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Xperia 10 II: Sony's new mid-range smartphone is surprisingly repairable

Xperia 10 II: Sony's new mid-range smartphone is surprisingly repairable. (Image source: Sony)
Xperia 10 II: Sony's new mid-range smartphone is surprisingly repairable. (Image source: Sony)
The Sony Xperia 10 II is here after months of waiting. The device, which features a 6.0-inch display and a Snapdragon 665 SoC, has been shown to have more modular and repairable parts than many of its peers.
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The Xperia 10 II is here and it has been torn down by PBKreviews  Sony announced the Xperia 10 II a few months ago, but it took the company a few months to bring the device to market. The Xperia 10 II comes with a Snapdragon 665 SoC, 4 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage. Additionally, the device has a 6.0-inch OLED panel and three rear-facing cameras.

The video, which we have included below, not only shows how to disassemble the Xperia 10 II but also how repairable it is. Both the headphone jack and USB Type-C port are replaceable, for example, although the latter is connected to a long flex cable. Accessing the internal components requires removing the back panel, but PBKreviews claims that there is no need to disassemble the entire device to replace the display.

Incidentally, Sony has placed some thermal paste and pads on the Qualcomm chipset so that it can transfer waste heat to the device's aluminium midframe. The Xperia 10 II also has a plastic side frame. There is no suggestion from PBKReviews that the plastic side frame has compromised the device's structural integrity as it did with the Pixel 4 series. 

The Xperia 10 II even has battery pull tabs, too. Overall, the Xperia 10 II seems surprisingly repairable by today's standards.

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Alex Alderson, 2020-06- 2 (Update: 2020-06- 2)