Android devices rank high on iFixit’s tablet repairability list, Apple at bottom

iFixit has ranked top tablets by their repairability, and the results were positive for Android. Apple’s iPad line, however, took the opposite honors. While Dell’s XPS 10 Windows slate took top accolades, second place belonged to the Android-based Amazon Kindle Fire. The now ancient Dell Streak tied with that device, as did the Motorola XOOM and Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 7.0.

Repairability was ranked based ease and cost of repair, as well as the availability of an easy-to-attain service manual. The lowest ranked Android tablets were the Google Nexus 10 and Amazon Kindle Fire HD 8.9, but neither of those devices dropped nearly as low as the iPad’s repairability rating of 2.

Android has always been known for having open software, but hardware that is design to be user serviceable is yet another bonus. Of course, just because a tablet is easy to repair doesn’t mean making said repairs are a walk in the park. Check out the full rankings at the source link below.

[iFixit via Engadget]

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  • blest

    I’m sure that’s the way apple likes it. Pay them the big bucks to repair it.

  • http://twitter.com/phillysaxon PhillySaxon

    Why would you word the article in such a way as to give the credit to Android for certain manufacturers having easy to repair hardware? I know this is an Android blog, but Android is just the software – it has nothing to do with repairability (although plenty of devices do benefit from being easy to reflash in the case of a software fault)

    • Guest

      LOL you sure are exciting a lot considering this is Phandroid. About the only time they have active discussions is when they bash Apple.They are all butt hurt that the iPad is still the king. And no to the first moron who will post that I use Apple products because I don’t.

      • camelsnot

        I guess your derpy a$$ never reads any of the content on this page and just came over from the defunct isource site. How would you know if the ipad is king if you’ve never used it. I have. I have one. It crashes more than any android device I have, plain and simple. And no, to any moronic comment you may have in the future, I have used both Android and Apple devices for years. I found out long ago, just as more and more people are finding out over the past year that Apple is overvalued, which is a reason why their stock is plummeting and sales are dropping. Move along sheeple.

      • scoter man1

        Watch out, we got a butt hurt “guest” over here.

      • Marsg

        notice how he din’t say iPhone but only iPad instead, oh how the mighty have fallen.

        • AndroidProfit

          I, “din’t” say iPhone BECAUSE I USE THE NOTE 2. I guess I need to spell this out with colored markers and chalk board after stating, “And no to the first moron who will post that I use Apple products, because I don’t.”

          Eye D O N T U S E A P P L E P R O D U C T S

          • OptimusL

            You use Apple products, bro.

        • AndroidProfit

          They haven’t fallen though! You can be as irrational as you wish but FACTS ARE FACTS. With some of you it’s like an inanimate object has caused you mental illness with how you react to a non living thing.

    • AndroidProfit

      LOL you sure are expecting a lot considering this is Phandroid. About the only time they have active discussions when they bash Apple.They are all butt hurt that the iPad is still the king. And no to the first moron who will post that I use Apple products, because I don’t.

      • OptimusL

        You use Apple products.

    • camelsnot

      What a derp comment. This is an android forum which includes talking about Android OEMs. it would be iTarded to have a separate PhandroidOEM site just to talk about hardware. Sheep can now move to the back of the bus.

      • AndroidProfit

        Have you taken your meds today for your paranoia and fixation on an inanimate object? “Derpy” so ghetto fabulous…

        • blest

          Derpy didn’t come from anything ghetto at all. Where do you people come from with these wild comments?

          • Marsg

            iPhans live in an alternate universe of unicorns and fairies , you cant approach them with common sense or rationality, they don’t work like that.

          • AndroidProfit

            LOL! As if any of the mentally unbalanced phandroid posters are any better! YOU BOTH are obnoxious as hell! YOU BOTH are narcissistic windbags! Trust me when you leave a party…PEOPLE APPLAUD.

          • AndroidProfit

            95% of the human population doesn’t take a phuckin cell phone as seriously as you Android and iPhone fanboys. YOU ARE THE SAME AS THE OTHER! Neither group knows when to shut he phuck up!

          • Marsg

            dude you are raging on a Android fan site, than you say you don’t take smartphones seriously. Completely contradicting yourself.

      • OptimusL

        Lol nearly every one of your posts has the word “derp” included -_-

  • Marsg

    i have repaired quite a few apple products and it really is a pain, half the phone/iPod/iPad is held together by adhesive and all the components are preety much packed together tightly, devices like the GS3 for example, are a lot more organized and clean on the inside.

  • OptimusL

    Nice