You know a normal single screen. Phone let’s get started: Applause, Music, i’m, usually one of the first people opening up brand new phones to explore the insides and a phone with back to back screens is definitely an uncharted territory going in blind i’m. Going to assume that the back is what comes off first, one wrong move, though, and the whole phone might get destroyed, heat and large suction cups are my best friends. When opening up glute shut glass sandwiches, the heat softens the adhesive and allows my razor blade to slip in and slice through, the black sticky stuff holding the phone halves together. If my metal, pry tool or razor blade gets too deep, though i might end up damaging some of the sensitive ribbons, the battery or the rear screen this time around, and since i have no idea what i’m in for i’m going pretty slow and being super careful. After a little gap is created, i can tell that the screen ribbon cable is up along the top, and i can fold the back glass away from the phone without putting any stress on the fragile ribbons they can tear like paper now, normally it’s a bad idea To wake the patient up halfway through an operation, but it might be pretty cool, so let’s try it. I don’t believe that man’s ever been to medical school, even with the rear glass panel and back screen completely removed from the phone. Everything is still working thumbs up for that.
The amoled display has its one wire connection, reaching back towards the motherboard, with everything being so incredibly thin. The extra screen doesn’t really add any bulk to the phone itself. We’Ll put the patient back to sleep again and see what else is inside the phone. Normally i try to disconnect the battery first, so there’s no power running through the device, but everything is still hidden under this large black sticker and also screwed in and held down under the top metal plate. So i’ll risk it unscrewing the little silver latch over the rear, amoled connector and pop it off with my plastic pry tool. Just like a little lego, a clear phone definitely won’t be possible. This time around. Trying to remove a display panel that’s glued to glass is like brain surgery on a potato chip. Something is gon na crack, so i’ll be leaving it alone. This time around, the top metal plate has eight screws holding it in place. I’Ll remove those setting them off to the side in an organized fashion. There’S one little ribbon: cable for the rear sensor still attached to the motherboard i’ll unplug. The battery, though first with my plastic pry tool and then proceed to the small sensor, ribbon i’ll, remove the dual sim card tray and then make my way to the row of ribbons down at the bottom. The right fingerprint scanner ribbon, the charging port ribbon the front lcd screen ribbon and the left fingerprint scanner ribbon down here at the bottom of the phone.
It has its own seven screws, the plastic loudspeaker can’t quite pull away on its own. Yet, though, it has one of those black wire cables built in going all the way up to the top motherboard, the large silver internal battery has no magic pull tabs it’s one of those permanent pry it out and hope it doesn’t explode style batteries, but the adhesive Isn’T too bad this time around it’s, a pretty big 3 800 milliamp hour battery. The charging port has one gold ribbon, connector, a single black wire, cable and one tiny silver screw holding it in place. After that, the whole thing can lift up and pull away from the phone along with this large coin style vibration, motor that’s, soldered onto the board it’s got a little circular white water damage indicator. This phone is not water resistant and, of course, we have the usbc port down here as well, making our way back up to the top. We can see the ribbon path from both fingerprint scanners that plug into each side of the motherboard. The motherboard itself has one screw holding it in place by the little square, earpiece speaker and then the whole thing can pull away from the foam body, revealing its bubble gum like thermal paste that uses the aluminum frame of the phone as a giant heatsink. The rear camera connectors are hidden under this metallic tape. The nubia x has 16 megapixel and 24 megapixel cameras, no wide angle or telephoto lenses just that portrait mode stuff.
Neither of the lenses have optical image stabilization. These dual cameras also double as the front facing selfie cameras when the rear screen is activated, pretty unique. The front lcd screen is glued into the metal housing. You can see the ribbon cable coming up through the hole in the frame. Any attempt to remove the front glass screen from the metal frame will probably result in its shattering, so i would only attempt a screen replacement when it’s already too broken to be useful anymore. The rear screen replacements a piece of cake compared to the front screen as long as you can replace the whole back glass panel. At the same time, the motherboard is back in place with its one screw, along with the charging port board and its coin style. Vibrator it’s, pretty ingenious, to have screens on both sides of the phone, definitely solves the notch issue and allows for better looking larger edge to edge front displays it’s, always refreshing to see something unique and innovative in the smartphone world. When most of the big smartphone companies are playing it pretty safe, the battery’s back in place and all the ribbon cables are plugged in including the battery ribbon, which clips on last the top metal plate with this little ribbon is back in place and the 15 screws For both the top and the bottom boards are all screwed back in as well here’s the moment of truth, as we take the rear back glass panel with its amoled display and plug it back into the motherboard it’s got a silver metal bracket to keep the connector From coming loose, definitely an impressive design, the simplicity of adding a rear display to the phone changes, basically, nothing from a normal glass backed phone like a samsung or oneplus, just one rear ribbon to watch out for like we would have anyway, with a rear mounted fingerprint Scanner i’m impressed with how simple it is and surprised we haven’t seen it before now.
I’M. Even more surprised, though, when i fold the glass screen back over hit the power button and the whole thing still turns on it’s alive and functioning just fine. Do you think dual sided smartphones are the way of the future, or is this more of a gimmick, that’ll fade away with time? Let me know down in the comments.