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Nokia 9 PureView teardown reveals phone’s excesses

Nokia 9 PureView teardown reveals phone’s excesses

HMD Global's Nokia phones are best known for their affordability and pure Android experience but seldom can they be considered exciting or exceptional in features or design. The Nokia 9 PureView is an outlier in that regard because of the five cameras on its back. It turns out it has more secrets to share and, thanks to JerryRigEverything, we're finding out what those are. Unfortunately, they're nothing to go crazy over.

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Xiaomi Mi A3 official teardown suggests repairs will be easy

Xiaomi Mi A3 official teardown suggests repairs will be easy

Almost every high-profile phone gets one form of teardown or another. Sometimes it's for the sake of discovering what's inside. Others, like iFixit and JerryRigEverything, try to test how easy or hard it will be to fix the device outside of official service centers. It can, however, also be a chance for some to advertise their product. That may be the case for Xiaomi's latest video that shows the new Mi A3 being torn down, showing off its modular components at the same time.

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OPPO Reno Teardown reveals a lot of surprises

OPPO Reno Teardown reveals a lot of surprises

Smartphones have almost become boring affairs when it came to teardowns but not in a good way. Most of them tout increased durability and ruggedness but all of those are at the expense of easy repairability. Then along came popup cameras on smartphones that made opening them up slightly more exciting. JerryRigEverything gave the new OPPO Reno the usual teardown treatment and discovered with quite a few surprises inside.

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ASUS ZenFone 6 teardown is full of strange surprises

ASUS ZenFone 6 teardown is full of strange surprises

We've seen all sorts of party tricks OEMs have used to have a more or less completely bezel-less screen. Those ranged from popup cameras to notches to punch-holes to dual screens front and back. ASUS' interpretation probably takes the cake for having one that flips the back camera up to face forward. It turns out, however, that the ZenFone 6 has more surprises waiting inside, as JerryRigEverything unfortunately discovered for himself.

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Google Pixel 3a teardown confirms its repair-friendly design

Google Pixel 3a teardown confirms its repair-friendly design

If you're looking for the best-looking smartphones in the market, Google's Pixel phones might not make it to the top of the list. Especially the Pixel 3a, which feels and looks like a blast from the past with its polycarbonate body. But looks can be deceiving, as reviews and durability tests of Google's most affordable Pixel phone proved just as capable as its more expensive predecessors. Now it proves it might even do one better by being easier and cheaper to repair.

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OnePlus 7 Pro teardown reveals more secrets, good and bad

OnePlus 7 Pro teardown reveals more secrets, good and bad

The OnePlus 7 Pro is supposed to be the company's big bet for 2019 but, just like Samsung's Galaxy Fold and Honor's 20 Pro, things are looking a little bit questionable for the flagship killer. In addition to allegations regarding its camera quality and telephoto lens, the smartphone is reported to be having problems with its screen. JerryRigEverything tears down into the OnePlus 7 Pro to see if there's anything else that the company isn't saying outright.

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2019 MacBook Pro teardown shows just how Apple changed its keys

2019 MacBook Pro teardown shows just how Apple changed its keys

Apple's changes to the 2019 MacBook Pro to address keyboard reliability have been given the teardown treatment, to figure out just how the design has been altered. Apple announced the new 13- and 15-inch MacBook Pro models earlier this week, and while new 8th and 9th Generation Intel Core processors were the headline, keyboard tweaks were just as eagerly anticipated by macOS fans.

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Pixel 3a and 3a XL iFixit teardown bodes well for repairs

Pixel 3a and 3a XL iFixit teardown bodes well for repairs

The Pixel 3a and Pixel 3a XL were everything we expected them to be from leaks. That said, there were also some disappointing details we took for granted, like IP rating and wireless charging. While those are mostly seen as a downside, they also come with some advantages. As iFixit finds out, they make it a lot easier to open up the phones and repair them.

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LG G8 ThinQ teardown reveals one giant repair problem

LG G8 ThinQ teardown reveals one giant repair problem

LG's phones are good, sometimes even great, but often get swept aside by more sensational phones from Samsung, Apple, Google, and even OnePlus. That doesn't mean they don't get a lot of things right, as JerryRigEverthing's Zack Nelson remarked in his durability test. Unfortunately, that doesn't mean it doesn't get something wrong, too, as Nelson also discovered in a follow-up teardown. Long story short, the LG G8 ThinQ is not the phone you'd want if longevity is your long-term goal.

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Samsung asks iFixit to take down Galaxy Fold teardown

Samsung asks iFixit to take down Galaxy Fold teardown

It has barely been three years since the Galaxy Note 7 started catching fire and here is Samsung again trying to fend off one of the biggest fiascos in its history. Fortunately for the company, it isn't something it could be sued over yet (unless you consider existing pre-orders) and it's more of a PR and image problem for the smartphone giant. It isn't doing itself any favors, though, by asking iFixit to remove its teardown analysis of the problematic Galaxy Fold that clarifies what really caused the issues and, consequently, what future users should be careful about.

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Samsung Galaxy Fold iFixit teardown exposes fragile phone’s big problem

Samsung Galaxy Fold iFixit teardown exposes fragile phone’s big problem

Many of you have probably figured this out by now, but the Galaxy Fold is a delicate device. After a number of reviewers reported problems with malfunctioning displays, Samsung decided to delay the Galaxy Fold's release date over those issues. That delay didn't come before iFixit managed to get its hands on the device, and its teardown today shows us just how fragile the Galaxy Fold actually is.

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Huawei P30 Pro teardown shows periscope-style camera guts

Huawei P30 Pro teardown shows periscope-style camera guts

People are getting mad, and rightfully so, over the "accidentally" breaking $2,000 Galaxy Fold phone but price doesn't seem to be enough of a deterrent for JerryRigEverything. For the sake of science and discovery, not to mention a few juicy views, Zack Nelson isn't just showing the guts of the Huawei P30 Pro but also literally tore apart its most important feature to give us an inside look at how it all works together.

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