Disassembled Google genuine smartphone "Pixel XL" apart, found out the ease of unexpected repair and disassembly
Google's own smartphone "Pixel XL"Of the disassembly and repair groupIFixitIt is disassembled and summarized in a detailed report. It is clear that Android's high-end model that fires iPhone 7 is making it orthodox without being strange.
Google Pixel XL Teardown - iFixit
The appearance of decomposing Pixel XL can be confirmed in the following movie.
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Pixel XL adopts 5.5 inch (2560 × 1440) organic EL display. It is about the same size compared to iPhone 7 Plus.
In addition, unlike the iPhone 7 series, it has a Type - C USB port for charging and an earphone jack is also installed.
Disassembly starts from peeling off the display. Made by iFixitIOpenerAfter heating the display part and melting the adhesive using ...
While pulling up with a suction cup, pick-shaped tool "Opening Picks"Into the gap, and gradually remove the display.
Because the display module is extremely thin and prone to breakage, removing the display is one of the most difficult things to do with Pixel XL decomposition.
All inside is fixed with T5 Torx screw. Remove the flat cable of the display ......
The display module with glass could be removed.
Chips surrounded by a red frame, touch controller "S3708"
Removing thin magnesium protective frame ......
I was able to check the battery etc. In addition, the blue-green board seen at the bottom is a daughter board.
For detaching the battery, the tape is attached so that it can be pulled.
However, since the adhesive fixing the battery is strong, it is impossible to remove the battery by pulling the tape unless heat is sufficiently added.
The 13.28 Whh HTC battery is larger than the 11.1 Wh iPhone 7 Plus.
Next, disassembling work of the camera part. First, remove the light sensor.
Also remove the earphone jack module ......
I got out the front camera module of 8 million pixels. IFixit is giving high evaluation that the front camera part seems to be easily replaced.
Then remove the motherboard. Since the cable for the fingerprint sensor is connected like a booby trap on the back of the motherboard, you need to lift the motherboard and release the cable.
Remove the microphone and the mini board for laser autofocus (AF).
This is a rear camera module with 12.3 million pixels.
The rear camera on the left and the front camera on the right. Not only the sensor size but also the size of the camera module itself is slightly different.
The mysterious coils attached to the main camera are highly likely to be passive inductors.
On the motherboard surface, Qualcomm's SoC "Snapdragon 821" and Samsung's LPDDR 4 memory "K 3 RG 2 G 20 BM-MGCJ"(Red frame) are stacked. IC Chip for Quick Charge 3.0SMB 1350(PDF file) "(yellow frame), NFC controller" NXP 55102 1807 S 0622 "(purple frame)
On the back side of the motherboard, Samsung UFS 2.0 "high speed storage"KLUBG 4 G 1 CE"(Red frame), LTE transceiver"WTR 3925"(Green frame), Dynamic Antenna Matching Tuner"RF 360"(Purple frame) etc. are carried.
The daughter board controls Type - C USB port and microphone.
Red frame is an antenna matching chip made by Qualcomm "QFE 2550"
The back panel is equipped with a valve type button for fingerprint sensor.
Fingerprint sensor unit is unknown manufacturer.
It is like this when arranging all parts of Pixel XL.
The decomposition and repair difficulty of Pixel XL is relatively easy as 6 in 10 steps. The reasons are as follows: "If you can remove even the display part, most modules can be easily replaced" "Cable for removing the battery is prepared" "All screws with general purpose T5 are used "The display unit is fragile, difficult to remove" "Magnesium intermediate protective frame is hard to remove" is cited.