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We tore down two whole phones for your viewing pleasure, but here's the TL;DR in case you're in a hurry:
Big batteries, still glued in and not easily replaceable.
Wireless charging of other devices from these phones makes a lot of heat, and probably isn't great for long-term battery life.
The displays are pretty nifty, but replacements will still be pricey and difficult—and the new placement of the fingerprint sensors doesn’t help matters.
But wait, there's more! Act now and you're eligible for a third FREE teardown—we've got a video teardown of the S10+!
Special thanks to our pal Greg Kramer, who helped us decode the various thermal management upgrades on these phones. (Any mistakes are likely ours.) Cheers Greg!
With that, it's time to face the music and give these phones a score.
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