Want to See the Inside of the OnePlus 3?

Tech outfits like to “teardown” phones and other gadgets for a couple of reasons. For one, we’re all nerds and like looking at cables, batteries, screws, circuits, speakers, ports, boards, and displays in their raw, disconnected form. But the other reason is because we also like to ponder the idea of fixing these things ourselves should something break. After all, who doesn’t like pulling out a 70-piece tool kit made specifically for ripping apart tiny electronics?  (more…)

iFixIt Tears Down the LG G5, Receives Very High Repairability Score

The good folks at iFixIt released their teardown of the LG G5 this morning, much to the excitement of those who enjoy breaking down and rebuilding little pieces of mobile tech. As you might imagine, thanks to LG’s new modular design, iFixIt had a pretty easy time dismantling the G5, with most of the phone being held together by a few screws, clips, and minimal adhesive. Not only that, but disassembling the device does not equate to shattering the display or other key components, which is a major plus over the Galaxy S7 and Nexus 6P. (more…)

iFixIt Tears Down a Galaxy S7, Receives Very Poor Repairability Score

Each time a new flagship device hits the market, you better believe the good folks at iFixIt will tear it down, then report on how repairable that device is. According to iFixIt’s latest teardown, DIYers won’t be too happy with the Galaxy S7 from Samsung, as it received a miserable 3 out of 10 repairability score. This simply means that most folks should not attempt any self repairs should any damage be inflicted on the device.  (more…)

Nexus 6P Goes Through Teardown Treatment, Innards Dissected

With the Nexus 5X already going through the teardown process, it was only a matter of time until its larger brother, the Nexus 6P, received the same treatment. The folks at iFixIt have done the dirty work for all of us, ripping Google and Huawei’s device up, ranking it to see how easy it would be for tinkerers to repair it themselves. Spoiler alert – it’s really, really hard.  (more…)

iFixit Gives the Nexus 5X Its Teardown Treatment

Like it does with every meaningful flagship phone, iFixit has given its teardown treatment to Google’s Nexus 5X. These teardowns, for those not familiar, are a way for iFixit to tell you how easy a phone is to repair, should you buy one and need to fix something down the road, like a broken display, bad battery, etc. These also give the nerd in us a fun inside peek at the phones we use everyday.  (more…)