The Nexus 6P is hard to repair – iFixit gives it a 2 out of 10 rating


One of the most worrying things these days is damaging your smartphone and the cost of having to fix it after that. Some people prefer to take things into their hands to cut the service costs and replace the parts themselves while others may choose to hand over their device to someone more experienced. In both cases, it helps if the device in question is easy to repair. The Nexus 6P unfortunately doesn’t seem like such a device.

According to the experts at iFixit, the 6P is really hard to repair and as a result, they have given it a rating of 2/10. That is a really low score and seems even lower when you compare it to the Nexus 5X which got a rating of 7/10 from the same source. Apparently the 6P is really hard to do even simple repairs on since most of the screws which are required to be taken out in order to open up the phone are hidden away beneath the camera module glass panel which itself is fragile and tough to remove. Most of the stuff on the 6P in fact are glued and that is one of the reasons why it is so difficult to repair.

If you are thinking why is the 5X easier to repair then the answer could be as simple as different manufacturers. While both are Google Nexus phones, the Nexus 5X is made by LG while the 6P is made by Huawei. Different manufacturers have different processes of manufacturing and that could be one of the main reasons for the difference. The device are also quite different despite having the Nexus branding.

So far, the Nexus 5X has remained the underdog in most tests and reviews. Now, we finally have something where the 5X easily bests its bigger brother. Getting Nexus Protect for your 6P would be a good idea especially if you are someone who is prone to damaging his/her phone.

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Author: Sandeep Sarma

Sandeep Sarma is a blogger and a freelance photographer. Apart from gadgets and phones, he also has a passion for movies and cars. He currently uses the S7 Edge as his main phone. Catch him on twitter at @sandeep9sarma