More than a decade after the first release, Motorola Razr is back. As Motorola’s first foldable phone, it maintains the same overall size as its previous model, but replaces the T9 keyboard and LCD with a 6.2-inch foldable OLED panel and Android 9 Pie, which is expected to ship in January 2020 for $1,499. Chris Davies, editor of slash Gear, spoke out, after the scene.
Davies says in the article that he has always had a crush on Motorola’s phones, his first, the Motorola StarTAC, and the early users of the Razr V3. It wasn’t until the rise of Android and iOS that he switched to larger-screen phones.
Davies said he was excited by the contrast between Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Huawei’s Mate X, which turned the phone into a tablet, and the Motorola Razr 2019, which took a very different design approach. In the expanded state is the 6.2-inch smart touch screen, which is not the largest mobile screen on the market, but not small. It also has a resolution of 2142 x 876, and the OLED material panel offers rich colors and deeper black.
In folding, the Motorola Razr 2019 measures only 72 x 94 x 14 mm, compared with 70.4 x 149.9 x 7.8 mm for the Galaxy S10 (slightly smaller 6.1-inch display). Of course, Motorola is thicker, and the chin may seem strange when you open the foldable, but it’s inevitable, but the length is easy to tuck into the jeans.
There’s no doubt that price is the first big hurdle: $1,500 is a big deal for smartphones, especially those that don’t even get Qualcomm’s current flagship Snapdragon chipset. I’m also not completely confident about Motorola’s 2510 mAh battery and its ability to last all day. Even wireless charging can eliminate this situation. In an age when even “two-cam” phones have been criticised, a single camera seems unfortunate.
Although there are bound to be many shortcomings as a test aquatic product, Davies’s experience from the existing experience is very much to be expected.