Electronics manufacturer Huawei recently grabbed the spotlight with the Nexus 6P, its first Google smartphone.

The Nexus 6P is one of the two Google smartphones that launched recently, and due to its aluminum case it gets more bonus points in looks and design. However, since the device is nothing close to cheap, you might be interested in how easy it is to repair.

The hardware experts at iFixit got their hands on the newly released Huawei Nexus 6P and they took it apart, piece by piece. While no surprise appeared concerning the technical specs, the iFixit crew pointed out that the device is terribly hard to open up.

In other words: the phone will be hard to repair, if need be.

"It reminds us of our harrowing experience with the HTC One M7," the iFixit crew stated.

Overall, Nexus 6P scores a depressive 2 out of 10 in the iFixit evaluation, with 1 being "unfixable" and 10 standing for "it repairs itself." Here are the reasons why the teardown led to such a harsh verdict:

-         The opening procedure is painstaking. However, provided that the service where you take your phone manages to cleanly separate the main chassis from its cover, the power source can be easily replaced or fixed.

-         It is impossible to replace the screen assembly without fully opening up the smartphone. As screen problems are common source for repairs, having to dismantle the full device for it is unwieldy.

-        The rear cover and the battery are glued to the rest of the device with such a potent adhesive that any intervention is tremendously difficult.

-          The unibody design makes it a chore to open the handset for repair due to the way that the glass cover for the camera hump is installed.

On the plus side, the phone sports a strong external build, which guarantees durability over time, and the aluminum finish contributes to its sturdiness.

Considering these arguments, it seems that the owners of the Nexus 6P will be highly motivated to purchase a protective case to make sure that the display of their device stays intact.

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