Nexus 6P Goes Through Teardown Treatment, Innards Dissected

With the Nexus 5X already going through the teardown process, it was only a matter of time until its larger brother, the Nexus 6P, received the same treatment. The folks at iFixIt have done the dirty work for all of us, ripping Google and Huawei’s device up, ranking it to see how easy it would be for tinkerers to repair it themselves. Spoiler alert – it’s really, really hard.  (more…)

iFixit Gives the Nexus 5X Its Teardown Treatment

Like it does with every meaningful flagship phone, iFixit has given its teardown treatment to Google’s Nexus 5X. These teardowns, for those not familiar, are a way for iFixit to tell you how easy a phone is to repair, should you buy one and need to fix something down the road, like a broken display, bad battery, etc. These also give the nerd in us a fun inside peek at the phones we use everyday.  (more…)

Nexus 6 Teardown Reveals a Device That You can Mostly Repair

When iFixit performs a teardown, they give us a score in a 0-10 range, with 10 being easily repairable by their standards. While few of us will ever try and repair broken parts on a phone, there is some comfort in knowing that if your $600+ device breaks, you might be able to fix it yourself without having to fork out for a warranty or insurance claim. The latest to receive the treatment is Google/Motorola’s Nexus 6, the whale among us. In somewhat surprising fashion for a late-2014 phone, they gave it a 7 out of 10, which means it is mostly repairable.  (more…)

Nexus 9 Receives Teardown Treatment, Internals Exposed

The Nexus 9 is the newest device to receive iFixit’s teardown treatment, resulting in an answer to the age old question, “Can I fix this thing myself?” After peeling the back plate off, carefully removing the 6700mAh battery, dissecting all of its camera, speaker, and vibrator modules, iFixit claims that the Nexus 9 repairs will not exactly be user friendly.  (more…)