The Motorola Edge 20 Pro teardown video has been posted on YouTube, highlighting the difficulties of repairing the newly launched smartphone. The video also shows how difficult it is to replace the battery of the Motorola Edge 20 Pro. In addition, to replace the smartphone screen, all components must first be removed. Motorola Edge 20 Pro was launched globally on July 30 and comes with a 4,500 mAh battery and a Snapdragon 870 SoC coupled with 12 GB of RAM.
The seven-minute teardown video posted by PBKreviews shows that the Motorola Edge 20 Pro achieved a repairability score of 4.5 out of 10. The video starts with removing the back panel of the Motorola smartphone by applying some heat and using a crowbar. The video shows that replacing the battery of the Motorola Edge 20 Pro is difficult as many of the smartphone’s components have to be pry open. Since there is no pull tab on the battery, removing it can be a bit risky; the glue is quite strong and requires the application of isopropyl alcohol.
In addition, there are also a number of graphene sheets whose primary task is to transfer heat. Once the graphene sheets have been removed, the battery cable can be disconnected and other cables connected that need to be removed to lift the motherboard out of the body. After the motherboard is removed, the speaker assembly must be removed to access the battery.
Interestingly, the video shows that the Motorola smartphone is being advertised to come with a 4,500mAh battery while the battery that was removed from the phone had a typical battery capacity of 4,520mAh.
The Motorola Edge 20 Pro teardown video shows that in order to remove the screen, the back cover has to be removed, along with the screws for the top cover, the top cover itself, as well as the battery and screen cables. Finally, the front of the screen must be heated to remove the adhesive. Notably, the power and volume buttons are routed between the frame and the screen, meaning the entire phone has to be disassembled to replace these buttons.