Most of the time, the reason why people are force to change their device is because something happen to it and it can’t be repaired but with the iFixit score that the Google Pixel 2 XL got, the device should be able to hang around for a little longer.
Most of the newer phone are not made to be repaired but luckily, the new Pixel 2 XL is. The design that LG gave it made it easy for repairs to be done since the modular parts can easily be remove and replace.
iFixit has shown us how easy it is to take the Pixel 2 XL apart but that does not mean that you should be doing it. Since the device does come with a water and dust proof design, taking it apart could affect that.
At the end of the day, the Pixel 2 XL was given a solid 6 out of 10 for its reparability but puts it above the Galaxy S8 which only scored 4.