If you’re worried that the Nexus 5X would be costly to fix if something were to happen to it, you can rest easy now. A teardown of the new Google smartphone has revealed that it is pretty easy to repair, although certain parts have to be replaced together.
In iFixit’s teardown of the LG-made Nexus 5X, they found that most of its parts are modular. This basically means most components can be replaced independently, including the Nexus imprint – the fingerprint sensor – and camera modules.
Unfortunately, not everything is modular. The USB Type-C port, for one, is soldered to the motherboard. If the port ever malfunctions, the whole motherboard would have to be changed, which can be pretty costly. Just like most smartphones on the market now, the Nexus 5X also has a fused display. If either the LCD or the cover glass breaks, both will have to be replaced, unfortunately.
The Nexus 5X has not shown any signs of arriving in Malaysia yet, whereas the Huawei-made Nexus 6P will be available here by the end of 2015. Hopefully, LG Malaysia will officially bring in the Nexus 5X, despite the fact that the Nexus 5 can only be purchased from parallel importers in the past.