Google’s Pixel smartphones are now shipping, and this week I published more than 6 thousand words and a bunch of videos and pictures about the phone’s design, software, and performance.
But sometimes it’s what’s inside that counts, right? So the folks at iFixit tore open the phone to see exactly what is on the inside… and how hard it would be to repair the phone if one part breaks.
There aren’t a number of surprises under the hood. We already knew that Google’s larger smartphone featured a 5.five inch, QHD AMOLED show, a Snapdragon 821 processor, 32GB of storage, and 4GB of RAM.
But the teardown does supply us a better observe the smartphone’s 13.28 Wh battery, which appears surprisingly clean to dispose of and update (after you get the cellphone’s case open).
The front and cameras, headphone jack, and front camera also appear to be fairly easy to replace.
Any other thrilling observe? The Pixel XL became manufactured by way of HTC, however, Google officers say the layout is all Google, all the manner… and the teardown seems to largely verify that.
The only factor inside the cell phone with the HTC name on its miles the battery.