The new flagship smartphone of the Taiwanese tech titan - HTC One is one of the pretty smartphones launched in a while. It has got many good aesthetics including a shiny aluminum unibody design and looks great. But outer looks are not the only ones to consider before buying a smartphone.
According to iFixit, though the aluminum unibody should also make the HTC One more durable, the trouble is that the One is apparently not designed to be opened or repaired. Yes, in the teardown by the device surgeons has ranked One has scored a very low - 1 out of 10, which is a score no other smartphone has ever received.
Those behind the teardown operating have claimed that it is nearly impossible to open the device without damaging the rear case and, it is also not possible to replace the display without removing the rear case, thereby making it nearly impossible to replace a cracked display.
Additionally, the copper shielding, which covers the motherboard, rear camera and other components seems to be a big problem. It of course has some benefits and is responsible for dissipating heat and providing electrical grounding, but it is a pain to deal with during reassembly as it is tough to straighten out aluminum foil once it's been crinkled.
The consumers get to have a Snapdragon 600 CPU, the 4 "Ultrapixel" camera, inside the sweet looking unibody and those stereo speakers at the front, but the One has ended up with a bad grade for repairability.