Device Advice – Motorola Razr 2019

Rising to fame in its heyday back in 2004, the Motorola Razr was a household name in the mid-00s and was at the height of popularity of mobile flip-phones. In November 2019, Motorola unveiled the new and improved Razr; reviving one of the most iconic mobile phones in history.

Motorola’s Razr is the third major foldable phone on the market, after the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X. The 2019 Razr is truly flexible, featuring a foldable 6.2-inch OLED touchscreen which then bends in half with a snap to neatly fit in your pocket.

The new Razr features a powerful 16-megapixel rear camera through the 2.7-inch ‘Quick View’ touchscreen display, where you will be able to access your key applications and complete quick interactions. When the phone is opened, you can use both the standard rear camera for day-to-day shots and the interior 5-megapixel camera for any up-close pictures or ‘selfies’.

The premium design looks sleek like the original and is constructed of stainless steel and Gorilla Glass. There are three tactile buttons, power, volume up and volume down, as well as a fingerprint sensor. Interestingly, there is no audio jack, however Motorola has said that a USB-C to headphone adapter will be included in the device package.

Running on Google’s Android 9 Pie operating system, the Razr packs a Snapdragon 710 chipset, which doesn’t quite reach the performance of the advanced Snapdragon 855 used in the Samsung Galaxy Fold. The phone’s spec sheet also lists a 2,510-mAh battery, which is also much smaller than the battery in the Google Pixel 4 and the new iPhone 11 range.

Motorola has acknowledged that there have been problems in the past with flip phones and are therefore offering a ‘world class customer care package’ to ensure that each and every Razr customer has an exceptional experience. This includes 24/7 chat support, or a 14-hour-a-day direct access to customer service, should the device or display fail. Motorola has also promised a 24-hour turnaround for a phone exchange, and in addition to this, Motorola will repair or replace the device free of charge.

The Motorola Razr will be available for pre order from December, and prices are expected to start at £1,125.00 (ex VAT).

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