Google’s Nexus One tear-down

Credit: iSuppli
Credit: iSuppli

iSuppli says Google’s Nexus One actually contains around $174-worth of hardware. To estimate the bill of materials, the company broke down all of the phone’s components and came up with a fairly simple breakdown.

The phone’s 1 GHz Snapdragon processor is the most expensive part, costing $30.50. The OLED display comes in second with $23.50 then the device’s memory which is $20.40.

The Nexus One’s touchscreen assembly comes in next, costing $17.50 and the camera with $12.50.

The MicroSD Card ($8.50), Bluetooth/wLAN ($8.20) and Battery ($5.25) rounds up the breakdown. The rest of the expenses goes to parts like electrical components, power management technology and other mechanical hardware.

Manufactured by HTC, the Nexus One costs $529 if you buy it unlocked or $179 if it comes with a two-year T-Mobile contract.

What do you think? Is the price worth it?