A detailed breakdown of a modern cell phone, to demonstrate the varying materials and manufacturing methods used in the average phone.
The relation between age and materials is evident when devices from decades apart are disassembled. Typically, the older devices will be built with more steel and thicker plastic, with much larger circuit boards and very small screens. Newer devices usually have less steel, much thinner/lighter plastics, very small circuit boards, and large screens. Two examples will be showcased in a future post to demonstrate the extensive differences and improved manufacturing methods.
Read a more detailed description of the components here: What is a cell phone made of?
Cell Phone Material Breakdown