Motorola Razr foldable mobile phone is not doing something that the Galaxy can fold it flat screen – CNET snaps

Motorola Razr foldable mobile phone is doing something, the Galaxy wrinkles cannot-it is locked in place and the flat-screen – CNET

When I fold the Motorola Razr in half for the first time, the most amazing thing happens: It is quiet, snaps from top to bottom, flat on one side, on top of the other, without a visible gap between the two halves of the screen. With this simple action, Motorola is one of the biggest design mystery has been solved, that the Galaxy fold and other foldable mobile phones have yet to figure out. Over the crisp of autumn, I have the seat at Motorola in Chicago, it is clear that the Razr-with fold-6.2 inch screen, 16-megapixel-double-duty-camera, and the $1,500 price tag is designed to be the best, thought the most complete, foldable phone date. 

Streamlined. Completely Plug-In Cards. Nostalgic, with a sharp futuristic edge. 

If the $wrinkles of 2,000 Samsung Galaxy, is the foldable mobile phone for early adopters who want to show their wealth and sophistication, the Motorola Razr could be a foldable mobile phone is best suitable for the rest of us-or at least for those of us comfortable with spending $1500 on a cell phone. (For reference, the 512 GB  iPhone 11 Pro Max cost about the same price. It converts to about £located 1,170 or AU$2,200.) 

In the setting to create a flip-phone, which doubled the size of the image, while the body is small enough for the pocket, Motorola has been faithful to your of the original Razr flip phone from 2004 updated the brand iconic, best-selling phone of all time. The new Razr is wider, heavier, and is fully equipped with functions to adjust for 2019. And it sparks manage my emotional attachment to the clamshell designs of the past. Resistance is futile: The Razr needs to be reversed.


More than that, as CNET Editor Roger Cheng says, the foldable Razr gives Motorola a chance to stage a comeback in an eye-catching way to ignore the impossible.

The Motorola Razr comes at a crucial time, when foldable mobile phones are at a crossroads between hype and reality. A year ago, foldable mobile phones have been shattered, as the next revolution in mobile phone design, brings life to the dream of a big screen device more portable. But found debilitating problems with the screen massive delays from the largest player, Samsung, the future of foldable phones in doubt. The late arrival of  , Huawei Mate X has not helped, either. Now Motorola’s turn to step into the spotlight. When you fight is successful, the brand –&nbsp-now profitable for the first time in years;could be, foldable mobile phones, a new hope

I’m gonna need you to test completely the Motorola Razr from the top to the bottom, a watchful eye can result in the damage of its plastic-OLED (known as P-OLED) screen, their real battery life, camera quality, and everything in between. But so far I love what I see: A foldable mobile phone with real potential, for today, to improve not only a curiosity on tomorrow. 


the Motorola Razr, flip phones of old foldable phones in the future.

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This is not to say that each of the foldable mobile phone or the Razr model to follow, even if Samsung teased its own foldable flip. This is the Wild West of mobile design, and the difference is exciting and necessary as the figures from the industry, such as — and even if — foldable devices a thing is. If you have an eye to foldable mobile phones, it is time to pay attention to.

read on, and you know how the Motorola droid Razr foldable panel is designed to contain the damage, such as striking the screen is a fold, what comes in the stunning box and the potential trade-offs makes the phone is its design and price. Scroll to the end for a specs comparison with Galaxy wrinkles and Huawei Mate X.

The Motorola Razr goes on sale in the United States some time in January for $1,500. Verizon is the exclusive U.S. carrier… ever, but the Razr also sell in selected Walmart stores. We don’t have an exact sale date yet. The pre-orders start. Dec. 26. Canada gets the Razr in “the beginning of 2020.”

Worldwide, the Razr is also the date on pre-order in selected European countries as early as December, with a January-to-sales. Australia, Argentina, Mexico, Brazil, and select Asian markets will also be the phone to carry.

like it, use the Motorola Razr

We are not at the point where, nevertheless, with a foldable mobile phone is with you all. There is still some novelty, because up to now we have seen so many different designs. But the idea with the larger, folding screen, to the majority of your tasks is a constant. Here are some questions that I thought that you may have are.


The Razr is a 6.2-inch screen, minimizes wrinkles.

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How is the screen? I’ll give you the short answer and a longer answer in the section directly below: It is made of plastic and I had no chance to its durability yet, but it looks like I expect it to. It is a fingernail-thin channel that runs around the circumference between the display and the aperture, the me in the light of the fold former questions with the upper layer of the separation of the P-OLED provide-below. At least this channel collects dust.

How is it flat-fold? proprietary hinge design has an open cavity that houses the looped portion of the screen. In other words, the plastic screens do not fold completely flat, or they would fold in the middle. There is still an air gap in the interior of the phone, you can’t see straight, so the design is mostly flat. Technically, there is a 0.2 mm gap between the display and the hinge.


The Motorola Razr chin helps keep the sides slim by storing the phone bulkier elements of this Basis.

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what is the Razr? It feels bulky or excessively long? The 6.2-inch screen is big, but narrow, with a 21:9 ratio. The resolution is 2,142×876 pixels. Motorola has loaded from the bottom, most of the apps and controls, in order to reach them easier with the thumb. It works better than most of the phones with one Hand.

How well it really works Smaller front pockets, a squeeze could, but I had no problem slipping it into my skinny jeans. It bag and purse mobile phone bag fits easily in my jacket.

there is a screen on the outside as it is on the lap? you get a 2.7-inch external display, which is meant for display essentials such as the time, alerts, notifications, and basics such as signal and battery life. You will not be able to give it to him (this is the best), but you can respond through canned messages or your voice. You can use it to see what you look like in selfies (see below).


folded up, you’d never expect to have that the Razr 6.2-inch screen.

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How durable is to open it and close it? I can feel the hinge tension when opening and closing the Razr, and the movement feels smooth and measured. You can see the gears of the hinge work, if you look at it from above and below. It looks cool, but I hope that nothing remains inside. Magnets hold together the pages. My thumb tired after a day of opening, a-handed, but with two hands felt just as natural. This could be a Problem with more beefy thumb.

you Can see a wrinkle? Yes, but it is narrow and less pronounced than on the Galaxy folds. You can feel it if you RUB your finger along the seam, but it is more subtle than on the Galaxy Work.

Why the Razr still a chin? The thickness of the plastic “chin” at the bottom of the phone goes back to the of the original Razr design, i.e. a point for the nostalgia. More importantly, the chin houses the optical fingerprint reader to work to Pay for it with Google), all of the antennas, the vibration of the engine and the GPS and Wi-Fi modules. It also gives you something to keep you while you are watching a video.


One of the most promising tools is closed a selfie with the Razr completely.

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open the phone to talk? in order To initiate a call, Yes, but if you are already on a call, you can close it, to continue the conversation-so long as you are on speaker phone, connecting via Bluetooth or via a video call. Otherwise, the phone most of the apps closes. Music Player are still an exception, and you will take control of be able to, followed by the smaller outside screen.

how to videos on the Razr? I saw a couple of YouTube videos. You will want to do this horizontally: Depending on how the source video is formatted, you could cut off some heads, if you pinch-and-zoom to fill the screen. Otherwise, you may see black bars on the edge of the pages. For what it’s worth, Motorola is calling on the 21:9 screen with cinema vision screen.

How do you see the cameras? camera under the external display and this is what they will contain, most of the time, take your photos, selfies. There are a couple of tools to make selfie-taking easier and the result is that the image quality could be higher than the average. The 5-megapixel camera that you see when you unfold the Razr is mainly used for video calls. You don’t get a Tele or wide-angle lens, but there are software-supported portrait mode and night-Vision (and a time-of-flight sensor) for extreme low-light shots.

What is the warranty how? to Buy a Razr in the USA, and you will receive around-the-clock technical support via chat. You can talk to a person on the phone for a 14-hour-per-day-window. Here’s the rest of the fine print for Verizon customers (warranties may vary depending on the country):

In the event device, or display any errors occur, the all Razr customers with 24-hour turnaround, and free advanced exchange support, with free next-day freight under Motorola’s standard warranty will be offered. For display defects, to repair during normal use, that we offer, or to replace the devices free of charge by our standard warranty policy. For all other services required for the circumstances fall outside of the warranty or advertising material may have relating to the consumer, displays replaced for $299.00.


the Original Motorola Razr, meet foldable Motorola Razr.

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Motorola: Our folding screen is stronger than the Galaxy-specialist

My first question in the foldable mobile phone is “how strong is this screen for?” — Thanks to the Galaxy fold the litany of early-screen-problems to a redesign and a four-month delay. 

The main culprits plagues came Samsung design down to damage due to pressure (e.g. by pressing the screen hard enough to crush pixels), foreign body below the screen, the ends of damage to the plastic material by sharp objects (such as a finger nail or ring) and the removal of the protective cover layer.


Samsung Galaxy folds is on the larger screen, while Motorola makes the Razr portability first.

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such As Samsung, Motorola a flexible plastic OLED to bring screen images to life, and a kind of plastic coating on top to protect the sensitive electronics, make your screen to light up. 

Because the harder materials such as flexible glass, not still exist (Gorilla glass-manufacturer Corning is working on it), all foldable phones use a type of plastic cover layer.

In the Motorola case, there is a polyamide coating, a variation on the shatter-shield technology the company developed in 2011 for the Droid Razr series. Motorola says that his experience working with the material, there is an edge, along with a harder coating of the folds that make it more resistant to scratches. Steel plates behind the plastic-OLED-add structure and help distribute all the forces along the phone-length. We test this assertion.


may not look The protective film so as suave as glass, but it is less prone to cracking.

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Largest camera, battery and screen-trade-offs that you need to know

I have never met a perfect phone, and the Motorola Razr is already showing some trade-offs. The phone main 16-megapixel camera is a good start, but it is the telephoto and wide angle lenses. that become missing are the trademark of the premium devices are. Meanwhile, the Galaxy fold there are six of them.

I’m curious whether and how the on-screen dimensions of hamper, video, gameplay, touch, and read in the course of time. The keyboard is tight, but precise enough for me, without too many errors. I could also quickly the type. People with larger fingers can not feel the same. I was relieved that the chin get in the way. 

There is also a question mark over the battery. Motorola put a battery in both sides of the Razr, for a total of 2,500 mAh. This helps the balance of the weight, but two separate batteries are usually less efficient than a single one. Motorola says that the battery is only a day. For comparison, the Galaxy fold battery adds up to 4,380 mAh.


Motorola hopes to regain the magic of the best-selling phone of all time.

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One way the brand keeps the battery in to check, is the use of the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor instead of the premium Snapdragon-855 chip set. Since the 710 chip-peak speeds are slower than the 855, it will burn less battery. The physical chip size is smaller, too. You should not notice a difference in most of their tasks.

do not open Most of the apps on the external screen, the internal screen. The fold is a departure from the Galaxy, the 4.6-inch external display, you can open any Android app and then pick up where you left off when you open the device. Motorola says that when it updates the Razr to Android 10, it will add further links to the journey of the small outer screen, the 6.2-inch internal display.

The Razr-Android-version 9 means that you are using will not be able to popular functions such as system-wide dark mode only.


It’s not just a box. The Motorola Razr is the packaging doubles as a stand that can play music from your speakers.

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Everything you unboxing experience is you in the box

quite catchy. Motorola has a unique and eye-catching box with sharp corners, in a tinted, transparent top and a speaker grille, so that you can play music through the box, if you plug the phone in it upright. It is a gift for those you love. 

The Motorola Razr box comes with:

  • Motorola Razr phone
  • Wi-Fi-USB-C-earphones
  • accessories-case, also the house of your sunglasses.
  • 15-watt-turbo power-charger
  • USB-C cable,
  • Headset Adapter

A closer look at the hinge system inside.

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Motorola Razr-specs against the Galaxy wrinkles and Huawei Mate X

Motorola Razr vs. Galaxy Fold vs. Mate X











Motorola Razr Samsung Galaxy Wrinkles Huawei Mate X
Display Size, Resolution Internal: 6.2 inch, foldable polarized; 2,142x876p pixels (21:9) / External: 2.7-inch glass OLED 800 x 600 pixels (4:3) Internal: 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED; 2,152×1,536 pixels (plastic) / External: 4.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED; 1,680×720 pixels (Gorilla glass 6) Full 8-inch-OLED-Display (2,480 x 2,200) extended Folded:/, the front: 6.6 cm (2.480 x 1,148 pixels) / up to Folded, back: 6.38-inch (2.480 x 892);
The Pixel Density 373 ppi (internal screen) 362 ppi (internal screen) 414 ppi (extended screen)
Dimensions (Inches) Unfolded: 6.8×2.8×0.28 inch. Folded: 3.7×2.8×0.55 inch Unfolded: 6.3×4.6×0.3 cm. Folded: 6.3×2.5×0.6 inch TBA
Dimensions (Mm) Unfolded: 172×7 2×6.9mm. Folded: 94x72x14mm Unfolded: 117.9x161x6.9mm ~ 7.6 mm. Folded: 62.8x161x15.7 mm ~ 17.1 mm TBA
Weight (In Ounces, Grams) 7.2 oz. / 205 G 9.7 oz 276g TBA
Mobile software Android 9 Pie Android 9.0 with Samsung UI TBA
Camera 16-megapixel external (f/1.7, dual-pixel AF), 5-megapixel internal 12 megapixels (wide-angle), 16 megapixel (ultra wide angle), 12 megapixels (Tele) 4 rear cameras
Front-facing camera The same as the main 16-megapixel external Two 10-megapixel, 8-megapixel-3D-depth At least one
Video capture 4K 4K (HDR-10 Plus) N/A
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (2.2 GHz, octa-core) Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Kirin-980 Processor
Storage 128GB 512 GB 512 GB
Expandable Memory No No No
Battery 2,510 mAh 4,380 mAh With 4,500 mAh
Fingerprint sensor At The Bottom Of The Screen Power Button Power Button
Connection USB-C USB-C USB-C
Headphone Jack None No N/A
Features Foldable display, eSIM, Motorola gestures, spray water protected Foldable display, wireless charging, quick charge Foldable display, fast charge
Price off-contract (USD) $1,499 $1,980 Converts to about $2.600 (2,299 euros)
Price (GBP) Converts to around £1,170 located £2,000 Converts up to £2,000
Price (AUD) Converts up to AU$2,200 AU $2,950 Converts up to AU$3,700

Released on Thu, 14 Nov 2019 04:30:00 +0000

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