Motorola's Moto X Is 'Fresh' Inside and Out, iFixit Finds

By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2013-08-29

When Google purchased Motorola, it promised to show it no special treatment on the Android front, leaving the market to chalk up the deal as a patent win. If not Android perks, what could Google bring to a phone maker struggling to stand out in a sea of Android smartphones? Plenty, it turns out. The Moto X, the first collaboration between Motorola and Google, is a standout—inside and out, according to repair site iFixit, which recently performed a teardown of the device. In a blog post on the teardown, iFixit wrote that Motorola took a "fresh look at smartphone design" and that the Moto X featured design decisions "that we've never seen before." In what some might call the highest possible praise, iFixit added that the Motorola design team "is paying the kind of attention to detail we usually only see from Apple. Instead of making another cookie-cutter copy of the competition," it continued, "Motoroogle took the time to innovate new ways of constructing their flagship smartphone." Intrigued? So were we. Have a look below.


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