2023’s Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is a significant upgrade over its predecessor, the Z Flip 4.
For starters, the Z Flip 5 features a massive 3.4-inch Cover Screen, much bigger than last year’s 1.9-inch cover display. It features an upgraded Qualcomm Snapdragon Gen 2 processor, and is reportedly more durable than its predecessors and competition.
Now, Samsung seems to have made improvements in the repairability sector as well. According to a recent teardown video by PBKReviews, via GSMArena, the Flip5 scored a respectable 7.5/10 for repairability, compared to 4/10 for its predecessor.
The improved score is primarily because the phone features pull tabs for the dual batteries inside, which makes them easier to remove than the glued-in batteries of the Flip 4. For reference, the Flip 5 features two batteries. In the top half, the device features a 1,000mAh battery and a 2,700mAh battery in the bottom half, for a total capacity of 3,700mAh.
However, repairers still are likely to face some challenges, such as the 10-megapixel resolution selfie camera which is still glued in.
The breakdown of the repairability score is as follows:
- Design: 1.5/2
- Parts availability: 1.5/2
- Screen replacement: 1/2
- Battery replacement: 2/2
- Misc. parts replacement: 1.5/2
You can learn more about the Flip 5 in our review here or check out PBKReviews’ video here.