iFixit teardown the Galaxy S22 Ultra

Galaxy S22 Ultra (left) and S22

Recently repair agency iFixit dismantled Samsung's latest flagship phones Galaxy S22 and S22 Ultra, showing the internal structure of the new phone. This teardown shows how Samsung integrated the S Pen stylus into the Galaxy S22 Ultra body, as well as a new cooling system that keeps the phone cool during use.

Also interesting is that the vibration motor inside the S22 is now built into the bottom speaker instead of the top. Samsung is trying to match the performance of the iPhone's Taptic Engine, but with a component that takes up less internal space.

Unfortunately, Samsung's flagship phones are still a repair nightmare, and while the internals of the two phones is held together with standard Philips head screws, their casings are held together with a tough adhesive, It's hard to take apart (iFixit actually cracked the back of the S22 Ultra during disassembly), and their batteries require "isopropyl alcohol, suction cups" to remove and replace.

iFixit gave the two new phones a 3 out of 10 for repairability, which is the same as last year's S21 Ultra. For reference, last year's iPhone 13 Pro scored 6 out of 10.

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