google pixel 3a teardown finds it easier to repair than most phones

Now that the Google Pixel 3a and 3a XL are finally official, and even available to buy, the teardown experts at iFixit decided to do what they do best and take them both apart. The phones have similar constructions, so in the end they both got a 6 out of 10 repairability score, where 10 is easiest to repair.

That may not seem like a high mark, but it means the new Pixels are actually much easier to repair than most smartphones nowadays. Most of their components are modular and can be easily replaced once you remove the display assembly, which has foam adhesive that makes the opening…