Articles about teardown

Samsung Galaxy S4 Can Be Repaired Very Easily
A teardown video received by the folks over at TechnoBuffalo shows the Samsung Galaxy S4 being torn apart. The device is yet to be released, somehow the source has access to a unit and has graciously taped this teardown video for all to see. The conclusion is that Samsung Galaxy S4 is surprisingly easy to repair, as opposed to its rivals such as the iPhone 5, which isn’t exactly that easy to […]

Sony Gives The Xperia Tablet Z The Teardown Treatment
If you’re the sort of person who enjoys seeing how a device’s innards are pieced together, or if you’d like to get an idea of what sort of hardware is running under the hood of your device, the folks at Sony have uploaded a teardown video of their upcoming Xperia Tablet Z device. The video also functions as a video walkthrough of the device, so if you were planning on […]

BlackBerry Z10 Uses Galaxy S3 Level Hardware
After a new device has been launched, there’s the initial hands-on time, followed by a complete review, and of course the teardown comes at some point so that we can know what the “guts” of the device are. UBM TechInsight has taken a BlackBerry Z10 unit apart and found that BlackBerry is using a Qualcomm SnapDragon S4 (MSM8960) in the company’s latest smartphone. We expected as much in our own […]

iPad 4 teardown reveals LG-manufactured display
Yesterday, the modding gurus at iFixit managed to tear down the iPad mini to pieces and confirmed that it does have stereo speakers and a display driver that is surprisingly made by Samsung. Today, in an attempt to thoroughly understand the differences between the iPad 4 and the iPad 3, iFixit is baring the fourth-generation iPad’s body for us to see. The first obvious difference of the iPad 4 is […]

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iPad mini teardown reveals stereo speakers and a display driver from Samsung
The iPad mini and its almost-perfect 7.9-inch body has been stripped off its clothes. And who else could do it better than the teardown masters at iFixit. So what did they find out? Apparently the iPad mini has two speaker grilles, and yes, it’s really the first Apple product to use stereo speakers. iFixit is also the first to spot the iPad mini’s model number, which is a A1432. In […]

Amazon Kindle Fire HD gets the teardown treatment
While new tablets and smartphones are almost always great, there are users out there who might be more concerned over other aspects of the device and not just on its features and hardware specs. These other aspects include issues such as how easy would it be to repair, are the parts all customized and will need specially made equipment to fix and etc. Well the good news is that if […]

Nexus Q gets taken apart by iFixit
We all know that Google’s Nexus Q is “made in America“, but is it really? Well, the folks over at iFixit decided to put the media streaming device to the test by doing to it what they do best – giving it a complete teardown. Granted not every part of the device was made in the USA, but the fact that it was assembled in the country should be good […]

Nexus 7 tablet gets examined and analyzed
Just five days after Google took the wraps of its flagship tablet – the Nexus 7 – at the Google I/O developer conference last week in San Francisco, the tinkers and modders over at iFixit tore the device down, revealing the tablet’s hardware in all its glory. We already know the Nexus 7’s specs – quad-core 1.3 GHz Tegra 3, 7-inch IPS display panel with a 1280 × 800 screen […]

The new iPad gets the teardown treatment
Ready to see what the insides of the new iPad look like? Fret not, you won’t have to smash it on the ground and take it apart yourself. Just like they’ve done with pretty much every big gadget that’s been released so far, the folks over at iFixit have given the new iPad their signature teardown treatment. While the guide just went up about an hour ago (it’s still in […]

Asus Eee PC X101CH teardown
The Asus Eee PC X101CH is said to be one of the better netbook buys in the market, although I suspect that not many people would actually bother with a netbook these days when tablets are all the rage. Still, if you have your heart and mind set on the Asus Eee PC X101CH, then you might be interested to know what and how the parts inside look like. You […]

Lytro Light Field Camera gets a teardown
If you’re keen on finding out what makes your Lytro Light Field Camera tick without taking yours apart, you’ll be glad to know that some photographs of the camera taken apart have surfaced thanks to the FCC. Inside it is revealed that the camera features a Marvell Avastar 88W8787 SoC – which is pretty interesting because the chip is capable of WiFi and Bluetooth connectivity. This means that there’s a […]

Nest Thermostat torn apart
Remember the Nest Thermostat that we talked about at the end of October? Well, this stunning device that intends to help usher in a new green era of electronics is certainly one good example of being beautiful within and without. Not only does it look good from the outside, just like what mom always stressed that inner beauty is far more important, so too, does the Nest Thermostat follow the […]

HTC EVO 3D teardown photos surface
Despite being HTC’s first 3D phone, it didn’t really make a splash when it launched in the US, however it still is an interesting phone that has the ability to display glasses-free 3D visuals. Well if you’ve ever wondered about what made the phone tick, and what goes on behind the scenes, you’re in luck. Photographs of the phone’s innards from its visit to the FCC have surfaced, giving us […]

NOOK Tablet gets the teardown treatment
Like every other electronic device that gets sold in stores, the folks over at iFixit will have their way with it, and it looks like the Barnes & Noble NOOK Tablet is the latest one to be put under the knife. There’s nothing too exciting to report here – with the tablet being made out of parts that are expected to be there. Though it looks a lot like the […]

Amazon Kindle Fire is easy to fix
I guess in another alternate timeline, the folks over at iFixit will most probably make up one of the most efficient pit crew in racing – after all, they certainly did not lose any time to take the Kindle Fire apart so soon after it was released. One day, in fact, was all it took, leaving the innards of the Kindle Fire to be seen by all and sundry. I […]

HP Pre 3 gets a teardown at the FCC
Before you question the death of the HP Pre 3 – yes, the phone has been officially killed. Someone didn’t give the folks at the FCC a memo about the phone or they just felt like inspecting it anyway. Regardless, HP’s flagship webOS a nice teardown and photographs of its innards have been released online. So while we may never get to hold a Pre 3 in our hands, or […]

Asus Zenbook UX21 torn apart
We did preview the Zenbook UX21 and Zenbook UX31 from Asus nearly a fortnight ago, and the good people over at Anandtech have taken the former to strip it apart, down to its bare essentials. This 11″ Zenbook is somewhat similar to the MacBook Air when it comes to the dismantling process, sporting 10 screws around the perimeter of the bottom panel. You will need to remove the Torx screws […]

HP Pre 3 teardown
While it’s a shame that we won’t be seeing the HP Pre 3 on sale anymore, that doesn’t mean we can’t have a look at it too see what makes it tick. The folks over at webOS Internals managed to gettheir hands on a Pre 3 unit and disassembled it, showing off the difference between the AT&T HP Pre 3 and the European HP Pre 3.Overall, besides the radios and […]

Sony Tablet S cracked open, spills innards
The Sony Tablet S has had some pretty impressive advertisements introduced for it, and someone has already taken it apart to check out just what lies underneath the pretty cover and design. We all know that it will sport a dual-core processor, not to mention 1GB RAM, a couple of cameras that all decent tablets should come with these days, the staple Wi-Fi connection, as well as 16GB and 32GB […]

Samsung Epic 4G Touch torn apart
If you’re keen on finding out the differences between the European Galaxy S2 and the Epic 4G Touch on Sprint, what better way to do it than to examine the insides of both devices? After all, both phones are pretty similar on a software level, but they could be different beasts underneath their hoods. Well, thanks to the folks over at iFixit, we won’t have to do the dirty work […]