Motorola Razr teardown finds it practically impossible to fix

  • Motorola Razr teardown finds it practically impossible to fix

Motorola Razr teardown finds it practically impossible to fix

If you've already bought it, what you're about to read might not be very pleasing. We saw durability issues on display units of Razr showcased at stores last week and now, iFixit's teardown proves that the foldable phone is practically unrepairable. This is one of the lowest scores given by the outlet to a 2019 smartphone.

Back in November, Motorola announced the new RAZR foldable phone. We're joking. There's no bright side here.

The outlet notes that the Razr's outer cover is glued on pretty stubbornly and that replacing the two batteries requires near-total disassembly of the phone. Hidden cables also become frequent casualties during its fix. Moreover, the device is teeming with easy-to-snap flex cables that are nothing short of booby traps if you are an amateur repairer.

It can be recalled that Samsung's initial attempt at the Galaxy Fold was plagued with problems associated with a similar gap as it was widely-believed that debris could get collected in this gap and cause all sorts of problems.

The fun part of getting to the flexible display meant removing a few more Torx screws, a bracket, and a thick cable the snakes through the hinge and over a battery. It is surprising that Moto offers screen replacements at $299 despite how hard it is to open up the damn thing. The Motorola Razr garnered iFixit's lowered repairability score of just 1; however, it admitted in its writeup that it isn't easy to perfectly fix the first-generation handset. The teardown also points out that the Type-C charging port has been soldered directly to the mainboard. At the same time, it's one of those phones that you can buy to stand out of the crowd or admire the amount of R&D that went into making this phone possible.