Home Mobile devices Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ teardown

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ teardown

iFixit has completed a teardown of the Samsung Galaxy S8/+ and notes that the battery voltage, capacity, and design tolerances, and even the manufacturer, are virtually identical to the Note7 which was recalled due to battery issues.

The professional teardown notes that Samsung is clearly confident that the Note7 battery issue was a manufacturing quality assurance one, and the S8 series’ battery is proof that it has faith in its eight-point plan.

The Galaxy 5.8” S8 teardown is here and the 6.2” S8+ is here and it is no surprise that apart from battery capacity and screen size they are internally identical with the S8+ having more space to accommodate the 17% larger capacity battery.

In Australia and most other international markets, Samsung uses its Exynos 8895, 10nm system on a chip. The 10nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (which is made in Samsung foundries) is used in certain markets mainly to accommodate different carrier bands – both have similar performance.

According to a performance check by Phone Arena, “On paper, those two chips sure sound pretty similar. The details may differ, but they're both trying to do largely the same things, and are crafted with some very similar-looking technologies. And that makes a lot of sense for the components that will drive a high-profile phone like the Galaxy S8: you don't want one edition being wildly more capable than the other.”

Phone Arena found that when it comes to performance, there's no obvious winner. The Exynos, however, showed superior battery-life endurance.

iFixit notes that the fingerprint reader on the S8 has been moved to an awkward new home on the rear. 

It notes that the rear camera module is the same as the S7 – a 12MP, OIS, large pixel, dual pixel, PADF, and HDR. 

The front camera module has gone to 8MP with iris and facial recognition, OIS, autofocus and added a live GIF mode (same as the Note 7).

It awards both a four out of 10 repairability score, noting that many components are modular and can be replaced independently. It loses some points because tough adhesive and a glued-on rear panel make battery replacement unnecessarily difficult and extreme care is needed to remove the front glass without destroying the display.

LEARN HOW TO REDUCE YOUR RISK OF A CYBER ATTACK

Australia is a cyber espionage hot spot.

As we automate, script and move to the cloud, more and more businesses are reliant on infrastructure that has the high potential to be exposed to risk.

It only takes one awry email to expose an accounts’ payable process, and for cyber attackers to cost a business thousands of dollars.

In the free white paper ‘6 Steps to Improve your Business Cyber Security’ you’ll learn some simple steps you should be taking to prevent devastating and malicious cyber attacks from destroying your business.

Cyber security can no longer be ignored, in this white paper you’ll learn:

· How does business security get breached?
· What can it cost to get it wrong?
· 6 actionable tips

DOWNLOAD NOW!

RECOVERING FROM RANSOMWARE

Ransomware is a type of malware that blocks access to your files and systems until you pay a ransom.

The first example of ransomware happened on September 5, 2013, when Cryptolocker was unleashed.

It quickly affected many systems with hackers requiring users to pay money for the decryption keys.

Find out how one company used backup and cloud storage software to protect their company’s PCs and recovered all of their systems after a ransomware strike.

DOWNLOAD THE REPORT!

Ray Shaw

joomla stats

Ray Shaw ray@im.com.au  has a passion for IT ever since building his first computer in 1980. He is a qualified journalist, hosted a consumer IT based radio program on ABC radio for 10 years, has developed world leading software for the events industry and is smart enough to no longer own a retail computer store!

 

Popular News

 

Telecommunications