The Google Nexus 6 gets disassembled in a complete teardown, it's relatively easy to repair


Despite the hiatus around its launch, one can't deny the fact that the Google Nexus 6 is a beastly device that is packing some serious hardware below the hood. Provided that you have been among those lucky enough to lay their hands on the device and have been brave enough to dismember the Motorola-made phablet, then you have surely eyed its insides with pure tech geek's pleasure. As usual, as soon as a compelling and intriguing flagship arrives on the market, we are quickly treated to a thorough teardown of the device. The Google Nexus 6 is, by no means, different and does not deviate from this trend, as the latest Google phablet has been completely taken apart by the usual suspect - iFixit.

The teardown of the flagship reveals that it's relatively easy to repair the handset, as it makes use of just one kind of screw (a relatively uncommon T3 size, but let's not nitpick here) and less adhesives in comparison with other handsets. The disassembly also reveals that the device employs a modular build, which means that it will be relatively easy to interchange faulty components should the worst happen. However, certain hardware components - the speaker, the SIM slot, the vibrator, etc. - are less accessible due to their soldering to the motherboard of the phone. As a whole, iFixit award the Nexus 6 with a repairability score of 7 out of 10 points.

Check the teardown below.

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Nexus 6
  • Display 6.0" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 805, Quad-core, 2700 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB
  • Battery 3220 mAh(24h talk time)

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9 Comments

1. chistoefur

Posts: 103; Member since: Nov 05, 2012

So pretty.

2. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Amazing! How one site blatantly steals and publishes content from another and it's only reference to the source is a hardly visible link, lost in the middle of what looks like a mess of other tipical PA articles... I know this is the web and you can find anything in a couple of seconds but if I was iFixit I would ask this post to be taken down immediately or to be linked to the source in a clear fashion.

5. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

How do you know that iFixit doesnt pay PA for using their data or the other way around?

9. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

I'd be immensely surprised if that was the case. First: I don't see why iFixit would have any interest in PA content. Second: the way that PA runs, I seriously doubt they'll have any money to spend buying content. Third: we will know in a few days...

6. needa

Posts: 205; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Lmao. Lots of sites do that. I had zero issues finding the source.

8. duartix

Posts: 311; Member since: Apr 01, 2014

Lots of people steal too. If you ever come to Lisbon beware of your wallet when you ride the 28: http://lisboaautentica.com/passeio/electrico-28 What does this make of your argument?

3. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Moto is wasting so much space with the board. They could have easily doubled the battery size if they hadn't spread out the board all across the device.

4. Tuxedo

Posts: 356; Member since: Mar 19, 2013

Agreed, density seems low compared to others...

7. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Looks like a good, conservative design. I like how easy it is to remove the cameras. Too bad Google f**ked up the Nexus 6 launch so badly. I wonder when they'll be shipping Nexus 6 models in volume... maybe January 2015.

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