OnePlus One teardown

OnePlus' invite system hasn't deterred the folks at iFixit from getting their hands on the device, which they promptly tore down (for science). With a spec sheet that is usually found in devices twice its price, the OnePlus One offers a lot of bang for the buck.

With a repairability score of 5 out of 10, the OnePlus One isn't the hardest device to fix should something break on it. The lack of any proprietary screws and off-the-shelf components mean that you can find replacement easily.

The device comes with a removable back cover, making it that much easier to access the internal hardware. However, the battery isn't removable, and is secured with screws, which takes some finagling to get to.

The 3100 mAh battery on the OnePlus One is larger than what is offered in the Galaxy S5 (2800 mAh) and the HTC One M8 (2600 mAh), but then again, the One sports a larger 5.5-inch screen whereas the other two devices come with a 5.1-inch and 5-inch displays respectively.

The display on the OnePlus One is one of the harder components to repair, as the assembly is attached to the polycarbonate midframe and requires heat to remove. Also, the LCD and digitizer glass being fused together doesn't make things any easier.

Looking for some context? iFixit tore down the Galaxy S5 and One M8 earlier this year, awarding a repairability score of 5 for Samsung's flagship, and a measly 2 for HTC's aluminium clad smartphone.

Interested in the hardware that powers the OnePlus One? Look no further:

  • Samsung K3QF7F70DM-QGCF 3 GB LPDDR3 RAM
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • Qualcomm WCD9320 Audio Codec
  • AGD2 2402 WX9DR (likely gyroscope)
  • Toshiba THGBMBG9D8KBAIG eMMC 5.0 64 GB Onboard Storage
  • Skyworks SKY77629-21 Power Amplifier Module
  • Qualcomm WCN3680 802.11ac/FM/BT 4.0 Combo Chip
  • Qualcomm WTR1625L RF Transceiver
  • Skyworks SKY85709 WLAN Front-End Module
  • Synaptics S3508A Touchscreen Controller

Head on over to the link below to take a look at the images from the teardown.

Source: iFixit

There are 18 comments

quailallstar says:

Can't fix what you can't get...

°Sony XPERIA Z2 white
°LG Optimus G Pro white
°LG Optimus L70 black

nevetsca says:

Nice one :)

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yankeesusa says:

Overall this phone still looks great. They just have a horrible system for getting it into people's hands.

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jayjay234 says:

Plastic junk... HTC ONE M8 is the only phone deserving praises.

AndyH_STi says:

Please spare us

element23 says:

:rolls eyes:

TomW093 says:

Because I absolutely love the a nice thick bezel and useless logo bar. And on top of those "premium" features, let's also have a 4 megapixel camera.

Dizfunctions says:

Their design is worth praising, but those bezels and that camera should have been better.

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xlDeMoNiClx says:

Watch out for the HTCrusaders.

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Fail comment is fail.

crysis63 says:

the Galaxy Prime is coming for it soon.

Blah blah something about it being vaporware blah blah I'm butthurt about their marketing blah blah

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+1 lol With the amount of time people spend bashing this device, you'd think OnePlus killed their dogs or something.

That's what I'm saying. So many haters already, which is understandable, but they seem to be spending a lot of their time going out of their way to get their feelings hurt by this phone/company. Lol I wish you could just buy the thing, but I'm still very interested. However, I think by the time they release the phone, they should just slap in some 805s in there! But that'd raise the excellent price:/

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Cory S says:

Looks like it is put together a lot like a Nexus 5.

element23 says:

Pretty nice phone by a company who alienated their fan base.

DaydreamHero says:

Not a complete breakdown... they didn't identify the source of all the hype!

dachewster99 says:

so.. android central must have an invite to share right....