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- Dec 30, 2010
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You may not recognize that smartphone above because it has been gutted and its innards put on display like a Halloween horror flick victim. You know what that means? It's iFixit teardown time!
This time it's the Huawei made Google Nexus 6P getting the iFixit teardown treatment. Sadly, it comes up far short with a miserable score of 2 out of 10 on their repairability scale. Here's a brief summation as to why,
It seems like smartphones today are getting more and more integrated and much harder to repair. What does this say about the state of smartphone manufacturing? Is this is good thing? Bad thing? Is it simply the natural consequence of fancier aesthetic design?Nexus 6P Repairability Score: 2 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)
- Solid external construction improves durability.
- Once the arduous opening procedure is complete, the battery is immediately accessible.
- It's very difficult—although not impossible—to open the device without damaging the glass camera cover. Because of the unibody design, this makes every component extremely difficult to replace.
- The display assembly cannot be replaced without tunneling through the entire phone. This makes one of most common repairs, a damaged screen, difficult to accomplish.
- Tough adhesive holds the rear cover panels and battery in place.
Don't forget to check out the full teardown here: Nexus 6P Teardown