Don't Break Your Huawei P20 Pro: Teardown Reveals It's A Nightmare To Repair

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You may wish to watch out whenever you're utilizing your Huawei P20 Professional. A teardown by iFixit discovered that Huawei's newest providing is extremely tough to restore.  ( Eric Piermont | Getty Photos )

iFixit has carried out a teardown of Huawei P20 Pro and the outcomes may dissuade customers who're planning to buy the flashy new smartphone.

Huawei P20 Professional Receives Poor Reparability Ranking

After an intensive dissection by iFixit, Huawei's newest providing obtained a repairability rating of 4 out of 10, with 10 being the simplest or most cost-effective to restore.

The P20 Pro rating places the device on par with the iPhone X and Samsung Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus, which all obtained a ranking of 4 as properly. The ranking is calculated primarily based on how simple it's to interchange the elements of the device in addition to the battery, and the way sturdy are the phone's casing and glass.

Why Is It So Exhausting And Costly To Repair?

In accordance with iFixit, the smartphone has a number of modular parts that may be simply changed, aside from its humungous 4,000 mAh battery. Though changing the battery of a Huawei P20 Professional with a new one is feasible, it does take up some effort and time to get issues going.

The location additionally identified that just like the Samsung Galaxy S9, the P20 Professional has a display panel on the front and a glass panel on the again, growing the danger of breakage. Changing the screen requires going by at least two layers of adhesive along with some disassembly. That is yet one more case the place intelligent internal packaging comes on the expense of repairability.

All Huawei P20 Professional Cameras Have OIS

The P20 Professional's most original feature is its three-camera setup on the rear panel, which features a 40 MP RGB camera, a 20MP monochrome camera, and an 8MP telephoto camera. The cameras enable customers to shoot movies in tremendous sluggish movement just like the Galaxy S9 and revel in different features like excessive zoom and enhanced night time mode.

iFixit's teardown additionally revealed that each one three cameras feature Optical Picture Stabilization or OIS. For the uninitiated, OIS reduces the blurring and stabilizes the recorded image or video. Nevertheless, Huawei has formally revealed that solely its 8MP camera is OIS-enabled.

The China-based firm has maintained that the opposite two cameras are equipped with the AI-based Neural Processing Models, which has been promoted as AI Picture Stabilization on Huawei's web site. This feature permits the camera to take beautiful lengthy publicity pictures that's helpful for low-light circumstances whereas nonetheless sustaining the sharpness of the image.

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