In 2018, Motorola started making its handsets simpler to repair by joining hands with iFixit to offer official replacement kits and components directly to users. Now, the firms declared that they are extending that project to Europe too.
Similar to the US project, the European iFixit shop will now provide repair components for a series of Motorola handsets together with premade kits that also comprise all of the essential tools. This is developed to go hand-in-hand with step-by-step repair rules of iFixit (which, appropriately for the European extension) are accessible in German, French, and English.
Till now, the European shop provides battery and screen replacement kits for the Moto X Pure, Moto X, Moto G5 Plus, Moto G4, Moto Z Droid, Moto Z Play, and Droid Turbo 2. (iFixit does trade kits for other handsets, such as the Samsung’s Galaxy handsets and iPhone, but those components are not sourced from the actual firm that makes the handsets similar to how these are.)
The usual cautions still apply. Similar to the US program, performing these repairs yourself will breach your warranty, predicting you still have one. But if you are just looking to get some more out of an old device by resorting a screen or battery, having a dependable place to get instructions and parts appears helpful.
On a related note, earlier Google emerged in the midrange handset segment and the people at iFixit have looked within the Pixel 3a XL and Pixel 3a to see what you do (or do not) get for your cash. Similar to their more costly Pixel 3 peers, both of these bundle Samsung OLED screens, as well as the same back camera. On the other hand, costly hardware products such as the wireless charging coils, Pixel Visual Core chip, and waterproofing bits are not present in there.