Huawei spent a lot of time and effort in the craftwork and design of Honor 8, so we are going to disassemble one piece of Huawei Honor 8, and see what is inside. Huawei Honor 8 features 5.2 inches screen of 1080p, powers Kirin 950 processor, equips dual rear 12MP camera and 8MP front camera, houses 3000mAh battery, and goes in 3GB/32GB, 4GB/32GB and 4GB/64GB. It takes dual sim card and is dual standby. Here follows the details of the disassembly process.
The first thing is to take off the sim card and sim card slot.
Take off the back cover. There is no screws at the bottom side, so the back cover and the chasiss is glued together. Thus heat up first to melt the glue.
Slowly kick the back cover off, be careful.
The fingerprint component is wired to the motherboard.
A closer look at the inner of Huawei Honor 8.
Before taking off the wires connecting to the fingerprint component, take off the metal frame first.
The glass back cover, easy to break. So be careful.
A closer look at the fingerprint component.
From top to bottom: motherboard, battery and speakers/ports.
The metal frame functions as a cushion to protect the glass back cover when being dropped.
The metal frame is glued with the metal chasiss as well, preventing water penetrating.
The full look at the complete metal frame.
This is the standalone dual color flash light, embedded in the metal frame.
The motherboard of Huawei Honor 8 is quite compact, the main chipsets are all covered with metal mask.
This is the speaker component and the ports part.
Now separate the motherboard from the metal chasiss. We see that the other side of the motherboard is not covered by the detachable mask. This way will dissipate the heat easier and better, but will increase cost.
The speaker of Honor 8 is square and with 4 touch points (the left one above). The distance sensor by light resides on the right of the speaker as shown above.
Builtin speaker, 3.5mm ear jack and more.
Antenna touch point and speaker and more.
The rubber circle prevents the the ear jack from being loose due to plug and unplug too often and many. And the motor to vibrate.
3000mAh battery and fast charging at 9V/2A.
The Vol+ and Vol+, Power button are fixed by the metal frame.
Special look at the light distance sensor and speaker.
The camera components.
The front look (facing screen) at the motherboard.
- Micron 4GB LPDDR4 RAM and Kirin 950 SoC
- Samsung 64GB eMMC 5.1 ROM
- NXP 66T16 NFC
- VIA CPM1.0A
- VIA CBP8120 CDMA Band Chipset
- QuaTek BQ25892 Fast Charging IC
- SKY77621-51 Amplifier
The back look at the motherboard (facing the back cover).
- FCI FC7712A CDMA3G/2G
- SKY77360-2 GSM/GPRS/EDGE/TD-SCDMA
- SKY13535 SP12T SP9T
- SKY77765-1 CDMA/WCDMA/HSDPA/HSUPA/HSPA /LTE
- Broadcom BCM43455XKUBG WiFi
- Broadcom BCM4774 GNSS Positioning Chipset
- Hi6421 Power IC
- Hi6402 Audio IC
The difficulties in disassembling Huawei Honor 8 mainly lies in the back cover, heatup is required at first. Otherwise, the glass will be broken. And it is not recommended to do it by self or non-professional.
Huawei Honor 8 faetures great craftwork and solid build quality, it is available at GearBest for from $391.23.