Teardown

Huawei P40 Pro teardown is almost too boring

Huawei P40 Pro teardown is almost too boring

Like a metaphorical rollercoaster ride, smartphone designs rise and fall in terms of interesting new fads and features. Of course, the same can be said for the internals that make those design changes even possible. After several innovations, it seems that smartphones are again settling down on more standard patterns and components. That seems to be the case, at least, with the Huawei P40 Pro which might make it harder to sell its self against a rather similar and more accessible Huawei P30 Pro from last year.

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DJI Mavic Air 2 iFixit teardown would put smartphones to shame

DJI Mavic Air 2 iFixit teardown would put smartphones to shame

iFixit is perhaps best known for taking apart phones, tablets, and laptops but, from time to time, it also tries to take a peek inside that other marvel of consumer technology, commercial drones. The launch of DJI's latest flying robot and the free time that iFixit experts now have on their hands seems like the perfect opportunity (or excuse) to revisit that process. Suffice it to say, they really wish smartphones were this easy to repair.

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Motorola Edge+ teardown isn’t doing it any favors

Motorola Edge+ teardown isn’t doing it any favors

The Motorola Edge+ is probably one of Motorola's best smartphones if taken in isolation and based simply on specs and design. In practice, it comes with a few caveats that make it rather inaccessible if not less attractive to consumers. If you do get your hands on one, you might want to take extra care of that almost rare device. It turns out, the Motorola Edge+ may be designed so well that any sort of repair will not only be a pain but will most likely also be expensive because of that.

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nubia Red Magic 5G teardown reveals an insane cooling system

nubia Red Magic 5G teardown reveals an insane cooling system

While all high-end phones are technically capable of playing even the most demanding mobile games but gaming phones have one or two things that set it apart. There is, of course, the RGB lighting that seems to almost be synonymous with any gaming device or accessory. There are, however, some like the nubia Red Magic 5G that boast of some innovative cooling system and, based on a teardown, the tiny fan inside is actually just one part of it.

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iPad Pro Magic Keyboard trackpad teardown reveals a nifty trick

iPad Pro Magic Keyboard trackpad teardown reveals a nifty trick

Apple's new Magic Keyboard accessory for the iPad Pro is a curious thing in more ways than one. While many will naturally focus on the message that Apple is trying to send in making the iPad Pro a veritable MacBook competitor, others like iFixit are more entranced by what goes inside. Going beyond X-Rays, the teardown experts make their first entry into the mobile Magic Keyboard and already discovered a few treasures along the way.

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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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