01 December 2020
Poco F2 Pro is the latest glamorous addition to some of the best Android phones of 2020. And this is one of the reasons it made a visit to YouTuber JerryRigEverything’s workshop. Zack Nelson, the man behind this YouTube channel rigs apart the Poco F2 Pro to know what the phone holds from inside. We have already seen the Poco F2 Pro crossing the durability test with flying colors, now it’s time to peek into its internal setup and know how Poco has achieved a few things.
As the teardown went deeper, Zack found out the bottom speaker has water-resistant mesh protection. The Poco F2 does not have an IP rating that could officially tag it a water-resistant phone but it is good to note that Poco has considered adding some extra layer of protection to the internals from where water can pass through. However, there are no sound damping balls inside.
Another key takeaway from this Poco F2 Pro teardown is that the dual SIM card slot has pins on both sides of the metal housing, which means it can read from more than one SIM card at a time if they’re both inserted. As Zack notes, this arrangement is very common on international phones for people who travel between countries.
The teardown of Poco F2 Pro also reveals an interesting tidbit. At the time of the launch of the F2 Pro, Poco claimed that the device has the largest vapor chamber to support LiquidCool tech, which is helpful to keep the device cool when a user is playing high-end games. Zack found out that the company’s claims are true. Also, interestingly, this largest vapor chamber is not made of copper, it is rather made of aluminum.
Furthermore, Zack points out that the placement of the vapor chamber is pretty brilliant. The vapor chamber present inside the Poco F2 Pro is not sandwiched between the processor and the frame of the phone, instead, it stays right under the screen. According to Zack observation, this placement is better as it can dissipate the heat more quickly and efficiently through the screen without having to go through extra layers. Upon further inspection, it is found that there is some copper inside of the chamber, along with liquid that quickly evaporated as he opens the chamber further.
At last, he reassembled all the torn down internal components of the Poco F2 Pro and made the device operational again.