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With Huawei pushing the frontiers of phone photography, we’ve decided to peek into the P30 Pro. By “peek,” we of course mean pull it completely apart. The P-Series appears to favor some flavor of newfangled flat camera, fluffed up with some AI-driven functionality. Let’s bring it into focus with a teardown.

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  1. Let's put the Huawei P30 Pro into perspective with a glance at the specs: 6.47" OLED display with FHD+  (2340 × 1080) resolution 8-core Huawei Kirin 980 Processor with dual neural-network processing units and Mali-G76 MP10 GPU
    • Let's put the Huawei P30 Pro into perspective with a glance at the specs:

    • 6.47" OLED display with FHD+ (2340 × 1080) resolution

    • 8-core Huawei Kirin 980 Processor with dual neural-network processing units and Mali-G76 MP10 GPU

    • 6 GB RAM and 128 GB onboard storage (configurable to 8 GB RAM and up to 512 GB storage)

    • Leica "quad" rear camera with 40 MP wide-angle (ƒ/1.6 with OIS) + 20 MP ultra-wide angle (ƒ/2.2) + 8 MP telephoto (ƒ/3.4 with OIS) + Huawei time-of-flight module—plus, a 32 MP selfie cam (ƒ/2.0)

    • A new earpiece speaker technology called "Acoustic Display Technology," plus an in-display fingerprint sensor

    • USB-C charging port (but no headphone jack)

    • IP68 water/dust-resistance rating

  2. We pull out yesteryear's P20 Pro and put it next to Huawei's latest camera prodigy for some quick comparisons: The P30 Pro (left/bottom) is 3 mm taller, 0.61 mm thicker, and a little less wide (0.5 mm) than its predecessor. Despite the home button and earpiece speaker grille vanishing behind the screen, the P30 Pro has grown taller.
    • We pull out yesteryear's P20 Pro and put it next to Huawei's latest camera prodigy for some quick comparisons:

    • The P30 Pro (left/bottom) is 3 mm taller, 0.61 mm thicker, and a little less wide (0.5 mm) than its predecessor.

    • Despite the home button and earpiece speaker grille vanishing behind the screen, the P30 Pro has grown taller.

    • The power and volume buttons are still where they were last year.

    • Along the bottom edge of the phone we see the USB-C port remains, while the four microphone holes mirroring the speaker holes have been cut down to one to make room for the SIM card slot.

    • Make sure you put that SIM eject tool in the correct hole ...

    • As we begin our teardown, we notice an extremely tight gap between the frame and the back glass, barely noticeable to the naked eye.

    • Manufacturing tolerances seem to keep shrinking—making it more difficult to open many of these glued-shut devices. Is this the price for IP68?

    • With a little heat, the iSclack, and an opening pick, we manage our way through the back cover adhesive.

    • Of course, the back cover is made of glass to increase the crackability rating of the device make wireless charging possible.

    • We equip ourselves with the Precision Bit Driver and a Phillips bit from our Mako Driver Set, which is (spoiler alert) the only bit we need until the end of this teardown. For that, we're pleased.

    • Next out is the wireless charging coil attached to the motherboard cover, which also carries some antennas and a strange orange flex cable to bridge two contacts—what for, we're not sure.

    • This charging coil not only charges the phone, but also works in reverse to charge your mouse, electrical razor, or toothbrush—no kidding.

    • It seems that for 2019, reverse charging is becoming standard equipment on flagship phones.

  3. With the phone now fully open, we head straight for the cameras. First out is the new periscope-style camera module that is said to make up to 50x zoom possible. Instead of resorting to a  massive camera bump, this module is rotated 90° from the aperture, laying flat in the phone with a prism refracting the light onto the sensor. But wait—it seems this module isn't used between 1x-5x zoom, coming into play beyond 5x zoom only.
    • With the phone now fully open, we head straight for the cameras. First out is the new periscope-style camera module that is said to make up to 50x zoom possible.

    • Instead of resorting to a massive camera bump, this module is rotated 90° from the aperture, laying flat in the phone with a prism refracting the light onto the sensor.

    • But wait—it seems this module isn't used between 1x-5x zoom, coming into play beyond 5x zoom only.

    • The P30 Pro has five cameras in total. Starting at top left: a 20 MP ultra-wide-angle, a 40 MP wide-angle with the Time-of-Flight camera next to it, the 8 MP telephoto (for up to 50x zoom), and of course at top right is the front-facing camera with an impressive 32 MP.

    • Interestingly, the 40 MP camera sensor switched from an RGGB (Red/Green/Green/Blue) bayer filter to a RYYB (Red/Yellow/Yellow/Blue) pattern. This pattern is said to increase light sensitivity, and could help with contrast since they ditched the monochrome sensor from last year's P20 Pro.

  4. With the camera tour concluded, let's zoom and enhance this motherboard. This compact piece of circuitry comes in multiple stacks. Besides having (most likely) multi-layered PCBs, this motherboard is actually two PCBs stacked on top of each other. All hail to the third dimension!
  5. For further insight, we peel off the shields and seek out some chips: SKhynix H9HKNNNFBMAU LPDDR4X—with the Huawei Kirin 980 layered underneath
    • For further insight, we peel off the shields and seek out some chips:

    • SKhynix H9HKNNNFBMAU LPDDR4X—with the Huawei Kirin 980 layered underneath

    • Micron JZ064 MTFC128GAOANAM-WT 128 GB flash storage

    • HiSilicon HI6405

    • HiSilicon HI6363 GFCV100 RF transceiver

    • Skyworks 78191-11 front end module for WCDMA/LTE

    • Qorvo 77031 front end module

  6. Remember that missing earpiece speaker grille on the front of this phone? That's thanks to Huawei's "Acoustic Display Technology" speaker, which works like a vibration speaker (a.k.a. structure-borne driver). This works almost like a "normal" speaker—but instead of vibrating a membrane to produce sound waves, it vibrates a rigid surface (the glass screen), transforming the screen into a speaker. The driving part of this module consists of a coil with a magnet in the middle. It is coupled with the part that vibrates the screen, which is glued to the back of the display.
    • Remember that missing earpiece speaker grille on the front of this phone? That's thanks to Huawei's "Acoustic Display Technology" speaker, which works like a vibration speaker (a.k.a. structure-borne driver).

    • This works almost like a "normal" speaker—but instead of vibrating a membrane to produce sound waves, it vibrates a rigid surface (the glass screen), transforming the screen into a speaker.

    • The driving part of this module consists of a coil with a magnet in the middle. It is coupled with the part that vibrates the screen, which is glued to the back of the display.

    • Don't confuse it with the conventional vibration motor for alerts, which is mounted on the metal frame next to it.

  7. On our way to the fingerprint sensor, we fish out the USB-C port, attached to a long interconnect cable. If you opt to charge wirelessly, the wear-and-tear on this port should be greatly reduced—but when it does fail, it's nice to see that it comes out separately from the daughterboard and SIM card reader. We're all in favor of more major component modularity (or MMCM, as no one calls it). This makes for greatly expedited repairs compared with, say, the soldered ports on the new Galaxy S10 line.
    • On our way to the fingerprint sensor, we fish out the USB-C port, attached to a long interconnect cable.

    • If you opt to charge wirelessly, the wear-and-tear on this port should be greatly reduced—but when it does fail, it's nice to see that it comes out separately from the daughterboard and SIM card reader.

    • We're all in favor of more major component modularity (or MMCM, as no one calls it). This makes for greatly expedited repairs compared with, say, the soldered ports on the new Galaxy S10 line.

    • While we're here, we extract the traditional (non-display-based) loudspeaker module.

  8. We finally reach the fingerprint sensor, mounted quite close to the bottom edge of the phone. What is the maximum thumb length here for comfortable unlocking? This fingerprint sensor is the same Goodix GM185 optical scanner as seen in the OnePlus 6T, the Xiaomi Mi 9, and the Vivo Nex S. Optical sensor, you say? That makes a total of six cameras in this phone, technically speaking.
    • We finally reach the fingerprint sensor, mounted quite close to the bottom edge of the phone. What is the maximum thumb length here for comfortable unlocking?

    • This fingerprint sensor is the same Goodix GM185 optical scanner as seen in the OnePlus 6T, the Xiaomi Mi 9, and the Vivo Nex S.

    • Optical sensor, you say? That makes a total of six cameras in this phone, technically speaking.

  9. The battery comes with these handy pull tabs, previously seen in the Mate 20 Pro. While the tabs labelled "1" and "2" are somewhat useless (don't mistake them for adhesive pull tabs), number 3 helps us  lever the energy cell out of the case. This battery delivers  a typical capacity of 16.04 Wh (4200 mAh @ 3.82 V)—which is on par with the Mate 20 Pro, while beating the Galaxy S10+ (15.79 Wh), not to mention the iPhone XS Max (12.08 Wh).
    • The battery comes with these handy pull tabs, previously seen in the Mate 20 Pro.

    • While the tabs labelled "1" and "2" are somewhat useless (don't mistake them for adhesive pull tabs), number 3 helps us lever the energy cell out of the case.

    • This battery delivers a typical capacity of 16.04 Wh (4200 mAh @ 3.82 V)—which is on par with the Mate 20 Pro, while beating the Galaxy S10+ (15.79 Wh), not to mention the iPhone XS Max (12.08 Wh).

  10. Moving on to the screen, we find the second half of the glass-vibrating earpiece speaker module stuck to the back of the display as we fight through the adhesive. Similar to the back cover, the gap between the frame and the display is virtually non-existent—and the slightly-curved edges of the display don't help, either. We're pretty sure this display is done for after the heat, cutting, and prying it's endured. The strong adhesive strings between the frame and the display fight us like Spider-Man trying to reassemble a boat.
    • Moving on to the screen, we find the second half of the glass-vibrating earpiece speaker module stuck to the back of the display as we fight through the adhesive.

    • Similar to the back cover, the gap between the frame and the display is virtually non-existent—and the slightly-curved edges of the display don't help, either. We're pretty sure this display is done for after the heat, cutting, and prying it's endured.

    • The strong adhesive strings between the frame and the display fight us like Spider-Man trying to reassemble a boat.

    • The question that arises for us is: If your screen should break or crack toward the top half of the phone, will there be any sound distortion with the new earpiece speaker technology? Will it even work at all? We'll investigate—stay tuned.

  11. Having finished with the P30 Pro we focus in on the important stuff:
    • Having finished with the P30 Pro we focus in on the important stuff:

    • A tightly-glued-shut device with the barest sliver of a gap for entry

    • An inside crammed with nifty optical tech like a periscope camera and an in-display fingerprint sensor

    • A plus-sized battery with some pull tabs for grappling with the glue

    • And a tall screen with the earpiece speaker glued to its back.

    • Taking everything into account, it is time to zoom in on the score.

  12. Son Düşünceler
    • A single Phillips driver is all we need to handle the screws.
    • Most components are modular and can be replaced independently—except for one half of the earpiece speaker.
    • Battery replacement is possible, if you're willing to fight through the glue.
    • Heavily glued-down glass both front and back means greater risk of breakage, and makes repairs difficult to start.
    • Screen repairs require a lot of disassembly while battling tough adhesive (back, battery and screen).
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17 Yorum

And P30 please!

magnus - Yanıt

Tnx for disassembly explanation. What is under PCB stack?

Michel Markovski - Yanıt

Is there any chance you will do a overview of the front internals for a wallpaper? I along with other people would be thrilled to have it :)

Robert Louth - Yanıt

Hi Robert,

You can find the wallpaper here! Enjoy!

https://ifixit.org/blog/15777/huawei-p30...

Arthur Shi -

Orange flex looks like grounding flex. It would be nice to see what is other side of that part.

Tony Vahtera - Yanıt

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