Is the Google Nexus 5X easy to repair? iFixit teardown gives us the answer

Is the Google Nexus 5X easy to repair? iFixit teardown gives us the answer
If you're looking for a mid-range handset that runs stock Android, right now, there's arguably no better option than the Google Nexus 5X, the brand new LG-made Android 6.0 Marshmallow smartphone that's available to buy since earlier his week for prices starting at $379 (in the US). While the Nexus 5X doesn't have an outstanding design, perhaps you're interested in seeing what's inside of it. iFixit just disassembled the new handset for our viewing pleasure, and also to see how easy (or hard) it is to repair.

The Nexus 5X received an iFixit repairability score of 7 out of 10 - which means it's not that hard to repair, as many of its components can be replaced independently (though the display and the glass protecting it are fused together, and you'll need to replace both if any of them gets damaged).

Besides the Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 chipset that's powering the Nexus 5X, other notable components include a Sony IMX377 12.3 MP rear camera sensor, a Samsung-made 2 GB LPDDR3 RAM module, a Toshiba-made eMMC 5.0 Flash Memory module, and the Nexus Imprint fingerprint reader. As you'll see below, the fingerprint reader (positioned on the back of the phone) takes up a bit of space from what could have been a larger battery (the 5X comes with a 2700 mAh battery that offers average usage times). Teardown aside, you should also check out our Nexus 5X review to find our more about the new handset.


source: iFixit

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Nexus 5X
  • Display 5.2 inches 1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Single camera) 5 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 2GB RAM
  • Storage 32GB,
  • Battery 2700 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo

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