The 2019 Motorola Razr is now up for purchase, but deliveries of the new foldable phone will still take some time. Moto has promised a February 25 delivery date, but it looks like some units of the phone have already shipped out. Not just that, someone has also taken the phone apart revealing its complicated insides.
YouTube channel PBKreviews has posted a teardown of the Razr exposing its interiors, including the two batteries, the thin display, and the countless number of screws that hold everything in place. From what we can see, it’s definitely not a cake walk repairing the $1,500 phone if anything were to happen to it.
The YouTuber notes that the Razr has a “paper-thin” display. Seeing him hold it out in his hands does not really inspire confidence. But even before that, it takes him a while to navigate through numerous wires, screws and components to access the 6.2-inch screen.
He also says it’s pretty difficult to take off the front cover which houses the outside display. It takes him some very careful prying and the use of a generous amount of heat to remove the glue holding it together.
The video also shows the two batteries of the phone placed on either side of the hinge.
Overall, the Razr doesn’t look like a phone that can be repaired easily. It has some very complex and delicate wire assemblies which can easily tear if one is not careful or using the right tools.
Thankfully, Motorola has decent enough repair prices, at least for the display of the phone. The company itself admits that the Razr’s screen is prone to bumps and lumps. So if you do manage to damage it, Motorola will reportedly charge $299 for a replacement. That’s not bad for a $1,500 phone. In comparison, Samsung charges $599 to fix the screen of the Galaxy Fold.
But think about it this way, you could buy a whole other phone for what you pay to repair the very fragile screen of your foldable devices.
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