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OnePlus 5 teardown makes us wish other phones were built like this

by Danny Zepeda | June 30, 2017June 30, 2017 6:30 am PDT

YouTuber JerryRigEverything is continuing his testing of the OnePlus 5 with an internal breakdown of how the device was built. The breakdown reveals a design that is quite easy to take apart and repair.

To get inside the OnePlus 5, you first need to take off two T2 Bit screws at the bottom of the device. Once the screws are off, you’ll need a plastic or metal piece to slowly but forcefully loosen the panel.

JerryRigEverything notes that OnePlus did away the unique red battery that was included in the OnePlus, OnePlus 2 and OnePlus X. The red battery wasn’t included with the OnePlus 3 and 3T, but there was hope it would make a comeback. Sadly, it did not.

The breakdown reveals the battery, USB-C port and headphone jack are easy to replace. Removing the battery is especially easy. If only all phones were like this.

During the breakdown, JerryRigEverything got a chance to check out the dual camera modules. He confirmed the fact that it does not come with optical image stabilization. OnePlus instead settled for software to do the job.

The entire process of taking the phone apart can be done without the need of a heat gun—a trait that’s becoming rare in smartphones these days. Overall, the OnePlus 5 is one of the easiest devices to repair.

If you want a more comprehensive breakdown of how the OnePlus 5 is as a smartphone, you can check out our review of it here. You can also check out JerryRigEverything’s breakdown video down below.


Danny Zepeda

Born and raised in Southern California, Danny grew up on a steady diet Pixar, Star Wars and Steven Spielberg movies. Unbeknownst to him, this was...

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