OnePlus 2 Torn Down, Gets 7/10 For Repairability

By 11:52 Mon, 26 Jul 2021 Comments

It’s not the first time we’ve seen the OnePlus 2 disassembled, but since we haven’t practised our Chinese this lifetime, we have to admit we struggled a bit with the translation on the previous occasion. It’s nice then that iFixit got round to tearing down the self-proclaimed “2016 Flagship Killer” so we can gather up some more easily digestible info.

The procedure kicks off with an X-ray shot of the smartphone, but regardless of its outcome, the device was already scheduled for surgery. Removal of the back cover is simple and the non-proprietary screw heads to reveal the innards are a nice touch.

The folks then proceed to rego the non-removable battery and dismantle the capturing camera modules, pointing out that the 1.3 micron pixel size of the 13MP sensor is the largest they’ve seen. The mainboard is held by a single screw, while the microUniversal Serial Bus (USB) Type-C connector/cable assembly should be easily replaceable.

Of course, the various chips are detailed, but the bottom line is that the OnePlus 2 gets a 7/10 repairability score (10 being the most easily repairable). It would have been even higher if it weren’t for the fused together display/digitizer combo.

You can watch the summary of the tear down in the video below, or hit the source link for detailed photos and comments.




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