There is literally zero number of people who think that the folding phones are not one of the craziest techs we have seen in this decade. With Samsung coming initially with an on and off Folding phone, the Galaxy Fold, Huawei later made its cut with the Mate X. And now, Motorola finally brought back the nostalgic Moto Razr in the latest piece of tech as a folding phone which surely looks dope. We got our hands on it for a while and here’s what we think about it.
The new Moto Razr is similar in terms of size when compared to the older original flip Razr. Getting hold of the device, it reminds of the original Moto Razr with the same kind of chin, the flip ratio, the weight, and size. It opens up with a flick just like the older one and has good feedback to it. It has got a curvy edge display on top with a notch and a chin at the bottom. After folding it up, you can see the camera lens and the secondary display on top of it, actually below the lens. And behind it, it has the Moto logo reincarnating the original Moto Razr. The bottom part of the display moves slightly towards the inside when folding which explains the minimal gap when folded. All in all, it is the modernized version of the original Razr with high-end tech in offer.
Earlier, we have seen a horizontal folding phone, the Samsung Galaxy Fold which underwent many changes. The Moto Razr comes with a vertical folding display which is actually a 6.2-inch 2142 x 876 p-OLED display with 21:9 aspect ratio which Motorola calls as FlexView display which folds into itself and on the outside after folding, there is a smaller 2.7-inch 800 x 600 G-OLED panel which Motorola calls as a QuickView display.
Although questions like how well is it built arise, I feel it gets the job done in a professional way because the work in design is clearly seen. The hinge especially looks solid and has that springy nature to it which feels premium. But one thing in concern is for the delicacy of the device because however well built it might be, it is still new tech and moreover, it is a phone.
The big thick chin at the bottom houses the important components of the device like the fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C port, speaker grill, and no headphone jack. That’s pretty much it with the design of the Moto Razr and to help with this design, comes the Moto Actions handy to perform certain actions like an opening camera with a double twist and more.
Coming to the cameras, the party trick is that you can use the primary 16MP camera for your selfies as well to bump up the quality. It is available when you open the camera in folded mode and when opened up, you can use the selfie 5MP selfie camera. The camera seems to be good enough for this kind of advanced tech both in good and bad lighting conditions.
In terms of performance specifications, Moto has decided not to go with flagship components for their own reasons. It packs a Snapdragon 710 SoC along with 6GB of RAM and 128GB storage onboard. Apart from the numbered specs, the device is reportedly splash-proof but there isn’t any kind of IP certification so it is not really recommended to use around water. The Moto Razr packs a 2510 mAh battery which really looks smaller but I think it should get you running for a day.
The Moto Razr is going to retail at a price of about Rs. 1,10,000 in India very soon. Considering the specs on the sheet and the performance, the Moto Razr is certainly a kind of throwback device for all the people who were in love with the original Razr. For someone looking to buy a phone at this price, even though the innovative folding concept might elevate a bit, it will constantly keep reminding of how it would have been better with larger numbers on the specifications sheet.