Cracking Open the Samsung Galaxy S5

Samsung Galaxy S5 teardown

Samsung's Galaxy S5 may not look all that different from the Galaxy S4 on the outside, but on the side it's a completely different animal. There's lots of hardware upgrades, a redesigned interior, and a whole new way to open the case and replace a broken screen.

In this Cracking Open gallery, I walk you through the process of disassembling the Galaxy S5 and give you a tour of the internal hardware. For a detailed analysis of the teardown, check out my article and video, Galaxy S5 teardown: New design makes repairing a cracked screen much easier.

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By Bill Detwiler

Bill Detwiler is Editor in Chief of TechRepublic and the host of Cracking Open, CNET and TechRepublic's popular online show. Prior to joining TechRepublic in 2000, Bill was an IT manager, database administrator, and desktop support specialist in the ...