The famous blogger Zach Nelson got a Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 smartphone for a test drive. On his JerryRigEverything channel, the expert posted a video in which he found out whether it is possible to disassemble the device at home.
It turned out that the design of the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 is quite complicated, so the blogger immediately ran into difficulties. If in most smartphones you can get to the insides immediately after removing the cover, then you also had to deal with a flexible display. First, Zach had to remove the plastic bezel that runs around the perimeter of the entire screen. Then he peeled off the display itself from the case, which eventually led to the breakage of the panel.
I also had to tinker with the external screen, the protective glass is recessed into the metal frame here, so it was not possible to remove it without damage. The only thing Zack had no problems with was the back cover. After removing it, the blogger found that the components inside the Fold4 are located a little differently than in conventional smartphones, but detaching them from each other is also easy. The exception is batteries that are too strongly glued to the case.
Zak also found out that the Samsung Galaxy Fold 4 uses an improved hinge compared to its predecessor. Guides are used instead of gears, and special brushes are provided to protect the mechanism, but some dirt still seeps through them.
With all the damage, JerryRigEverything didn’t even try to put the Fold 4 back together like he usually does with other devices.