Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro better not to break - experts assessed the repairability of Google's new products
By: Maksim Panasovskyi | 02.11.2021, 19:36
In October, Google unveiled its flagship smartphones Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, and now PBK Reviews experts have evaluated their repairability.
Disassembly of the new products revealed the presence of a large copper radiator under the hood. Also present is an aluminum plate that connects to the processor via thermal tape.
The fingerprint scanner, which is located below the screen, is attached to the back of the display on organic LEDs. The sensor turned out to be quite slim, due to which it takes up almost no space inside the case.
Google Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro have a very similar "inner world", but there is a noticeable difference. It concerns the location of the vibration motor. In the standard edition it is located at the top, and in the advanced version - at the bottom. Questions have been raised about the presence of only one mmWave in the Pixel 6, whereas Qualcomm recommends using four antennas at once to provide the best signal.
As for repairability, it's best not to break the new products. The main problem is the USB-C connector. It is soldered to the board, which makes it difficult to repair. In addition, Google has not spared glue, which was mentioned in the first reviews of the flagships. PBK Reviews noted that while repairing the Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro, it's important to be very careful not to leave the smartphones unprotected from water.
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