iFixit Check’s Google Pixel XL checked for serviceability
Google Pixel XL smartphone barely had time to appear on store shelves and has fallen into the hands of specialists from iFixit team, which checks the serviceability of new products. As it turned out, the Google used a plurality of modular components in the smartphone, such as an 8-megapixel front camera, microphone, USB port Type-C.
All these parts can be easily disconnected from the motherboard, which greatly simplifies the process of repairs. Despite the fact that Google has signed a contract with HTC, which was engaged in assembling Pixel smartphones, the only trace of the Taiwanese company is proprietary battery capacity of 3450 mAh.
The rest of the components used were produced by Qualcomm and Samsung. The latter engaged in production of displays, memory modules LPDDR4 and UFS 2.0 drives.
Resource iFixit appreciated maintainability Pixel XL to 6 points out of 10, noting that all the details easily and quickly replaced, but a thin display module can be easily damaged during the disassembly.
An interesting “Easter egg”, which is found during disassembly was the inscription on the tray for the SIM-card. On it is engraved with the address of the company in Mountain View, California.