Moto RAZR First Impressions

Coming January 2020, the all new folding Smartphone that makes Millennials and Boomers nostalgic AF. Sorry Gen-Z - you just don't really understand...


A bold phone to put to market, and the first Flip-phone with a price tag over a grand, literally ever. If I wasn't so broke I would consider actually buying this because it's genuinely practical. Let me explain why...

So this will actually retail for $1,499.99 which is a steep price these days for any smartphone. However, when you consider the practicality of this, and the nostalgia of course, it might actually be worth it. To some extent flip phones make a lot of sense. They fold away and become smaller in your pocket, which is super helpful. There is something about taking a phone out of your pocket and flipping it open that no smartphone - No not even you Galaxy Fold - can compare. Seriously, good for Moto for doing this! It's fascinating and different! That's what the tech market wants, not the 17th same damn iPhone with all the same shit as last year. Cmon Apple, innovate already! Although this is totally a remake of the classic Razor... So It's not actually innovation, but to some extent it is with its folding screen.


Check out the behind the scenes!

Here are some Specs to Note:

Display

  • 6.2” foldable pOLED, HD (2142 x 876p), 21:9 Cinemavision

External Display

  • Quick View: 2.7” gOLED, 600 x 800p, 4:3 aspect ratio

Performance

  • 6 GB Ram

  • Snapdragon 710 (2.2Ghz)

  • Andriod 9 (Pie)

  • 128 GB internal storage

Battery

  • 15W Fast Charging

  • 2510 mAh, Non-removable

Couple last things to note: For such an actually large display in 2020, the battery isn't all that big. Not a huge deal but I can't imagine a foldable AMOLED screen to be the most battery efficient display in the market. Hopefully that doesn't impact their performance that much. Also, I also feel like they may have dropped the ball on the price-to-feature ratio. What I mean by that is I feel like I should be getting something a little more than just pure nostalgia out of $1500... Ya know? Idk maybe it's a tall order, and maybe Moto thinks that a foldable screen is worth the money, but to me it just seems like an extra hazard at this point. They haven't released an official IP water-resistant rating to the public, but they do claim that it's water resistant. I just don't really see how, since the Galaxy fold was so terribly bad at this with their hinge and display, it left a lot of physical holes. All well, let me know what you think in the comments below! Here are some screen comparisons in this years lineup Vs. The Moto display. To get a better sense of size when it's open.

IPhone 11 Pro Max

6.5" Display





Google Pixel 4 XL

6.3"





Galaxy Note 10

6.8"





Moto RAZR

6.2"

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