The team over at iFixit are always happy to tear down a new device and take a look at its insides, and the new HTC One M8 is no different, releasing their own tear down review yesterday, they took a look at how easily the device could be repaired if needed.
They provided a numbers of comments for the phone, which seems to be a little to unrepairable, mentioning the following in their tear down:
– The battery is buried beneath the motherboard and adhered to the midframe, hindering its replacement.
– The display assembly cannot be replaced without tunneling through the entire phone. This makes one of most common repairs, a damaged screen, very difficult to accomplish.
– Copious amounts of tape, adhesive, and copper shielding make many components difficult to remove and replace.
All of this meant that they gave the HTC One M8 a repairability score of 2 out of 10, with 10 being the easiest to repair.
You can view the full tear down review at the link below, there’s also a video just above the link that provides a detailed look at the smartphone.