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    Why Motorola RAZR is the best foldable smartphone


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    A few months ago, we received a leaked photo which shows the Motorola RAZR in a box. Seems like it has been true. The golden era of the flip phone has been revived once again by Motorola by introducing the most iconic Motorola RAZR. Once again the Motorola RAZR has a similar clamshell form factor which exists on the early 2000’s Motorola RAZR.

    Most of the changes have been done in the hardware segment of the device. First of all, the RAZR features a 6.2-inch foldable pOLED with a resolution of 2142 x 876. pOLED stands for the plastic flexible display. Motorola is calling it as the Flex View display. The reason is when you flip it open the phone, you will get a cinematic aspect ratio of 21:9.

    Motorola RAZR has the smallest display when it folds

    When you fold the sleek clamshell phone, you will get an additional 2.7″ gOLED display with a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels. Well, the ‘g’ stands for glass-covered OLED display. Motorola is calling it as Quick View display. With this display, you can view your recent notifications. Besides viewing notifications, you can even take selfies or control music using the Quick View display. Surprisingly, this is the smallest foldable display you could ever see. Once its folded, the Motorola RAZR looks very small and cute. Unexpectedly, Motorola RAZR has a fingerprint sensor on the front side of the RAZR. Previously, from the leaked images, we thought it was a button to flip open the phone. Now, we got to know it is the fingerprint sensor.

    The main reason we are saying Motorola RAZR is the best foldable smartphone is because of the foldable technology used. We are sure by now you might have known that Motorola RAZR isn’t the first foldable smartphone. Samsung and Huawei have unveiled its own foldable smartphone too. But Motorola has done it differently. If you notice the video below, you will know how the RAZR folds and unfolds. When the device is folded its folds completely flat without a tiny gap in between. However, in Samsung Galaxy Fold, the gap is very obvious and it looks somewhat ugly.

    At the camera department, Motorola RAZR features a dual camera. At the front of the Quick View panel, it has a 16MP f/1.7 dual-pixel auto-focus camera. Whereas, when you flip the phone open, there is a 5MP f/2.0 selfie camera. You can use the 16MP camera to take selfie shots too when the phone is folded.

    Under the hood, the all-new RAZR runs on the Snapdragon 710 processor which is mated with the 6GB RAM and a 128GB internal storage. The device is being powered by a small 2,510mAh battery which supports 15W TurboPower charging via the USB-C. We are not sure yet, how long the battery can last in a day using the small battery. However, Motorola claims that the new RAZR can last for a whole day. For the first time, Motorola has not included a sim tray for a smartphone. All you need to do is subscribe to the eSIM from your telco provider.

    Pricing and Availability

    Overall, the Motorola RAZR is not the best smartphone when it comes to the feature-wise. But as a foldable smartphone, this is the best smartphone for the foldable technology used in it. For the pricing wise, Motorola is pricing the device at USD1,499 (RM6,226). Even though it is cheaper than the RM8,000 Samsung Galaxy Fold still we consider this as expensive for a smartphone.

    Besides that, the device will be only available to Verizon in the United States. If you are leaving in the United States, then you can start to pre-order the device starting on the 26th of December next month. At the moment, there isn’t any official confirmation regarding the global launch to the rest of the world.

    Raaj Lokanathan
    A software engineer as a profession. A tech blogger as a passion.

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