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Google might have gone wild with bio-resin on the Pixel 5, however does that make it any much less sturdy? JerryRigEverything’s latest teardown movies put Google’s newest flagship up towards formidable foes like a cup of acetone and a strong warmth gun — and though the telephone does die by the top of the primary video, it makes a shocking comeback within the second.
One of many primary takeaways from the primary video is simply how a lot plastic Google managed to pack onto the body of the Pixel 5. When a ‘V’ is lower into the physique of the telephone, Zack notes that the “complete curve of the telephone is plastic, all the way in which all the way down to the display.” Whereas Google acknowledges that the telephone is made with a bio-resin concoction, it’s a little shocking to see simply how way more plastic there may be than precise steel.
Regardless of the telephone dying early because of the battery being impacted whereas trying to find the wi-fi charging coil, the top outcomes reveal a telephone that is sturdy sufficient to climate some storms. Scraping the plastic off takes so lengthy that Zach resorts to making an attempt to dissolve it in a cup of acetone after which making an attempt to soften it off with a warmth gun. After a little bit of restoration time, nonetheless, the battery is ready to begin the machine again up, and Zach continues torturing the telephone with an extra teardown.
I will not fully spoil the ending for you, however if you wish to look ahead to your self, take a look at the movies embedded above. And if not, simply know that the Pixel 5 could also be largely plastic, however that coating goes a great distance in offering safety towards bends and scrapes — and it seems to have a display that is tremendous simple to exchange simply in case.