In this article, let’s take a closer look at the iFixIt Google Pixel 2 XL teardown.
Google Pixel 2 and Google Pixel 2 XL are now available to pre-order, and before the smartphones arrive, many customers wonder whether the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are durable and worth the hype. Fortunately, a smartphone repair service, iFixit, has taken it into their hands to completely disassemble the smartphone and see what it is made of, the Pixel 2 XL in particular. Let’s take a look at the results of the iFixit Google Pixel 2 XL disassembling analysis.
According to many people, the Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL are the two best Android smartphones on the market. That’s not surprising, given that Google is always working on making its smartphones more innovative and interesting to users. Google didn’t cease to amaze iFixit, when they found out that the smartphone has a mid-frame made out of magnesium, contributing to the rigid build of the smartphone. It is also important to note, that in the mid-frame there is a heat pipe, which is an additional support to the smartphone’s cooling system.
Under X-ray, the smartphone repair service spotted the antenna bands. However, they are pretty much invisible, compared to the ones of the smaller Pixel successor. Also, the smartphone is equipped with the “Active Edge” pressure sensors, which work by having the user squeeze the smartphone in order to communicate with Google’s assistant.
In our yesterday’s post, we talked about Google planning to release the Android 8.1 Oreo in the coming weeks, but also briefly mentioned Google’s first consumer SoC, called The Pixel Visual Core. The iFixit team noticed the SoC. However, it is not supposed to be in function until Google’s following Android update. The Pixel Visual Core is supposed to enable the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL to swiftly process HDR images, according to the company, “5x faster and at less than 1/10 the energy” than Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835. According to the smartphone service, the SoC belongs to one of the more sizable chips, that are located on the motherboard.
It doesn’t hurt to mention that the Google Pixel 2 XL is an LG-engineered smartphone. While Pixel 2 XL features a unique design, especially in the camera system and build, the build of LG’s, say, V30 is plastic. The similarities between Pixel 2 XL and other LG smartphones are undeniable.
The iFixit Google Pixel 2 XL disassembling resulted in a 6 out of 10 grade for repairing. While this grade is pretty good, it is less than the one Pixel 2 XL’s predecessor received last year. The repair service said that the battery of the Pixel 2 XL is significantly more difficult to remove. That being said, if you ever have a need to disassemble Pixel 2 XL and repair it, you can follow the iFixit Google Pixel 2 XL steps in order to tear it down fully.
If you want to carefully and precisely dismantle the Pixel 2 XL, click on the source below to follow the steps of the iFixit Google Pixel 2 XL disassembling guide. Meanwhile, you can share your opinion about the durability of the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL in the comments!