There’s been a concerted effort by main smartphone producers to make their telephones simpler to restore, nevertheless, it seems Google’s new Pixel 7 Professional would possibly fly within the face of that pattern.
PBKreviews managed to get his hands on a Pixel 7 Pro earlier than its October 13 launch date and with a set of telephone restore instruments, tore the gadget all the way down to its particular person components. He’s well-known for doing this to different smartphones as a method of reviewing their repairability. His course entails prying open the display with a decision, and at one level, utilizing isopropyl alcohol to eat away at the glue holding the battery in place. Admittedly, it’s slightly fascinating to see the internal workings of the telephone on full show. After gutting the Pixel 7 Professional, PBKreviews gave it a rating of 5.5 out of 10 by way of repairability. This rating falls according to his different movies breaking down Pixel Professional telephones, particularly the Pixel 6 Professional, which bought the identical quantity.
Powerful to repair
He particularly factors the extra miscellaneous components of the Pixel 7 Professional as being probably the most troublesome to restore. The video doesn’t record each single drawback half, however, does point out the charging port and the again display. In keeping with the video, the charging port is straight soldered to the principle board making it exhausting to interchange if it ever will get broken. PBKreviews goes on to say he couldn’t pry the again display off, so surmises it is glued onto the Pixel 7 Professional’s body.
For the remainder of the components, PBKreviews signify that they’re simpler to interchange if a little bit difficult. Eradicating the battery was powerful as a result of the adhesive’s energy made it practically not possible for him to take away it, even with the pull tabs. Plus, it seems he discovered the inner group of the components to be fairly advanced as PBKreviews gave that facet of the telephone a middling rating.
Historical past repeating
If there are two issues to remove from this teardown is that A) it may be powerful to restore the Pixel 7 Professional, no less than for hobbyists and B) not a lot has modified from the 6 Professional. Wanting by way of PBKreviews’ catalogue, the
Pixel 6 Pro was constructed in a related method from a difficult-to-remove battery and robust adhesive retaining every part collectively. The one distinction is that PBKreviews was in a position to take away the again glass on the 6 Professional.
It is price mentioning that the Pixel 6a teardown revealed a tool that was a lot simpler to repair because it’s not as bodily safe because of the 6 Professional. If the historical past repeats itself, the potential Pixel 7a might be simply as simple to repair if Google ever decides to create a mid-range model.
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protection of Google teaming up with iFixit to supply restore kits for Pixel telephones. There’s no help for the Pixel 7 (it’s not even out at the time of this writing), however, that might occur and we suggest studying how this system works, in case you find yourself needing it.