The Google Pixel XL can be repaired. This conclusion comes following a teardown of the phone by iFixit, giving it a score of 6 out of 10.
According to iFixit, the Pixel XL was given this poor rating because it has a similarly poor screen design that makes things difficult when it comes to repairs. Despite this low, the team also came across some amazing discoveries. Apparently, the Google Pixel XL has some modular components that are easily replaceable.
This discovery was made when the company disassembled the Google Pixel XL and surprisingly, it seems HTC had a hand to play in the whole thing. Still, iFixit says that the Taiwanese tech giant was the perfect silent player that Google needed to show the world that it is indeed the maker of the Pixel and Pixel XL handsets. The only trace left behind by HTC is a logo that is located on the battery of the phone. Interestingly, this logo can be peeled off.
This finding will add to the recent discovery that HTC was also involved in developing the Google Pixel XL software following a leak showing the company’s code in the phone’s software. Whether these discoveries will affect the marketing of the Google Pixel and Pixel XL as pure Google phones or not is still early to tell. Nonetheless, Apple has seen so much success with the iPhone, yet Foxconn does all the manufacturing tasks. But there is nowhere the latter’s name or logo appears, which is what Google wants to make sure with respect to the Pixel phones.
There is more coming from this teardown and if you really want to take a look what exactly the Google Pixel XL looks like on the inside, you can pay a visit to the official iFixit website.