teardown

Galaxy S5 Mini repairability: just as bad as the flagship

iFixit has done yet another one of its popular teardowns, this time on the Galaxy S5 Mini, Samsung's miniature counterpart to its flagship. While it only shares the Galaxy S5 name, sporting significantly lower specs, apparently this mini smartphone scores the exact same mark when it comes to iFixit's repairability index, meaning you might have tougher luck getting this thing repaired, at least on your own.

OnePlus One teardown comes courtesy of iFixit

The latest iFixit smartphone teardown has been shared. The OnePlus One was the subject this time around and we are seeing a device that was given a repairability score of 5 out of 10 and described as having a "fairly modular" design. The modular design is said to "allow for less expensive replacement parts" however going back to that 5 (out of 10) score and it doesn't look like many will be doing home repairs.

Google’s Project Tango torn apart by iFixit

Google's Project Tango has become the subject of the latest iFixit teardown. We like seeing these teardowns as they generally offer a view that most users will never get to see -- the inner guts. But in the case of Project Tango that is especially true as this is a prototype device. Or in other words, a device many will never see in the wild at all.

Gear Fit gets torn apart, reveals internals and curved battery

Tearing open a smartphone or tablet seems so easy, now that iFixit has ripped open the Gear Fit from Samsung. The tiny wearable got the teardown treatment, where we find it empty, and void of parts to make it work like a smart wearable should. No, wait, they’re just attached to the back of the screen.

Samsung Galaxy S5 gets opened up by iFixit

The folks at iFixit are back with another device teardown. This latest is for the Samsung Galaxy S5, a device we are currently taking a look at ourselves. Except in our case, we certainly aren't going to be cracking it open. That last thought rings especially true after seeing the assigned repairability score -- a 5 out of 10.
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