Teardown

Huawei P40 Pro includes US-made components based on a teardown

Huawei P40 Pro includes US-made components based on a teardown

Ever since the US government put Huawei on its entity list, the Chinese tech giant has been singing two tunes. On the one hand, it complains about the unfair treatment and baseless accusations, bemoaning how the US is trying to force it into submission. On the other hand, it also warns how it can be independent, which would eventually spell trouble for US companies that will lose such a big customer. It turns out, however, that Huawei can't fully yet be free of American products, making the Huawei P40 Pro stand in defiance to the US ban.

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2020 iPad Pro teardown and durability test look very familiar

2020 iPad Pro teardown and durability test look very familiar

Despite all odds and talk about delayed or insufficient supplies, Apple launched what may be its biggest change to the iPad Pro line yet. Actually, the biggest change may not be from the iPad Pro itself but from its keyboard accessory. Yes, the 2020 iPad Pro, specifically the larger 12.9-inch model, has a new LiDAR for augmented reality purposes. But aside from the few hardware upgrades, it seems that this year's iPad Pros are nearly identical to 2018's iPad Pros, and not in the good ways.

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Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G teardown reveals some worrying secrets

Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G teardown reveals some worrying secrets

The Galaxy S20 Ultra, which comes with 5G as standard, is arguably one of the most advanced smartphones in the market today. Some, however, will argue whether its price is justified by all those features. Teardowns have already revealed how tightly-packed the phone is in order to cram all the components it advertises. JerryRigEverything's treatment of that same phone, however, might raise a few questions regarding the phone's longevity and safety over time.

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Galaxy S20 Ultra teardown: Difficult to repair, but not impossible

Galaxy S20 Ultra teardown: Difficult to repair, but not impossible

iFixit has published its Galaxy S20 Ultra teardown results, giving consumers their first detailed look inside of Samsung's latest and greatest Galaxy handset. The good news is that if you're patient and brave enough, the S20 Ultra can be repaired at home. The downside, as you may expect, is that it won't be simple to take this phone apart and you'll need several tools to make it possible.

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LG V60 ThinQ teardown is a thankfully normal affair

LG V60 ThinQ teardown is a thankfully normal affair

Smartphones today have become more powerful and more sophisticated. Often that means that they also become more complicated inside as we've seen in recent teardowns, especially of the Motorola Razr and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. This also means that opening up the phones for repairs has also become a rather tedious process, which is why the first teardown of LG's newest flagship, the V60 ThinQ, is almost a refreshing change even if it's practically boring.

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Galaxy Buds+ teardown offers some relief for disappointed owners

Galaxy Buds+ teardown offers some relief for disappointed owners

The Galaxy Buds+ is an upgrade to the company's popular and affordable earbuds and while the audio accessories are more than decent, they come up short when it comes to 2020 expectations. In particular, the buds' chances of survival in the real-world is a bit questionable but, fortunately, Samsung does make some probably unintentional compensation for that. When the time comes for the Galaxy Buds+ to go under the knife, so to speak, it will at least be a bit painless as iFixit found out.

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Galaxy S20 5G teardown is thankfully boring but has one big problem

Galaxy S20 5G teardown is thankfully boring but has one big problem

After the Motorola Razr and then the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip hit the market, they were naturally subjected to the rough treatment that only durability tests and teardowns could give. Considering their novelty, it was also no surprise that both foldable phones weren't exactly that easy to properly pry open. In contrast, the Galaxy S20 seems to be a walk in the park which bodes well for repairs. Except it actually isn't for the one component that may matter the most.

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Galaxy Z Flip teardown reveals where the glass and bristles are

Galaxy Z Flip teardown reveals where the glass and bristles are

Foldable devices are so new and so expensive that, despite companies' assurances, there will always be fears that they will break at the slightest accident. The Galaxy Z Flip turned out to be a tough nut to crack but it also came short of Samsung's advertised features. It may be begging for a lawsuit if that was indeed the case and JerryRigEverything dug in deeper to find out where marketing ends and reality begins.

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Galaxy Z Flip durability test and teardown raise some concerns

Galaxy Z Flip durability test and teardown raise some concerns

Samsung has finally announced its four bets for the early half of 2020 and, unsurprisingly, the Galaxy Z Flip has taken much of the spotlight because of its novel technology. The design, of course, isn't completely original but the implementation that uses a flexible screen will naturally have people take a second look. As expected, it has been compared and contrasted with the new Motorola Razr whose durability and value for your money are now being put on the hot seat. But is the Galaxy Z Flip really any better? A few YouTubers have put that to the test and their answers are rather inconclusive.

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Huawei Mate 30 Pro teardown gives another reason to wish it were available

Huawei Mate 30 Pro teardown gives another reason to wish it were available

In just a week, Samsung will kick off this year's batch of Android flagships and you can bet Huawei won't be far behind. The Huawei P40 won't be straying far from the Mate 30 Pro which should have been 2018's top smartphone when it comes to photography. On paper, that is the case but its unavailability and lack of Google Play apps have made it a distant wish to many consumers. Now a teardown of the "banned" phone gives buyers another reason to yearn of better days.

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Motorola Razr teardown reveals razor-thin display, painstaking process

Motorola Razr teardown reveals razor-thin display, painstaking process

The Motorola Razr may have beaten the Galaxy Z Flip to the punch but it seems to be plagued by the same first-gen problems Samsung encountered last year. There have been concerns about the foldable clamshell's performance and its durability which, in turn, also raises questions about its repairability. Based on the first-ever teardown of the new Razr, it won't be a walk in the park but, fortunately, it actually ends on a happy note.

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iFixit Mac Pro teardown is a surprising win for DIYers

iFixit Mac Pro teardown is a surprising win for DIYers

The new Mac Pro has arrived, and with Apple touting the modular capabilities of this machine, there's a lot of curiosity surrounding just how DIY-friendly it is. That's the perfect cue for iFixit, which has busted out its collection of tools and disassembled one of these new Mac Pros to take a look inside. If you were hesitant to trust that this would be an easily repairable machine, you might be pleasantly surprised by the results of iFixit's teardown.

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