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Samsung Galaxy Alpha Repairability Score: 5 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair).

The battery is incredibly easy to remove and replace.

The display is one of the first components out, making replacement a little faster. However, copious adhesive and ultra thin display glass makes the job tougher than ever.

Once you get the device open, several components are modular and fairly easy to replace, such as the cameras, power button switch, vibrator motor, and speakers.

The display assembly is held in with a significant amount of adhesive and requires very careful prying and a considerable amount of heat to remove without cracking the thin glass or cutting cables.

Replacing anything other than the battery requires first removing the display, risking extra damage on the way to a repair.

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