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Waterproofing a smartphone means sealing up all of the ingress points. We find our first evidence of Google's efforts in a gasket on the SIM tray.

Not that this phone needs a physical SIM card.

In a departure from standard smartphone opening procedure, we leave the iOpener behind today. The Pixel 2 employs a foam tape that can be separated without applying heat.

Inside we find long cables—a welcome respite from some treacherous openings with past smartphones.

An ams chip, likely a TMD4903 color sensor module, is found in the center of the back cover.

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