Pocophone F1 Teardown – I found LIQUID inside!

Pocophone F1 Teardown – I found LIQUID inside!

The Pocophone F1 could very well be the most
anticipated and requested budget phone of
this year.
We should poke around on the inside for a
With massive specs and a super cheap price
point, it’s easy to see why it’s so popular.
Let’s get started.
Getting inside the Pocophone F1 is pretty
There is no waterproofing gluing everything
together, it just has the two T3 screws down
at the bottom and a screen that pops out of
the back panel like the older iPhones used
to do.
The screen is pretty tightly situated inside
that back housing though, which is why we
didn’t see the screen pop out of the housing
during the bend test – it’s tight.
After removing the SD card tray, I was able
to eventually detach the 1080p display and
hardware away from the back panel.
As it detaches, we get our first look inside
the Pocophone with the fingerprint scanner
ribbon attached to the inside of the polycarbonate
back plastic panel.
I’ll switch my screwdriver bit to a normal
Philips head, which I’ll link below, and remove
the 10 screws holding the black plastics above
the motherboard.
Once those plastics are removed, we get a
glimpse at what looks like a complex smorgasbord
of connectors, but it’s actually pretty simple.
I’ll unplug the battery first, so there’s
not any power running through the phone while
we continue to operate.
Then we’ll get the fingerprint scanner unsnapped
like a little Lego and set the entire back
panel off to the side.
There’s no making this one clear since everything’s
plastic, but at least we got an Art Class
with Jerry out of it.
A quick disconnect of the side buttons and
black signal wire connector and the extension
ribbon for the charging port, leaves us with
2 silver screws holding in the motherboard.
I’ll keep these separate from the other 12
screws we’ve already removed, and then the
screen ribbon cable gets unplugged.
The whole motherboard can now be pulled out
of the phone body, exposing the tip of Xiaomi’s
F1 liquid cooling system: a copper heatpipe
with a dollop of thermal paste on top, which
helps to transfer the heat away from the processor,
keeping things running more efficiently.
We’ll find the other end of the copper pipe
in a second.
First, the motherboard.
It appears pretty interesting.
We have the front facing 20 megapixel camera
with an infrared illuminator next to it that
works in tandem with the infrared camera for
the face unlock feature.
There are two rear cameras facing the opposite
direction, each with their own individual
Lego style connector.
And both cameras are situated in the same
metal housing, lined up perfectly so they
can assist each other with photo detail while
taking pictures.
The main 12 megapixel sensor does have some
movement to the lens, but it’s probably just
for focusing, as the Pocophone does not include
optical image stabilization on either of the
rear cameras, which is a little disappointing,
but it is still a budget phone.
The last thing I want to point out is that
inside this phone, there are water damage
indicators on every single surface including
both sides of the motherboard.
They are currently white, but turn pink if
your phone is around water, or even steam
from the pool or shower.
So keep it dry and away from moisture.
This massive advertised 4,000 milliamp hour
battery has the same capacity as the $1,000
Note 9, and over double the capacity of an
iPhone 8.
Thankfully it does come with it’s own pull
tab and manageable adhesive.
The battery has a rated capacity of 3900 milliamp
hours and a peak of 4,000.
Now that the battery’s out, we get a closer
look at the other end of the copper heatpipe.
This time around, it doesn’t include a large
copper plate like we saw in the Samsung Note
9, but it looks to be about the same length.
I’d compare the 2 side by side, but I kind
of chopped the Note 9 pipe into bits.
Either way, in the Pocophone F1, the copper
heat pipe conductively pulls heat away from
the processor into the slightly cooler area
underneath the battery.
Xiaomi calls this a liquid cooling system
with industry leading thermal performance.
Boiling down the big words, it really just
means it’s a copper heatsink with less than
a drop of water inside a vacuum sealed pipe.
If I pop open the pipe quick enough, you can
see the water evaporate out of the vacuum
into the air.
These little fibers inside the pipe help wick
the water to and from the heat, exactly like
we saw in the Galaxy Note 9.
It’s definitely a cool system, and especially
awesome to see inside of a budget phone, like
this Pocophone F1.
It definitely deserves a thumbs up for that.
I like seeing that the competition in the
budget realm drives bigger innovations with
the major flagships.
I’ll just, you know, close this back up.
Let’s see what kind of vibrator we’re working
Seven screws hold the black plastics over
the charging port daughterboard, including
2 sweet looking blue screws.
I’ve never seen that before.
The plastics pop off including the loudspeaker
along with it’s 2 golden contact pads.
Still zero signs of water proofing.
I’ll remove the black signal wire and you
can see another big white water damage indicator
right next to the charging port hole.
The red stuff underneath leads through the
white portion when it’s wet.
The charging port board has some adhesive
holding it to the frame.
There is no rubber ring around the charging
port itself, so once again, this thing has
no protection against liquid whatsoever.
The circular vibrator is in the bottom right
corner and he’s a tiny little guy.
Overall, I’m super impressed with Xiaomi’s
new Pocophone project.
I haven’t always been a fan of Xiaomi’s build
quality since they do have a few phones on
my Shelf of Shame, but they’ve taken a huge
step in the right direction with this durable,
yet extremely powerful budget phone.
I’ll get the 2 silver screws back into the
top of the motherboard.
I always have my fingers crossed when it’s
time to see if these phones still work after
a teardown.
I’ll make sure everything’s plugged in, including
the fingerprint scanner and the battery, before
putting the black plastic plate with it’s
10 screws back into place.
Finally, I’ll pinch the 2 halves of the Pocophone
back together.
This phone is a winner.
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Thanks a ton for watching, and I’ll see you

100 Replies to “Pocophone F1 Teardown – I found LIQUID inside!”

  1. 2:22 watching this on my phocophone, it does have an image stabilization on my phone, why is that? Software updates?

  2. Lenovo k8 plus forcing install old version to latest version other can't open if not updated so how to bypass this issue??

    ex: if i installed hotstar version of 8.0.8 but can't open asking to update

  3. Can somebody what purpose the black plastic had, that covered parts of the battery and the motherboard?

  4. Bhai Apne to mi ka sticker ko kush nhi hone Diya kholte samee khol ke dekh k wapiss krr Diya hoga pka 😂😂😂🤣🤣

  5. That black tape on back and front of Snapdragon chip are graphite film its better than copper ,graphite film has 5 times better thermal conductivity than copper.

  6. You are really genius you know everything about phone and the arrangement you again switch on the phone also that was incredible love from india😊❤️🙌🙌

  7. Hi Jerry, after all offers applied I'm getting this Poco F1, 6/128 GB variant at INR 15449/-. Shall I buy this or should I go for Xioami K20Pro. Please suggest aeap.
    Thanks in advance.

  8. Headphone jack, expandable storage, glass screen, decent camera(s) on back, batter and memory stats of a Note 9, 6.2" display, and many of the other bells and whistles (it lacks water resistance, OIS cameras, and wireless charging lul). At $300, you can even take a trip back to the days of paying $200 for an upgrade instead of full price.

  9. You phone killer. Come up with your own phone – make, then make a video how you examine it, and poking around, people may be interested. And since you disassemble the phone can 3 year old child.

  10. You should do a video 9f the Samsung j7 prime. It's a 200 dollar burner, but a damn good one. Mine has seen ungodly amounts of torture and it keeps ticking like a timex watch.

  11. I really love watching your Channel Sir. Very informative. But Sometimes I felt pity on them because I can't afford them but you've just maltreated them. 😥😥😥

    Anyway, it's not my phon but I just hope I could have even one of those got maltreated. 😊😁😂🤣

  12. Is it a good idea to give my Poco phone to general service within 1year of my purchase? Everything is fine except the volume from the speakers is low than it was earlier.

  13. Yes, I bought this Pocophone F-1 back in Sept 2018. Together with all the software updates, and the Google Lens Camera App, this phone gives me "laughing rights" over most all my children and 'all' of my friends who have thrown their $$$ away on "Fame, Fashion and [mis-]Fortune" with 'Name' brands which would have allowed me to buy 4 to 5 Pocophones for the price of just 'one' of their "phlashy" phones {which are "History" with one drop on the floor]; …… [8~)

  14. Dear sir as u r status is high so please dont give weightage of these chinese phones…they are unsecure

  15. Wow man Amazing Buddy i Cant Believe That You Have Explaned Everything With Demostration Nice To see This Video Because This is My Fevorite Phone I love it To Seen.

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