Google's Nexus 5 uses minimal amounts of glue.
Google's Nexus 5 was announced just last week, and while early adopters wait for their phones to ship, reviews of the device are already live online to help others make their decision. Of course, the iFixit team is also on hand to offer insight into Google's latest flagship phone. It's just a different kind of insight.
In tearing down the Nexus 5, the iFixit team found that the phone is easily repaired at home. In fact, the Nexus 5 scored an 8 out of 10 on the iFixit repairability scale; the phone itself is held together with minimal amounts of glue and plastic clips.
Under the hood, iFixit discovered that the quad-core 2.26 GHz Snapdragon 800 is layered beneath the SK Hynix H9CKNNNBPTMRLR-NTM 2 GB LPDDR3-1600 RAM. There was also a Qualcomm LTE/HSPA+/CDMA2K/TDSCDMA/EDGE/GPS transceiver, and Qualcomm power management ICs and audio codec. Sandisk provided the 16 GB of NAND flash, while the WiFi chip and NFC controller are provided by Broadcom. The screen controller is an S3350B from Synaptics.
You can check out the full gallery of photos as well as the step-by-step breakdown over on iFixit.