Motorola Razr Repairability Score is Unsurprisingly Bad

Motorola Razr Repairability Score is Unsurprisingly Bad

Motorola Razr Repairability Score is Unsurprisingly Bad

Folks over at iFixit also recently tooled open the foldable phone to see how easy or hard it would be to fix it.

Besides the pile of parts, the result of the teardown is mixed feelings. If you've already bought it, what you're about to read might not be very pleasing.

iFixit has published its official teardown for the Motorola Razr, giving it what might possibly be the lowest repairability score I've seen.

The Motorola Razr is an expensive phone with midrange specs that relies on its foldable display and throwback design to lure customers. We're joking. There's no bright side here.

In iFixit's summary, the main issues are glued-on outer covers, battery replacement requires near-total disassembly, the charging port is soldered directly to the main board, and "complex construction and multiple flex cable booby traps" makes for a hard fix. On top of that, the network of cables and the soldered charging port make it a tricky task to fix the phone.

iFixit notes that there's a small gap between the hinge and display on the Razr which does not inspire confidence in its construction.

It can be recalled that Samsung's initial attempt at the Galaxy Fold was plagued with problems associated with a similar gap as it was widely-believed that debris could get collected in this gap and cause all sorts of problems.

iFixit's disassembly video further shows that the Razr has numerous screws that hold together its complicated insides.

iFixit rates the handset 1/10 (10 being the easiest to repair).

The charging port is soldered directly to the main board.

The Razr is not one of those handsets that can be taken apart and put back together by DIY fix enthusiasts.

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