Disaggregate the second Google smartphone "Pixel 2 XL" apart, what is its "ease of decomposition"?
IFixit, who has created a report to disassemble a number of devices apart, decomposes the second Google smartphone "Pixel 2 XL". Components characterizing Pixel 2 XL, such as "Active Edge" capable of operating by just grasping the main body, and Google's own image processing SoC "Pixel Visual Core" drastically improving image processing ability are obvious one after another It is on.
Google Pixel 2 XL Teardown - iFixit
Pixel 2 XL adopts a 6.0 inch plastic organic EL (pOLED) display, resolution is 1440 × 2880 pixels (QHD +), 538 ppi. Corning's 3D Gorilla Glass 5 is used. The processor is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 64-bit processor with a total of 8 core configurations of 2.35 GHz × 4 + 1.9 GHz × 4. RAM is equipped with 4 GB LPDDR 4 x RAM. On the back, a fingerprint authentication sensor is arranged. OS is Android 8.0 Oreo.
By the way, Pixel 2 XL is the same size as the iPhone 8 Plus. The size of Pixel 2 XL is 157.9 x 76.7 x 7.9 mm, weight is 175 g. The iPhone 8 Plus is 158.4 × 78.1 × 7.5 mm, 202 grams, which shows that it is completely the same class design.
First we opened the front glass panel and started disassembling. As usual,iOpenerBut is the work of iFixit that starts from the place to soften the adhesive to warm the body using, Pixel 2 XL is the display panel is fixed with double-sided tape, that it was a can be removed without warm. Use a sucker and pick to break open a little by little.
In the case of Pixel 2 XL, the cable connecting the display and the main body was designed to be relatively long compared with other models, and it was said that it was a structure that was easy to disassemble. Inside, a magnesium subframe for enhancing strength is built in, and a heat pipe for enhancing heat dissipation is installed there. Pixel 2 XL may be a model that needs to enhance heat dissipation.
When completely disassembling parts, it became like this. It consists of a main board, body frame, lithium ion battery, and display unit with magnesium subframe from the left, Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 of the main processor etc. mounted. Battery capacity is 3520 mAh (@ 3.85 V, 13.6 Wh), equivalent to Samusung Galaxy S8 +. However, comparing with iPhone 8 Plus' 10.28 Wh, you can see that Android smartphone is still eating batteries.
In addition, Google's original SoC for image processing "Pixel Visual Core"Is installed. This is a chip developed to realize the newly developed image processing technology "HDR +", which executes image processing and machine learning processing and realizes high power efficient processing with low latency. In addition, it is not yet usable with Android 8.0 Oreo as of the time of announcement, and the function will be released for the first time in 8.1 stage, so it's just the first time you are on board.
The Pixel 2 series of terminals has a function called "Active Edge" that enables you to launch Google Assistant by grabbing the side part. A "strain sensor" that detects the actually gripping force is attached to both sides of the body, and it is a mechanism to detect the force gripped.
The ease of decomposition of Pixel 2 XL judged by iFixit is 6 out of 10 points. By the way, it means that 10 points are most easily decomposed. For that reason iFixit cites "Since the parts are modularized, it is easy to remove even the display," "the screws used are common and only nine are used". On the other hand, it points to the negative factor of "weak display fixation" and "a little difficulty due to the difficulty in removing the battery" and "the covering of the display cable packed in the inner frame and gussett".