Each year, when new flagship devices are launched, the folks at iFixIt decide to test how easy it is to perform self repairs. They unscrew it, unglue it, rip out the internals, then provide a “repairability score” to give us a sense at just how easy or uneasy it will be to repair the device.
So, how well did the Pixel XL score? Let’s find out. (more…)
The folks at iFixIt are back again, this time tearing down the Galaxy Note 7 from Samsung. With these teardowns, we get to see the innards of the smartphone, but also learn how repairable they are. Basically, if something breaks on the device, will you be able to fix it yourself? According to iFixIt, on the Galaxy Note 7, it looks unlikely. (more…)
Tech outfits like to “teardown” phones and other gadgets for a couple of reasons. For one, we’re all nerds and like looking at cables, batteries, screws, circuits, speakers, ports, boards, and displays in their raw, disconnected form. But the other reason is because we also like to ponder the idea of fixing these things ourselves should something break. After all, who doesn’t like pulling out a 70-piece tool kit made specifically for ripping apart tiny electronics? (more…)
The good folks at iFixIt released their teardown of the LG G5 this morning, much to the excitement of those who enjoy breaking down and rebuilding little pieces of mobile tech. As you might imagine, thanks to LG’s new modular design, iFixIt had a pretty easy time dismantling the G5, with most of the phone being held together by a few screws, clips, and minimal adhesive. Not only that, but disassembling the device does not equate to shattering the display or other key components, which is a major plus over the Galaxy S7 and Nexus 6P. (more…)
Each time a new flagship device hits the market, you better believe the good folks at iFixIt will tear it down, then report on how repairable that device is. According to iFixIt’s latest teardown, DIYers won’t be too happy with the Galaxy S7 from Samsung, as it received a miserable 3 out of 10 repairability score. This simply means that most folks should not attempt any self repairs should any damage be inflicted on the device. (more…)
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…)