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OnePlus One equals five in terms of repairability according to iFixit


A OnePlus One in the wild is about as rare as a household connected to Google Fiber, but despite how uncommon these two occurrences are, they’re very much real. In the case of the former, the folks at iFixit have managed to get their hands on the elusive smartphone and dismember it in the name of science. This exploratory surgery pretty much uncovered what we’d expect to see: 3GB of Samsung-made RAM, a 5.5-inch 1080p display, a Snapdragon 801 CPU and a pair of cameras (5 and 13-megapixel) designed by Chinese manufacture Sunny Optical Technology.

All of these items are crammed into a relatively thin 8.9mm chassis, so things start to get a little complicated when considering a repair for the $300 handset. A device filled with hidden screws and awkward connections, the OnePlus One scored a five out of ten in terms of overall repairability. While its maker claims that it’s a “flagship killer,” its score is more on a par with Samsung’s latest effort and just a few notches above HTC’s M8. Bottom line: if you’re the clumsy type, you’ll probably want to insure your purchase.


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