Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra teardown: you can literally pull the battery out with your bare hands

Highlights
  • YouTuber Zack Nelson from JerryRigEverything recently uploaded a teardown video of the brand-new Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.
  • The video reveals that the Galaxy S23 Ultra has a removable battery. 
  • You can remove the Galaxy S23 Ultra’s battery by pulling it out without reaching out for any tools. 

Popular YouTuber Zack Nelson from JerryRigEverything channel disassembles the brand-new Galaxy S23 Ultra in a recently uploaded YouTube video, showing how durable and repairable it is. Nowadays, batteries are tightly glued to smartphones, making them impossible to replace. Gone are the days when you could swap the spoiled battery with a new one. Most consumers prefer to upgrade their smartphones instead of replacing damaged parts because smartphone repairs are more expensive and complicated than before.

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However, thanks to right-to-repair campaigns, several manufacturers are making smartphones with more repair-friendly designs, like the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra.

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra teardown 

After removing the back panel and revealing the guts of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, the YouTuber showcases that the device’s battery is removable, with a plastic pull tap on top saying: Pull out. You can pull the battery out with your hands without reaching out for tools. This subtle change on the inside of the S23 Ultra makes it more repair-friendly, as it’s now easier to change a deteriorated battery with a fresh one.

Samsung overly applied adhesive to the battery in the Galaxy S22 Ultra, making it extremely difficult for a layman without specialised tools to remove it from the phone. To do so, one would need to soften the adhesive using isopropyl alcohol.

The Galaxy S23 Ultra’s front and back adhere together, but separating them is pretty straightforward, but a first-timer may make a blunder while doing so. It’s always a good idea to be extremely careful and patient, as this phone starts at Rs 1,04,999, and you wouldn’t want to mess anything up. Even Zack came close to making a costly error that’d have rendered the screen worthless.

Key Specs

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 | 12 GBProcessor
6.8 inches (17.27 cm) Display
200 MP + 12 MP + 10 MP + 10 MPRear camera
12 MPSelfie camera
5000 mAh Battery
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Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra 5G Price
Rs. 96,999
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Rs. 109,999
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Review Summary

Expert Rating
8.5/10

Design
★  
8.0
/10
Display
★  
9.0
/10
Software
★  
8.0
/10
Camera
★  
8.5
/10
Performance
★  
8.0
/10
Battery
★  
8.0
/10

Pros

  • Lovely display
  • Excellent cameras
  • Solid performance & battery life
  • S Pen is still unmatched

Cons

  • Pricey
  • Large and heavy
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