large image

Trusted Reviews is supported by its audience. If you purchase through links on our site, we may earn a commission. Learn more.

OnePlus 2 gets the teardown treatment

Most people won’t have their OnePlus 2 smartphones yet, but it’s already been cracked open and taken to pieces online.

The famed smartphone dismantlers at iFixit have laid their hands on a pristine OnePlus 2 and, as is their wont, swiftly proceeded to take it apart.

What has their exploratory surgery revealed? A very well put together smartphone with a handy modular design. It seems as if the OnePlus 2 will be much easier (and thus cheaper) to repair than the OnePlus One.

Many of the OnePlus 2’s components can simply be swapped out for another with minimal disruption. This is particularly the case with the brand new USB-C component, which is on a simple flex cable.

This is good news given the inevitable scarcity of the invite-only Chinese smartphone. After all, if you bust it, you won’t be getting a replacement in a hurry.

Read More: OnePlus 2 vs OnePlus One

On the slightly negative side, the teardown also reveals an eye-catching bright orange battery that requires disassembly to remove and replace. Also, the display’s LCD and digitiser glass components have been fused together, which will make it the costliest component to replace.

Overall, though, the result is a good one, with the OnePlus 2 being given a repairability score of seven out of ten. That’s a full two marks higher than the OnePlus One.

Next, take a look at our OnePlus 2 hands-on video:

Why trust our journalism?

Founded in 2004, Trusted Reviews exists to give our readers thorough, unbiased and independent advice on what to buy.

Today, we have millions of users a month from around the world, and assess more than 1,000 products a year.

author icon

Editorial independence

Editorial independence means being able to give an unbiased verdict about a product or company, with the avoidance of conflicts of interest. To ensure this is possible, every member of the editorial staff follows a clear code of conduct.

author icon

Professional conduct

We also expect our journalists to follow clear ethical standards in their work. Our staff members must strive for honesty and accuracy in everything they do. We follow the IPSO Editors’ code of practice to underpin these standards.