Only a handful of phones can claim to be iconic. The Motorola flip phone is one such device. After almost 15 years of the release of the Razr original, we got a memorable piece of tech; the Razr Flip, the rebooted version of 2004.
The company aimed for the impossible, a smartphone that’s a flip phone at the same. There was a lot of buzz around the device before it hit the market. And what is there not to like? The nostalgia, a revolutionary design, the small practical factor, and the awesome front display make for a solid combination.
But, the question is, is it really worth the $1,500 price tag? Let’s take a look at everything the Motorola Razr 2020 has to offer.
A Design That Makes a Statement
When you purchase the phone, the first thing that will strike you is the design. Unlike its 2004 counterpart, the Razr is denser and much heavier, almost the same as the OnePlus 7 Pro. It is around 7.2 ounces.
The phone feels solid, sturdy, and looks stunning. It’s super comfortable to use and features an interesting texture on the back. Overall, it does look like a thousand dollar phone.
The first flip is super satisfying since it triggers that 2000s nostalgia. The action, however, is a little bit tighter than what you would expect from the older version. But, it’s still possible to slam the device shut after you’ve made a call.
Is It Worth It?
Right now, there are not many foldable smartphones to choose from, but we are definitely getting closer to a new bridge in modern design.
In terms of groundbreaking style, practicality, and convenience, the Razr reboot looks impeccable. But, when you look at the processor, camera, and battery lifespan, not so much.
You are getting the Snapdragon 710, which is far from the Snapdragon 865, the best processor currently on the market. The battery is not its strongest suit either, with a 2510 mAh. Most smartphones have more than that.
But, what the phone lacks in hardware it compensates in design. This flip phone has personality, which is not something many other similar devices can match. It’s too early to tell whether or not it will live up to expectations in terms of durability, but it's extremely convenient and will fit in pockets with ease.
- Good quality
- Outstanding design
- Excellent texture
- Elegant and slim form factor
- Extremely expensive
- Not the best processor
- Short battery life
There have been a lot of questions about the Motorola Razr reboot. After all, it does come with a high price tag. That’s why we decided to compile some of the most common questions you might have.
1. Does the phone squeak when opened?
To some extent, yes. It doesn’t create a rubbery sound or crunching, as you’d expect from the older counterpart. But, it does squeak.
2. Will it last?
It’s hard to tell. Since the device is meant to be bent, it’s supposed to handle more lumps than usual. It only recently came out, so it’s difficult to know whether it will be durable in the long haul.
3. Does it have a crease on the screen?
No. There is a unique hinge that lets the screen remain curled when flipped, so there won’t be a permanent crease.
Overall, the smartphone looks stunning. The style gives the traditional flip design a new perspective. But, when it comes to performance and hardware, it may not be the epic legacy some are hoping for.
Leave a Comment