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Google Pixel gets decent repairability score in iFixit teardown

by Brandon Russell | October 24, 2016October 24, 2016 11:30 am PST

As iFixit is known to do after a new device is released, the website took apart Google’s new Pixel. So, what did the website find? The Pixel can be repaired fairly easily—but it’s not quite as repairable as Apple’s iPhone 7.

According to iFixit, many of the Pixel’s components are modular, making them easily replaceable once the display assembly is removed. For example, the battery is only secured with a small amount of adhesive, making its removal a pretty painless process.

Unfortunately, first opening the device up is tough because it sports a “poorly-supported display assembly,” so if you’re not careful, you risk damaging the device.

Overall, the teardown reveals a phone that can be taken apart and put back together without much issue (assuming you know what you’re doing). You also have to have patience, as iFixit says the process is a pretty laborious one.

The Pixel got a repairability score of 6 out of 10—10 being the easiest to repair.

Check out the entire teardown for a clearer look at the Pixel’s guts.


Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...