As the tradition with flagship smartphones goes, the Samsung Galaxy Nexus was taken apart by the crafty guys over at iFixit. The Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich pioneer internals were mercilessly exposed and are now available for your viewing pleasure.
The first finding that the teardown brought is that the NFC antenna is inside the battery, rather than the back cover. It’s located underneath the paper that contains the battery specs, along with all the usual warnings, so if you are to replace the Galaxy Nexus battery, make sure that the replacement has an antenna too.
The Samsung Galaxy Nexus was found to be moderately hard to repair, getting a score of 6 out of 10. The main issue is that the display is fused to both the Gorilla glass on top of it and the frame around it, so replacing either of those will require either some skills with the heat gun or purchasing the whole package, which is pretty expensive.
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