Let us take a quick moment of silence for the bad news that I’m about to provide you today regarding the Nexus 6P. iFixit has reported that the Huawei Nexus 6P isn’t easy to repair by giving the newest Nexus device a two out of 10 for being repaired with one being the worst and 10 being the easiest repair.
iFixit made many different comments about the device, some nice and others not so nice. One of the not so nice comments iFixit said had to say was:
“It’s very difficult — although not impossible — to open the device without damaging the glass camera cover. Because of the unibody design, this makes every component extremely difficult to replace.”
iFixit also went on to say:
“The display assembly cannot be replaced without tunneling through the entire phone. This makes one of most common repairs, a damaged screen, difficult to accomplish.”
On the plus side, iFixit did say the phone had a solid external construction. Hey, it’s better than giving no good comments at all. Huawei, probably won’t be happy if it hears that its first Nexus device isn’t the best at being repaired, but hey, what are you going to do?
Overall, the process for taking apart the phone didn’t seem like too much of a major pain, but in step 11, it looks like the team hit a bump when trying to remove the rear facing camera. They were able to take out the front facing one without issues, but in order to remove the rear facing camera, the motherboard needs to be removed. Then the 12.3 megapixel shooter pops out easily. You can read the full teardown here if you’d like.
With that being all said and done, maybe a case isn’t a half-bad idea. Do you plan on getting a case for your Nexus 6P so it isn’t as likely to take damage — whether it’s a scratch or crack on the screen or dents and cause it to be non-repairable? Let us know by leaving your comments down below, or on Google +, Facebook or Twitter.[button link=”http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2494183,00.asp” icon=”fa-external-link” side=”left” target=”blank” color=”285b5e” textcolor=”ffffff”]Source: PCMag[/button]
Last Updated on November 27, 2018.