There came a time when durability testing and teardowns got boring. You get the same results. But there will still be that shock when you hear the screeching sound of a scratching screen, especially if you wear headphones. Takedowns can also go crazy because you don’t know what you’re going to see. In the last few months, we have seen amazing results in the videos posted by Zack Nelson. Several devices have failed durability tests recently. We also remember the reverse teardown he did, which was good … unique.
Since gaming phones often fail, like the ASUS ROG Phone 5 and the Lenovo Legion Phone Duel 2, people are curious as to what’s inside. The ASUS gaming phone has dual batteries. The Legion phone has the same design, that’s why. However, the OnePlus 9 Pro, also with dual batteries, survived.
And then we saw this teardown video also by JerryRigEverything. We don’t expect to be impressed, but opening the phone is an entirely different story. Disassembly is almost impossible, not thanks to the unique design of the phone where the selfie camera is on the side instead of on the top. There is also the pop-up mechanism plus a three-part system that makes opening and removing a challenge.
The Zack Nelson teardown video was made after the phone broke, so it’s a bit easier. Inside, we see a different internal layout – lots of cables connecting eight pressure-sensitive areas. We see cooling systems: two fans and a duct system.
Repair and replacement don’t seem to be easy. We also assume that they will not be affordable for most people. The price of the phone is around $ 1,000. You better be prepared for rough and tumble games, but it looks like you are not.