Motorola is known for its first flip out a phone. In the late ’90s and early 2000s, the Motorola Razr was the most popular and best-selling phone. Now, Motorola once again wanted to reclaim the success of the old days so they launched a revamped version of old Motorola Razr in the form of Motorola Razr (2019).
Motorola did best to put all the effort in designing the phone. The company tries to break the shackle of using flat-screen phones and instead opt to go for clamshell design. The size is very small in the folded shape and very comfortable to hold. But the specifications are not like high-end phones. And the biggest downside of the phone is its price. The phone cost around $1,500 and at that price a phone is not worth at all.
Design & Display
Th design-wise phone looks similar to the old Motorola. If Motorola tries to revive the old memories, they get successful. Motorola Razr 2019 will initiate the concept of new clamshell design phones. We are sure in the future more companies will follow the footprints and produced the foldable phones in the clamshell design.
In the folded state the phone is very small, just about half the size of your footprint. In the unfolded state, the display elongated to 6.7-inch. The upper and lower half of the phone is connected by the solid stainless steel hinges. The hinges are very stiff. They are so stiff that you won’t open a phone with one hand. The back of the phone is made up of solid plastic. It has rounded edges and a thick chin at the bottom.
Another noticeable thing about design the phone has a very big notch at the front display. The notch also houses a front camera that can be used for video calling. The notch is distracting and cut out the video while playing. The smartphone also includes a fingerprint sensor at the bottom of the phone.
The Motorola Razr dual-display. The primary display comes with a 6.2-inch flexible OLED HD+ (876×2142 pixels) screen with a 21:9 aspect ratio. It can be folded completely in half. There is also a secondary display of 2.7-inch with the resolution (600×800 pixels). The secondary display is used to check quick notifications, control music, receive calls, respond to messages or take selfies.
The screen is far from the best. It comes with a maximum brightness of 386 nits only. It is not great and while watching Youtube videos and Netflix.
Processor and Performance
The phone is driven by the octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC, paired with 6GB of RAM and 128GB internal storage. We are really disappointed that instead of the flagship phone that costs a huge price lacks 5G support. The processor is powerful enough to run multiple apps and games simultaneously.
Motorola has packed a 16-megapixel sensor with f/1.7 aperture on the Quick View Display. In the folded state it will be used to take selfies. Once the user unfolds the phone, the 16-megapixel turned into a rear camera. The phone also includes a 5-megapixel camera in the primary display. It can be used to take selfies when the phone is in an unfolded state.
Motorola could improve camera quality. The picture takes from the rear camera lacks natural color. The color looks stretched and oversaturated. In the dark mode, the camera doesn’t justify its price. The pics taken in dark looks artificial and edited.
The phone packs a 2,510mAh battery with 15W quick charging support. The battery is good enough to provide a battery backup of up to 10-hours during normal usage, which includes regular browsing, watching movies and using social networking.
The phone runs Android 9 Pie.
The phone is a bit cheaper than a rival Galaxy Fold that costs $1,980. But at $1,500 Motorola could add some more features and improve the camera and battery quality. We think with those specifications and feature phones are slightly overpriced. If it costs less than $1,000 then people might show more interest to buy the phone. But since it is a first iteration of the foldable phone from the company, we expect that Motorola will come next-generation foldable phone with improved design and specifications.