Essential Phone is essentially impossible to repair

September 5th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

After many delays, the Essential Phone has finally started shipping. If so far you’ve been on the fence about buying one, here’s a new detail that may or may not help inform your decision. The Essential Phone is almost impossible to repair. This has been revealed by iFixit through a thorough teardown of the device.

The Essential Phone scores 1 out of 10 on iFixit’s repairability scale, where 10 means easiest to repair. As you may know, the handset is made from premium materials – the frame is titanium, the back plate is ceramic.

The use of such exotic materials may be to blame for…

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