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iFixit shows a somewhat accessible battery for the Nexus 5X

iFixit shows a somewhat accessible battery for the Nexus 5X
iFixit shows a somewhat accessible battery for the Nexus 5X
Like the OnePlus 2, a handy screwdriver is all it takes to expose and replace the internal battery of the new Google smartphone.

The 2013 Nexus 5 received a great repairability score of 8 out of 10 from iFixit due to its ease of disassembly. Now it's the Nexus 5X's turn, which is once again manufactured by LG. How does the updated 5-inch smartphone compare?

The new Nexus is again easy for end-users to disassemble thanks to its modular design and use of standard screws. The lack of a removable back cover means that the battery cannot be easily swapped, but a handy screwdriver is apparently all it takes to replace the battery if required.

The display portion, front glass, and LCD are all welded together, which is becoming a common practice for modern smartphones. Thus, all parts must be replaced as one unit if even a small portion is damaged. In the end, iFixit awards the Nexus 5X a repairability score of 7 out of 10.

As for the Nexus 6P, we can only imagine that iFixit is already gearing up to publish its findings sooner rather than later. Expect our reviews on both new devices before the start of the Holidays.

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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-10-24 (Update: 2015-10-24)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.