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Folding screen smartphones are hard to get right at this early stage in the game. Samsung has proven this with the failure of its first-generation Galaxy Fold device, but it's back with a new folding smartphone called the Galaxy Z Flip, and it remains to be seen if that device is durable enough for the real world. The direct competition for the Galaxy Z Flip is the Motorola Razr, and the smartphone isn't doing well for some users. A reviewer has posted images of the smartphone that Input purchased for testing, and the display is failing spectacularly. After only a little over a week of use, Input's Raymond Wong has shared images of the Motorola Razr the publication has been reviewing with a significant... Read more...
Motorola is famous for making relatively inexpensive smartphones with plenty of features and useful software tweaks to the Android OS (or in this case, Android One). One of the more popular recent options from the company is Motorola One Action, and you can read our review of the smartphone here. The One Action is usually priced at $349.99, but Amazon is currently selling the smartphone for a low $279.99 with free one-day Prime shipping. This is for a fully unlocked smartphone that is ready for use on all major U.S. wireless networks (and MVNOs).  In what is a break from the usual smartphone norms, the One Action doesn't use a Qualcomm SoC. Instead, it features a Samsung Exynos 9609... Read more...
The Motorola Razr launched earlier this month to much fanfare due to its folding [plastic] display and its design that gives a clear shout-out to Razr flip phones from year’s past. While we had previously been presented with a hastily-presented teardown of the Razr last week, the disassembly experts at iFixit have now given us a more thorough look at the $1,499 device. As you might expect, iFixit explains that the Razr represents “numerous feats of engineering” to allow the smartphone to fold completely flat, and it adds that is the “most complicated phone-based contraption” that it has ever encountered. Before slicing into the Razr, the teardown experts... Read more...
Motorola has its new Razr smartphone in the hands of various testers. One of the test scenarios that we saw recently had the smartphone loaded into a custom-made testing machine called FoldBot that folded and unfolded the phone repeatedly to see how long the device could last before the hinge or screen broke. The longevity of a smartphone that is as expensive as the Razr is a key consideration for buyers, obviously. When CNET put the Razr into its folding robot, it found that the hinge stopped working correctly after 27,000 folds. It figures that would be roughly two years of average daily use. In response to that CNET test, Motorola released its own test in a video, seen below, that is titled... Read more...
We’ve been hearing a lot about the Motorola Razr over the past few months, from its announcement, to its launch delays, to some early impressions on its durability. Those initial thoughts on durability were posted earlier this week, and some questioned whether the hinge would be able to stand up to the abuse of daily use. Those durability issues were directly addressed by CNET, which decided to test out the hinge on the Motorola Razr. Needless to say, the result were rather… interesting. The publication used its FoldBot to open and close the Razr repeatedly under controlled conditions to see if it could make it to 100,000 folds. Unfortunately, the display... Read more...
Motorola may be looking to turn heads with its reimagined Razr folding smartphone, but the company also has some other interesting products in the pipeline for 2020. One of the most high-profile launches will be the Motorola One 2020 Series, which will be unveiled in late February at MWC 2020. According to information obtained from XDA-Developers, the devices will stand out from the crowd -- and other lesser Motorola smartphones -- with a waterfall display. According to the publication, the curvature is described as "80% waterfall" and is akin to what you'll find on the Huawei Mate 30 Pro and Vivo Nex 3 5G. But that's not all with respect to the display; it is said to have a hole punch... Read more...
At long last, Motorola's Razr flip phone is back, though getting your hands on one will test your patience. Some preorders have gone out and if you are lucky, you can stroll into a Verizon Wireless store and nab one. Otherwise, you are looking at waiting a few weeks for new orders. In the meantime, there is already a teardown video that highlights the Razr's build flexibility form factor, and what that means for DIY repairs. Before we get to that, let's recap the specs. The Razr boasts a 6.2-inch foldable pOLED display with a 2142x876 resolution (21:9), and a 2.7-inch external display with an 800x600 resolution. These are powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 octa-core processor clocked at 2.2GHz... Read more...
Motorola seemingly has a knack for knocking out excellent mid-range Android phones like the Moto G series and the Moto Mod-capable and 5G ready Moto Z3. With more and more entrants bringing good enough performance at affordable price points, however, it's getting harder for manufacturers to differentiate. Even the underlying platforms are mostly standardized these days, with SoCs coming from just a couple of big players like Qualcomm. What's a manufacturer to do to stand out in the crowd? That's what Motorola is striving for with its Motorola One family of devices, specifically today's entrant, the Motorola One Action.  Motorola's One lineup consists of several entrants all with different... Read more...
Motorola Razr mania has reached a fevered pitch, and customers will begin receiving their preorders (and devices will be available to purchase at physical Verizon Wireless retail locations) stating tomorrow, February 6th. With that in mind, a new finish that was previously announced for the Razr has been revealed. The leak comes from Evan Blass, who has been relatively quiet on the leak front in recent weeks. Instead of the "Noir Black" finish that we've previously seen on the Razr, the phone is finished in gold which covers the back and extends down to the "chin" that houses the fingerprint sensor and small 2510 mAh battery. There's even a gold ring around the single camera below the... Read more...
Preorders for the all-new Razr opened late last month, and Motorola will begin shipping the folding smartphone to customers on February 6th. However, those that want to try out the smartphone in person right now, you can visit your nearest Verizon Wireless store to see one on display. Max Weinbach of XDA-Developers did just that, and got some hands-on time with the Razr to test out its most high-profile feature: the 6.7-inch folding plastic display. Unfortunately, the hinge left much to be desired with respect to its robustness and the sounds that it made while opening and closing. While some might attribute any wonkiness to the fact that it is a display model, it hasn't been exposed... Read more...
Today is a big day for fans of the next-generation Razr. Motorola has just opened up pre-orders for the folding Android smartphone, which has a starting price of $1,499. The device will officially start shipping on February 6th. In the meantime, Motorola has posted a new video on its YouTube channel entitled "Caring for Razr" in which the company talks about how to... well... care for your Razr. In the video that runs for less than a minute, Motorola explains that the Razer is water repellant and can be wiped dry with a cloth. But then, the company goes on to state that the "screen is made to bend; bumps and lumps are normal." The Motorola Razr uses a complex hinge mechanism to... Read more...
Everything old is new again, even in the ever-evolving tech world. Motorola has resurrected its popular Razr phone to take on the foldable device market. The Motorola Razr will be available for pre-order in the United States on January 26th. The Motorola Razr was originally supposed to be available for pre-order on December 26th and ship in January. Unfortunately, Motorola had to push back the release date due to “unparalleled excitement and interest from consumers.” The company noted that demand was higher than it had originally anticipated and that it needed to adjust the availability timeline. American consumers will be able to pre-order the Razr on January 26th through through... Read more...
It appears that Motorola may have a potential hit on its hands with the upcoming Razr smartphone. The new Razr represents a new take on the nascent folding smartphone market with a portrait-style display and a horizontal hinge. Motorola has now announced that it has to delay both the start of pre-orders and when the device will actually launch. The company had previously stated that pre-orders would commence on the day after Christmas (December 26th), with an official launch to occur in January. The company issued the following statement about the status of the smartphone's arrival: Since its announcement in November, the new Motorola razr has received unparalleled excitement and interest... Read more...
Motorola’s newest Razr phone lately has been making waves, with a foldable design reminiscent of its mid-2000s predecessors. However, Motorola just recently dropped another smartphone that is more similar to the devices we have become accustomed to. The Motorola One Hyper is a smartphone that is intended to “enhance your next great adventure.” The Motorola One Hyper includes a Qualcomm Snapdragon 675 octa-core processor, 4 GB of RAM, 128 GB of storage, and up to 1TB expandable storage. The device is Motorola’s first one to have an edge-to-edge screen (6.5 inches, 2340x1080), with a 90% screen-to-body ratio. The One Hyper also ships with Android 10 and even includes a 3.5mm... Read more...
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