The Nexus 5 has received a good grade for repairability from the folks at iFixit.
Spelunking its way through the innards of the new Nexus, iFixit found most of the teardown trip relatively carefree. The panels are stuck together with plastic clips rather than glue, making the removal much easier. Alas, the bottom of the case did sport some adhesive, but that was quickly removed through one of iFixit's magic tools.
The antennae for the Wi-Fi, MIMO, and GPS are nicely labeled to prevent any confusion. The battery is held in place by just the right amount of glue. … Read more