Nov 5th, 2013

nexus 5 teardown

To say our fascination with what sits on the inside of devices is a bit weird wouldn’t be unfair, but we’re no less ashamed. While we’re obviously not interested in taking part any of our own Nexus 5 devices here at Phandroid, we aren’t going to look away if someone else decides to do it. iFixIt took yet another hit for the teardown team, giving folks a look at the inside of the device down to its barest components.

Found inside the soft-touch chassis of the Nexus 5 is a very clean set of internals, all held together by a process that doesn’t use much glue at all. The modularity of the components and the solid engineering by LG helped iFixIt determine a repairability score of 8 out of 10, where 10 is a device that is the easiest to repair. That should bode well for DIYers who aren’t interested in shelling out tons of dough for most official repairs.

Unfortunately, I say “most” because the display was the one sore spot that kept this device from getting a perfect 10/10. According to iFixIt, the display and glass are hard-welded to the display frame, which will make for expensive repairs in the event of broken glass or a broken panel. That’s all the more reason to keep a case on this bad boy and protect it from the harsh elements of life. Head to the source link for the full tear down.

[via iFixIt]

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