Nubia Z17 Mini Teardown


Nubia Z17 mini runs Nubia UI 4.0 based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It sports a 5.2-inch (1080×1920 pixels) full-HD display with a 2.5D Curved Glass on top. The smartphone features an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor with Adreno 510 GPU and 4GB or 6GB of RAM.

The main highlight of the Nubia Z17 mini is its dual 13-megapixel rear cameras, one with monochrome lens and the other one with RGB lens, and Sony IMX258 sensor with f/2.2 aperture, OIS and 4K video recording. Meanwhile, the front gets a 16-megapixel camera with 80-degree wide-angle lens for selfie lovers.

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First of all, we need to remove two screws at the bottom.

After the screws were removed, pry up the display assembly a little bit with a suction cup, and then insert a pick between the display and the back cover.
Slide the pick on both sides of the phone to separate the back cover.

Be careful. The fingerprint sensor module is connected to the motherboard. Please do not damage it.
Remove the screw securing the metal plate.

Disconnect the fingerprint sensor module from the motherboard with a spudger.

Remove the screws securing the sub-board and loudspeaker module.
Remove the sub-board and loudspeaker module.

Remove the battery from the phone.

It comes with a 3.85V, 3000mAh Li-ion battery.

Disconnect the rear camera connector and remove the camera from the phone body.

Nubia Z17 mini features two 13-megapixel Sony IMX258 sensors with f/2.2 aperture, one with monochrome lens and the other one with RGB lens.

Now we remove the USB Type-C port.

Disconnect the power button and volume button connector from the motherboard.

Remove all screws from the motherboard and unplug the antenna cable. You can remove the motherboard.

The main chips were covered with the metal shield, to access the chips, you need to remove the metal shield.

Qualcomm Snapdragon 653 processor + Samsung 4GB RAM
Samsung 64GB ROM

Nubia Z17 Mini workmanship is relatively excellent, the design of various parts is also very well-organized, from the point of view of maintenance is relatively easy.



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