The HTC One with its all aluminium design is rather durable but it can be a pain to repair according to iFixit. Now with the new HTC One M8 for 2014, it seems to be easier now. Slightly easier to be exact.
Opening the device from the front is more possible than the older model but the internals are still being put together with lots of glue and connector cables. The 2,600mAh capacity battery remains hidden below the mother with more adhesive and requires about 10 cable connectors to be disconnected. If you do happen the break the front glass, replacing it can be tricky as the display is fused together with the digitiser. In the tear down, they have found the display and digitiser combo to be rather thin at just 2.1mm, and you would need to disassemble almost the entire device just to replace it. Overall, it scores a rather low 2 out of 10 in iFixit repairability score, which is 1 step better than the previous HTC One.
Watch the iFixit tear down video and step by step disassembly after the break.
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