iFixit appears to have become the go-to website for those who are really looking forward to break their phone and are interested in knowing how hard (or easy) it will be to repair it.
Irony aside, iFixit did a great job once again, disassembling one of the hottest phones on the market, we’re obviously talking about the recently released Huawei Mate 20 Pro.
China’s probably best camera phone has indeed received the teardown treatment that usually concludes with a “Repairability Score”, which as you may have already read in the title tops at 4/10.
So, before going through what makes the Mate 20 Pro hard to repair, let’s check out good stuff.
First things first, many components are modular, which means they can be replaced easily, as is the battery that sits below the back panel, thus easy to remove. Then we find out that the phone is kept together by 8 Philips screws along with an average amount of adhesive, plus there’re more flex connectors than average, meaning it’ll take more time to repair.
Now going onto the bad stuff. Huawei’s Mate 20 Pro comes with a glued front and back glass, making it extra hard to remove them without a crack, the display is then hard to remove also because of tougher than usual adhesive.
Finally, as the Mate 20 Pro packs an under display fingerprint scanner, if you break the screen, you’ll probably have to replace the scanner as well, which of course increases repair costs.
These are the main reasons why iFixit gave the Huawei Mate 20 Pro such a low score. Do you agree with them? Let us know down below!