Nexus 6P Torn Down by iFixit-Terrible Repairability


As with every new smartphone, iFixit has taken it upon themselves to rip apart the Nexus 6P to find out how easy it is to self-repair or replace components like the battery or a cracked screen. Given the Nexus 6P’s metal unibody design, you might imagine that repairing it yourself would be pretty hard, and you’d be right. With a score of 2 out of 10 for repairability the Nexus 6P ranks up there with similar all-metal phones in terms of difficulty of replacing the screen and other important components. According to iFixit, the only way to repair a broken screen on the 6P is to take apart the entire device and remove mostly all components.

In the complete write up of their tear down treatment iFixit does note that if you can separate the body into two pieces, it is relatively easy to access the battery. The hard part is separating the metal body into two pieces without breaking the glass on the camera module. It seems best to take this device to a professional if you are in need of repair. Hopefully the battery life on this phone will be sufficient that replacements won’t be necessary for that many people. Be sure to hit the link below to check out iFixit’s full report if you want to see the nitty gritty details!

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Source: iFixit

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Jeff Springer

"I am currently a researcher and Adjunct Professor at Arizona State University and Grand Canyon University. I fell in love with Android with the Nexus One release and realized that it was superior to iOS in all the ways I care about. I still use a Mac (and an iPhone for the camera), but my Apple tech products pale in comparison to my number of Android devices (watches, tablets, and phones). When I’m not rooting/modding one of my many Android phones or doing math/programming, you can find me taking in Phoenix Suns/Arizona Diamondbacks games in downtown Phoenix, and drinking good beer!"