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Now that the motherboard has been removed, we're finally able to access the sandwiched-in battery. After some prying and peeling, we slowly extract the well-adhered battery from the midframe.

The 3.8 V battery is rated at 2300 mAh and weighs 38.3 g. For comparison, the iPhone 5 has a 3.8 V, 1440 mAh battery, and the Galaxy S III has a 3.8 V, 2100 mAh unit.

Less than a week after the BlackBerry Z10 wowed us with its user-installed battery, the HTC One shatters our dreams of widespread repairability.

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