Apr 18th, 2017 publishUpdated   Sep 11th, 2021, 7:16 pm

With just a few days to go before the Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus start hitting doorsteps, many of you likely already have plans for protection in place. Cases will help you out for most drop scenarios, but there’s always the chance that your phone takes an awkward angle and breaks anyway.

In those cases, repairs are said to be a troublesome affair. iFixIt’s latest teardown shows that the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus are built well, but also built so intricately that it’ll be extremely hard for anyone but, well, Samsung to repair. It scored a 4 out of 10 in repairability (10 being the easiest) due to its dual-edge Infinity Display’s likelihood of breaking even from careful prying and prodding.

So, insurance plans. Get ’em. And even with that added peace of mind, just try to be careful with your phones, folks. After all, you’re paying upwards of $700 for the things and they’re not necessarily toys to be thrown and strewn about (even if they provide immense fun in a great number of other ways).

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