Despite the fact that the Huawei P30 Pro was mostly known even before it was released on the market, the new P30 Pro flagship smartphone managed to surprise everybody especially because of the photo performance. Being a phone mostly created out of glass, there is the possibility to damage it and the need to fix it arises.
iFixit dissembled the new Huawei P30 Pro to see if regular users can fix it at home or not.
Besides the fact that we can see what hides under the hood of the Huawei P30 Pro, including the new telescopic camera module, we now have information about how to take apart most components of the P30 Pro and which of them can be replaced or not. For example, the taking apart process implies using hot air to remove the glue of the back cover, which completely cancels the phone’s water resistance. Then, most components are individual, but the calls speaker is connected to other components, so this reparation might be more expansive compared to other smartphones.
There are some positive sides as well. For example, the battery can be easily replaced, the only inconvenient being the fact that it is glued to the case. Another advantage is that Huawei uses a single type of screws and a Philips screw driver is enough to take apart all components.
Unfortunately, the hardest repair is the one of the screen because it requires you to fully take apart of the components in order to reach it. The screen is also glued together with some adhesive making it risky to remove. It is possible to replace it but it should only be done by people who know what they’re doing.
iFixit gives Huawei P30 Pro 4 out of 10 for complicated but possible repairs. Most likely it’s not a very good idea to take apart the phone by yourself as long as you have a valid warranty.