Nexus 5 Teardown: (Almost) No Glue For You

By Robert Sorokanich on at

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.

Since Nexus 5 details had been leaking ahead of its launch 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 components, but boo for bonding the display to the glass. [iFixit]