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We reserve the right to continue bellyaching about the opening procedure on these phones, but once inside it's not all bad news.

The USB-C port, a component that will experience wear, can be removed with the daughterboard.

Meanwhile, the 3.5 mm headphone jack is present (huzzah!) and completely modular. We find this essential on premium handsets.

All that, plus an IP68 water/dust ingress protection rating that bests Apple's efforts. Not too shabby.

The front-facing sensor assembly is also present on its own little board—another easily replaceable module!

Next we open up the S Pen compartment … to find the S Pen. Kind of obvious I guess, but we couldn’t help ourselves.

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