Video Overview

This teardown is not a repair guide. To repair your Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus, use our service manual.

    Final Thoughts
    • A single Phillips driver takes care of all the screws.
    • Many components are modular and can be replaced independently—but the charging port is now soldered to the main board.
    • Battery replacement is possible, but still unnecessarily difficult.
    • Glued-down glass both front and back means greater risk of breakage, and makes repairs difficult to start.
    • Screen repairs require a lot of disassembly while battling tough adhesive.
    Repairability Score
    3
    Repairability 3 out of 10
    (10 is easiest to repair)

2 Comments

I was waiting for this teardown. A 3 out of 10 ?!?! I never dreamed that the score could get worse from the 4 from last year. Say what you want about Apple, at least they are somewhat customer “friendly” and make it relatively easy to fix the screen or replace the battery. I wanted to love the S10 but repairability is a huge factor for me. Sigh… I guess I will just to live with the Xr’s stupid notch.

W.M. - Reply

It is a shame. We are always ragging on Apple for being so anti-consumer but their iPhone has remained as one of the most repairable phones out there while our precious android phones are all glued together. Feels bad man. :( Not looking forward to chiseling the back off my Oneplus 6 to replace the battery when the time comes.

The new Galaxy Watch looks like a win for consumers though! If smart watches are your thing.

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