This $200 phone can do ANYTHING!!! – Pine64 Pinephone

– When we looked at the Librem phone 5, a lot of you were asking, why are you looking at
this piece of trash? I mean, I'm not saying that it was trash. You guys were saying that it's trash. Obviously, it wasn't quite finished yet, and there was a whole
bunch of other issues. And you're like, why
haven't you taken a look at the Pine64, the Pine phone, you know, this thing here? And I'm like, because we are. Like, this has been on our radar since it was announced. This thing has taken a long time to get to a like a workable state. And what we have here is
the Community Edition. I haven't actually like
looked at this at all yet, so, here we go. (chuckles) The box itself is pretty plain, this is Pine64 Mobian Edition. On the side here, package contents, user manual, quick
start guide, Pine Phone, USB-C power cable, and USB-C dock.

Really? Interesting. Okay, nothing terribly
interesting on the back, although it does say that it has a 2800 milliamp hour battery. – [Jono] Is that small? – It's pretty small. (Jono chuckles) It doesn't want to… (box rattling) Like everything else in Linux,
you do it yourself, right? – [Jono] Haha, got'em! – Ah, all right. Tiny little user manual. Anything in there? Before using this device, please read this manual carefully. Oh, back case removal, right, so this thing has a removable
battery and stuff too. What's this? The operating system
build you're receiving is more than a month old. So, following the initial
setup of the device, you should update to the
latest available release.

So what's in the box? We got the phone itself, which, again, is not coming out. Oh okay, a micro SIM, a nano
and a micro SIM adapter. We've got a nice red USB-C to A cable, and a USB-C doc. Oh, that's actually really nice. It's solid, it's got an aluminum shell. It's got ethernet, probably gigabit, HDMI, and two USB type-A ports on here and yeah that's everything. But yeah, it's really nice. Oh, and it has a little
power input here as well. So, B, I wasn't to expecting to have something like this in the box. – [Jono] Why would you
have that kind of dock? – If you remember the Librem phone, part of the problem
was that not everything was fully touch capable at the time, so a doc like this helps
significantly with things that may or may not be
fully compatible yet.

Also, I mean this is just running Linux, this will get you a Linux desktop, like an actual Linux
desktop, on your phone. So, it's actually cooler
than I'm letting on. And here is the phone itself. It is significantly less
chunky than the Librem. In fact, it is, well it's
not quite iPhone slimness, but it's like decent slimness. I don't see any hardware disconnects or anything like that on it, but it does have a camera, and I'm going to test to
make sure that that works. Do we have a SIM card? People asked us to like make sure that like calling actually
worked on the previous phone.

Should we make a call on this phone? Did that have a SIM eject tool in it? I feel it didn't have
a SIM eject tool in it. I went to all the trouble
to get a SIM eject tool but then I realized the back
of this thing comes off, so it probably doesn't even need one. I don't know if you can
see that, make it out, there's a little divot in
here you get your thumb into, and you just pull it right off. Just like that. How does this work? Okay, so the battery
obviously just comes out, I think. Okay, either this is like
glued in place or something, or I'm just stupid.

Remove the battery using your
fingernail or prying tool. Well, I've been trying to do that. Oh, that is not pleasant. Mm, mm, okay.
(Jono laughing) Why was that so difficult? Clearly this phone has
not been set up yet, so we're going to go through
the whole experience. Usually phones are set up prior to hitting the short circuit set. Now that I look at it a little closer, there is a bunch of things here, like there's an SD card slot
and a micro SD card slot here. This module looks totally removable. This reset switch, I'm
not sure what that does. And these dip switches, what do these do? Well, these are like
those hardware switches that were on the Librem phone.

So, instead of having them on the outside, you need to pull the
back off to get to them, but they'll actually physically
disable like the webcam, well, not the webcam, the actual camera, the modem, Wi-fi, and Bluetooth, microphone, rear camera, front
camera, and headphone jack. So you have much more control actually. So I guess you would use
something like this spudger here to go in and just toggle it off like that. Not as easy, but you get more of them. So, let's pop the battery
in for the first time. Oh, this might need to be charged. Pop the back back on. And I'm noticing they even have this little pre-applied screen protector, so I'll just go ahead
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to install a SIM card. I guess we're going back in. Does this take nano SIM? It doesn't look like it takes nano SIM. Everything should be using nano SIM, there's no reason to use SIM or micro SIM. This adapter is not very fun to use. There, that's probably in. It's got a nice little power LED. Oh look, you can see me in the reflection. You are about to install Mobian Bullseye, user interface Phosh. Okay, partitioning,
formatting, blah, blah, blah, running Mount operation,
installation failed, no partitions are
defined for mount to use. Well, this is going to be a short one. Oh wow, it just like
straight up dumped me out to a terminal.

Yeah I got nothing. There's no keyboard, there's no… Actually I've got, I have this type-C doc. Hey Jono, can I get you
to like get me a keyboard? – [Jono] Oh God, Really? (laughing ) – [Jono] Oh no! (both laughing) – All right. Uh oh, maybe that's what
the reset button is for. I'm going to try pulling the battery. Okay, it's booting, maybe. And it crashed again. They really weren't kidding when they said that you needed to read
the entire thing, huh? Power the pipeline on, blah,
blah, blah, blah, blah. Blah, blah, blah, blah, blah. So, without Sudo, what can I do? Yeah, I think probably
what I'm going to have to do is flash an operating
system onto an SD card, and come back to this. Well this seems to be a bit of a thing with my short circuits, isn't it? So, (chuckles) we talked to Pine, and they didn't really
know what happened exactly, so we're just going to
chalk it up to a, you know, bad firmware image from the factory.

Thankfully, they actually
do have some images you can download to an SD card, and I've got one of them right here that I'm going to throw in. And they also have an image that lets you just plug
your phone in with USB, and transfer a new image that
way to the internal storage. They call that jump drive. So, it's pretty hard to
break one of these things, so if that ever happens to you, just get a micro SD card and
flash one of their images. It's getting easier over time. Wait, do we still have have the adapter? (box rattling) Now I get to deal with this again, this adapter is not very nice. Oh, this SIM card tray is the worst.

There we go. Okay, cool yeah, it is
booting off of the SD card, I'm not sure if you can read that, but it says resizing file
system during initial boot. That's because the image is
only like three gigs in size, but it'll actually just expand out to whatever size SD card you have, that way you're not losing any space. Oh okay, so we've got a lock screen. It's kind of slow. It's obviously not hardware accelerated, and if I were to open Files, for example, it just kind of closes the app drawer and I'm not seeing anything, until eventually it'll come up. Yeah, there you go. And what I'm presuming is a
camera app called Megapixels. It may not be a camera app. No, it is totally the camera app, and it, ho, ho, oh, that is a camera. That… – [Jono] Does it work? – Oh, it works. Settings aren't functional yet. So, I'm just going to go ahead
and attempt to call myself.

Okay, yep, the calling seems
to be working just fine. I mean it's a little scratchy. It's not terrible call quality. I've got another SD card here
with three operating systems. Yeah, You don't have to run Mobian, you can run whatever you want. So, I'll just quickly keep
going through Mobian here and see what else is in here. Will it play YouTube videos? (soft music) – [YouTube Video] That is breathtaking. – [Anthony] You're breathtaking. – [YouTube Video] Have you seen this Andy? – So we can't blame that on the SD card. The reason why this
thing is not performing particularly well is because it's running an Allwinner A64 quad-core SOC with a MALI-400MP2 GPU.

That is, the MALI-400,
that's ancient isn't it? Two gigs of LPDDR3 memory, 5.9 inch LCD, 1440×720, 16 gigabytes of eMMC, This one is the community version which has 32 gigabytes of eMMC, HD digital out, USB type C, Quectel EG25-G with worldwide bands, I guess that's the modem. WI-FI, N, Bluetooth 4.0,
it's got a vibrator. (laughs) They call it a vibrator. Okay, I'm going to find that app. Two megapixel front facing camera and a five megapixel rear, and a Samsung J7 form-factor battery. So, that's actually a relatively
common battery you can buy, which is cool. And it's got a headphone jack, right. Did I mention that before? It's got a headphone
jack, it's right there. Flashlight, is that just literally? Oh, it actually does work. Ooh, even just running the task manager is basically spiking a core. I'm trying to be charitable here. Let's shut this down. So let's try Manjaro Plasma
and see what that's like.

So this is KDE touch. It looks like a lot more like Android, but I feel like something is wrong. I'm only getting half the screen. Oh, hey, great, so this is
a lot more like Android. I kind of like the look
and feel of KDE touch a lot better than GNOME and
it has automatic rotation, unlike the other one, but it's, okay, it's no longer decent. This is 360, 240p. (laughs) Oh, it just keeps getting worse. Oh okay, there's the multitasking. So I can open up the Calendar. Wow, that took like 20 seconds for this Calendar app to load. Wait, YouTube is running
in the background? No, don't do that. That's why that took so long. Kind of need to work on the app suspend. Let's just quickly look into Ubuntu touch and see what it looks like.

Ubuntu, Ubuntu, Ubuntu, Ubuntu, now I don't remember
how to actually say it. Welcome to Ubuntu touch, get started. Oh, it's actually kind
of a slick interface. Does it auto rotate? It does and it's smooth! And the playback looks actually okay too. What's it running at? 360P, okay. Let's try, lets try 720p
and see what happens. It's fine. 1080p, let's just keep cranking it.

Yeah no, we're in slow
motion territory now. Okay, so it can do it. It's just, none of the
other operating systems has a browser that's capable
of actually running it, and closing an app is
just like that, cool! Ubuntu touch is a lot more like Android. This might actually be the
best experience so far. Let's try something else. I just want to see what
Sailfish OS is all about. This is Home showing your minimized apps. We've accessed events. Can I stop? I don't… Okay, I think that's enough of that. Sailfish OS, looks like it's promising. I would have liked to use it a little bit, but it seems like its decided that it doesn't really want
to go any further from here. But, the idea behind this phone is great. It's a privacy oriented
phone that you can open up, take the battery out of,
add an SD card storage, and adjust what actual devices you want to be running at any given time.

You can change the operating system. You can develop your own operating system if you really had a mind to. It's not powerful, but at the same time, at $200, it doesn't really
have to be, in my opinion. This is a very low volume product. Also, it comes with this
here, USB hub, which is great. I don't know, I really like
the idea of having a phone that doesn't cost a whole lot of money, that you can use for whatever
you need to use it for. Like you can run, like automation scripts, you can hook into pretty
much anything you want to hook into. You can set up a Raspberry Pi and have this interface directly with it with no weird software that's, you know, standing in between it.

It's got a full Linux
experience if you want it. It's a lot better than the Librem phone. After having a little bit
of time with this phone, I can tell you that the
Librem was kind of trash. This is so much better. It's still not great. You don't want it if you want
to like have a primary phone, or if you're like, oh I
don't want to go to Android, and I don't want to go to IOS, so I guess I'll go to Linux. That's not kind of what this is for.

This is for people who are
either already Linux enthusiasts, or who just want to play with something, and I think that's great. Thanks for watching guys. Make sure you get
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This phone has a 15,000 RPM cooling fan!!! – Legion Duel Phone 2

– There's a separate RGB
LED in the little fan, are you kidding me? Everyone and their dog is getting into the gaming phones space now, but not everyone designs
their gaming phone for competitive eSports
play, that's right, David. No, no, stop it, stop it. This is an eSports phone, and, there is legitimately
some stuff about it that is straight up very, very cool. This is the Lenovo Legion Duel Phone 2, not dual phone, it's
just one phone, duel like (imitating battle noises) I'm fighting with you,
that kind of cool stuff. It's got a Snapdragon 888 processor, up to 18 gigabytes of LPDDR5 memory, up to 512 gigabytes of UFS
3.1 storage, and get this, it's got an active cooling system for its vapor chamber cooler, that's got a 12,500 RPM fan here and then a 15,000 RPM fan
at the top for exhaust, so yes, my friends, you are
looking at holes in the phone here and here for flipping cooling.

And apparently they have
rethought the layout of the internals of this phone, so all the heat producing
devices are kind of all aligned along this cooling path. They claim that the air heats
up as much as 22 degrees going from the intake to the exhaust. This thing is crazy. Like, yeah, the ROG phone
is for gaming or whatever, but this is clearly meant
to be held like this, I mean, even if I'm taking a picture. So it's got 63 megapixel cameras, and 16 megapixel rear snappers on it, like if I'm taking a
picture with this thing, I'm holding it like this,
like a freaking camera. Okay, we're, you know what? We're going to straight up open
the camera right away here. – Sup Jono?
– What's up? (camera clicking) – Look at this guy waving in a picture and now I got a blurry hand to look at it. Anyway, the point is, the rear camera is not
the main event here, the main event is the
pop-out selfie camera.

That's right, you cannot
be a legit pro gamer unless you have a face
cam while you're gaming. Man, this thing is a chunky
boy though, which makes sense, when you've got an active cooling system with not one, but two fans, a 5,500 milliamp power battery
that is split into two, and charges at up to 90 Watts. And of course, like any
self-respecting gaming phone, it's got dual forward facing speakers, so hopefully it's going
to sound pretty decent. That's a bit of a slow
fingerprint scanner, but let's see how it performs when, okay, that's fine when you're unlocking, just a little slow to
register your fingerprints, so that's pretty good. All right, so let's just– (screaming and laughing) There it is, look at that.

Sup David? – [Jono] That's pretty good. – Wait, it's on the, hold on
a second, are you kidding me? It is on the lock button, so it… (beeping) Like what? That is crazy. Why would you put the camera
right on the lock button? Yeah, I don't know, if
you want the lock button positioned for right-handed people, and then if you want sort
of, the landscape mode, to be kind of a sensible, you want the volume rocker out of the way while you're gaming, so you got your shoulder
buttons and stuff, I mean, I guess that's
just where it has to go.

As a PC enthusiast, it drives me crazy how much better the front
facing cameras are on phones. Like, are you telling
me, PC manufacturers, that you couldn't find a way
to put a camera that thick in your laptop? – Impossible?
– [Jono] Yeah. – Completely impossible, can't be done? – [David] What about
the processing, though? – Okay, Intel, are you telling me that processing cannot be fixed? Okay, it can't be better? At any rate, wow. (laughing in background) That is a lot of smoothing. I am beautiful. Holy crap, look at that, my
pores are picture perfect. How much you want to
bet that I straight up do not have wrinkles when
I smile on this thing? This side is hilariously smoothed.

Wow. (laughing) Oh, beauty mode, you so silly. That is super cool, and I
think they did a bang up job of getting the length
of the lens just right for a face camera while you're gaming. But of course, there's more to this that
makes it a gaming phone than just performance, cooling,
and a front facing camera, starting of course, with all
of the touch sensitive buttons that are located around the device.

So on each top you've
got two trigger buttons or, well there's two shoulder buttons because neither of them
is pressure sensitive, so you got one, two, three, four. You've got an additional
touch sensitive button on the back of the device,
which I believe is, you know what? I'm going to have to find
that a little bit later. And then finally, this is super cool, they've gone and they've put
a more advanced haptic motor system in this phone so
that you've actually got two pressure sensitive buttons
on either side of the screen. I am really excited to try that out. Naturally, there's RGB lighting. Hey. All right. So it's got a 144 Hertz display, but there's more to the responsiveness of a mobile phone display than just how quickly it refreshes. It actually pools for
touches at 720 Hertz, so that means that when
you touch the screen, by pooling more often, it's getting the most
up-to-date possible information so that your inputs are
going to have less latency.

720 Hertz. – [David] Yeah, that's pretty cool. – We're getting dangerously
close to like PC peripherals. Now, touch screens are
inherently not as responsive as something like a mouse
or a keyboard input device, but we can improve that a lot
by pooling more frequently. Oh my God, hold on a
second, this is hilarious. I'm just going to enable trubo fan here. (laughing) This is cool, so you can
change your lighting effects depending on what's going on, so it can play with their music app, which I don't know if
you would use that much cause you probably have
Spotify, or whatever.

(laughing in background) Color changes by device temperature when you get calls, cool. When did having lights on your phone become not cool anymore? Remember those cool apps where you could have like
anyone that had an RGB LEB this is back in like
the Nexus 5 days, right? – [David] Yeah, the little top LED. – So you could have like color
coded and flashes and stuff. What was that app called? There was like a cool app
everyone loved so much. – No way, that's a separate
RGB LED in the little fan.

Are you kidding me? To Lenovo Legion's credit, the design is really well balanced. They said that, like we
saw on the ROG Phone 5, they split the battery apart, so this is better for battery longevity, as well as for the balance of the device. And, talking about battery longevity, yeah, it's all fine and good to be able to charge your
device to 50% in 13 minutes, but you also have to
have protections in place for your battery. So, since this is a device that is very likely to be
plugged in via USB Type-C. Of course, there are two Type-C ports, there's one that you can use horizontally, and one that you can use vertically.

You want to make sure that
you're not just juicing it up to a hundred percent and
leaving it there the whole time while it's running an
intensive application, like a game and heating up, cause that's really bad for the battery. So, they've got phalanx
battery protection system, not to be confused with phallus
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1300 nits peak brightness, it's just shy of seven
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display, 2460 by 1080. I'm expecting it to be very good, to compete with the ROG Phone 5, it's going to have to be excellent. (COD theme music playing on phone) – [David] Wow. – That's pretty rich, isn't it? – [David] That's really good.
– [Jono] Yeah.

(gunshots on phone) – Oh, God. Oh, boy. Hey, I'm out of here. How do I just aim but not fire? Okay. Like that. Wow, these bots are really bad. These are clearly designed to make you feel good
about your skills, man. (laughing in background) Cause I have barely been touched. (chuckling) Here we go. Oh, well, sorry, I was
confused, I couldn't move.

(laughing in background) Too busy winning. All right, here we go. Here we go, here we go, here we go. Now that I know how to do
it, this is fairly intuitive, it's not bad. So you go wide triggers. See, I just didn't realize you
can move these things around. Let's see how it handles
screen recording while playing. Okay, let's rampage, I think rampage, Oh wow, high-speed mode. I mean, this game's locked
at 30 to 60 FPS anyway, but there are games that do
run at a higher frame rate. Man, having all those extra functions bound to the touch buttons at
the back and stuff, not bad. And you what? to it's credit, I've been
sitting here playing for… I don't know, what 10,
15 minutes at this point? It's barely even warm
to the touch, here is. So this is where they put all the heat generating components, and even with the fans
running, like it's warm, but the sides where my hands are, not bad.

Hold on, Let me see how many
of these bots I can line up and kill it at the same time. (laughing) – They just stand there. Oh man, I still can't
kill them, it's shocking. Like are they pointing at the ground? Watch them. Watch them, watch them,
let's see where he shoots. Where are you shooting, dog? Look at this guy, look,
he's shooting at the ground. I mean, if the idea of gaming is to make you feel like
an unstoppable bad-ass, this is going to do the trick for ya. It's like I might as well be Darth Vader fighting like Ewoks, like an army of Ewoks, like
Jar Jar Binks sized Ewoks. (laughing in background) Or you Ewok-sized Jar Jar
Binks', what would be worse? (laughing) I'm impressed, the display
looks freaking great, they boast, what is that? 110% coverage of DCI-P3 or
something like that, 111. Pretty darn impressive. The sound is great, HDR 10 plus. If you're into gaming, hey, this is looking pretty compelling. Man, that middle part really is toasty, like this thing is
freaking, it's going, man. Oh, I just realized I never actually finished doing the unboxing.

It comes with two USB C-to-C cables. What else we got here? The thing is freaking heavy. Hold on a second, do you have to plug
both freaking cables in to get the max output? Are you kidding me? Am I understanding this correctly? Okay, what else we got? Stylish outside. Oh God, yeah, that's not
what I would describe as stylish outside. Everything else about this
has been great so far, Look at that, Type-C to headphone jack, how hard was that, Apple? Really hard apparently, SIM. Oh, I didn't even mention
it has dual SIM slots. So we've got a SIM removal tool and that's it for the accessory package. Man, this really puts the brick
in power brick, this thing. This is a really cool device,
now that gaming phones have been through their
first couple of, sort of, yeah, does this really need to exist? If it does, not really in
this form kind of iterations. (sighing) It's getting to the point where like, honestly, if most of
what you did was game on, you know, a mobile device
like an Android device.

There's a lot of gaming
to be done on this, and the price doesn't
even seem that outlandish compared to another mobile
gaming console, like, I mean, well, really
there's only the Switch, and Switch Lite, Switch Lite, Switch Lite. – [David] The Vita's still alive. – The Vita is not still alive, David. – [David] It's still alive – But this channel is still alive, so make sure you're subscribed so you don't miss more
videos here on Short Circuit..

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6 Android Tips and Tricks for Android Phones – 2 Minute Quick Tip

hey what's up guys if you've got two minutes then I've got six tips to help you customize your new droid so why wait let's get to it hey guys Enon here from you droid mania and first up we have icon management from the Play Store menu tap Settings and under general uncheck add icons to homescreen keeping your inbox clean no longer has to be a chore you can set up your email to use swipe for delete by clicking on the menu button settings then general settings under archive and delete actions make sure that show delete only is selected next choose swipe to delete in conversation list then when you're in your inbox you can now swipe unwanted emails to the left or right to delete them now we all love taking photos on our phone so make sure that you get your unlimited photo storage from the photo app click on the menu button and then choose settings next tap auto backup and then photo size choosing full size you're limited to 10 gigs however choosing standard size you get unlimited photo storage in the cloud now you can help protect your phone from lost or theft to do so tap on Google settings then Android device manager remotely locate this device is on by default so you only need to allow remote lock and erasing of your phone read over the details and then click activate it's that simple now we know in most cases you can't remove the carrier bloat from your phones but you can at least hide it now I'm running Nova Launcher here and for those of you that aren't familiar with launchers hit me up in the comments below if you'd like to see a video on that type of content so to hide the bloatware simply long press on the app you'd like to hide and drag it up to edit then uncheck the box where the app folder and click the check mark it's that simple again this doesn't delete the app but at least now you don't have to look at it for my final tip today don't forget to head over to the Play Store download and install your favorite apps if you guys are interested in what I have on my phone hit me up in the comments below or thumbs up this video so I know that you're interested in that type of content alright guys so there you have it have fun customizing your droid hit me up in the comments below and let me know if you'll be using any of these six tips if you've enjoyed this video don't forget to subscribe to my channel thumbs up and I'll see you in the next one thanks for watching

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How to Convert your mobile phone to Dual SIM in 3 minutes

how to twinsen your mobile phone in a few moments right first we start with one ordinary Nokia 6110 navigator and one duo sim d2 3G means for the 3G system as opposed to the x2 which is when you cut or the one that doesn't work with three two phones so the first thing to do is to unpack erecting and take out the little unit see it's very simple sim and elastic piece one bit which fits me either first thing to do put a sim in one end type in my bar file break out the battery good fun and very carefully place you'll see the cut out those bits into there so they're sitting absolutely snuggly on top of even novel underneath for the sim take the SIM card place that on top close the whole thing down that dream second SIM card sits on top clearly now you need a good flexible live go on top then just clip it together switch on and the first thing you should see about the luckiest splash continue using the my friend offline midnight that's your friend now I've got the verge on by cooking – here's my dual-sim choice of phone numbers I stick it on to the second phone number allow update yes come back out you'll see the signal die as the phone hunts for the second phone hunts for the second sim and there it is couple of few seconds later a little bit of luck and a following mean we should see the second orange logo there it goes on cue there you go one twin SIM phone instantly done as well easy-peasy a you

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Razer Phone Teardown! – HUGE Heat Pipe – tiny vibrator

The Razer Phone has survived my durability
test and now it's time for the teardown and review from the inside. We had a vote over on my Twitter yesterday
to name our new little mouse friend, and out of the suggestions in my last video came Mousey
McMouse Face, Mr. “Moh'se”, and Jerry (from Tom & Jerry) ended up winning though. Good choice. I like that name. Let's call him Mr. Jerry Moh'se, and I just
hope he survives the teardown. Let's get started. [Intro] Since there are no visible external screws
on the Razer Phone, the only logical explanation is that they are hidden under the plastic
speaker grills. And as with most adhesive, this stuff gets
softer as you heat it up. I'll take a thin pry tool, or in this case,
a razor blade, and pry up that bottom plastic grill exposing a few screws. I'll repeat the process with the top grill
by warming it up and putting my razor into the Razer and razoring it around a little
bit.

The camera lenses come off with that top plastic. I'll try to find replacements for these and
link them in the description. But since this isn't a super mainstream phone,
it might be difficult. I'll pull the SIM card tray out just in case
that's important. And then there are 6 screws at the bottom,
a combination of Phillips and T5 screws. There are another 4 screws up at the top;
one T5 and the rest are Phillips head. Getting the screen out of the frame was a
little bit easier than I anticipated.

It's held in place with friction and a few
small clasps. So with a little leverage at the bottom of
the screen and some gentle persuasion, the whole thing can pop up and out of the phone
body…way easier than the OnePlus 5T. Already we can see some pretty interesting
things inside this Razer Phone, but we need easier access to get a better look. There are a billion different sized screws
in here, so I am going to keep things organized. I'll detach the screen ribbon cable first
by unscrewing the metal bracket connector – it's a Phillips head. And I'll peel back some of the metallic shielding
over those connectors. First thing to unplug is the massive battery,
and then the screen ribbon. And now that the screen's free, let's look
at this massive heat pipe. This might be the biggest heat pipe I've ever
seen in a cellphone. It's also got the thermal paste right over
the top of the copper so the heat dissipation will be more efficient between the copper
and the processor. Under the black tape there's another sheet
of copper thermally adhered to the copper below it.

More copper is always a good thing. The adhesive only sticks one time though,
so I'll just, um, put that off to the side and it's good as new. This is the screen component, the 120 Hertz
IPS beast of a display this phone is known for. If you manage to break yours unfortunately,
I'll try to have some replacements linked in the video description for you. So far it's been a pretty straightforward
replacement. Now let's get that gigantic battery out. I'll unclip the fingerprint scanner cable
from the motherboard. And then on the other side of the phone I'll
remove the two screws holding down the volume ribbon bracket. I'll set that off to the side and then unclip
the volume button connector just like a little Lego. This battery does have the magical pull tabs
thankfully. And Razer was nice enough to give us a big
enough tab to actually grab and pull on. [Stretching rubber sounds] But wait, there's more. [Stretching rubber sounds] Unfortunately there was some premature decapitation,
and now I have to commence the Pry of Shame.

But still, pretty simple to replace the battery
in this thing. A 4000 milliamp hour Razer branded powerhouse
which is over twice the capacity of the iPhone 8. Pretty impressive. Now for the charging port and vibration motor. This is where things get a little more complicated. There are a total of 7 screws holding this
thing down, with a few golden frame attachments to that plastic antenna line. I'll disconnect and peel back that charging
port ribbon from the motherboard and remove the signal wires, and then the whole thing
can come free. The USB-C charging port has a little bit of
rubber around the tip, but remember that this phone has no water resistance, so be careful. Now for that vibration motor. In most smart phones we find an eccentric
rotating mass motor, or circular coin vibrators, but Razer has stuck in a taptic vibrator,
similar to what we've seen on the iPhones, but a fraction of the size.

It's incredibly small. Marquez was complaining about his vibrator
being trash. [Marquez] Sounds broken. But it sounded that way out of the box since
day one. And now we can see why. It's barely even there. I assume Razer is making up for it's small
size by overpowering the itty-bitty guy and getting that blown out rattling sound like
you would with a speaker. Apparently size matters when it comes to vibrators. The bottom loudspeaker is on the other side
of the phone and it's pretty interesting. Once again, no waterproofing, but the speaker
cone is made from rubber, kind of like what we saw in the Apple Airpods. So even if moisture does get into the speaker,
it won't distort or blow easily, and will wear out less with time. It's nice of Razer to put quality speakers
inside of their phone. I'll toss the loudspeaker with it's golden
contact pads back into the frame and make my way up to the top of the motherboard. The dual camera system is hidden under that
metallic tape.

I'll peel that up and unscrew the one screw
holding down the metal bracket over the connectors. It's a weird bracket with a little rubber
doohickey keeping it from popping out on one side. The cameras themselves can unplug like little
Legos, and there are 2 screws holding the whole thing down. One screw is tucked up underneath the camera
connector. This is not the most organized phone I've
ever been inside, but it's still not as bad as the old HTC's. Neither the regular camera lens nor the telephoto
camera have OIS, which is unfortunate.

Optical image stabilization is pretty important
when it comes to cameras and taking video. There is no side-to-side hardware stabilizing
that we've seen on other major high-end flagships. There are 5 more screws holding down the gold
antenna line brackets to the motherboard, and then one more screw hidden next to the
front-facing camera. The whole motherboard can lift up and away
from the phone body after that. The 8 megapixel front facing camera is removable
if you're into that kind of thing. Also, one more cool thing is that the front
earpiece looks like it's the same size as the bottom speaker, so there will be equal
sounds coming from both ends of the phone. It's just oriented in a different direction. The top speaker also has that same durable
long lasting rubber cone that we talked about earlier. And now it's time to see if our little mouse
buddy is still alive. I'll get all those golden antenna line brackets
back into place with those 6 motherboard screws. There's another 2 screws specifically to hold
down the rear cameras. I'll get that silver bracket situated with
it's one screw and funky white little rubber pad thing, and make my way down to the bottom
of the phone.

The charging port goes in with it's gold antenna
line brackets and 6 screws. And the long extension cable can run up along
the frame to the top and plug into the motherboard. I'll tuck that massive battery back into place,
and get this silver bracket with it's two screws back over the volume button ribbon. The fingerprint scanner Lego-like connection
is next, and then I'll toss that metallic tape back on over the cameras and SD card
slot. I do like saving the battery connector for
last to be safe. So we'll get the screen lined up and plugged
in, and then the battery. The metal bracket goes over the top of all
those connectors with it's one screw to hold it down tight. Getting the screen lined up and pressed down
was easy enough. The kink near the power button from my bend
test didn't mess me up too much.

Since I am working with glass though, I was
pretty gentle and careful getting it back into place. Cracking the screen at this point would be
incredibly unfortunate. And it looks like everything still works. This phone is currently available on Amazon
right now, so I'll leave a link for that in the description along with all the parts and
tools I used during this video. Hopefully you never break yours, but accidents
happen. I'll get all the screws back into the frame
and unfortunately, the speaker grills are not going to go back into place nicely.

Once they've been peeled off, the adhesive
is not reusable. I'll probably try some double sided tape at
some point, or just wait till I can find some replacements. Jerry Mouse is glad he survived the teardown
and thanks you all for his new name. Come hang out with us on Twitter. Jerry and I thank you a ton for watching and
we'll see you around..

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