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Smartphones repairability grade

Each smartphone model has been analysed by SOSav experts to give them a repairability grade from 0 to 10, toughest to easiest. A small idea of your phone disassembly difficulty !

How we rate the devices :

What to expect when disassembling your smartphone ? SOSav technicians have listed all positive and negative sides for each phone model in order to know if they're easy to disassemble or not. The repairability grade is based on technical criteria like replaceable components, the difficulty to open and manipulate, for a grade going from 1 to 10.

  • Galaxy Tab 2 7" repairability
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7" 2011
    8 /10
    • Tablet easy to disassemble
    • Many components repleacable
    • Battery not glued to the rear panel.
    • You cannot remove the touch screen without removing the LCD screen
  • iPad Air 2 3G repairability
    Apple iPad Air 2 3G 2014
    7 /10
    • Many removable components
    • The home button is not glued to the panel
    • The LCD screen is merged with the touch screen
    • Many components welded to the logic board
  • iPad Air 2 WIFI repairability
    Apple iPad Air 2 WIFI 2014
    7 /10
    • Many removable components
    • The home button is not glued to the panel
    • The LCD screen is merged with the touch screen
    • Many components welded to the logic board
  • Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 repairability
    Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 2012
    7 /10
    • Tablet easy to disassemble
    • The touch screen is not merged with the LCD screen
    • Battery not glued to the rear panel.
    • Modular tablet, easy to repair
  • iPad 1 WiFi repairability
    Apple iPad 1 WiFi 2010
    7 /10
    • The LCD screen and the touch screen can be separated.
    • Many components repleacable
    • You have to disassemble the whole tablet to access the battery.
  • iPad 1 3G repairability
    Apple iPad 1 3G 2010
    7 /10
    • The LCD screen and the touch screen can be separated.
    • Many components repleacable
    • You have to disassemble the whole tablet to access the battery.
  • Nexus 7 1ère Génération repairability
    Asus Nexus 7 1ère Génération 2012
    6 /10
    • Tablet easy to disassemble
    • Many components repleacable
    • Battery glued to the rear panel.
  • iPad Mini 3 WIFi repairability
    Apple iPad Mini 3 WIFi 2014
    5 /10
    • Screen disassembly is easy
    • You have to disassemble the LCD screen to remove the touch screen
    • Battery glued to the rear panel.
    • Lightning dock connector welded to the logic board
  • iPad2 WiFi repairability
    Apple iPad2 WiFi 2011
    4 /10
    • The tablet only has cruciform screws
    • Battery is difficult to remove (lot of glue)
    • You cannot remove the touch screen without removing the LCD screen
    • The power/mute/volume buttons cable is very fragile
  • iPad 2 3G repairability
    Apple iPad 2 3G 2011
    4 /10
    • The tablet only has cruciform screws
    • Battery is difficult to remove (lot of glue)
    • You cannot remove the touch screen without removing the LCD screen
    • The power/mute/volume buttons cable is very fragile
  • iPad Mini 1 WiFi repairability
    Apple iPad Mini 1 WiFi 2012
    4 /10
    • The LCD screen and the touch screen can be separated.
    • Many glue inside the tablet to fix the components
    • Screws used in the tablet are rather small
    • Lightning connector welded to the logic board
  • iPad Mini 1 3G repairability
    Apple iPad Mini 1 3G 2012
    4 /10
    • The LCD screen and the touch screen can be separated.
    • Many glue inside the tablet to fix the components
    • Screws used in the tablet are rather small
    • Lightning connector welded to the logic board
  • iPad Air 1 WiFi repairability
    Apple iPad Air 1 WiFi 2013
    3 /10
    • The iPad Air WiFi only use cruciform screws.
    • Battery glued to the rear panel.
    • Rather difficult disassembly
    • Tablets antennas are fragile
  • iPad 3 WiFi repairability
    Apple iPad 3 WiFi 2012
    3 /10
    • The LCD screen and the touch screen can be separated.
    • Battery is difficult to remove (lot of glue)
    • You cannot remove the touch screen without removing the LCD screen
    • You cannot remove the touch screen without removing the LCD screen
  • iPad 3 3G repairability
    Apple iPad 3 3G 2012
    3 /10
    • The LCD screen and the touch screen can be separated.
    • Battery is difficult to remove (lot of glue)
    • You cannot remove the touch screen without removing the LCD screen
    • LCD screen and touch screen cables are fragile
  • iPad 4 WiFi repairability
    Apple iPad 4 WiFi 2012
    3 /10
    • Battery a little bit easier to remove than previous generations.
    • The LCD screen and the touch screen can be separated.
    • You cannot remove the touch screen without removing the LCD screen
    • The touch screen is glued to the rear panel of the iPad, making the disassembly difficult
  • iPad 4 3G repairability
    Apple iPad 4 3G 2012
    3 /10
    • Battery a little bit easier to remove than previous generations.
    • The LCD screen and the touch screen can be separated.
    • You cannot remove the touch screen without removing the LCD screen
    • The touch screen is glued to the rear panel of the iPad, making the disassembly difficult

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