The long-awaited great new phone from Xiaomi has begun to pass through the hands of engineers throughout the world. That is why we have been able to realize a secret that the 19 screws of the Xiaomi 12 Pro keep.
As you will remember, the Xiaomi 12 Pro was one of the last devices announced in 2021 and one of the first to boast that it would carry Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1.
Now a team of engineers called PBKreviews has opened the phone to show us what it is like inside, what design Xiaomi has created for this new model and whether or not it is easy to repair.
Because the older brother of the Xiaomi 12 family has impressive hardware, but Is it easy to repair? That is the big question that we must ask ourselves and the company itself, which must be borne in mind that in Europe there is now the right to redress.
When they take off the back and a total of 19 screws, as well as the metal bracket, we see that only one motherboard remains and after disconnecting a few more cables, we can now access the cameras.
The main sensor Sony IMX707 of 50 Mpx comes with image stabilizer while the ultra-wide and telephoto modules do not. The 12 Pro features a multilayer motherboard with the cameras on one side and the chipset, RAM, and storage on the other.
There are lots of thermal paste and copper surrounding key components to ensure optimal thermal management, something that they know is key to winning in performance tests.
The 4,600 mAh battery comes with its own pull tabs, which facilitates the process and helps to make changing it easier (remember that this element is the one that usually fails over time).
Once the battery is removed you can see the big surprise: a rather large copper vapor chamber. The phone gets a repairability score of 6.5 out of 10 which is in line with most of the flagships these days.