Whenever Apple launches new hardware, Apple iFixit it is there to open it and get to know all its insides. Then she always gives a score, from 0 to 10, for the item “repairability”, that is, how easy it is to access the product components to make repairs / replacements of parts.
But, obviously, iFixit does not only do this with Ma products. This end of the year, she took a look at the most and least repairable smartphones of 2016:
The big winner of the year, with 8/10, was the LG G5 and its modular structure. THE Google Pixel / Pixel XL came right behind with 7/10, tied with iPhones 7/7 Plus, and then we still have the iPhone SE with 6/10. Behind are Samsung devices: Galaxy Note7 with 4/10 and Galaxy S7 / S7 edge with only 3/10.
Check out the video:
It is worth noting, of course, that iFixit does not open any and all smartphones launched by only the main ones. In other words, it is quite possible that there are some on the market that are more or less repairable than those that entered her list.
This page lists all teardowns carried out by iFixit.