Hands on: Motorola Razr 2020, Expert reviews. the most awaited phone of decade.
First of all, they brought us to the point where we can see the changes that finally began, they brought us the future by being first step to the stairs.
We wonder how technology gonna evolve? we don’t think it would be far enough when there will be call directly to your head and screen into your lance.
TABLE OF CONTENT
- PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY
- PROS AND CONS
- PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
First of all the Motorola Razr got an iconic design with brand new completely screen-touch foldable design.
Very special thing about the phone is, its the reincarnation of the very famous 15 year old razr V3 model by Motorola with better hardware and a foldable OLED inside.
First thing first: even its an foldable phone than also you get same size of screen as in trend.
First of all unlike Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X – making a more tablet-like scale that folds into normal phone proportions it hold up over its head’s side know as clamshell design, convert it effectively in a half-size phone.
Also it’s so small it fits in the palm of your hand, retaining all the charm of the original design.
There is also a hinge mechanism that take care of moving plates slide into place behind the screen, maintaining rigidity and form.
As it uses a POLED display that is plastic OLED, there is no need for two screens: this is one panel, which is flexible and folds down at center without leaving a stress.
It comes with stainless steel body, from the standard of protection.
Also there’s an additional beautiful 2.7 inch front display when then phone is closed where you can take selfies and see notifications, take calls and go through some other features too.
Thing to notice: when you are watching any video at full screen and flip close the motorazor phone, video keeps playing from same point without any pause, similarly with sound. So can happen with other operations too like, emails and messaging.
It weights around 205 grams only. There’s no headphone jackand it’s splash proof.
Motorola had also promised to launch more colors, right now it comes only in black. They have said nothing about how many times they have tested its folding mechanism else that it have been used over 2 years before launch.
Even more a nano coating is designed to ensure the screen can’t be exposed to the elements and pop out, which have been am issue with its competitors.
Having a 6.2 inch Flex-view display packs down into a 14mm thin, almost-even square that doubles in length when flipped open.
- Main screen: 6.2-inch POLED (plastic OLED)
- 2142 x 876 pixels, 21:9 aspect ratio
- Front screen: 2.7-inch GOLED (glass OLED)
- 800 x 600 pixels, 4:3 aspect ratio
Above all the 21:9 HD panel is tall and narrow which definitely looks good for pictures.
Cinema Vision aspect ratio is so ideal for watching videos in this wider format. And also have activate upon opening, of ample brightness.
This not so wide screen gives you good detailing in pictures without sucking out its battery.
There is also an Front screen, the new Razr has a 2.7-inch 800 x 600 display. It’s far sharper than we expected, and makes selfies really fun. Just a tap on screen, or hit the volume button.
The 2.7 inch Quick-View glass display shows notifications, allows quick responses, NFC payments and so much more.
Above all we hate to admit it that its camera in not even near to our expectations, but hey its not a camera phone and no one planned to buy it for that, its for more better things.
- 16MP camera, f/1.7 aperture (flips to be selfie and main camera)
- 5MP internal camera (for face unlock and attentive display)
We know how it sound but it doesn’t got any multi-cameras. It has a single 16MP rear camera, which functions fine but it got supplemented by its new software update.
There are few features that might not be expected with a light camera phone, it got the so called “bokeh effect” which enables to blur background. There is also an 4x digital camera which just saved this phone.
It also got 5MP front-facing camera perched in the top of the unfolded screen, which mostly acts as face unlock and for keeping the display on.
Even more which comes with a “smile for shutter” feature, just put it on and smile and the phone takes a photo. So good.
When you flip the phone to close the rear camera turns into front camera which helps you to perform better as a selfie camera.
This phone comes with very basic function including Night Vision mode which have been well for Motorola.
PERFORMANCE AND BATTERY
Snapdragon 855 have its own advantage in performance as it the latest version of snapdragon.
Even than Motorola has preferred to use snapdragon 710 chip-set over snapdragon 855 due to Motorola claims it had heat concerns so the S710 was the right chip for the job as opposed to a flagship processor.
The more powerful chip-set would’ve drained more battery relatively to small battery and caused overheating. Also it runs on Android 9, so doesn’t see any of the benefits of Android 10.
It an example of extreme engineering, but there is no SIM TRAY similarly to JIO smart phone.
So on this device come with classic Motorola gestures that work when the phone is closed and opened, like shaking the phone to turn on the flashlight, that fans of Motorola phones love.
Seems like this phone’s biggest weakness might be its battery after it camera: the new Razr only comes with 2,510 mAh capacity.
The battery comes with 2510mAh capacity and split across two parts of the phone, that is another compromise to the design.
Even more it does not support wireless charging, the device does come with a 15W Turbo-Power charger.
- Body: finally foldable water-repellent design, glass and metal back, stainless steel frame; Noir Black only.
- Size: 94 x 72 x 14mm folded, 172 x 72 x 6.9mm unfolded, 205g.
- Screen: foldable 6.2″ P-OLED, 876 x 2,142 px, 373ppi, large notch; secondary 2.7″ G-OLED 800 x 600 px.
- Chipset: Snapdragon 710 (10nm): Octa-core CPI – 2×2.2 GHz Kryo 360 Gold & 6×1.6 GHz Kryo 360 Silver; Adreno 616 GPU.
- Memory: 6GB RAM, 128GB storage.
- OS: (vanilla) Android 9.0 Pie.
- Rear camera: Main: 16MP, f/1.7, dual-pixel PDAF, dual-LED flash; 2160p video recording; Secondary: ToF camera
- Front camera: 5MP, f/2.0.
- Battery: 2,510mAh, 15W charging.
- Connectivity: eSIM only, LTE-A, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0 also, NFC, USB-C.
- Misc: (likewise) front-mounted fingerprint sensor.
PROS AND CONS
- Its so great to see how it revive the flip phone
- good for movie lover due to Cinema Vision aspect ratio
- Front screen is great for selfies
- Fast charging
- No thermal heating issue
- Limited performance
- So Pricey
- Small battery
- No multiple camera
Even more the processor is slow but its no issue for Motorola razr.
PRICE AND RELEASE DATE
First of all in USA this foldable costs $1,500 / €1599 (around £1,350, AU$2,000) and will be available exclusively through Verizon, which offers a $62.49/month payment plan for 24 months.
Hence UK is a different story, coming exclusively through EE and only on contract starting at £94/month rather than $62.49/month in USA , with an upfront fee of £100 – all combined, it will cost £2,356, and that’s only the cheapest option.
- January 26 pre-orders in US, $1,500 asking price
- Pre-orders open in the UK in January, coming in 2020
- $1,500 US price is low for a foldable phone, but still high
- Launch in India have not been confirmed by Motorola due to some reasons.
Probably it is rummer to be launched around 18-Feb-2020. Similarly there are some assumptions for its price.
Due to it very unique Design its rummer to launch with a price of Rs 108,290.