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Teardown: take a look inside Google's new Nexus 5X

Wondering what Google's new Nexus 5X looks like from the inside? The folks at iFixit have just given the device the teardown treatment.

Published onOctober 22, 2015

Google’s new Nexus 5X may not have a removable battery (or a removable back for that matter), but that doesn’t mean we can’t get a good look at what’s inside the device. The folks at iFixit have just given the Nexus 5X the teardown treatment, revealing all the components that make up this new mid-tier flagship.

According to the teardown report, the 5X’s back plate is pretty easy to remove, as it’s not secured to the rest of the phone using any type of adhesive. Once a small handful of screws are removed, the midframe pops right out, exposing the rest of the Nexus 5X’s innards.

The Nexus 5X ended up scoring an impressive repairability score of 7 out of 10 (10 being the easiest to repair). How? The device scored points for containing many modular components, which will make them easy to replace if need be. For the most part, a standard Phillips screwdriver will allow these components to be easily removed, which is something we don’t see extremely often in these teardowns. And although the battery isn’t user-replaceable, the iFixit team noted that it isn’t actually too challenging to remove. The Nexus 5X lost repairability points on the display front, as both the LCD and glass are fused together. This means that you’ll need to replace both components together if one or the other breaks.

For a more detailed look at this teardown, head to the source link below to visit iFixit’s site.

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