Huawei P9 teardown shows design similarities to iPhone
Huawei has literally mimicked the iPhone down to the last screw. As noted by Wired.com and iFixit, the flagship Huawei P9 and its signature Leica cameras are assembled with the same Pentalobe screws. A closeup shot of the two devices provided by the source shows how similar the design of the two smartphones are to one another. An important distinguishing factor, however, is that the Huawei model is more straightforward in construction and is thus slightly more easy to repair than the Apple equivalent. Nonetheless, iFixit had to cut off some points in terms of serviceability due to the use of the uncommon screws.
The teardown also reveals that the Huawei P9 uses adhesives conservatively, which lends to its easier disassembly. Even the non-removable battery can be accessed without much trouble and is only secured to the chassis by just a strip of tape. In the end, iFixit has awarded the Huawei P9 with the same repairability score as the iPhone 6s at 7 out of 10.
In our full review of the P9, we noted its fast performance and excellent cameras, but docked points for SoC throttling under heavy loads and for lacking multimedia features like IR and MHL.