The iFixit guys have not taken long to disassemble the Google Pixel 3 XL , not only to observe what is inside and know if the company’s smartphone is easy or difficult to repair, but to confirm that Samsung has had much to say in the making of the new Google phones introduced a week ago.
Both and have been around for a few days. Apparently they are the first smartphones 100% manufactured by Google but the main part of the phones are the work of Samsung, who now we know that he has manufactured the screen, at least, of the largest mobile phone. During the presentation of the terminals did not mention who was the manufacturer who had been responsible for their screens, but the disassembly of iFixit reveals that, at least, the screen of the Pixel 3 XL is manufactured by Samsung. It is true that it is only a unit, but it would be absurd for another company to have been in charge of also making screens for the telephone.
iFixit found serial numbers as well as stickers, which led to the conclusion that the Google Pixel 3 XL screen is an AMOLED panel from Samsung.
A smartphone difficult to repair
Days ago as a note of repairability. The due to the components used in its manufacture and the Google Pixel 3 XL is also a difficult to repair smartphone . During the process of disassembling the phone, iFixit experts have discovered that Google has applied a large amount of glue on the rear glass panel. When opening all parts of the phone, iFixit broke some components, such as a small ribbon cable and a speaker.
According to the medium specialized in opening new smartphones that reach the market to determine their level of repairability, due to the large amount of glue present inside the mobile, the use of a full glass panel in the back and other elements of difficult access make the reparability of the mobile is hindered. In other words, you have to be very lucky not to damage any of the components of the Google Pixel 3 XL during its disassembly.
The final score that iFixit gives to the Google Pixel 3 XL is a 4 out of 10 , same score that we find in other top of the range like the Galaxy Note 9 that we mentioned a few lines above.