Motorola Moto X teardown reveals X8 SoC and other details

motox-green1Much like how every year, the iPhone gets a tear down treatment to reveal what Apple has put inside, this year for the Motorola Moto X, the handy folks over at iFixIt have done the same for this smartphone.

Since the unveiling of the Moto X, users, analysts and investors alike have been impressed with the smartphone.  There are many great things to say about the Moto X, but one of the best things that people have been impressed with is the smooth handling of the phone.  The curve that the Moto X has gives the phone a very comfortable hold.  Another is the various color options that the Moto X gives to all users to make sure they are comfortable with the color they choose.

The Moto X features a Dual-core 1.7 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 4.7-inch 1280×720 pixels AMOLED display, 2 GB RAM, 2 option storage of 16 GB of 32 GB with no microSD expandable option, Qualcomm Adreno 320 GPU, NFC and 10 MP rear camera.  The Moto X to my knowledge is the first and only smartphone that is Designed and Assembled in USA.

Anyways, the folks over at iFixIt have taken the time to do a tear down of the Moto X.  One thing you will notice in the tear down is that there was already small damage to the body of the phone.  Perhaps the first round of Moto X had some issues with production.  So if you Moto X comes with some damage, be sure to take it back where you purchased it and ask for an exchange.

Another thing impressive about the Moto X is the processor power.  The folks over at iFixIt say that “the Motorola X8 Mobile Computing System is comprised of a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4Pro family processor, a natural language processor and a contextual computing processor.”  Adding to that, they break it down even more by saying the Moto X has 8 processing cores, in detail:

  • 4 graphics processor cores for “stunning clarity”
  • 2 application processor cores for “swift action”
  • 2 low-power cores—”awaiting your next command”

Over all, iFixIt gives the Moto X a Repairability score of 7 out of 10.  The parts inside the smartphone such as cameras, and buttons are easy to replace because of pressure contact and cable connectors. Take a look at some pictures below and then head over to iFixIt to read about the tear down in even more detail.

What do you think?  Impressed with the Moto X?

Images Credited to iFixIt

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