iFixit gives Xiaomi Mi 11 an average repairability score

The iFixit team has disassembled a Xiaomi Mi 11 and published its findings. The phone received a repairability score of 4/10, matching the vanilla Galaxy S21 (and a point ahead of the S21 Ultra), but behind the 6/10 that the four iPhone 12 models received.

The team suspects that Mi 11’s lack of an IP rating allowed Xiaomi to use less glue, which made removing the back panel and the display (which came out without cracking). The battery had easy to remove pull tabs as well. The screen and battery can be replaced separately, which simplifies those repairs.

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