31 March 2020
Galaxy Buds+ went official last month at the same event where Samsung announced the new Galaxy S20 series. The latest wearable is upgraded to offer better sound and battery for under $150. Performance-wise, the truly wireless earbuds have proved their worth and initial reviews and even the reception is great.
On paper, we know what is making the gadget so fascinating among enthusiasts but what exactly goes behind it? Or what is the driving force which is making everything possible for a smoother execution” Well, for all such questions, the team at iFixit has dissembled the Galaxy Buds+ and also shared how easy or not is it to repair this small piece of tech.
A short video on the teardown of the Galaxy Buds+ takes you through the important aspects to tell the gist of it. The earbuds are a bit tricky to open but once you get the success, the parts can easily be dissembled. iFixit team found out that it was quite easy to dismantle and then repair the original Galaxy Buds, so this made them even more curious to know about its successor as well. While the internal structure looks similar, there are a couple of differences.
There is notably a new chip from Broadcom – BCM43015, likely an update from the last year’s BCM43014. The team at iFixit suspects that this could be the reason Galaxy Buds+ aren’t capable of connecting to multiple devices and only supports Galaxy phones. There are now new drivers that are built into the neck of Buds+ casing and would require some effort to come out.
Overall, Galaxy Buds+ didn’t fail to impress and successfully lived up to the expectations quite well. In fact, the Buds+ received the repairability score of 7 out of 10 compared to the score 6 of the original Galaxy Buds. Thusly, the Galaxy Buds+ became the “Most repairable wireless earbuds.”