iFixIt has performed a teardown of the Google Nexus S for those interested in the device. The Nexus S is a variation of the Samsung Galaxy S, sporting more or less the same hardware specifications as its brethren. Notable changes to the Galaxy S include NFC (Near Field Communication) support and a Super AMOLED Contour Display.
- 1 GHz ARM Cortex-A8 Hummingbird Multimedia Applications Processor based on the ARMv7 architecture.
- 16 GB internal storage capacity
- 512 MB total RAM
- 5 MP rear-facing camera and a VGA (640×480) front-facing camera.
- Android 2.3 (Gingerbread)
Nexus S Repairability Score: 7 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)
- Battery is very easily replaceable — just remove the back cover to swap it out.
- The motherboard comes out easily once you’re inside, as it’s held in place by regular screws and connectors.
- A lot of the phone’s components are modular, meaning that they’re simpler to replace, but will cost more as replacement parts.
- Front panel is attached with adhesive instead of screws, so it’s harder to take off than on the iPhone.
- If you shatter the front panel glass, the SAMOLED has to be replaced as well — they’re fused together