With the release of the Motorola Atrix 4G comes the customary teardown from the folks over at iFixit.  While teardowns may not appeal to everyone, they often times reveal some unexpected details about the gadgets we love. Look at some of the finer details found within the Motorola Atrix 4G:

  • The LCD is not glued to the front panel glass. Should you ever need to replace the glass, it not being glued makes this easier.
  • No VOID stickers to be found on the Atrix making it repair-friendly
  • Toshiba 16GB NAND Flash, 1GB DDR2 RAM, NVIDIA Tegra 2 CPU
  • Qualcomm MDM6200 supporting HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps

Most of what was outlined could be found in the specs but should you ever need repair guide or just want a deeper look into the components used to build the Atrix this teardown should serve well. Further details an be found over at the source link. [iFixit]

 
There are 10 comments

GQ50 says:

The glass is not glued? What about dust getting in there? Hope its sealed in other areas. I guess replacing a cracked glass would easier I hope instead of buying a new phone.

IceDree says:

How are you gonna break a Gorilla glass ?
From my experience I guess you will have to use a gun

El Jefe says:

Gorilla glass is scratch resistant, but not shatter resistant. People have had screens shatter just from dropping them at usual heights.

I wouldn't say it happens any more or less than any other screen manufacturers, but it does happen.

IceDree says:

I dropped my MileStone 1 (by accident when someone pushed me while i was talking on it) into a Runway\Air strip from top of the ladder when i was going to get in the plane(747-400) the screen didn't even scratched only the metal frame surrounding it got scratched & the phone is still working (one peace) 6 month later

Unibrow says:

I can't tell you how many times my cousin has dropped and shattered her iPhone's screen, once just being on a carpeted floor. That has Gorilla glass.

icebike says:

Most people end up getting a good solid case after shattering just ONE phone.

For all the time I had an iPhone before my Nexus One, I ran it in a case. One with a flip flap that covered the screen. When I retired the phone (use it on wifi only for apps at my desk), I took the case off. Scratched the screen in the first 3 days sitting at my desk.

mjforte says:

So it does have DDR2 RAM...

jra8927 says:

does anyone know how to remove homescreens from the atrix?

CeluGeek says:

No VOID stickers? Sounds too good to be true. Was that the release product, or some leaked pre-production unit?

icebike says:

Circuit board getting smaller and smaller.
Battery getting bigger and bigger.
Still not enough, but heading in right direction.