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The new model HTC One is the “second-least-repairable smartphone we’ve laid our hands on,” say the folks at iFixIt. The least repairable phone? The original HTC One.
The device teardown reveals from iFixit reveals that its parts are worth about $1,300. However, the device is still in beta, so that will likely change.
The tablet received a score of 2 out of 10 from iFixit, putting it just head of Microsoft's Surface 2, which received a 1 out of 10.
The Surface 2 received a 1 out of 10 rating for repairability, due mainly to the possibility of damaging the device while trying to open it.
Apple's original iPhone, meanwhile, stands towards the bottom of the list that ranks how easy it is to crack open and repair devices.
The firm praises the BlackBerry Z10 for its replaceable battery and the ability to easily remove the camera and motherboard.
The firm gives the Surface Pro a one out of 10 rating, noting that there is a high risk of destroying the tablet just by opening it.
Apple's fifth-generation, 16GB iPod Touch: a sleek design but the same, poor repair prospects.
Bill Detwiler cracks open a Google Glass Explorer Edition beta unit and discovers that the wearable computer's sturdy construction makes some repairs impractical.
The DIY tech repair site notes that Samsung "didn't reinvent the wheel" with the Galaxy S4, but in this case, it's a good thing.