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The P20 Pro from Huawei is harder to repair than Apple’s iPhone X

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iFixit discovered that the Huawei P20 is as difficult to repair as the Samsung Galaxy S9 and the S9 Plus.


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The striking new Huawei phone is harder to repair than Apple's iPhone X, according to a new report.

A disassembly of iFixit gave the Huawei P20 Pro a repairableness score of four out of 10, with 10 being the easiest to fix. The iPhone X in comparison, had a score of six. The two new Samsung phones, the Galaxy S9 and S9 Plus also had ratings of four.

The classification takes into account how easy it is to replace the components and the battery, as well as how fragile the housing and the glass are.


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In the case of P20, iFixit said that many components are modular and can be replaced independently of each other. It is also possible to replace the battery, but it will take time and effort, the site said. He also noted that there is a double risk of breaking with a front and a glass back, and replacing the screen requires going through at least two layers of adhesive, as well as a little dismantling.

Huawei introduced its new Android smartphones, the P20 and the P20 Pro, last month. Both have three camera lenses on the back, an industry first for photography (they have been used previously for depth detection or AR). Huawei also includes the P20 Pro with the same slow motion video available in the Galaxy S9, extreme zoom and a feature that promises to take exceptionally even nighttime sessions.

One thing that iFixit found is that the three cameras on the back of the phone seemed to include optical image stabilization, although Huawei has said that only the 8 MP telephoto camera has the function that prevents images from being blurred .

"For us, this looks like an OIS hardware, three OIS hardware, to be exact," said iFixit. "Are you hiding us, Huawei?"

Huawei did not immediately respond to a request for comments.

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