Motorola Razr hands-on
The long-rumored Motorola Razr may just be the foldable phone we all want simply because it's not a new concept at all. The Razr V3 wasn't just a phone, it was a landmark that defined the lifestyle of an entire generation of movies, TV shows, ads, and whatnot. But back in 2004, it was called a flip-phone.
Fifteen years later and the true successor is here and it may as well define the next generation of smartphones, the one with the foldable screens at least. While the Mate X and Galaxy Fold folded a tablet into a phone, the Razr folds a regular phone into this small peculiar blast from the past. And it seems to have worked out great.
The concept was here all along and we are glad Motorola decided bring it back to life. The Motorola Razr is quite like the Razr V3 but with modern hardware and a foldable OLED inside.
The magic inside the new Razr happens on a 6.2" foldable P-OLED screen with 373ppi. It occupies most of the internal part of the Razr though there is a notch for the earpiece, and there is a bottom part that holds the antennas and the fingerprint sensor.
The Razr is powered by the Snapdragon 710 - surely not the flagship chipset you'd expect into a €1500 smartphone, but it should be more than enough for what the Razr was made, and yet gaming should not be of an issue.
Motorola Razr specs
- Body: foldable water-repellent design, glass and metal back, stainless steel frame; Noir Black only.
- Size: 94 x 72 x 14mm folded, 172 x 72 x 6.9mm unfolded, 205g.
- Screen: foldable 6.2" P-OLED, 876 x 2,142 px, 373ppi, large notch; secondary 2.7" G-OLED 800 x 600 px.
- Chipset: Snapdragon 710 (10nm): Octa-core CPI - 2x2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6x1.6 GHz Kryo 360 Silver; Adreno 616 GPU.
- Memory: 6GB RAM, 128GB storage.
- OS: (vanilla) Android 9.0 Pie.
- Rear camera: Main: 16MP, f/1.7, dual-pixel PDAF, dual-LED flash; 2160p video recording; Secondary: ToF camera
- Front camera: 5MP, f/2.0.
- Battery: 2,510mAh, 15W charging.
- Connectivity: eSIM only, LTE-A, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB-C.
- Misc: front-mounted fingerprint sensor.
There are some notable omissions on the Razr like a flagship chipset, a microSD, an audio jack, and most importantly - a SIM slot. Relying only on eSIM severely limits the Razr's potential reach but with that price and exclusivity, we guess it was meant to be a limited edition anyway.
We spent some time with the Razr today and our first impressions are in.
I will definitely be waiting for them to work out all of the issues with foldable phones for at least a year if not more before I jump on board. I had a Razr when they first came out in the US around 03 or 04 and I loved it but I am not going to get ...
- 27 May 2020
It was also extremely popular in Greece at the time, ie. early 00s. It was very thin and light and came in many colours, which made it popular.
- 15 May 2020
Working only with eSim limits it’s market
- 28 Apr 2020