Enterprise Mobility: Motorola Atrix 4G Is the Most Repairable Smartphone: iFixit

 
 
By Michelle Maisto  |  Posted 2011-02-23
 
 
 

Motorola Atrix 4G Is the Most Repairable Smartphone: iFixit

by Michelle Maisto

Motorola Atrix 4G Is the Most Repairable Smartphone: iFixit

Motorola Atrix 4G

The Motorola Atrix 4G earned a 9 out of 10 from repair site iFixit, which called it the most repairable smartphone weve ever taken apart!

Motorola Atrix 4G

Motorola Atrix 4G Dock

Beginning March 6, AT&T will sell the Atrix 4G and a separate dock—though they come at a discount when purchased together—that the smartphone can click into, offering a user a laptop-like experience.

Motorola Atrix 4G Dock

Atrix 4G Teardown

A particular perk of the Atrix 4G, shown here completely disassembled by iFixit, is that the LCD isnt glued to the front-panel glass. Replacing the glass, should it break, doesnt have to mean also replacing a fully functional LCD.

Atrix 4G Teardown

Motorola Atrix 4G

Also interesting, said iFixit, was this bit of efficiency: Housed on a single ribbon cable is the front camera, earpiece speaker, power-button assembly and top microphone.

Motorola Atrix 4G

Motorola Atrix 4G

The motherboard shows off one of phones major attributes—the Qualcomm chip, in red, supporting its 4G capabilities