OnePlus 7 Pro Teardown! – Is the Pop Up Camera Water Proof?!

OnePlus 7 Pro Teardown! – Is the Pop Up Camera Water Proof?!


This is my personal OnePlus 7 Pro. It started out as the Nebula Blue colored
version, but in the last video, I stripped the color from underneath the glass panel
so we can get a better look at the sweet internal mechanical pop up camera. In this video, I’m going to take the rest
of the phone apart and see how much water resistance, if any, OnePlus has added to the
phone. Without an official IP rating, the only way
to tell for sure if it’s water resistant or not, is with a review from the inside. Let’s get started. [Intro] From my original removal of the back glass
panel, we found a ton of adhesive, which holds the back glass in place and effectively seals
the back side of the phone making it water tight. But there are plenty of other holes we need
to look at, especially the large pop up camera hole at the top. If anything is vulnerable to liquid, it’s
going to be that motorized camera. To get to the camera, we’ll remove the 14
black Phillips head screws holding down the back plastics. I’ll set the plastic panel off to the side,
and then unplug the non-red battery. I’m not mad at OnePlus, I’m just disappointed. There are 8 screws holding down the bottom
plastics. I’ll remove those and then pull off the loud
speaker bottom plastic combo. It’s a normal loudspeaker that gets it’s power
and communication from the gold contact squares on the motherboard. The battery is easily removed. Thumbs up for that. With it’s little red pull tab, it comes away
from the phone body without any prying or bending. I’d even vote that this system of battery
removal is better than the magic pull tabs. The battery’s a 4,000 milliamp power capacity. I’ll unplug some more ribbon cables, each
unsnapping like a little Lego. And I’ll remove some of the wire cables on
the bottom right side, with two more wire cables over on the left. Three more screws hold down the motherboard,
but before I can shimmy the board out of the phone frame, we need to unplug the super long
front facing camera extension ribbon that folds and unfolds itself with each protrusion
and retraction of the pop up camera. Now that the motherboard is out, let’s take
a look at the rear cameras. The motherboard does have thermal paste on
the back which connects to this copper square looking thing. This is unusual because OnePlus claims to
have a heat pipe and ten layer liquid cooling system in the OnePlus 7 Pro. We’ll have to analyze that more in a second. In this triple camera system all mounted together
in the same metal housing, we have an ultra wide 16 megapixel camera with no OIS and no
video capabilities. Then a 48 megapixel main camera in the center
with OIS. And on the bottom we have a 3x 8 megapixel
telephoto zoom lens, which also has optical image stabilization. It’s a solid camera setup. My Galaxy 8 Plus that I’ve been using for
over 2 years now, has a single lens. So these triple cameras are definitely appealing. This is the first phone in a while that’s
tempted me into upgrading. I’ll have to see what else comes out this
year because I probably will upgrade soon. The bottom board has three more of the Lego
style ribbon connectors, and then of course I can remove the SIM card tray with it’s water
resistant red rubber ring around the opening. There is one last connection for the fingerprint
scanner ribbon in the center of the board. Then the whole thing can pull away from the
phone. The little USB-C charger has two more Philips
head screws holding it in place. This time it has a green rubber ring around
the tip. When the charging port is smashed into the
hole in the frame, that rubber ring keeps water from coming in. Here in the center of the phone, we also have
the little optical under screen fingerprint scanning camera. You can see the light from my phone shining
back through the fluid AMOLED display. It’s pretty cool seeing how everything comes
together from the inside. I might be a little biased, but I appreciate
mobile technology so much more after seeing the internals. As far as water protection goes, we have the
mesh and rubber seal protecting the bottom loudspeaker port, which we’ve seen on other
phones, along with dual white microphone opening seals. And then a water damage indicator next to
the SIM card tray opening. All pretty standard. OnePlus might not have paid for the official
IP certification, but it does look like every opening is protected. But what about the super large opening up
at the top for that pop up camera? Is it water resistant? We’ll have to remove the camera to find out. OnePlus stuck a large stand off screw in here. It’s made from a very brittle metal alloy. I actually broke this screw into tiny little
bits during the live tear down at the OnePlus event in New York. The screw is not very sturdy. The motor itself though, is very sturdy. The gold contact pads are glued into the frame. There’s one more screw up at the top of the
motor, and then the whole thing can pull out from the phone. This little stepper motor is fascinating. Good for about 300,000 lifts, it has a threaded
shaft that spins around each time the camera is activated. Then the camera unit rides up and down the
shaft each time it gets turned on. It’s pretty awesome. The camera itself has one last silver bracket
holding it in place with two screws. This bracket keeps the camera from being pulled
up and out of the top of the phone from the outside. But now that the bracket is gone, the camera
can pull up and out of the phone from the outside. And this is it – a 16 megapixel motorized
pop up camera, which just like the charging port, has a rubber seal around the base, and
it’s red. So whether the camera is opened or closed,
the red rubber seal should be in contact with the side walls, effectively keeping the water
from getting inside the phone. It’s splash proof. Pretty ingenious design. I’m a fan of these motorized pop up cameras. I don’t think motorized components are the
long term future proof solution for the bezel-less no notch displays, but I’m sure going to enjoy
them while they’re here. Now normally I really like to assemble the
phone at this point, but OnePlus has put me in a predicament. They’ve claimed in their advertising that
they have a 10 layer liquid cooling system in the phone, and right now all I can see
is a square piece of copper. It’s not exactly the same thing. Under the thermal paste and copper pad, we
get a glimpse of the heat pipe, but we didn’t come this far just for a tease. The conundrum is that the heat pipe is under
the aluminum frame, so in order to unbury the heat pipe, we need to remove the screen,
which kills the screen. It looks like this phone isn’t going back
together. Feel free to ignore the screen cracking. The screen of the OnePlus 7 Pro is impressive
all by itself. With the 90 Hertz refresh rate, it rivals
even the gaming phones on the market right now. When I finally get the screen separated from
the phone body, it’s interesting to note that the AMOLED layer is not glued to the underside
of the glass like we’ve seen previously on smartphones, it’s a separate unit and is extremely
flexible, kind of like paper. But we do finally get a glimpse of the rest
of the heat pipe with it’s subtle curve horizontally across the phone body. Cutting it open does reveal the copper threads
that wick moisture from one end of the pipe to the other. I don’t see any evaporation but with the super
small amounts of vapor inside of these pipes, it probably disappeared pretty quickly. It is super clean inside, unlike the dirty
pipes inside of Samsung and LG. So now we’ve found the heat pipe, but OnePlus
has been calling this a 10 layer liquid cooling system, but even if we count the metal over
the processor, the thermal paste weird copper square, and the heat pipe, that’s only 4 layers. We can try to include the internal vapor,
copper wick, and other side of the pipe, which brings us to 7, and maybe toss in the aluminum
frame of the phone, which takes us to 8 layers. But from my perspective, this ten layer verbiage
sounds like marketing jargon. Keep in mind that manufacturers don’t hand
out hardware repair guides with their phones, so I kind of just call it how I see it and
maybe I’m missing something. What do you think? Speaking of missing something, I almost forgot
about the vibrator. This time around it’s a haptic motor, like
we’ve seen inside some of the iPhones, which supposedly puts out superior vibrations over
rotating mass motors. But I personally don’t think there’s a whole
lot of difference. A notification is kind of a notification. As a whole though, I’m pretty impressed with
the OnePlus 7 Pro. All the bells and whistles installed in this
thing for the price point that it has is amazing. Plus water resistance at every opening. I’m impressed. Other manufacturers charge hundreds of dollars
more for the exact same thing. I’m pretty sure this OnePlus 7 Pro will work
again once I get a new screen for it, since all the rest of the parts are fine. I was going to mention dbrand’s new Grip case
at the end of this teardown and how good it would be at protecting a cellphone, but now
that I don’t have a cellphone to put inside, I can’t really mention it anymore. If I did happen to mention dbrand’s new Grip
case though, I’d put a link in the description. I’ll be thoroughly testing the Grip in the
near future, so hit that subscribe button. Come hang out with me on Instagram and Twitter. And thanks a ton for watching. I’ll see you around.

100 Comments

  • Caleb Alvarez

    August 27, 2019

    Mine took a dive in a pool and was toast

    Reply
  • Mauri QHD

    August 27, 2019

    why the intermitent watermarks?
    is someone stealing your videos?

    Reply
  • Miguel Ángel

    August 27, 2019

    When mi9t pro or redmi k20 pro!?

    Reply
  • Mohammad Saif

    August 27, 2019

    This might sound stupid but what do they mean by Dolby Atmos speakers

    Reply
  • kunal bajpai

    August 28, 2019

    Redmi K20 Pro video banao

    Reply
  • Darryl Dee

    August 28, 2019

    6:10 so the AMOLED screen itself appears to be silver color and then a dark tinted (and/or polarized?) outer shell was added to get the picture's blacks. Interesting.

    Reply
  • Ashish Kaushik

    August 28, 2019

    Areeee ooooo yamaraj jii dyaaa kroooooo hmeee dedo iseee acha

    Reply
  • NINJA FRUIT

    August 28, 2019

    Do a video on k20 pro

    Reply
  • Harish Varma

    August 28, 2019

    Hillarious…!!! RIP.. Poor Phone..!!

    Reply
  • Barry Perry

    August 29, 2019

    can''t believe you wrecked it what are you doing man

    Reply
  • Zayn Sharif

    August 29, 2019

    Do k20 pro teardown.

    Reply
  • Marlon Anonuevo

    August 31, 2019

    Lenovo z6 lite

    Reply
  • Smile Squad

    August 31, 2019

    Oneplus company must be watching this and say WTF😂😂😂!!

    Reply
  • Rabdeep Singh

    August 31, 2019

    Iski maa ko saste me chodo lavdi bhen ki laidi zaada aise deri isko lavda yaha mjjhe rote hue 10 sal ho gye aur ye lavda achhe bhale ki gaand me ungli krraa hai0
    😁😊😤😍🐶🤐💙💓🐈😝
    Meri comment ko like karo nahi toh tum sabki bhi gaand maar duga

    Reply
  • virall vegas

    September 1, 2019

    Bro if u have more than give me one!!

    Reply
  • Mehul Verma

    September 1, 2019

    👍👍👍👍👌👌

    Reply
  • T D

    September 1, 2019

    Hello Jerry, is it normal for the top of the phone to make a rattling sound when shaken? What might be causing it?

    Reply
  • Harsha Vardhana Reddy

    September 1, 2019

    You are doing some amazing work ,wasting thousands of dollars just for showing us how the phone makers make the phone.hats off,no ones does this daring thing.

    Reply
  • Marquis Benton

    September 2, 2019

    4:36 wait what?

    Reply
  • Efren Agan

    September 4, 2019

    did I watched this while eating lunch? yes, yes I did

    Reply
  • Ali Erkurt

    September 4, 2019

    2:43 did you see something wierd

    Reply
  • sangtea rspa

    September 5, 2019

    Why we dont see clear back glass like before..

    Reply
  • zeak anderson

    September 5, 2019

    can't wait to see what you will upgrade to

    Reply
  • Arsidala

    September 6, 2019

    I need a link to that case. Please.

    Reply
  • Ehsan Kamran

    September 7, 2019

    Insane video… How do u get the bollocks to screw up a phone like that tho

    Reply
  • Ritik Chann

    September 8, 2019

    Jerry do critical teardown of k20 pro please…

    Reply
  • hersey dahil oyunlar da

    September 8, 2019

    😥😥😖😖 no no no

    Reply
  • Mugiwara Luffy

    September 8, 2019

    Here I am taking careful of my Nova2i while watching Jerry doing this into OP7 pro. This breaks my life

    Reply
  • S1enderKing

    September 9, 2019

    I'm going to buy one of these next year

    Reply
  • Deck Ama

    September 10, 2019

    😱😱😱😱😱😱😱😱

    Reply
  • Nithin

    September 10, 2019

    7:32
    "Superior vibration"
    I'm laughing so hard😂😂😂🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Reply
  • Dinesh sabat

    September 11, 2019

    Motorola one zoom durability test and tear down please

    Reply
  • sherab wangchuk

    September 11, 2019

    damn…i am crying watching this Teardown..

    Reply
  • casey johnson

    September 12, 2019

    having a one+ 7 pro myself seeing this was not only painful to watch but enlightening to know how well it can withstand moisture. very cool

    Reply
  • George Prisecaru

    September 12, 2019

    Could you please do a teardown of the K20 Pro? Thanks!

    Reply
  • aimeejane0183

    September 13, 2019

    If I sent you my phone would you make a clear

    Reply
  • I got you

    September 13, 2019

    Mom: hey what are you watching
    Me: someone taking apart a vibrater
    Mom: 0_0

    Reply
  • Savage ____________

    September 13, 2019

    "Feel free to ignore the screen cracking"

    Me "😭"

    Reply
  • GEM knives

    September 15, 2019

    "Like a little lego" who else loves when he says that😂😂

    Reply
  • izzatfirdaus1

    September 16, 2019

    PLEASE!. DO IT ON VIVO V15 PRO!!!..

    Reply
  • The Joker

    September 17, 2019

    God damn idiot. So awesome breaking expensive devices. Go f#%K yourself.

    Reply
  • Vincere vincent

    September 17, 2019

    Where did you put those broken phone of yours?

    Reply
  • Vincere vincent

    September 17, 2019

    I like this but too expensive cant afford 🙁

    Reply
  • Adrian train

    September 18, 2019

    Lol you sound like my wife, stating you almost forgot about the vibrator……

    Reply
  • Shoaib Ahmed

    September 18, 2019

    2:07 …… copper square looking thing…….. i died of laughter!!!!!

    Reply
  • 968ms GãmiñgYT

    September 18, 2019

    OnePlus 7 Pro Explorer Edition 😅

    Reply
  • قناة دعوة ١

    September 18, 2019

    نريدك ان تشرح لنا كيف تجعل الزجاج الخلفي للهاتف شفاف ويمكن رايه ما بداخل الهاتف علي هاتف mi9t

    Reply
  • vainglory VainGlory

    September 19, 2019

    Lego100x

    Reply
  • Николай Никола

    September 19, 2019

    Сука

    Reply
  • CR7 cr7

    September 19, 2019

    Why you are waste money by breaking your phone

    Reply
  • Suraj Singh

    September 19, 2019

    Are there any spacial reason, you use Indian version of phones..? Some of those batteries were conforming with BIS ( bureau of Indian Standards)

    Reply
  • DarkWiser

    September 19, 2019

    This was painfull to watch

    Reply
  • Karen Alison

    September 20, 2019

    Do you feel like the materials in this are more premium than the k20 pro?

    Reply
  • Anubhav Yadav

    September 21, 2019

    Did someone notice at 0:15 the camera in the middle slightly moved when the front camera is raised up

    Reply
  • HIMALAYAN GAMING

    September 21, 2019

    R.I.P ONE PLUS 7 PRO

    Reply
  • Matt Azure

    September 21, 2019

    How can he talk so calm yet cruel at the same time

    Reply
  • sHAz

    September 22, 2019

    That's an Indian edition oneplus 7

    Reply
  • Ja Lee

    September 22, 2019

    Haptic engine feels better when typing and playing games not just for notifications

    Reply
  • EdgeLord Sicko Bomba

    September 22, 2019

    Just realized he has a watermark on his videos

    Reply
  • Aaron Nizal

    September 23, 2019

    Watching using my Oneplus 7 Pro! Also previous user of Samsung S8. Great review and more power! 🙂

    Reply
  • Jaouad Harmouchi

    September 23, 2019

    Can someone tell me why he has 3 cameras behind? If I cove the last one and change in wide/normal/macro.. nothing changes

    Reply
  • Nissim Ouzan

    September 23, 2019

    dropped my phone and all 4 cameras and flash disabled and not let me activate, it is also heating up near cameras, what should i do ??

    Reply
  • Karan Sharma

    September 23, 2019

    now do one thing put your dick in phone bitch

    Reply
  • Roger Smith

    September 25, 2019

    Wow!!! You sir are amazing.

    Reply
  • devils_play

    September 26, 2019

    I'm now a v big of fan of your's Jerry.
    More than OnePlus 7 pro

    Reply
  • devils_play

    September 26, 2019

    Comments below are insane , keep reading 😂

    Reply
  • Nick Leffler

    September 27, 2019

    I did't realize the fingerprint reader was just a camera

    Reply
  • J. M. Pérez

    September 28, 2019

    Kind of sad how you still put in the the protective case lol

    Reply
  • Sovereign Knight

    September 29, 2019

    Very informative, but at the same time, Very painful to watch.

    Reply
  • Usama Chaudhary

    September 30, 2019

    When can we see a teardown of OnePlus 7t

    Reply
  • powermaker 450

    September 30, 2019

    7:32 it supposedly puts out superior vibrations

    THATS WHAT SHE SAID

    Reply
  • The Mad Titan

    September 30, 2019

    7:27

    Reply
  • SHIV SHANKAR M

    October 1, 2019

    Which one is best ROG II or OP 7T ??

    Reply
  • Anmol Sharma

    October 4, 2019

    Do oneplus 7t

    Reply
  • Arun Prakash

    October 7, 2019

    Give me A one plus mobile

    Reply
  • R D

    October 8, 2019

    I have one question if anybody could kindly answer: Can the front selfie camera (theoretically) spy from behind the screen even when it's inside and not popped out?

    Reply
  • Mohammed Zain

    October 8, 2019

    You destroyed a phone i can only imagine buying rn in mere 8minutes 😭😭😭

    Reply
  • Hardik Patel

    October 8, 2019

    Zack next time change the location of burn test from middle of the screen to the finger print.
    Because glass is glass and glass can break 🙌

    Reply
  • Yan Desmarais

    October 9, 2019

    Whats a non-red battery?

    Reply
  • Llamafort

    October 9, 2019

    THERE IS NO RED BATTERY TELL ME THIS VIDEO IS WHERE Jerryrigeverything PUTS IT S AS RED BATERY

    Reply
  • ttv rinkimekari

    October 9, 2019

    I love how I'm watching this on the phone hes tearing down

    Reply
  • Hassan Ajmal

    October 9, 2019

    Hi jerry rig

    Reply
  • Hassan Ajmal

    October 9, 2019

    What will do the crashed every phones

    Reply
  • Hassan Ajmal

    October 9, 2019

    Did you sell it or keep it

    Reply
  • Hassan Ajmal

    October 9, 2019

    If u sell it

    Reply
  • Hassan Ajmal

    October 9, 2019

    What is the price of one plus 7t phone

    Reply
  • Hassan Ajmal

    October 9, 2019

    In future if u crashing one plus 7t plus

    Reply
  • Hassan Ajmal

    October 9, 2019

    I am a service man in a mobile

    Reply
  • Hassan Ajmal

    October 9, 2019

    I am your fan

    Reply
  • Hassan Ajmal

    October 9, 2019

    And i have one question for you

    Reply
  • Hassan Ajmal

    October 9, 2019

    I will ask it in tomorrow

    Reply
  • Hassan Ajmal

    October 9, 2019

    I will tell you a clue

    Reply
  • Hassan Ajmal

    October 9, 2019

    Didn't break this (…………)

    Reply
  • Kalyan Mourya

    October 10, 2019

    Nobody:
    Jerry:Feel free to ignore the screen cracking

    Reply
  • Prodigy Sebazzee001

    October 11, 2019

    Is crazy how this guy buys all the new phones but still uses the s8…

    Reply
  • dare to dream

    October 11, 2019

    My mobile's pop up camera is not going up.. I think its stucked…what to do

    Reply
  • FRAdhant

    October 12, 2019

    I just pre-booked my Oneplus 7T Pro Mclaren, which is coming up on 18th. Any possibility of breaking it down before 18th?

    Reply
  • JSCuber

    October 12, 2019

    *me laughing at a broken 1+ 7 Pro waiting for my Redmi K20 Pro to arrive

    Reply
  • Vansh Chawcharia

    October 13, 2019

    1:07 guess who is watching

    Reply
  • buster colin

    October 13, 2019

    My middle name is Haptic

    Reply

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