I bought a used Huawei Mate 10 for $470 in June 2018 and still use it as of September, 2021; Its performance holds up well. For its specs, I can run apps and games without problems. The latter does make the phone heat up at times. Apart from the heat and occasional frame rate drop in a certain MOBA though, the phone runs as well as it did on the day I bought it.
However, I have a problem with the power button. Years of use must have rendered the button squishy and mushy to the touch. Thus, I had stopped pressing the power button on the Mate 10 to wake or put the phone to sleep many months ago. I count my lucky stars that the Mate 10 allowed for software keys to turn off the screen. Shutting or restarting the phone however, meant that I had to align my thumbnail with the power button and press it down in an act that would make an Olympic sharpshooter proud.
This wouldn’t do. I had to set things right. A Carouseller quoted me $40 to repair the power button. Now, I had watched videos and read articles on fixing the insides of phones. I discovered that the power and volume ribbon flex cable costed $2 while the power and volume buttons ranged anywhere from $2 to $6. So, I ordered them for just that.
Now, I wait.