Nexus 5 Teardown: (Almost) No Glue For You

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The folks at iFixit got their hands on Google's new Nexus 5, and did what they do best — tore it apart. And they liked what they saw.

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Since Nexus 5 details have been leaking at the speed of Niagara Falls, there aren't too many surprises here. The video gives a good look at the wireless charging pad, 2300 mAh battery, Snapdragon 800 and Qualcomm LTE chip. On repairability, iFixit gives the Nexus 5 eight out of ten — yay for screws and plastic clips instead of glue, and easy-to-remove battery and other components. But boo for bonding the display to the glass. [iFixit]

DISCUSSION

Good luck having all of your components rattle around inside your phone. That's going to make all of your calls sound like shit. I'll stick with my iPhone and the 3 quarts of glue used to hold it together in place where each component is SUPPOSED to be, thank you very much.

/s