We go all right so look I said not like this phone and just going off of typical review standards when you’re looking at the price to performance and the features and just the general specs this phone comes up short in multiple categories but I still like it and the reason why I say I like it is because of something that we don’t talk about enough.
When it comes to technology and that is just the emotional connection that we can sometimes have with a particular product and that is the case with me on this phone because I remember buying the original razor back.
when I was in college and I saved my money up and I got this phone and it was just such a cool unique phone and it has a designed as really iconic it’s not a lot of phones they really have a design language that really translates well even here in 2020 and so for me.
I posted on Twitter when Motorola kind of tease that they were releasing a Motorola razr that has a foldable display and I was really looking forward to this phone so even though this phone has some shortcomings I still like it personally but I definitely can’t recommend it to most people because there’s a better option out right now called the Samsung galaxy Z. flip but I don’t want to turn this into a Z.
Flip verses raise a video also that for another time but let’s just talk about this phone a little bit further so as I mentioned before I really like the design is very similar to the design that the original razor has and so I do like this frame and it does have some nano coating on.
It so it is going to be a little bit splash resistance so should be fine if you’re walking in the rain which accidentally get some water on it but just don’t throw it in the pool and when I first picked up this phone it did way more than I thought so it has a a solid feel to it and that’s the 1 thing that most people say when they first picked up the phone that they really like the weight of it and it’s just a really thin phone.
As you can see here and it looks cool unfolded and then when you do follow that up it still looks great and on the back and you have a little texture there to kind of give you a little bit of grip and just an indication of the back of the phone which is important with the flip phone so you know which side is up and then just talking about the main feature of this phone and that is the folder will display no it doesn’t have the highest resolution is kind of low compared to other phones by. I think it still looks good when I was watching video content back on it especially.
When I’m watching 21 by 9 concert because the screen is really why they really favors that type of content but if you are just watching regular formatted content that you traditionally find on you tube and other places and you will find some substantial black bars on the side of your content even though you can zoom in it still can be kind of annoying and because of the height of the screen it can be a little bit tough to reach the top of it but you can enable one of the many moto actions that will allow you just to swipe down at an angle and that will minimize.
Whatever’s on your screen and then when you’re ready to go back to full screen just tap anywhere on the blurred out area and then boom you’re back to normal now when it comes to opening and closing this phone especially with one hand I have gotten better with it over time but I do wish that I did have a little cut out in the frame of the phone similar to what you find on the macbook pro for example so I can just really get my finger in there and just confidently be able to open up the phone in one smooth motion and like most other portable phones.
You will still find that you do have a crease going along where the hinges on the need to display but with this phone you also find some little kind of bridges and things like that on the need to display above and below the hand so as you rub your finger up and down.
The phone you just feel like like little wrinkles and little things like that underneath the display which isn’t great and then also to you find that when you do open and close it it doesn’t make a noise like this. And so I just haven’t seen these type imperfections from other portable phones that I’ve used so far so look I’m not gonna sit here and say that the Razer screen is going to break in 2 years.
But if you were to bet me $1500 that it would I might take you up on that and then also when you’re using the display sometimes when you’re playing a game in landscape mode you do find that when you are having some virtual buttons.
That are close to the chin of the phone at the bottom sometimes the size of your thumb can hit that chance and in this chain on the phone you will find the USB C. port and also you will find the single speaker so no stereo speakers on this phone but they do get loudly lease and then also you will find a fingerprint scanner this right there on the front of the chant and now when you do close.
The phone you do have this external display which is a pretty decent size so you can tap and hold on notifications to get a little sneak peek at them and then also to you can use this display as a viewfinder for the camera and so since it is close.
You will be using the replacing camera and you can do a twist jester to be able to activate the camera and then now you can take a selfie emphasize the volume in the power buttons being really hard to distinguish from each other because they’re really small and the 5 buttons are the same kind of design as just a frame of the phone so.
Sometimes it’s hard to kind of figure out which one you’re hitting I do like the look at the design and feel of this phone but when we go into the inside of the phone that’s when we start to have some issues because I’m just one of those specs up here and you can look at him for yourself and you find that with the $1500 phone the processor is definitely lacking he just has the snapdragon 7 tennis side of it and to be honest with you in my day to day use.
I didn’t really find many times where I felt like the process it wasn’t able to keep up with what I was doing unless I was trying to open up the camera app in the camera app just kind of really started when I was trying to get that thing open to take a photo or video but luckily.
I didn’t find myself wanting to open the camera app that often because the cameras on this phone or definitely subpar compared to other. The flagship phones and look I wasn’t really expecting this phone to get people with the likes of the iPhone or the Google pixel but you can see from this comparison with the pixel it is definitely a little ways behind especially for the price point and so look.
I don’t want to say that you’ll never be able to take a good photo or video with this phone is just that is not consistent to the point to where I would want to rely on it so if cameras are in like the top 3 things as far as importance when it comes to your next smartphone.
This phone will definitely leave you wanting more but if you can’t get past that you will find that this is a unique phone that is only one of like 2 foldable flip phones that are out right now compared to the Z. flip but unfortunately this just fall short of that particular phone so that’s why I said that look I am like it generally is not a horrible phone.
But I just can’t find myself recommending this over these he flipped right now and part of the reason why I think this phone is hurt is because of his great design I think it is a very thin phone but you don’t have a lot of space to work around with their because.
The battery is just over 2500 milligrams and while a lot of people find a better life is bad I think mostly it has to do with just the general battery size is small compared to other phones but my expectations for what the battery was going to perform like for a 2500 mil and battery is right on par with what I was expecting .
I don’t think it performs worse or better and I mean look you throw in the fact that this phone is only running enjoyed 9 it is a Verizon exclusive so it’s kinda hard to get especially with some issues with the launch email I think this phone has somewhere to go especially with the rays of branding you can see that it still is a popular brand but if they had a little more patience with this phone I think it just kind of came out a lot better so right now this phone is a very hard sell but I do have hope.
I think that if they still work on this technology and just trying to make sure they can try to make a phone that they can get that price down maybe somewhere around 1000 to $1100 and just work with the phone that has more of a a body to is that they can have some more space to do some more active.
These com I think that Motorola has a chance because this again is not a lot of people making foldable display phones because they’re very hard to do so I give them kudos for doing this but for right now this raise a phone just. Fall short so these are just my thoughts about the new Razer leave your comment down below.