Well, he posted a new video, this time with a brand new nexus out of the box without torturing it first. Again, not pretty.
AnonD-235846, 30 Oct 2015Jerry rig everything has posted a YouTube about the durability of the Nexus 6P. Gsmarena does... moreCheck out Max Lee's (zedomax) P6 video. Because that shows a real Nexus 6P, not a fake.
Jerry rig everything has posted a YouTube about the durability of the Nexus 6P.
Gsmarena doesn't allow the link but I suggest you look for it
It's not pretty.
AnonD-442781, 29 Oct 2015Unless its easy enough for a significant number of people to fix themselves its not a big deal... moreLi-ion batteries are considered a "consumable" so all products including them have a relatively easy way to replace them. Phones used to have that too.
Basically what's going with current phones is a scam as it is a *guarantee* that after 4 years of use the phone will hold less than half the charge.
Adding an easy way to replace the battery would probably add 1 mm to the profile of a phone, so it can't be looks (phones are already way too thin). To say that "it's not needed" is disingenuous. I *hate* to have to replace my phone every two years. My 4+years old S2 is perfectly usable, if it had sealed battery, it would have been a paperweight.
So -no- certain parts of a phone's repairability absolutely have to be high.
I read reparability scores and it influences my buying decisions. I am mostly interested in ease of battery replacement. I keep my phones in my family long enough that the original battery will fail. I don't mind proprietary fasteners, but there is just no way I am going to take a heat gun or iOpener to a phone.
Unless its easy enough for a significant number of people to fix themselves its not a big deal, unless it affects price. If I ever damaged my screen I would probably not even consider self-repair.
As tech becomes more sophisticated, thinner, smaller and denser, I wonder if there's even a point in repairability score anymore?
Once a kid with a kitchen knife could open and put back together a phone, now you need pro-kit and instructions.
It's like complaining that latest sedan has poorer repairability score than cart pulled by a horse.