Google’s latest and greatest Pixel 5 is slowly starting to hit the market, and first impressions and reviews from the media and community have already revealed some device issues. Pixel-related hardware issues have become a meme in quite a few industries at this point, and basically, all generations are somehow hot. Call it a self-fulfilling prophecy, if necessary, but the Pixel 5 couldn’t break the cycle. Reports of screen gap issues are starting to pop up here and there.
There’s no better way to get a closer look at what’s really happening than the Pixel 5’s complete disassembly and reassembly video. The clips show a set of very heavy clips around the display, in addition to the glue that requires heat to pry open. It’s a fairly standard structure overall and shouldn’t really be a problem. To be fair, so far there have been very few screen gap reports, and in the meantime. Hopefully, this problem isn’t big enough for the internet to believe you right now. At least, thanks to the huge set of clips on the edge of the display, the display doesn’t actually come off immediately. Gap issues can be due to adhesive quality, quantity, or application issues. While prying the panel out of the frame, the video presenter expressed confidence that it was likely to retain the above adhesive and the water-resistant seal even when slightly inflated. This is at least safe to hear.
Aside from screen issues, Google Pixel 5 seems to be assembled very neatly and wisely internally. There are plenty of pop-out connectors and ribbon cables across quite a few independent modules. A method that is generally suitable for repairability. It’s a little striking that Google didn’t rely on more space-saving construction methods with more soldered and permanently installed parts. In particular, see that the video unit has two large 5G millimeter-wave antennas.
A relatively small and uncomplicated cooling solution by building the Google Pixel 5 around a more efficient and heat-free 7nm Snapdragon 765G instead of the more powerful flagship chipset and combining it with a pair of great large graphite pads. Is now possible. .. Definitely a plus in terms of space saving. Google has also freed up space by specifically skipping the Pixel 5’s SoliRadar hardware. Modules and motion sense capabilities will reportedly be revived on later devices.
If you want to dig deeper into the Pixel 5, there’s a complete and detailed review. You may also find Google’s own limited sales forecasts, editors’ attention, and the results of recent polls.