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DROID RAZR and Its Ultra-Thin Body Get Torn Apart, Motorola Also Talks Design

These iFixit teardowns are usually worth a quick glance because the innards of new technology is simply fun to look at. Rarely though, do we get to see something we haven’t seen before or that makes us actually thumb through the entire teardown. That’s definitely the case with the DROID RAZR. This one, is worth your time.

Since there isn’t a removable battery, and the top and bottom halves of the phone have been glued tightly together, the iFixit crew had to put in some real work to make this happen. If you were wondering how Motorola managed to pack all of the high-end spec goodness into such a thin frame, this is your way to find out.

Plus, we are also always suckers for good dozuki sighting. 

And if that did not fulfill your RAZR design needs, you will want to check out the video below that is straight from Motorola.

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  • Anonymous

    Droid Razr by Motorola. Great hardware, sh*t software. The usual from Motorola imo.

  • Bluh5d

    I have a razr got it on the 10th.  I am a motorola fan. Not a fanboy. But they have always had quality phones. I switched from my droidx and Freaking yes the razr is awesome. Feels like your holding a feather. Its super quick there is no delay time on nothing. No 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 second delays as soon as you touch somethings its opened. Everything is lickity split.  Awesome battery power on 4g which i heard other 4g phones struggle with. and the display is awesome way better than the droidx was.  Plus the camera is like u touch the button the photo is taken then and its pretty instant to.   A much needed upgrade over the droidx i had. The speed of the phone is what im loving.   Its perfect for me. Thats why I ended up picking it up over the nexus.   I was talking to the verizon guy he said that the nexus will be for nerds and that is where it will be big. He stated the razr will sell more over time then the nexus will . He said development community nerds will launch it good but after those hits are done it will stop selling and the razr will continue to sell and outsell the nexus :)  Eat that trolls lol

  • Anonymous

    The G nexus is garbage :)

  • Anonymous

    What settings do you have bro? I killed mine in 4 hours but on heavy use.

  • Anonymous

    Why are you still crying like a little baby? The nexus is inferior than this device.

  • Anonymous

    The razor the best device ever so far :) Where are the trolls lol ?

  • Anonymous

    who’s ordering this phone and then exchanging it for the galaxy nexus when it comes out like me?

    (i need to go back to android.. i made the mistake of upgrading my OGD to the bold 9930.. which is going to be exchanged!)

    • http://twitter.com/braxtron Braxtron

      That or the Droid 4. Honestly the reason I pulled the trigger on the RAZR was for the build quality. I’m an idiot and need a Moto Droid to withstand what I do. The Nexus looks like a toy that I’d break within 2 months.

      • Anonymous

        Not only a toy but it will have weak radios lol.

  • Loadiesinc

    the wallpaper in the video looks very ICS ish..

  • Mr. English

    For 2012 I would just like to see a product that stands up to just 1/10th of the marketing hype. Now THAT would be news. Either that, or truth in advertising becoming a law. That would probably rip apart the fabric of society as we know it. 

  • Me

    Has anyone else experienced issued with corporate sync accounts not updating email?  I’ve looked at all of the wireless config settings, it’s just not pulling them in reliably.

    BTW, thank god for Costco’s return policy.  At least it gives an easy option to play with this for a while and then swap it out for the GNex.

    • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

      Yeah, good luck with Moto addressing any bugs.

      • Keith Sumner

        Yes, this is an Android system issue, though, not a moto issue.

  • Anonymous

    Went to my local Verizon today to check it out since I was already out and about. There was hardly anybody in the store and anybody who was didn’t seem to care about the Razr. I didnt see a single person touch it other than myself. It’s nice and big, which to me is something I am looking forward to in a new phone coming from my OG Droid. It’s super thin and felt really solid. I just can not get over the look of Android after being messed with by Motorola. I absolutely hate the blue notification bar and whatever other enhancements there are. I will never purchase a Motorola product that is anything but stock. It’s a solid phone but there is no way I can deal with that nonsense on something I use so frequently.

    • http://twitter.com/braxtron Braxtron

      Cyanogen Mod, idiot

  • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

    Pentile=Fail

    • http://www.droid-life.com Gary

      not really. I held my razr to the fascinate and it looks the same, if not better, and the fascinate got a pretty darn good screen

      • Anonymous

        Negative, the razor display it is better than amoled plus it has more resolution. Moto did something nice with the razor display.

    • Keith Sumner

      Nexus has pentile too, troll.

      • Dominick DeVito

        yeah but it’s HD

        • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

          Ha HD Pentile, that’s like saying Fresh Scented Crap.

        • Anonymous

          But it will be bigger. The razor is 4.3 with a lot of resolution in it :) Good luck with battery life with your nexus.

      • VageenLikeSleeveOfWizard

        Yes it does captain obvious. Douche. 

    • Anonymous

      Have you seen the screen? It amazing

      • Anonymous

        One of the thing i love about my razor is the display and the cameras owwwww. I did not think it was going to be this good since moto does not put good sensors in their cameras. I bet money that the razor will be the king 2012 :)

    • Anonymous

      The display on the droid razor is better than the one on galaxy s 2 hands down. Keep trolling idiot.

  • http://www.droid-life.com Gary

    I thought the battery was supposed to be 1780 Mah

  • Anonymous

    Sexy ass phone, but i really don’t see how that battery would hold up any better than the iphone 4s or even close to it.

    If it wasn’t for moto being behind the phone and the nexus coming out this might of been my next phone. Although the rezound looks pretty cool as well.

    • Anonymous

      When the iphone is 4G LTE then compare – geeze!

      • Anonymous

        Doesn’t matter if it’s 3g 2g 1g no g, it’s till going to be the same battery. The fact is the battery will either hold up or not, and i don’t see how it could be any better than i4s (the i4s i am hearing claims of it not even lasting 8 hours with mild use). But might be due to iOS5 features and SIRI. Since the razr being such a reduction in battery size i wonder if it affects how fast it drains. I’m sure someone on here will write something up about it.

        • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

          They have yet to make an efficient 4G radio. This is the problem and a reason Apple has not installed it in  the 4S. I bet you will see major complaints from the Razr crowd on battery life any day.

        • Anonymous

          i got my razr yesterday via fedex…am now going on 14 hours and the battery is only at 80%…with moderate use

          • Anonymous

            thanks for the input

          • Gjgjgj

            Sure it is. 

          • LionStone

            yea, screen time and phone use?

          • Anonymous

            its not up to me whether you believe me or not…i know what it says…go wait for your GNex

    • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

      Tech devices are not sexy. If you see them as such I would suggest a shrink or spend more on your hookers.

      • Anonymous

        So your telling me the nexus is not a sexy device? You’re telling me cars are not sexy?

        If that’s the case you clearly have no appreciation for design and art.

        • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

          No, thats just it, I believe cars, devices, nature can be inspiring, intriguing, well made, have exceptional design-some BMW products, B&O, etc. At no point have I or would I use the term sexy. I am not attracted to the design or look in that fashion. A 5′ 7′ 115lb woman with long legs, yes, sexy as hell.

          • Anonymous

            wrong reply sorry.

          • Anonymous

            “Attraction” by definition is – A quality or feature of something or someone that evokes interest, liking, or desire.

            A product can be evoke interest or desire to own it based on looks, which is what sells most items.
            You’re obviously using sexy in a different context.

          • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

            I am? Throwing around sexy as a description to phones is giving inanimate objects life like emotional control over you. You must not have a grasp or have a distorted interpretation of what sexy is.

          • ol1bit

            All I can say is therapy would help you out.   If some says Bless you when you sneeze, do you arge about what that means as well?  Sexy Does not mean you want fornicate with it. 

          • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

            In this case, yes it does. Don’t change the definition to suite your needs.

          • Anonymous

            Sexy by definition means appealing.
            http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/sexy

            OH! Look at the example sentence they even use on the site.
            “3.excitingly appealing; glamorous: a sexy new car.”

          • http://twitter.com/Rocko9999 Rocko Smith

            .  provoking or intended to provoke sexual interest:You want to screw your car and phone. Great. Your wife must be rough.

          • Anonymous

            Ignorant people will be ignorant.
            As i said in previous comment you’re using “sexy” in a different context.

        • MensaURNot

          I agree, calling cars, phones sexy makes you look like an idiot. 

          • Anonymous

            I agree you’re an idiot.

  • Anonymous

    Anyone else see that they listed a 4gb ddr2 memory chip?  The part number they list comes up as 2x2gb in a 32nm IC.  Can it really have 4gb of ram?  Is 3gb of that devoted to webtop?

  • Elliotthj91

    It has a battery removal tab… uhhhh

  • John

    what’s sad is the vid shown in this post would’ve sold the phone a lot better than vzw’s sh itty “cutting through lamp posts” commercial

    • http://twitter.com/havens1515 Randy

      Yeah, those commercials (and all “Droid” branded commercials – with the exception of the Bionic) tell you absolutely NOTHING about what they are advertising. If you aren’t familiar with the Droid brand, you don’t even know it’s a phone, let alone anything that it’s capable of doing or any specs.

    • http://twitter.com/chqueed charles rogers

      Honestly I had no idea what was going on in that commercial until it said droid at the end. I’m pretty sure that’s not what I’d go for in a commercial.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=10600664 Eric Levine

      VZW has always targeted those teenage dudes w/ commercials like that. Robots, adrenaline, an NYC room full of punching bags (?) for Bionic, chases, whatever with these campaigns. Although with the OG Droid, I think (among other things) what helped the phone achieve the success it did were the i*hone-like explanations of what the phone did. The ones with the Droid arms operating the phone (describing what multitasking meant, etc.) Sure they couldn’t help attacking Apple in the process but to the sheep that will go out and buy an i*hone, you need explanatory campaigns like this to describe new ICS features, NFC, etc.

    • http://profiles.google.com/jimmurray001 James Murray

      I agree.  Apple does a good job with their commercials, Motorola’s ad agency should take notes.  I want the razor after watching the video.

  • Anonymous

    I’m gonna do that to the guy who’s holding up the Galaxy Nexus release sitting in Verizon HQ.

  • Anonymous

    And… they sold about 4 in the first day. Bravo…

    • Billyrouth2000

      Wrong! Amazon was allready backorderd within the first hour.

  • Anonymous

    It’s almost lunch time here in sunny Northern California. about to go see this thing at the Verizon store.  I will hold off from purchasing this device.

  • hatethanet

    At what point does a phone become too thin? I actually like how the Bionic feels in the hand at around 10mm. 

    • Anonymous

      When you can’t see it anymore lol

    • Anonymous

      there are rumors circulating that samsung is developing a phone that is so thin and flexible you can roll it up

  • Justen Castle

    Nice to see the bump is only because of the camera not the LTE. Now hopefully others will start making thin LTE phones. 

  • Anonymous

    Anyone do speed tests on it yet? Quads, and bench marks?

    • http://www.droid-life.com Gary

      I have, I got 2521 on quadrant standard, 52 on linpack, and 74ping, 1084 down and 322 up on speedtest, on 3G

      • Anonymous

        Nice, thanks for that, what about 4G? 

        • http://www.droid-life.com Gary

          Im not in a 4G area :'(

          • Anonymous

            Bummer. You’re going to love it when you get it. I can’t see me doing anything without 4G now. It’s just so fast. I get 26Mbps down and 26Mbps up at my house on my Bionic. I once downloaded 2GBs of data in 13 minutes. My phone got hot even!!! :) everything is just instant….. Thanks for the info, much appreciated

          • http://www.droid-life.com Gary

            thats whats up. I cant wait to get it, You’re welcome, Im really diggin this phone, you should go play with one, and make sure to play with smartactions

        • Anonymous

          three speed tests, average of 69 ping, 4849 up, and 21718 down…4G area, davenport iowa

          • Anonymous

            Wow. excellent speeds. thanks, Have you run antutu? or quadrant?

          • Anonymous

            never heard of antutu, but since you asked, i’ll download them(antutu and quadrant), run them and get back to you

          • Anonymous

            antutu results: 802 ram, cpu integer 1605, float 1277, 2d graphics 299, 3D graphics 1200, database IO 535, sd card write 13.0 mb/s, sd card read 23.7 mb/s, cpu frequence 1200 mhz, total score 6040

          • Anonymous

            WOW, nice score. Thanks for that. That’s faster than 5020 on my Bionic. and 2500 on quadrant

          • Anonymous

            quadrant standard score average of 2734(3 runs, 2518, 2760 and 2924)

          • Anonymous

            Holy cow!!! great scores…..

    • Anonymous

      I got 2592 at the Verizon store yesterday on the 1st Quadrant test…the 2nd got 2950 (aprox)

  • TROLOLOL

    I sliced my thumb really good holding a head of cabbage like that. DO NOT “LIKE” THIS POST!

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

      Like whore…:P

  • EC8CH

    Not sure if that’s the safest way to saw a phone in half.

    • http://twitter.com/havens1515 Randy

      But it is the safest way to saw your hand in half.

  • Anonymous

    For me, the Droid Razr is a second choice to the GN that we are not sure when it will be released. If the camera on this phone was better, I would be at the store today.

    • http://www.droid-life.com Gary

      i dont know what you heard on the camera, but my camera works flawless, fast capture, take great pics at night, and i love the fact that I can zoom while recording, 

      • Anonymous

        The camera it is one of the best feature of the razor believe it or not :) I knew the razor was going to be a winner. Have you figure it out how to change the colors on the front facing camera?

        • http://www.droid-life.com Gary

          nope I haven’t 

          • Anonymous

            Thanks

    • Billyrouth2000

      Dont know why people r so in love with the nexus, its made out of plastic hope u dont drop it

      • Anonymous

        The radios on the nexus will be a big problem and battery life.

    • JusChilln

      It has a great cam.

      • Anonymous

        Perhaps my hesitation is the experience with Moto camera focus… 

        • Anonymous

          It takes fast pictures maybe not like the nexus because of the ics but it takes super fast pictures. You can go play with it and you will see.

    • Chad

      +1 for the camera on the RAZR. This was one thing I was worried about after being wowed by the camera on the Galaxy Nexus. After using the RAZR for a day I’m not even thinking about the Galaxy Nexus anymore… which is good because I really hate buyer’s remorse…

      • Anonymous

        Chad i could not say it better. I went today to compare the razor display and camera with the GS2 and my friend that is a samsung fan boy, and he  said that the razor looks better

    • Anonymous

      What are you talking about. The camera on the razor is so nice. You need glasses.

  • Anonymous

    I’d love to see that!

  • Anonymous

    What’s the general feeling about this phone?  Is it worth holding out for something else?  Sounds cool, but is it as cool as the galaxy nexus?

    • TROLOLOL

      Haven’t you seen the commercials?! It slices parking meters!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Michael-Forte/542650247 Michael Forte

    The RAZR is definitely a modern marvel. I still don’t understand how it’s so thin, even with the non removable battery.

    • Anonymous

      Yeah, it’s pretty damn thin, and fast

      • Anonymous

        The display is gorgeous and it takes good pictures. The only thing i do not like about the razor we can not adjust the colors and saturation on the front facing camera.

    • Dominick DeVito

      I think they “simply” made it wider in order to make it thinner. Of course I’m talking like they made it out of play-dough. 

  • Dominick DeVito

    Will it blend?

    • http://twitter.com/havens1515 Randy

      Best. Comment. EVER.

    • Collin

      Is it a good idea to microwave this?

      • raoul duke

        yes ten minutes in the microwave will unlock the bootloader

  • Anonymous

    Tempting, but…

  • Anonymous

    I just held a Razr in my hand and I think it’s too thin. I don’t like how boxy it feels… At this point in phone tech development, thinner doesn’t equal best in my opinion.

    • Anonymous

      the only thing i dont like about my razr, is how light it is…if it wasnt moto build quality, i’d feel like i was going to break it…i love the thinness, and the width x height…

      • Anonymous

        Lightness does have an advantage when it comes to dropping it, though… Less chance of breakage.

        • Anonymous

          tis true…i just like knowing that i’m holding something in my hand

          • Anonymous

            Perhaps when the Thin Wars are over manufacturers will focus on overall ergos and maybe even add strategically placed weights for optimal hand feel.

          • http://twitter.com/howzball Mike

            Shoulda went for the Droid 3 then, the D3 is like holding 3 razrs rubber banded together. I wished now I’d waited on the razr, it’s nice.

          • http://twitter.com/howzball Mike

            Shoulda went for the Droid 3 then, the D3 is like holding 3 razrs rubber banded together. I wished now I’d waited on the razr, it’s nice.

          • http://twitter.com/braxtron Braxtron

            lolol

          • Anonymous

            The razor with a cover feels like the gs2 lol. The display is awesome.

  • Anonymous

    Impossibly thin, but I am waiting for another phone. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/TJHRULZ tjhrulz

    But I just finished reading that article 
    Also what does this have to do with the GNEX

    • Billyrouth2000

      Gnex sucks, cheaply made plastic