ASUS ZenFone 9 Disassembly Reveals Its Repairability Score

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The ASUS ZenFone 9 got disassembled by the folks over at PBK Reviews, and it seems like its repairability score is not particularly high. The device was given a repairability score of 4.5 out of 10. That’s not the worst we’ve seen, not even close, but it’s not exactly good either.

The ASUS ZenFone 9 repairability score revealed in its disassembly video

Still, this video may help you repair the device, or help someone who usually repairs smartphones. The video has a duration of almost 8 minutes, and it goes into detail.

The phone gets both disassembled and then assembled in this video. So you can see the entire process, in case you, or someone you know, ever needs to go through this.


So, how do you open the phone? Well, you need to go through the back here. The polymer backplate needs to come off, after which you’ll notice a ton of screws there, which all need to be removed.

Once those screws are off, you’ll be able to start removing components, ranging from cooling plates, to the phone’s camera units, motherboard, battery, and so on.

When it comes to repairability, the screen seems to be the most difficult component to replace, based on the source. That section got a 0.5 out of 2 repairability score. Everything else is the middle-of-the-road 1 out of 2, including design, parts availability, battery replacement, and miscellaneous parts replacement. You can see the description below.


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This handset proves compact flagships can be done right

The ASUS ZenFone 9 managed to attract a lot of attention to itself when it launched. ASUS managed to improve the ZenFone 8 in almost every way to deliver this smartphone. The company proved that a proper compact flagship can be done right.

We reviewed the device, and it turns out it’s a great phone, an ideal solution for those of you who want a more compact Android flagship. The phone is plenty powerful, has solid cameras, great battery life, and a really good display, amongst other things.