Since ages, Motorola has been one of the best manufacturers for phones. Beginning with the portable cellular phone back in 1993-’94, to the foldable phones in 2000’s and innovative smartphones now, Motorola has come a long way.
Once again, it is trying to bring back the old fashioned flip-over foldable phones into the market. It is an iconic, nostalgic design of smartphones that stands out from the rest.
The very new Moto Razr 2019 is the latest launch by Motorola.
Without any adieu, let us discuss in-depth the various features of the phone, its pros, and cons and why you should buy or not buy this unique smartphone.
Lavishly designed into a sleek and shiny device, the Moto Razr 2019 does not disappoint you with its outlook. Bringing back the old design of a flip-flat top, which locks itself in a fold at the bottom, this phone raises the bar in terms of a classic look. When folded, the phone has a size that perfectly fits the palm.
It is a full-sized smartphone which can be folded into a miniature when you are traveling or for one-hand use. It is elaborately designed with a small front screen on the top, which favors lesser opening and more glancing for a quick check on your phone.
The central mechanism of the phone is sturdy, which can sometimes make it difficult to open with one-handed use. The phone opens up to a full-fledged smartphone with a screen no bigger than that of the Apple iPhone 11.
The top display of the phone is a little popped out, which can be a reason for concern even though it comes with a nanocoating water-resistant feature.
The front has a metallic black glass finish with a small quick display. The rear camera becomes a front faced one when you fold the phone. The fold at the bottom, like the old Motorola phones, is mainly to house the various attributes. Like the antennas, USB-C port for charging, speakers, and also a front-facing fingerprint sensor.
There is no slot for expandable memory or secondary SIM cards. It does not have a headphone jack as well.
When you unfold the phone, the display extends itself into a 6.2-inch comprehensive view. It has a pOLED HD screen with a resolution of 2142×876 pixels and a 21:9 aspect ratio.
We have to agree that not everything we watch today is widescreen 21:9 content. So, it can be disappointing to see the black bars when you are trying to watch a Netflix favorite.
The front screen, on the other hand, is a 2.7-inch 96×80 digital color LCD screen with a resolution of 800×600 pixels. The screen supports a ‘smile for shutter’ feature, which takes a photo when you smile. Alternatively, you could also tap the screen and press the volume button for a quick selfie.
With a 16MP rear camera, the Moto Razr is somewhat lagging in the race for cameras that the new-age smartphones hold. In the context of filling all the features in a single frame, the Moto Razr lacks any extra features like quad-lens.
The camera is very simple and has a menu for basic or night photography, videos, and other modes like a panorama.
It also has a 5MP front camera, which is placed at the top of the front-facing display screen.
The Moto Razr 2019 is packed with Snapdragon 710 chipset, which runs on Android 9 Pie. Motorola has very carefully selected lesser than the most advanced chipset (Snapdragon 855). It is only because the better the chipset, the more battery it will drain.
Given the design and compact shape of the Moto Razr 2019, having the latest chipset would not be a great move. Motorola has forever had its signature gestures, and this phone is no exception in that. You can use the gestures both when the phone is open or closed. Like shake the phone for flashlight or wiggle the phone for an instant camera, these are features most Motorola dedicated users love.
A major fallback of the Moto Razr 2019 is the battery capacity. It comes with a mere 2710mAH battery, which is a definite compromise with the quality of the phone. Even though Motorola claims that the phone battery lasts all day, we are quite not sure if that is real.
When browsed all day with various media-activities or GPS, we are a little doubtful about the capacity of the battery to hold. If you are looking to experiment with the phone you use, the Moto Razr 2019 will be a somewhat right pick. Although the design makes you fall for it, the specifications of the phone are quite short on expectations.
The hinge design is one nostalgic one, but to pay the price only to be disappointed with the features is not a choice at all.
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