Motorola Razr has finally been launched on Thursday and it has been featured with a flexible screen which folds completely half. The main reason behind this is to give the phone a traditional clamshell look. Apart from this, the brand has also included a secondary screen on the front side of the phone which is known as Quick View external display for offering just faster reach to the notification, Google Assistant, music and lots more. As per the brand, the smartphone will be up for sale on January 9, 2020, in the United States. However, the buyers can pre-order from December 26, 2019. Motorola is the third company which has turned up into the foldable phone segment. Before that Huawei as well as Samsung has launched their most awaited Mate X as well as Galaxy Fold.

Price and availability

The locked version of Motorola Razr is available for $62.49 a month for 24 months on Verizon Device Payment. However, the smartphone is priced at $1,499.99 in the United States that is around Rs 1,07,400 in Indian currency which is affordable as compared to Samsung Galaxy Fold as it was priced at $1,980 in the United States. 

The company said in the event, “we have full confidence in the durability of the Flex View display and based on our research, it will last for the average lifespan of a smartphone. We acknowledge this is a brand new technology and we are committed to continuous improvement as the industry evolves. Therefore we have created a world-class service package to make sure every razr customer has an exceptional experience.” In the service package they have included 24/7 chat support along with device analytics and the display or device fail, the company guarantees 24 hours exchange offer. In case any defect occurs while the normal usage, the company will be repairing the smartphone for free. All these services are meant for US-based users. However, the company has not yet announced anything about the Non-US service plans.

Design

The Motorola Razr 2019 comes with typical Razr design from the flip flat hinge to the chunky bottom lip which the top folds down to come to join. It has a mall exterior screen which displays the notifications as well as the time. Both of the Razrs are extremely slim along with giant chins. However, the newly launched Razr specifically uses that chin for the fingerprint sensor. The only thing that we would like to say here is that the phone comes in a single colour which is a smoky black. It can be disappointing most of the users who were in love with the classic Razr’s range of hues. As per the display is concerned, the display is no bigger as compared to the other phones and also its resolutions are not that impressive. The most amazing part of the phone is that the design surprises the users by allowing the phone to fold in hamburger style which is quite similar to the Samsung Galaxy Fold. When you fold the phone, it easily fits in your palm along with a textured metal black as well as a glass cover on the front with a smaller quick look display. Just under that, there is a rear camera and when you close it, it becomes a front face shooter. The rear panel is of metallic which means the smartphones does not support wireless charging. At the bottom of the phone, it consists of speakers, antennas, forward-facing fingerprint touch sensor as well as bottom USB-C port. However, the negative part of the phone is that the phone does not support facial unlocking.

Apart from this, there is no slot for expandable storage or SIM as the phone uses eSIM. Not only this but also there is no headphone jack.  However, there is a lock button as well as a volume rocker on the right side which are very useful and comfortable.

Camera

The Motorola Razr comes with a single 16 MP rear camera which provides a fine picture. Sadly the phone does not feature multi-camera like the other phones from the same brand. But the camera fits on just a small single frame. If we talk about the photo quality in a detailed way then we would say that it is not meant for photography purposes. There is also a 5 MP front shooter situated in the top of the unfolded screen.

Performance

The phone comes with a Snapdragon 710 chipset which is low as compared to the advanced Snapdragon 855 in the Samsung Galaxy Fold. Apart from this, the phone runs on Android 9 and it also supports various other signature Motorola gestures which work when the phone is opened and closed. The phone comes with 2,510 mAh battery and here is where the brand has compromised only because of the design. However, the brand claims that the battery will last all day. The phone looks incredible but we hope that the second generation will come with more improved features. And we feel that the phone is too expensive for most of the users in terms of its features. Having said that the recently launched Motorola Razr will be coming soon in the Indian market. The reason we are saying this because the Lenovo owned company has already started teasing the smartphone on its Twitter handle. Not only this but also the company has started taking registrations on its Indian websites. However, there is no such official announcement about the launch date as well as the price in India.