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.