HTC One teardown proves durability a top priority

Mar 28, 2013
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HTC One teardown proves durability a top priority

If you were looking for the HTC One to be a device you were easily able to take apart for inner-bits replacement, you might not be all that pleased with the report appearing today. On the other hand, if you love it when iFixit gives a big shout out to the device you're looking to buy for its immense durability, the HTC One might be the phone for you. It's not going to be a device you'll be popping open on accident, that's for sure.

With the release of the HTC One, the manufacturer has bet a whole lot on the hardware as a proving point in their history. With this release, the company known as HTC says that they've done the best they're able at the moment - this is the HTC One, and it's named that for a reason. According to iFixit, this device is just about the most difficult smartphone to tear apart they've come across - but that's not all bad news for you if you're a general consumer.

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The HTC One does not have a removable battery, nor is it able to take a microSD card. It's got a body that's made from one solid block of machined aluminum with a lovely pane of reinforced glass up front. A collection of awesomely odd bits and pieces can be found in the teardown, including this fun selection:

• Elpida BA164B1PF 2 GB DDR2 RAM
• Samsung KLMBG4GE2A 32 GB NAND flash memory
• Synaptics S32028 chip
• Cable for display labeled with DATE: 2012.11.30

That last bit proves that there've been bits and pieces of this device ready to rock for several months now - the back casing of the device can be seen to carry the date 2013/02/15, indicating that some of the parts have been added as recently as the middle of February (for this unit, anyway.)

Have a peek at the timeline we've got below of fabulous HTC One bits and pieces, and don't forget to check out our full HTC One review as well. This is a device that's set to either be a skyrocket-ready spaceship to the moon for HTC, or one of the biggest disappointments for the company in their history - if it doesn't sell, that is. Have a peek at our full run-down now!


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