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October 27, 2015

Nexus 5X Teardown Notes #AndroidGeek

The new Nexus 5X began shipping earlier this month! My new Nexus arrived a few days ago so it's time to make some teardown notes.

If you already have or are thinking of buying this device then you'll likely be interested in my answers to a few questions like:
  • Can I replace the (fixed) battery myself?
  • What battery does the phone use and how much does it cost?
  • Can I add wireless charging capability?
  • Where is the IMEI located? (the physical tag)
  • Can I add an internal metal plate for magnetic car mounts?
For those who still buy phone accessories at retailers such as Best Buy or even Amazon, I'll throw in a few money-saving tips:
  • Get a full-size Nexus 5X screen protector for under $1 shipped
  • Pick up a decent hybrid or hard-shell case for under $4 shipped
  • USB-C cable solution on the cheap
Read on...