1. mogelijk's Avatar
    Some interesting information, such as the various chips used on the phone. You can find the report here. One thing I found interesting, the fingerprint sensor is actually square.

    The negative is that it received only a 2 out of 10 rating for repairability.
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    10-29-2015 09:34 AM
  2. vzwuser76's Avatar
    Some interesting information, such as the various chips used on the phone. You can find the report here. One thing I found interesting, the fingerprint sensor is actually square.

    The negative is that it received only a 2 out of 10 rating for repairability.
    I think most metal unibody devices will be that way. They even referenced the HTC One M7 as another device with a low repair score and it has the same type of construction.
    10-29-2015 10:13 AM
  3. wunderbar's Avatar
    Yea, i mean, I'm not terribly surprised. IT actually sounds like it's not overly overly difficult to actually get the back off the phone, but the problem is that the glass part on the back for the camera and sensors is near impossible to remove, which is what hampers it the most.
    10-29-2015 10:32 AM
  4. bjrosen's Avatar
    I wonder what Google's motivation for building disposable phones is. Apple's motivation is clear, they make most of their money on the devices themselves so building a phone that craps out in two years guarantees a new sale. Google doesn't make any money on the equipment, they make it on services, so why do they build Nexus devices the same way Apple builds iPhones? The Nexus 5 is still a really great phone as evidenced by the 5X which has virtually the same specs, the only difference is the addition of the fingerprint sensor and the loss of Qi, one step forward two steps back. But after two years the battery, never great to begin with, is weak, on mine the QI has died and the speaker volume has dropped to very low levels. So I have to buy a new phone whether I want to or not which is why I ordered the 6P. But the 6P is even less repairable than the 5. At least on the 5 its an easy job to remove the back and the battery, the problems is that you can't buy a decent replacement battery. With the 6P you wouldn't even try to replace the battery, assuming you can buy one, so in two years you'll have to replace it like it or not. The thing is, while the 5 had passed the threshold of good enough, the 6P is so far beyond good enough that there won't be any reason to replace it in two years except for the weak battery.
    10-29-2015 11:45 AM
  5. Shepx13's Avatar
    I wonder what Google's motivation for building disposable phones is. Apple's motivation is clear, they make most of their money on the devices themselves so building a phone that craps out in two years guarantees a new sale. Google doesn't make any money on the equipment, they make it on services, so why do they build Nexus devices the same way Apple builds iPhones? The Nexus 5 is still a really great phone as evidenced by the 5X which has virtually the same specs, the only difference is the addition of the fingerprint sensor and the loss of Qi, one step forward two steps back. But after two years the battery, never great to begin with, is weak, on mine the QI has died and the speaker volume has dropped to very low levels. So I have to buy a new phone whether I want to or not which is why I ordered the 6P. But the 6P is even less repairable than the 5. At least on the 5 its an easy job to remove the back and the battery, the problems is that you can't buy a decent replacement battery. With the 6P you wouldn't even try to replace the battery, assuming you can buy one, so in two years you'll have to replace it like it or not. The thing is, while the 5 had passed the threshold of good enough, the 6P is so far beyond good enough that there won't be any reason to replace it in two years except for the weak battery.
    You really need to put the fanboy bias aside when making an argument. The iPhone 6 rated a 7 from ifixit, and most of their phones have been decent to work on. If Apple was truly trying to use obsolescence as a means for people to buy new hardware, it would be much harder than that to fix.
    10-29-2015 12:31 PM
  6. DLK1's Avatar
    On a scale of 1 to 10 it only get a 2. "Nexus 6P Repairability Score: 2 out of 10 (10 is easiest to repair)"

    https://www.ifixit.com/Teardown/Nexus+6P+Teardown/51660
    10-29-2015 02:39 PM

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