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iFixit says Google Pixel is harder to fix than Apple iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, revealing that it is harder to fix and many of its parts are by Samsung
iFixit has given Google Pixel 6 out of 10 for difficulty in repairing. Google Pixel is placed just below iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus, which are more easy to repair than Google Pixel.
So what makes Google Pixel a harder gadget to fix than Apple's iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus?
Well, as per the teardown by iFixit, Google Pixel has a "thin, poorly-supported display assembly", which means opening up the phone case is going to be a task in itself. If not proceeded with care, the repairers may end up damaging some core components of the phone. Removal of the "mid-frame" is yet another challenge.
On the brighter side, most of Google Pixel's components are modular, which means that they can easily be replaced once the display assembly has been removed. The battery, too, has a removable tab and can be changed rather "painlessly".
According to iFixit's teardown, Google Pixel has embedded Samsung's Universal Flash Storage (UFS) 2.0 and the RAM from the same South Korean company. Now, talking about the processor, two cores are clocked at 2.15 GHz and two another at 1.6 Ghz.
When iFixit disassembled the new iPhones, it found out that while iPhone 7 had Samsung 2 GB LPDDR4 RAM, iPhone 7 Plus came with Samsung 3 GB LPDDR4 RAM. iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus's batteries are of 1960 mAh and 2900 mAh, respectively both of which are higher than iPhone 6s models.
Although, in comparison, iPhone's batteries are relatively easier to remove than Pixel's. The fact that iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus are water and dust resistance, and more durable and easier to repair since there would be less hassles reported in the first place. Considering that Google Pixel is neither dust nor water resistance, even the slightest dip or an accident may cause serious damage.
Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL had been launched in India on 25th October and they are up for pre-ordering on Flipkart as well. There are no microSD slots in the new phones by Google, although Google is offering unlimited memory storage in Google Drive to all those who buy Google Pixel.
iFixit is known for dismantling latest smartphones to judge the level of difficulty in repairing them and to reveal the components that have been used in them for a better understanding of how these phones are manufactured.