Droid Razr: How The Heck Did They Fit It All In?

We know what you were thinking when the 7.1 mm thin Motorola Droid Razr was first unveiled, “how the heck did they fit everything in there?”  We were thinking the same thing, especially when they announced that there would be LTE radios on board.  Well, the good folks over at the Engadget Mobile team put together a little “under the hood” look with their go to guy, Francois Simond, who handles everything in the hardware hack dept.  Check out his findings below when he cracked that baby open.  


Silicon
CPU: TI OMAP 4430 at 1.2GHz, 2x 2395 BogoMIPS
GPU: PowerVR SGX540 (Frequencies not specified)
Baseband: CDMA Qualcomm MDM6600 (Same as Droid Bionic)
LTE: Motorola Wrigley (Same as Droid Bionic)
NFC controller: NXP PN544 (Note: the Linux driver is present, but hardware appears to be missing or misconfigured)
HDMI: OMAP4 HDMI output with HDCP support
RAM: 1GB included, 919MB available to the OS
Sensors
Accelerometer: STMicroelectronics LIS3DH 3-axis
Magnetic Field sensor: Asahi Kasei AK8975 3-axis
Orientation sensor: Asahi Kasei AK8975
Proximity and light sensors: TAOS CT405
Gyroscope: STMicroelectronics L3G4200D
Barometric pressure sensor: Bosh Sensortec BMP180
Temperature sensor: TI TMP105
Directional tap / double-tap sensor: Kionix KXTF9 (May be related to the Webtop / LapDock)
Misc. internals
Frequency scaler: mot_hotplug (OMAP-optimized)
Android: 2.3.5
LCD density for Android UI scaling: 240dpi
Refresh rate: 60Hz (Maximum window manager events value set to 55fps only; in theory, this could make finger scrolling less smooth)
Linux kernel: 2.6.35.7
Screen controller supports CABC (Content Adaptive Brightness / Backlight Control)
[via Engadget]

About the Author: Axl Logan

Born and raised in New York City, Axl Logan is an avid tech junkie and Starbucks attendee. He enjoys everything digital from the latest cameras, tablets and mp3 players to the hottest smartphones on the market. He considers there to be no greater honor than to rock an Android phone and to be reporting the latest and greatest on Google and the hottest OS to ever hit a handset. Making the move from Windows Mobile to Android, functionality and productivity have never been better. Armed with a passion for Android, his Droid Razr and a cool as hell name like Axl, he aims to report everything and anything Android related. Axl currently works as an IT tech for a major firm in NY and loves to ride bike, play video games, and read a good book in his spare time.


  • Mark

    WTF this article doesn’t answer the question of how they fit everything. It just lists the components.

  • T Rad

    They fit it all in b/c it’s wider than hell.