General Google Pixel 7 Pro Disassembly Teardown Video

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Morgrain

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There is already a teardown video about the Google Pixel 7 Pro on YouTube that answers a couple of questions.

Google might take it down, since the phone hasn't been released yet, so you might want to be quick about watching it.


I'll add a couple screenshots with the visible part numbers as I watch the video.

Takeaway

- Fingerprint reader has another part number, should mean that it's either a new hardware revision (new version) or a different product line entirely
- Google still uses plastic clips - additional to adhesive - to fix the front display to the chassis. That is great for durability and later repair, since even with a bad adhesive placement, your phone will hold.
- USB-C connector is still soldered to the motherboard (terrible for repair)
- both sound speakers are massive, should deliver good sound quality
- Back glass is firmly glued to the frame, very difficult to remove; bad for repair, good for durability.
- Battery shrunk from 5007 to 5000 mAh
- Cooling still only done via copper/graphite sheets, no vapour chamber or other sophisticated cooling constructions
- Metal brackets and joists everywhere; should be a very durable phone
- Battery pull tabs still useless (as in every other phone), replacing the battery still requires alcohol or heat (don't to the latter, lithium ion batteries don't like heat)

Phone chassis after display removal

Screenshot 2022-10-07 135028 (Custom).jpg


Fingerprint reader/scanner
1665143211400.png


Battery

1665143363474.png


5G Antenna (1, top right corner)

1665143661132.png


Camera Assembly

1665143720977.png


Topside earspeaker assembly is massive, should deliver decent sound

1665143785863.png


Front facing cam

1665143836669.png


Motherboard Upside

1665143915411.png


RAM and processor

1665143996945.png


Motherboard Underside

1665144036481.png


Dual antennas in both upper corners for potentially better connectivity

1665144153587.png


Antenna Board 2 part numbers

1665144219857.png
 
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Morgrain

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Looks like they're using graphite instead of the copper used in the Pixel 6 to cover the board to help dissipate heat. Hopefully that will help a bit with the heat problems people often complain about on the Pixel 6 series.
Hopefully, but it's high time that they went for a small vapour chamber, or a similar high quality cooling construction. Heat was an obvious problem for the P6, and looking at the raw data about the Tensor 2 (cores, nodes) that might become less of a problem, but it will surely not just go away. Especially when a company is trying to get away with a relatively old/inefficient node/processor, proper heat dissipation should be a top priority. A tiny piece of graphite might help with a couple %, but not more.
 

Morgrain

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More specifically is it the 5300g?
I found a press release from Samsung from yesterday. They "finally" announced the 5300 modem, but there was no mention of any revision (would have been unusual anyway, that's something internal that you don't communicate via press release) or any information on the capability of that modem.

 

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    Another teardown video...

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    There is already a teardown video about the Google Pixel 7 Pro on YouTube that answers a couple of questions.

    Google might take it down, since the phone hasn't been released yet, so you might want to be quick about watching it.


    I'll add a couple screenshots with the visible part numbers as I watch the video.

    Takeaway

    - Fingerprint reader has another part number, should mean that it's either a new hardware revision (new version) or a different product line entirely
    - Google still uses plastic clips - additional to adhesive - to fix the front display to the chassis. That is great for durability and later repair, since even with a bad adhesive placement, your phone will hold.
    - USB-C connector is still soldered to the motherboard (terrible for repair)
    - both sound speakers are massive, should deliver good sound quality
    - Back glass is firmly glued to the frame, very difficult to remove; bad for repair, good for durability.
    - Battery shrunk from 5007 to 5000 mAh
    - Cooling still only done via copper/graphite sheets, no vapour chamber or other sophisticated cooling constructions
    - Metal brackets and joists everywhere; should be a very durable phone
    - Battery pull tabs still useless (as in every other phone), replacing the battery still requires alcohol or heat (don't to the latter, lithium ion batteries don't like heat)

    Phone chassis after display removal

    Screenshot 2022-10-07 135028 (Custom).jpg


    Fingerprint reader/scanner
    1665143211400.png


    Battery

    1665143363474.png


    5G Antenna (1, top right corner)

    1665143661132.png


    Camera Assembly

    1665143720977.png


    Topside earspeaker assembly is massive, should deliver decent sound

    1665143785863.png


    Front facing cam

    1665143836669.png


    Motherboard Upside

    1665143915411.png


    RAM and processor

    1665143996945.png


    Motherboard Underside

    1665144036481.png


    Dual antennas in both upper corners for potentially better connectivity

    1665144153587.png


    Antenna Board 2 part numbers

    1665144219857.png
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    Looks like they're using more graphite to cover the board to help dissipate heat. Hopefully that will help a bit with the heat problems people often complain about on the Pixel 6 series.
    3
    Looks like they're using graphite instead of the copper used in the Pixel 6 to cover the board to help dissipate heat. Hopefully that will help a bit with the heat problems people often complain about on the Pixel 6 series.
    Hopefully, but it's high time that they went for a small vapour chamber, or a similar high quality cooling construction. Heat was an obvious problem for the P6, and looking at the raw data about the Tensor 2 (cores, nodes) that might become less of a problem, but it will surely not just go away. Especially when a company is trying to get away with a relatively old/inefficient node/processor, proper heat dissipation should be a top priority. A tiny piece of graphite might help with a couple %, but not more.
    2
    More specifically is it the 5300g?
    I found a press release from Samsung from yesterday. They "finally" announced the 5300 modem, but there was no mention of any revision (would have been unusual anyway, that's something internal that you don't communicate via press release) or any information on the capability of that modem.

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    Biggest disappointment for me is that the charging port isn't modular.