iFixit found that the Nexus 5 is highly repairable thanks to its modular design, which makes it easy to replace just the faulty components, and repair-friendly assembly methods, including plastic clips, standard Phillips screws, and just a smidge of adhesive.
iFixit has put together a leaderboard of the devices that it torn down over the years, sorted by their reparability score. We take a look at the top and bottom performers.
The Moto X costs $221 to build, a new teardown apparently reveals, although the number is not confirmed by Motorola.
iFixit notes that the handheld console appears to be solid and well built, which is great news for any device designed to be used on the go.
The hardware experts at iFixit tore the new Nexus 7 to pieces to show the world what’s inside. While the teardown revealed no surprises, the device scored a moderately good repairability score.
The Chromecast has been torn down and the insides were actually surprising. The device contains no complicated parts at all and is really simple underneath.
Star Simpson and Scott Torborg have taken apart Google Glass in an attempt to find out how it all works. But perhaps the most interesting revelation was that the device runs on just a small 570mAh battery.
The “official” iFixit Galaxy S4 teardown has been completed, revealing the handset is as easy to repair as the Galaxy S3.
There are those that like using smartphones and there are those that like taking them apart! The iFixit team falls into the latter category and this time they have the HTC One in their sights.
The Sony Xperia Tablet Z was given the teardown treatment, at the hands of a “badass” Sony engineer, no less.