Seeing the design and features offered, it is possible that Huawei Mate 20 Pro will be one of the best flagship smartphones this year. But for those who hope to do their own repairs, aka “Do it yourself” might be a little disappointed with the smartphone.
iFixit, a site that likes to dismantle flagship devices has provided an assessment of ease of repair, which is 4 out of 10 points against the Huawei-made smartphone. Yes! This is the same disappointing score as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9, Huawei Mate 10 and LG G7.
The criticism given by iFixit on the Mate 20 Pro is more about the glass design that covers the entire body of the device. Mentioned, Huawei is also keen to use glue on the front and rear glass panels. This of course will make the glass break easily when you want to dismantle it.
Speaking of broken glass, screen repairs must be extra careful. Many have to be disassembled and not easily remove the adhesive that is so hard. The complications associated with the screen don’t stop there. Because the broken screen also requires replacing the fingerprint sensor.
In other words, iFixit really recommends for Mate 20 Pro users to protect these devices with a strong casing plus a reliable screen protector. Or, users can also insure the smartphone from accidental damage.
Motherboards inside the smartphone body also use connectors that are more flexible than most smartphones on the market. This means that it takes more time to dismantle the device and simultaneously repair it.
However, not everything sounds difficult. iFixit also praised Huawei, which is now more daring to insert several modular components that can be replaced independently. Battery replacement is not too complicated, because it only needs to remove the rear panel and frame.
Finally, iFixit also welcomes that Huawei has used standard Phillips screws. With the use of such screws, it means that for those of you who want to dismantle the Mate 20 Pro you don’t need a more specialized device.