When JerryRig and PBK Work on Carl Pei .’s Debut Nothing Phone 1 handset, you know we get the granular disassembly and durability treatment. Long story short, the unorthodox design makes it harder to repair, but the Nothing Phone 1 proved to be a tough nut to crack.
As for the repairability of the Nothing Phone 1, PBK gives a very low score of 3/10 for several reasons. Even if we don’t count the fact that replacement parts are hard to find at the moment, to reach the phone’s display you have to remove a lot of small screws and cables, as well as large amounts of glue from the nice transparent back of the Nothing Phone 1.
Still one of the better looking phones in recent memory, although it would be wise to put a case on it (preferably a transparent one) despite its affordable prices, as spare parts can be scarce, at least at first.