Sony Xperia Z5 Teardown by iFixit Reveals Modular Parts Are Easy To Repair

The Sony Xperia Z5 was recently given the teardown treatment by a team of engineers, and the results were shared by iFixit, revealing that the smartphone could be easily repaired due to its modular parts. Back in September, Sony had announced the Xperia Z5 flagship smartphone featuring a 5.2-inch 1080p (1920 x 1080) IPS LCD display.


According to Android Headlines, Sony's premium handset is powered by Qualcomm's 64-bit octa-core Snapdragon 810 processor, paired with an Adreno 430 GPU for graphics and 3GB of RAM. The Xperia Z5 offers 32GB of onboard storage which can be expanded up to 200GB via microSD card. The handset sports a 23-megapixel rear camera along with a 5.1-megapixel front facing camera and packs a 2,900mAh battery with Quick Charge 2.0. The Sony Xperia Z5 arrives with IP68 certification, making it dust proof and water resistant. The Xperia Z5 ships with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop pre-installed with Sony's UI on top, according to Phone Arena. Measuring 146 x 72 x 7.3mm and weighing 154 grams, the Xperia Z5 sports a slim unibody metallic design which can often make it difficult to remove the components housed inside a tightly enclosed chassis. The team of engineers who performed a teardown of the Sony product found that opening its body required some skill but was an easy job for trained technicians. The team opened the Xperia Z5's body by heating the back cover to soften the adhesive holding it in place and found the components neatly packed and arranged inside the assembly, according to Android Community. Most of the components in the Z5 are held together by standard screws and adhesives, making them slightly difficult to remove. The team also found most of the parts placed in unconventional locations such as the fingerprint scanner being located under the power button on the side instead of its usual position on the home button or the back of the handset. Overall, its modular parts and elegant layout makes dismantling the Xperia Z5 a breeze, but since the teardown was carried out by a third-party and not by iFixit itself, we don't have a repairability score yet for Sony's premium flagship.
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