Google Pixel XL: iFixit decomposes phone into its components




IFixit is widely known for its comprehensive teardowns. In September, the colleagues had for example a great teardown of the new Apple iPhone 7 Plus published . Apple’s new smartphone, incidentally, has a repairability score of 7/10. Now iFixit has again taken the Google Pixel XL to the breast. A repairability score of 6/10 is available for the smartphone, which is actually priced partially in Apple’s market. The higher the rating, the better the device can be repaired in self-government or by experienced craftsmen.

The OLED display was found to be problematic in the Teardown, which was directly damaged during iFixit during disassembly. It looked better for the battery, which would be relatively easy to remove and replace. Caution is again required with the fingerprint scanner. It is important to ensure that the connection to the board is not accidentally damaged during crafting.


The 4 GB LPDDR4-RAM of the Pixel XL are incidentally from Samsung (K3RG2G20BM-MGCJ). The same applies to the 32 GB flash memory space, because it is Samsung’s KLUBG4G1CE. Also the access to the USB port and the responsible daughterboard is otherwise uncomplicated and here the Google Pixel Plus is exchange-friendly.


Why then the rating 6/10? In particular, the damage risk of the screen is extremely high when disassembling, since very fragile, thin components must be chattered. In addition, Google uses a midframe that is attached not only with screws but also with a lot of pressure. To remove those, according to iFixit requires very much fingertip feeling and very much patience.

The entire teardown of Google pixel XL you can directly at iFixit read. It should be clear, of course, that only those of you who have a lot of experience with technical skills and have the necessary tools should look at such smartphone autopsies.


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