The iFixit team has disassembled a Xiaomi Mi 11 and published its findings. The phone obtained a repairability score of 4/10, matching the vanilla Galaxy S21 (and a point forward of the S21 Ultra), but dreary the 6/10 that the four iPhone 12 items obtained.
The team suspects that Mi 11’s lack of an IP ranking allowed Xiaomi to employ less glue, which made taking away the support panel and the be aware (which came out with out cracking). The battery had easy to employ pull tabs as effectively. The display hide and battery can be changed one by one, which simplifies these repairs.
Listed below are a few other attention-grabbing findings. The phone’s key chips are under a copper heat spreader – the Snapdragon 888 is tucked under LPDDR5 3,200 MHz RAM from Samsung, the us3.1 storage chip from SK Hynix is lovely next to it.
The Mi 11 used to be dinged for its curved glass, which is more difficult to employ and requires special instruments. Also because the in-be aware fingerprint reader can handiest be changed after taking away the display hide (which risks cracking it). The USB-C port and the SIM card reader are soldered in, which makes them more advanced to swap out.
You can be taught iFixit’s burly portray for more exiguous print.