now, that could easily change down the road. In the spirit of Home's release, iFixit has given us their sacred teardown tradition to determine repairability for the smart speaker. Complete with photos and x-ray shots of the whole process, the process showed a few surprises.

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