Moto Razr Gets Low Repairability Score on iFixit’s Teardown

  • iFixit’s Moto Razr 2019 teardown has revealed that some core parts like the outer cover are glued together, thus justifying the poor repairability score.
  • The 2019 Razr only scored 1 out of 10 on iFixit’s repairability chart.
  • This comes as a recent report suggested that the Moto Razr 2019 may break down after only 27,000 folds.

As if Motorola didn’t have enough to deal with after the launch of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, a new teardown by iFixit has made matters worse. In its standard teardown and repairability test, it was found that some parts of the 2019 Razr were hard to replace. Further, the teardown mentions that “complex construction and multiple flex cable booby traps” added to their woes.

Some deep diving also revealed that the outer covers of the smartphone were glued on while the USB C charging port was soldered to the primary circuit board, which means any person trying to repair this smartphone would face an uphill task.

Moto Razr - iFixit

Keeping these things in mind, it’s no surprise that the 2019 Moto Razr only scored 1 out of 10 on iFixit’s repairability index. iFixit usually is responsible for determining how good or bad a smartphone’s internals are. Their in-house experts open entire smartphones or computers to reveal individual components. In the meantime, they also explain how hard or easy it will be for each component to be replaced. You can check out iFixit’s teardown video below if you want to understand why the Moto Razr 2019 fared so badly on iFixit’s test.

A recent test concluded that Moto Razr’s durability was probably a massive factor in its lifetime as it was revealed to have survived only around 27,000 folds in a test. Samsung, on the other hand, mentioned that its recently announced Galaxy Z Flip can survive up to 200,000 folds in its lifetime, comfortably providing over two years of usage without breaking down.

Source: iFixit

Via: Droid Life