Expertspublished its ranking of the best smartphones of 2016. It was compiled taking into account the maintainability of the flagship smartphones released this year.
has Topped the ranking of the best smartphones of the year according to the version of iFixit announced at MWC 2016 flagship of LG G5. iFixit rated it a high repairability score of 8 out of a possible 10. In second place with a rating of 7 out of 10 repairability is located just four running in autumn of this smartphone. This iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. In the Troika of leaders also includes the spring 4-inch iPhone SE. The result on a 10-point scale of maintainability equal to 7.
But among the worst of the flagships of the 2016 version of the update was the Samsung smartphones. Self-igniting Samsung Galaxy Note 7, which was withdrawn from sale this fall, has earned only 4 points. And Samsung Galaxy S7 and its Edge version got even less. Maintainability specialists iFixit have rated 3 points out of 10 and called it the “least repairable” smartphones, which they dismantled this year. They noted with regret that the previous Samsung Galaxy flagships were “more modular”, and now Samsung has abandoned the modular design in favor of the United by the adhesive parts.