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Removing the battery gives us an immediate view of the motherboard.

But more importantly, affords quick access to the SIM and microSD slots.

While this construction means a couple extra steps to eject the cards, it also means fewer moving parts, and an eject mechanism that can never fail.

The turn of a screw, and pry of an opening tool and the motherlode motherboard is fully revealed.

Not a lick of adhesive in sight—just a loudspeaker with pressure contacts nestled snugly into the midframe.

The midframe, manufactured by Kuang Fa Plating Co, also houses a few integrated antennas, likewise connected via handy, cable-free spring contacts.

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