Image credit - iFixit

Image credit – iFixit

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The Nexus 6P is one of the two Nexus handsets that was recently launched by Google. It is also the more powerful of the two and sports an aluminum finish, making it feel like a premium sort of device. It also does not come very cheap either, so if you do plan on getting the phone, you should probably take good care of it since repairing it could be difficult.

The folks at iFixit have recently given the Nexus 6P the teardown treatment. According to their findings, it seems that the Nexus 6P isn’t very repairable and has given it a score of 2/10 in terms of repairability, with 10 being the easiest to repair, and 1 being extremely difficult, so safe to say that 2/10 would also suggest it would be quite tough.

So why is it hard to repair, you ask? For starters they have discovered that some pretty tough adhesive has been used to hold the rear cover panels and battery in place, so separating them to replace one component could be tricky. They also found that in order to repair the display, they will need to go through the entire phone meaning that repairing cracked displays will be harder than some other handsets.

The glass camera cover has also proven to be a bit of a hindrance when trying to open up the phone, which iFixit suggests could potentially be damaged in the process. However the upside is that in general, the aluminum build should allow it to withstand some degree of abuse, but even then if you’d rather not incur a hefty repair bill, perhaps investing in protective cases might be a good idea.

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5.7"
  • 2560x1440
  • AMOLED
  • 515 PPI
12 MP
  • f/2 Aperture
  • OIS
3450 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • No Wireless Charg.
3GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 810
  • None
Price
~$450 - Amazon
Weight
178 g
Launched in
2015-09-29
Storage (GB)
  • 128
Nexus 6P Review
Score: 10/10
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