OnePlus 5 Disassembly/Teardown Review

Finally, the OnePlus 5 comes with a 5.5-inch Full HD AMOLED screen, Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 835, 6/8G RAM, 20M+16M dual rear camera and 20W Dash quick charge. With a queue that ran around the block, waiting for OnePlus 5, those fans proved its popularity. Are you also amazed by this OnePlus flagship mobile phone and want to have a look at what’s inside? Let’s get started.

Repair tools we needed:

Phillips screwdriver


Pry opening tool

Step 1 Remove Rear Housing

Before any disassembly work started, we need to power off the phone and remove SIM card tray.

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Undo 2 screws at the bottom, use a pry bar to slide the display edge and lift the rear housing, then release it.

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There is a flex cable that connects the motherboard and rear housing.

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Undo the screw in the metal plate and remove it, release the battery flex cable and rear housing flex cable then you can remove the rear housing.

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Step 2 Remove Charging Port Module

Undo 4 screws then you can take out the charging port module.

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Step 3 Remove Motherboard

Release the screen flex cable connector, dual rear camera connector, antenna connector and RF connector in turn.

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Remove the 7 screws, pull the motherboard out. Please be careful, there is a flex cable connected with the Board B, remove it and you can take the motherboard out. The front camera is on the back of the motherboard.

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Step 4 Remove Headphone and Motor

The headphone and motor are easy to get out with the tweezers.

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Step 5 Remove Speaker module and Board B

Remove the 6 screws and you can take the speaker module out. Remove the FPC and release fingerprint connector then you can take the Board B out.

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Step 6 Battery

Tear the plastic on both sides of the battery then pull the battery out. It has a 3300mAh battery.

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The Home button and fingerprint reader are integrated on the LCD screen so the teardown work is over. Here are all the parts in the collection.

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If you have a good idea on how to fix your phone more efficiently, please do not hesitate to share with us by comments below!

(Picture sources from ZEALER)

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