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Google's Pixel 6 Pro attracts more repairability-related approval in new teardown videos

The Pixel 6 Pro in torn-down mode. (Source: JerryRigEverything via YouTube)
The Pixel 6 Pro in torn-down mode. (Source: JerryRigEverything via YouTube)
The Pixel 6 Pro has now appeared in teardown videos from the popular YouTube channels iFixit and JerryRigEverything. The 2021 Google flagship phone has come in for some praise for the relative ease of removing and possibly replacing its display. Then again, it seems other disassembly-friendly measures the Mountain View giant has tried to make may have backfired.

Google's Pixel 6 Pro has already passed through the judgement of a prominent independent-repair vlogger, and has been declared to best other OEMs, most notably Apple, in terms of allowing users to dissemble and fix their own devices. Now, the Android flagship has gone to iFixit and JerryRigEverything to undergo similar teardown processes.

The 2 channels concur with Hugh Jeffreys in that Google provides a free tool that reverses a software lock triggered by an in-display fingerprint sensor replacement. On the other hand, it is now clearly apparent that the device's new Tensor chip is actually much plainer in real life when isolated from a Pixel 6-series unit than its launch suggested: the Axx Bionic line's branding-heavy polish is not seen in these new videos.

Furthermore, while Google has provided pull-tabs to help remove the 6 Pro's battery, they proved less than magic for both presenters, as did the copious serving of thermal-management tape. Nevertheless, the phone gained some acclaim thanks to the ease of display removal. JerryRigEverything's Zach Nelson proposed that a technician could perform a replacement in just 60 seconds (even if this might involve specific tools and techniques to do so safely).

All in all, the Pixel 6 Pro was given the title of offering "the easiest screen repair of 2021". Then again, this makes it all the more odd that it has yet to attain an iFixit score as normal. Maybe it is forthcoming in another new post.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2021-11-14 (Update: 2021-11-14)