Thursday , May 17 2018

iFixit unceremoniously tears the Pixel asunder

pixel-teardown

Getting the iFixtit teardown treatment is almost a rite of passage for a smartphone these days, and Google’s latest devices have just had theirs. So how did the Pixels perform? The HTC-made device received a 6/10 for repairability. What does that mean? Read on to find out a bit more.

iFixit’s scores are based on a combination or how easy a device is to disassemble and reassemble as well as the repairability of specific components. The Pixel was awarded points for its modular components, making replacing specific parts easier, easily removable battery and use of standard screws.

However, due to the construction of the screen and OLED panel, they found that opening the device without smashing the OLED display inside difficult, this could seriously affect any home repairs you may be planning. Also, on the negative side, the rigid midframe was also secured with difficult to release ‘press-fit’ notches making it’s removal difficult.

Overall I’m not sure this is a device you would want to repair yourself, you can check out iFixits video below or jump on over to see their full teardown.

Source: iFixit.

Duncan Jaffrey   Journalist

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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