Today, iFixit grabbed a signature spudgels and screwdrivers to examine detached a ultra-thin Motorola Droid Razr. Inside, a phone facilities some severely slim components. And they’d have to be — a Razr is a world’s skinniest smartphone.
Unfortunately for home correct gurus, that thinness creates a phone formidable to take detached and repair. In fact, iFixit gave a Droid Razr a 4 out of 10 for repairability.
The phone measures in during a meagre 0.28 inches thick for a infancy of a profile. And during a thickest indicate — a oblong, box-shaped area where a 8-megapixel camera is housed — it’s still usually 0.42 inches thick (which is only a blueprint thinner than a 0.43-inch thick Droid Bionic, that was formerly touted as a thinnest LTE phone available).
If we mangle a display, it will be a dear fix. The AMOLED shade is henceforth fused to a aspect glass, so if we mangle possibly you’ll have to reinstate both. However, we substantially won’t have to worry about a other side of a phone. On a rear, a Kevlar-threaded backplate isn’t only clever and durable, it’s also flexible. It is not, however, bulletproof.
Inside a Droid Razr, scarcely all of a chips are tacked on one side of a motherboard in sequence to keep things slender. It’s packaged with some 13 detached chips, while a behind of a house is bare.
The new Razr’s 1750mAh battery provides 300mAh some-more ability than a battery of a iPhone 4S (though it contingency be remarkable that this is only sum capacity, and a phone’s altogether hardware profile, and how an owners uses a phone, unequivocally defines battery life). Although removing to a battery is a bit of a chore, it is replaceable, and even has a “remove battery” add-on in box we do need to eventually reinstate it. Physically, a battery is vast (3.79 x 2.25 inches) and super skinny (0.11 inches).
And how’s this for evidence hardware: The DroidRazr includes dual glass repairs indicators, so there’s no rowdiness Motorola or Verizon if we incidentally dump it in a toilet, and try to explain a phone inexplicably “just quit working.” In fact, one of a sensors is so tighten to a corner of a phone that iFixit recommends “not sweating while holding this phone.”
We’ll appreciate that regard as a joke.
The iFixit group says they were fearful all a cosmetic frames and casings would “break during any moment” as they were holding them apart, so if we do confirm to dismantle your Droid Razr, make certain you’re really careful.
For some-more details, and a step-by-step beam of how to rip a Motorola Droid Razr apart, conduct over to iFixit.
Motorola Razr Teardown [iFixit]
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