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Nexus 5 gets a high repairability score

Here we are patiently waiting for the Nexus 5. Early adopters of the said device here in PH will probably have it from the grey market or directly from the Play Store (or wherever it is available). With that, official local warranty is out of the question but what if it breaks down too early or unexpectedly?

The famous fix-it-yourself website iFixit had the latest Nexus phone under their test. They found out that it’s just easy to repair, unlike other devices out their. What makes the Nexus 5’s repair so easy? It is due to the plastic clips it uses to bind the “non-removable” back cover and it only has few adhesives throughout the device. Screws are of standard design too.

Of course, the fun ends with the screen. Like any other great smartphone displays, the LCD panel and the glass are fused together within the frame. That means cracking, breaking or even scratching (on some rare cases) the Gorilla Glass 3 will definitely cost you.

Head over to the iFixit page for specifics and more internal photos.


This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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12 Responses

  1. THEO says:

    Thumbs up for the fixability of the Nexus 5…

    unlike the new IPADs/IpHones which are virtually immpossible to take apart and re-assemble when you need repairs…
    People at Apple feel these products are DISPOSABLES (i.e. you throw them away when they go sour)

    • Kevin says:

      Exactly THEO! Especially the Galaxy phones of Samsung! The plastic phone has a limited useful life. Incredibly not durable and low quality and are unarguably a disposable phone. I have to give credit to Apple products over Samsung though because the former has higher quality and more durable. :)

      WAY TO GO LG for your Nexus 5! Indeed, life’s good! ;)

  2. jasmine says:

    tinonto nga istorya. ngaa kung may high repairability score ang nexus kung mahulog nexus mo may warranty? wala! mas matontohan ka gani kay maski di kabalo mag experimento kay o. Di nako magbakal lg nexus. Ang sa akon nexus 4 nahulog lang sa bangko above 1 ft lang nag crack gid Ang screen. under warranty pa pero manukot service center P7500. Gabok tana.

    • Mayhem says:

      Whut? >.<

    • Daniel Morial says:

      The repairability score is based on how easy it is to fix not how durable the device is. Also, the parts and service warranty does not cover accidental drops and misuse. Nexus 4 is also sandwiched with two glasses making it very very fragile.

  3. fanatic says:

    awesome nexus 5! ganda ng specs na mura!

  4. elaHcM says:

    gonna go for this nexus 5!

  5. jacinto says:

    ganda ng nexus! same specs sa LG G2 na pinamura! :3

  6. veronica says:

    galing nung self healing kakaiba!

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  8. jade says:

    sir please help how to fix screen flickering wala pang 1 year sakin yung nexus ko eh ganto na di naman international waranty to at ang mahal sa service center 8k daw kase board daw ang sira agad nito…

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