The tech masters over at iFixit are up to their same tricks again, and we can't help but appreciate them for it. This time they worked their surgical magic on the new Nexus 5 smartphone. Overall, the Nexus 5 scored a respectable 8 out of 10 on the repairability scale. The only reason it didn't score a perfect 10 was because the display is welded to the display frame. This will make things especially difficult to repair if you end up with broken glass or a broken panel. Here's a quote with their final analysis below. Be sure to check out the full article with pics and a video at the source link below.

  • Nexus 5 Repairability Score: 8 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair).
  • Very modular design allows independent replacement of several wear-prone componentsólike the headphone jack and speakers.
  • Only very mild adhesive holds the battery in place, making it fairly easy to safely remove and replace.
  • Standardized screws (ten identical #00 Phillips) simplify repairs and reassembly.
  • The back cover is held in place with plastic clips. Sturdy and rather difficult to remove, but easier than glue.
  • The glass and LCD are fused to the display frame. Fixing broken glass will be either expensive or very difficult.
Source: iFixit