OnePlus 5 teardown confirms three-layer design, chips hard to replace

OnePlus 5 teardown confirms three-layer design, chips hard to replace
The OnePlus 5 got the teardown treatment at MyFixGuide's facility. Teardowns are always great for an uncensored look at a smartphone's innards, so here are some of the photos the editors took, alongside interesting observations. Like the OnePlus 5's design itself, there's nothing all that exotic to be encountered during disassembly or repair.

The handset is still using a three-layer build where the uppermost layer is the motherboard, the middle is the battery, and the lower is the loudspeaker module. The motherboard and battery aren't covered in graphite stickers, which is unusual for most electronic devices. There's no excess adhesive to be encountered, and most components are modular.

The editor also noted that OnePlus hasn't changed the fast charging system – it's still set to 5V, 4A like on the OnePlus 3T. Something to watch out for is that a metal shield is directly welded to the motherboard, compromising access to chips. Another potential problem is that the camera connector can easily go loose.

Now that we know what the OnePlus 5 looks like both inside and out, feel free to check out the rest of our coverage in the links below! The rest of the photos are available at the source.


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  • Display 5.5" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 16 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2457 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 3300 mAh



1. Cat97

Posts: 1936; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

"Chips hard to replace". Yeah...service centers replace chips in phones on a daily basis :))

2. TerryD

Posts: 554; Member since: May 09, 2017

Will you quit making comments that I want to make please! ;-)

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