iFixit takes down what is currently the fastest Android phone on the market, the Motorola Atrix 4G. Somehow, they manage to take apart these beautiful phones without breaking things or losing pieces (here at iSmashPhone we once took apart a PowerBook 12-inch. Somehow, we ended up with on extra screw when we put it back together.)
Of course these folks are professionals and taking things apart and repairing is what they’re good at. As always, they’ve pointed out some of the notable features of the handset, such as the fact that the LCD is not glued to the front panel glass, which they say reduces repair costs for the consumer if they happen to crack the screen.
The battery is easily removable, complete with instructions on the inside back cover showing users how to properly remove the battery. They also note that as a whole the Atrix didn’t have any stickers that voided your warranty when removed.
Front of main board
Back of main board
Here’s a bit more on the internals as per iFixit:
* Big players on the front of the board include:
* Elpida B8132B1PB. According to Chipworks, the Elpida contains 1 GB DDR2 RAM, but also covers the Nvidia Tegra 2 CPU/GPU residing underneath the package.
* ST Ericsson CPCAP 2.2TC22. We’re not sure what it does, but we’ll let you know once Chipworks analyzes the package.
* Qualcomm MDM6200 supporting HSPA+ up to 14.4 Mbps
* Toshiba 16GB NAND Flash
* Triquint TQM7M5013 Linear Power Amplifier
* Qualcomm PM8028 Power Management IC
* Kionix KXTF9 MEMS Motion Sensing Accelerometer
* Hynix H8BCSOQG0MMR 2-chip memory MCP
See their full teardown and guide here.