09.05.2019

Pixel 3a and 3a XL are easy to repair

From the news that we got about these phones, we finally found out that 3a and 3a XL are quite the same as we could have understood from the numerous leaks in the past. And only positive construction details were confirmed but also some negative characteristics. This refers to wireless charging and IP ratings. One of the main construction advantages that we found out is the devices decapsulation in terms of repairing.

Some technical specialists describe Pixel 3a as a fresh breath of quite strange but clean and recycled air. It is so because of some device characteristics:

  • a body that made from polycarbonate;
  • absence of wireless charger;
  • the device is not waterproofing;
  • classical headset jack.

Anyway, it is more interesting was is inside. And for people who know how hard to repair some very popular devices, it is also a present-day question: is it easy to get inside? Especially in comparison with other brands models of previous years, 3a and 3a XL are "display off first" device. Google surely thought about repairing issues and made 3a body from thin spongy material which is easy to pry up and take off. This leads to only one problem: needless traces from ingress protection.t

The inside phone construction is made to be modular and easily changeable. This makes pulling down easier, but at the same time needs more carefulness and caution because of connecting cords that consolidate inside modules into one system.

By different analytical systems, Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL get more than average ranking: 6-7 out of 10. It is obvious that the phone is very nice according to its functional features but because of some constructional aspects, Pixel owners should be a little bit more careful. Anyway, it is way easier to repair than the biggest part of other modern phones.