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Dual headphone jack smartphone scores high in new reparability video

The MIAD 01. (Source: Moondrop)
The MIAD 01. (Source: Moondrop)
The Moondrop MIAD 01 is one of the most distinctive Android devices of 2024 thus far. It has a 4.4mm headphone jack to go with the more conventional 3.5mm type. Furthermore, it seems it might be as appealing to teardown enthusiasts as well as audiophiles, and may, therefore, also be easier to repair than most modern smartphones.

Android smartphone users who miss their 3.5mm jacks could buy Moondrop's Dawn Pro DAC (currently $49.99 on Amazon), which has a "balanced" 4.4mm jack and "dual flagship decoding chips" from Cirrus Logic to boot. Then again, the same OEM has also just gone and consolidated all that technology in the new MIAD 01.

The first-gen mobile device might also prove a hit with sustainability campaigners as well as audiophiles, as the YouTube channel PBKReviews has just discovered. Unlike the Dawn Pro, the MIAD 01 has a plastic casing that can be removed to reveal its internals without applying heat or prying it from its prisoning glue.

The new Moondrop smartphone also has a battery secured with a removable pouch rather than unreliable pull-tabs or more adhesive, thereby possibly simplifying its replacement if necessary.

On the other hand, its display may have to be removed with the help of a hotplate or heat-gun, and its dual audio jacks also seem soldered (perhaps understandably, in order to access their bespoke audio circuits and power supply) to the main board.

Nevertheless, the Moondrop MIAD 01 attained a PBKReviews "reparability score" of 7.5/10 in this new video.

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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2024-05- 4 (Update: 2024-05- 4)