He OnePlus 6 It was released a few days ago and the first reviews it is receiving are quite positive despite some pretty inexplicable deficiencies . However, this is one of the devices with better hardware on the market, and although its price is no longer what it was In the beginning, it is still a very powerful smartphone. Now the guys from iFixit have set out to do what they are best at: disembowel a smartphone. We already anticipate it, repair the OnePlus 6 It is not easy.
That smartphones have adopted glass on all sides is a battle that we have already lost in the high range and that does not seem to change in the short term. Yes, we know that a smartphone designed in glass is beautiful, but it is also fragile, no matter how much progress has been made in this field.
iFixit has gotten to work and the truth is that some steps of the disassembly process are a little more friendly than in previous models, since the cable of the fingerprint sensor is somewhat longer and we have a greater margin of maneuver when it comes to removing the back cover.
Once the back cover is removed, change the battery It is also quite easy, since it is only glued with a bit of glue and also has a tongue for it. This aspect is positive because it allows us to extend the useful life of our OnePlus 6 if we see that the battery begins to fail, something that usually begins to occur at about 2 years.
Remove the motherboard It requires the removal of 10 screws, these are of the Philips type and allow us to appreciate the insulation elements used by OnePlus against water. We must remember that the OnePlus 6 does not have of any kind of official certification, but according to its creators, it is capable of withstanding a momentary immersion or rainwater without problems.
The real problem to repair the OnePlus 6 comes before all this, since the OnePlus 6 comes with a lot of very high quality glue, which ensures that everything remains in place, but it makes the opening of the device.
This is aggravated if we try to change the AMOLED screen. It is a repair that, unfortunately, almost all we have ever had to do, and where the OnePlus 6 shows its worst side, since the amount of glue used makes the replacement very risky and we have a high degree of probability of damaging the new panel when installing it.
As a summary, iFixit gives you a score of 5 out of 10 to the task of repairing the OnePlus 6, which is considerably less than the 7/10 points that received the OnePlus 5 and 5T. Why neglect such an aspect in a more modern smartphone?
So, if you have in mind to buy a OnePlus 6, it is better that you do with a good case and quality tempered glass. The one who warns is not a traitor.