iFixit is at it again - this time, they’ve torn down a Dell Streak. As usual, they’ve provided a ton of pictures and a step-by-step to go with it. Just a quick rehash of the specs:
- 5” 800x480 display
- 5 MP camera around back, VGA camera on front
- Android 1.6 (Donut)
- 1 GHz Snapdragon CPU
- Gorilla Glass-protected screen
The 15-step teardown (complete with pictures for every step) reveals a whole slew of additional details, and could prove very useful if you ever need to repair the device yourself. iFixit gives the Streak an 8 out of 10 for repairability, citing the following reasons:
Good: Replacing the battery is super easy and takes less than one minute.
Good: Opening the device requires prying the bezels and removing five screws.
Good: Cables use standard connectors, including our favorite, ZIF connectors.
Neutral: The rear panel feels cheap and deforms easily for a $600 device.
Bad: The LCD is bonded to the Gorilla Glass, increasing the cost of fixing the device if you break just the glass.
All things considered, if you know what you’re doing and have the proper tools (which total up to an easy-on-the-wallet $7.90), it seems like fixing your Streak shouldn’t be too strenuous.