Motorola Droid Bionic Stripped and Exposed

Paul Lilly

It took a long time for Motorola's much anticipated Droid Bionic smartphone to hit the market, and now that it's finally here, what's left to do but strip it naked and ogle all of its sexy parts? That's exactly what the folks over at iFixIt did, who learned a little bit more about the Droid Bionic in the process.

First things first: In case you're not familiar, the Droid Bionic is Verizon's new flagship smartphone. It packs a 1GHz Texas Instruments dual-core processor, 1GB of RAM, 4.3-inch qHD display, 16GB of internal storage supplemented by an included 16GB microSD card, 8MP rear-facing camera with dual LED flash, front-facing camera (likely 0.3MP) for video calls, Gorilla Glass, Android 2.3 (Gingerbread), and support for Verizon's 4G LTE network. In fact, it's Verizon's only smartphone to offer both a dual-core processor and 4G LTE connectivity.

Digging below the spec sheet, iFixIt located the coveted 4G LTE SIM card nestled beneath the microSD card. And while the majority of users won't ever dare tear the Bionic apart, it takes the removal of 11 screws around the perimeter to get inside. Beneath it all sits a "forest of EMI shields."

One of the high points in tearing into the Bionic is Motorola evidently did away with the long ribbon cables found in some of its other devices that can make getting inside a bit tricky. Once inside, you'll find several identifying parts, including:

  • Elpida B8064B2PB-8D-F DRAM
  • SanDisk SDIN4C2-16GB flash
  • ST Ericsson CPCAP 006556001
  • Qualcomm PM8028 chip
  • Hynix memory
  • ATMEL MX%224E-CCU touchscreen controller

According to iFixIt, it's pretty easy to service the Droid Bionic for a number of reasons, including the limited number of screws and conservative amount of adhesive, which ultimately led to iFixIt rating the device a 9/10 in repairability.

Put your own smartphone to sleep and view all the naked Bionic pictures here .

Image Credit: iFixIt

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