There’s been a collective initiative by significant smart device producers to make their phones less complicated to fix, however it shows up Google’s brand-new Pixel 7 Pro could contradict that pattern.
YouTuber PBKreviews procured his hands on a Pixel 7 Pro (opens up in brand-new tab) prior to its October 13 launch day and also with a collection of phone repair work devices, tore the tool to its private components. He’s popular for doing this to various other mobile phones as a means of evaluating their repairability. His procedure entails spying open the display with a choice, and also at one factor, utilizing isopropyl alcohol to gnaw at the adhesive holding the battery in position. Admittedly, it’s instead remarkable to see the internal functions of the phone on complete display screen.
After gutting the Pixel 7 Pro, PBKreviews offered it a rating of 5.5 out of 10 in regards to repairability. This rack up drops in line with his various other video clips damaging down Pixel Pro phones, particularly the Pixel 6 Pro, which obtained the very same number.
Tough to repair
He especially indicates the extra assorted components of the Pixel 7 Pro as being one of the most tough to fix. The video clip does not note out each and every single trouble component however does point out the billing port and also the back display. According to the video clip, the billing port is straight soldered to the major board making it tough to change if it ever before obtains harmed. PBKreviews takes place to claim he could not tear the back display off, so theorizes it’s glued onto the Pixel 7 Pro’s framework.
For the remainder of the components, PBKreviews suggests that they’re less complicated to change if a little complicated. Removing the battery was difficult since the adhesive’s stamina made it almost difficult for him to eliminate it, despite having the pull tabs. Plus, it appears he discovered the interior company of the components to be rather complicated as PBKreviews considered that element of the phone a middling rating.
If there are 2 points to remove from this teardown is that A) it may be difficult to fix the Pixel 7 Pro, a minimum of for enthusiasts and also B) very little has actually altered from the 6Pro Looking with PBKreviews’ brochure, the Pixel 6 Pro (opens up in brand-new tab) was built in an extremely comparable method from a difficult-to-remove battery and also solid sticky maintaining whatever with each other. The just distinction is that PBKreviews had the ability to get rid of the back glass on the 6Pro
It’s worth mentioning that the Pixel 6a teardown exposed a gadget that was a lot easier to repair, as it’s not as literally safe and secure as the 6Pro If background repeats itself, the possible Pixel 7a might be equally as very easy to repair if Google ever before makes a decision to produce a mid-range variation.
While we have you, make sure to have a look at TechRadar’s protection of Google partnering with iFixit to supply repair work sets for Pixel phones There’s no assistance for the Pixel 7 (it’s not level yet at the time of this writing), however that might take place and also we suggest finding out exactly how the program functions, in situation you wind up requiring it.