18 September 2017
The Moto G series has proven to be a huge success for Motorola since it's comeback to the smartphone market. Starting from the first generation to the current Moto G5, it has impressed users that they can get a stock Android experience, faster updates, great features, and a good brand name without spending a lot. So let's have a look at the Moto G4 teardown to see what's inside. We do know that it's now a year old model but it's the last Moto G smartphone to come with a plastic body which is one of the reasons have a look inside.
This Moto G4 teardown has been done by the YouTuber JerryRigEverything who is well-known for putting smartphones through hell to see how much they can take and to test their durability. And while the mid-ranger managed to survive the test, it got him wondering what's inside the plastic body. To start off, it's a good thing that the Moto G4 has a removable back but that is meant to offer access to only SIM cards and microSD cards. And as for proceeding further, one needs to take care of a total of 19 screws holding the black panel.
But even after removing those screws, there is a ribbon which needs to be pulled off. This ribbon goes beneath the back panel and is connected with the rear camera, flash, and the earpiece. There is also a black tape over some portion of the battery which serves as an indicator for knowing if the phone has been opened and altered with before. As for the battery connector, Motorola is surprisingly using old-school two-prong plug made out of wires. The same goes for the fact there are no magic pull tabs either for removing the battery. It means you will have to be a little careful while taking it out so that you don't end up doing any damage.
As for the rest of components like the headphone jack and main board, the whole removing process is relatively easier and convenient as compared to what we mentioned above. But the most interesting part of this teardown is the strange placement of speaker at the top side. The speaker has been placed at the extreme left corner of the whole speaker grill instead of being in the center. The actual reason behind this is unknown which makes it weird in the first place.
All in all, the Moto G4 teardown appears to be simple and easier process as compared to pretty complex ones that we have seen in the past.