IFixit, a repair site, opened the inside of the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and gave it a repairability score.
iFixit is a website where people help each other with repairs and repairs. Phones are also disassembled and examined here. The latest victim is Huawei’s Mate 40 Pro, which scored a 4/10 repairability score. Access to all major components is relatively easy, but removing the screen requires a lot of care due to the large amount of glue used around the panel.
Like most opening inside, this starts by heating the back and opening the back panel. The authors note that the large amount of glue used to keep the phone intact requires the use of additional equipment. Once turned on, we can immediately see the flash and the three camera modules tied under the motherboard guard.
A few Phillips screws and connecting cables then arrive at the 4,400 mAh battery that comes with its own pull tabs that make it relatively easy to remove. Next comes the Chengyan LPDDR 5 RAM and Samsung UFS 3.1 storage chip as well as the motherboard with the 5nm Kirin 9000 5G chipset. What is noteworthy here is that the Mate 40 Pro + and Mate 40 RS specifically have Huawei’s own HiSilicon SFS1.0 storage instead of Samsung flash memory.
As a result, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro scores 4 out of 10 on the repairability scale (10 is the easiest to repair). The screen cannot be changed without removing the battery and the fingerprint reader at the bottom of the screen cannot be changed without removing the screen. Screen adhesive, on the other hand, is incredibly strong.