iFixit Gets Surgical On the Moto X

by Brandon Russell | August 24, 2013

Motorola’s latest flagship, Moto X, recently received the iFixit surgical teardown, revealing what goes inside a device that’s assembled here in the U.S. Turns out, Motorola engineered a rather unique handset that surprised even iFixit’s experienced hands.

In addition to an actual a rear case that’s legitimately woven (and doesn’t just appear to be so), the Moto X comes with a camera flash in its own separate assembly, “the most modular headphone jack,” and a vibrator motor that’s soldered onto the motherboard. Overall, iFixit says the Moto X gets a 7 out of 10 on the repairability scale, which isn’t too bad considering the approach (and risk) Motorola took by allowing consumer to design their own.

For a full teardown and analysis, check out iFixit’s report at the source link below.



Brandon Russell

Brandon Russell enjoys writing about technology and entertainment. When he's not watching Back to the Future, you can find him on a hike or watching...