Galaxy S 4G Gets Torn Down, Set on Fire (Kinda)

While you might expect this teardown to be a little on the dull side, the iFixit team ensured entertaining reading by setting part of the phone on fire. 



“We heard that Samsung used magnesium to create some of the structural components of the Galaxy S 4G,” explained the team. “So we had to light a part of the phone on fire. It turns out that Samsung tells no lie -- their structural framework IS made of magnesium!”



Lighter than aluminum, Samsung used magnesium for the main structural support plate that nearly every component on the phone is mounted to. Other details the teardown revealed were a 1GHz CPU, a 1650mAh fairly easily removable battery, 512MB of RAM, 4G via an ST Ericsson HSPA+ Thin Modem, and GPS. The Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 2.1 and the FM tuner are the work of Broadcom.



Head on over to iFixit for full details of the teardown.

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  • joytech22
    What? BT2.1?
    My Galaxy S has Bluetooth 3.0, what's happening here?!
    (Australian version/Optus)
  • zybch
    Pity they haven't changed the ass-backwards placement of the speaker. Its a stupid idea to have it firing out the back of the phone.
  • alidan
    zybchPity they haven't changed the ass-backwards placement of the speaker. Its a stupid idea to have it firing out the back of the phone.


    if the phone was a bit fatter i would prefer the speaker to be out the back and center, that way there is no chance in hell of my fingers covering the holes no matter how i grip it for games. if i want better sound, id use headphones, if i just want to piss some time away, give me a center back speaker that i cant cover up with 1 finger.