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Motorola Droid Bionic torn down, found very easy to fix

updated 10:05 am EDT, Fri September 9, 2011

Droid Bionic gets unofficial parts breakdown

Motorola's just-shipped Droid Bionic has been given a teardown that shows surprisingly easy access. The iFixit look found that 11 standard screws guard the inside, and just a minimum of screws and other extras keep components in place. The Verizon phone's internals are also very modular and keep many components, like the camera or LCD, replaceable individually instead of being tied together on expensive ribbon cables.

Chips inside the phone are expected. Besides the 1GHz TI OMAP 4430 that replaces the Tegra 2 promised with the old Bionic design, it has a Qualcomm MDM6600 chip like that in the iPhone 4 and Droid 3 that's providing the CDMA and EVDO connections. Motorola is presumably providing the LTE chipset needed for 4G, while SanDisk is providing the 16GB of built-in storage.

Choices made lead to the phone being comparatively simple to reassemble. The Bionic's accessibility may be important, as at the $300 official on-contract price makes it one of Verizon's most expensive smartphones.











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