Google Pixel 4 XL is complicated to repair service, Do it yourself restore geeks at iFixit have noticed while masking its teardown. The cellular phone has glass panels on its front and back that not just make it a fragile piece of hardware but also a tough to repair flagship. The fresh teardown also reveals that the Soli chip that Google has provided on the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL to help the really compelling Motion Perception features sits alongside the earpiece speaker device available at the entrance. Independently, a teardown video clip of the Pixel 4 has also been printed on YouTube demonstrates how difficult it is to fix.

The iFixit teardown coverage of the Google Pixel 4 XL shows that it carries “mercifully skinny but powerful” adhesive to keep the back again glass panel. The back again panel also features the wi-fi charging coil and NFC coil. As soon as the panel eliminated, there are Torx screws masking the battery connectors.

Comparable to the Google Pixel 3 XL, the Pixel 4 XL has its battery pack caught with sufficient amount of money of adhesives. On the other hand, it can be effortless to eliminate the battery soon after detaching the glues. A fragile Active Edge flex cable is also obtainable just underneath that can unintentionally be slicked while taking out the battery. More, the Pixel 4 battery is located to be a bit lesser in capacity with 14.24Wh cell above the 15.04Wh mobile powering the Apple iphone 11 Pro Max and 16.56Wh mobile accessible on the Samsung Galaxy Notice 10+.

Google has presented the Pixel Neural Core chip on the Pixel 4 telephones for accomplishing increased, on-system deep mastering and device finding out duties. The iFixit team failed to obtain a dedicated chip on the motherboard. However, it is considered that the RAM on the Pixel 4 XL could contain the Pixel Neural Main chip underneath. There is also the Pixel H1C2M3 Titan M security chip for introducing extra consumer safety to the handset.

The teardown protection also notes that the biometric components of the Pixel 4 XL contains two perfectly-separated Around Infrared (NIR) cameras, NIR flood emitter, and an NIR dot projector. All this is readily available next to the 8-megapixel selfie digicam.

At the entrance, the Pixel 4 XL also has the earpiece speaker that includes the Soli chip alongside a microphone and ambient light sensor. The Soli chip will come in a rectangle type with no shifting pieces.

Google Pixel 4 XL iFixit Teardown Highlights Repairability Struggles, Pixel 4 Also Disassembled in a Video, Next TGP

Google Pixel 4 XL sporting activities the Soli chip alongside its earpiece speaker
Photo Credit history: iFixit


“Though radar technologies has been in use for a long time and seems uncomplicated plenty of on paper, we are at a reduction as to how Google stuffed the complete method into a tiny featureless rectangle with no relocating sections,” the iFixit staff has noted in its teardown coverage.

The display screen of the Google Pixel 4 XL that comes with 90Hz refresh charge is discovered to involve attempts to eliminate it from the program. Even further, the teardown exhibits that the display screen is made by Samsung. The iFixit workforce has also noticed a Knowles audio processor chip that could be made use of for on-gadget speech recognition options, such as the all-new Recorder application.

“All repairs need obtain as a result of the stubbornly-glued back panel,” the teardown protection notes.

The Pixel 4 XL has gained a repairability score of 4 out of 10 on the iFixit scale. This is notably equivalent to the repairability score of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL that the iFixit engineers gave final 12 months.

Alongside the coverage by iFixit, YouTube channel PBKreviews has included a video clip teardown of the Pixel 4. The smartphone appears to have related repairability hindrances. There are adhesives and a number of Torx screws. Also, the Soli chip on the Pixel 4 was noticed together with the earpiece speaker in a independent wide.


The Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL ended up unveiled by Google last 7 days. Both of those Pixel telephones are at first debuting in confined markets, but not in India.