You probably want that shiny new Nexus 6P, and I can’t blame you — it’s an amazing phone. Just don’t think you’ll be doing any repairs on it yourself.
The teardown experts at iFixit — which previously awarded the new Nexus 5X a score of 7 out of 10 — have given the Nexus 6P a score of 2. If you’re not familiar with the scoring system, low scores are bad.
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It’s worth mentioning the two Nexus devices were made by different manufacturers, and the 5X is definitely the mid-tier option.
The Nexus 6P fared poorly because you can’t crack it open without potentially busting the screen. There’s also a lot of glue holding this thing together.
Replacing the screen — a common occurrence unless you’ve got the DROID Turbo 2 — is next to impossible. You have to dig through all the internals via the rear of the phone to get to the front.
➤ Nexus 6P Teardown [iFixit]