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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...
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...
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...
Everything old is new again, including the iconic Motorola Razr. Motorola has confirmed that it has a folding smartphone in the works, and we've not only seen patent drawings of the reimagined Razr, but also supposed leaked renders of the incoming smartphone. We're now learning that the new Razr will actually launch in the United States this December and that it will have a price tag of $1,500. The smartphone's European launch will reportedly come "soon" after its initial debut stateside. It's also rumored that the Razr will unfortunately land -- at least initially -- as a Verizon exclusive. Interestingly enough, both the Samsung Galaxy Fold and the Huawei Mate X were announced... Read more...
Way back in the day before smartphones were even a thing. the phone that everyone wanted was the Motorola Razr. All these years later it's easily the sexiest of the flip phones. Rumors have been swirling that Motorola is set to bring the Razr flip phone back to the masses as a folding screen smartphone. A leak last month pointed to a Snapdragon 710 SoC and a 6.2-inch folding display. New images have leaked that allege to be the folding screen smartphone, and it does look like leaked line art images we have seen in the past. The new images were leaked on Weibo from a user caleld @JJUT_, and the original post was deleted shortly after being shared. As with anything that turns up on the internet,... Read more...
Before the rise of smartphone and especially the iPhone, the Motorola RAZR was THE smartphone that everyone wanted to have. It was stylish, it was thin (for its time) and it was an all-around good smartphone. The RAZR name has long since faded into obscurity, but a new report this morning indicates that Motorola could be bringing it back with a new smartphone. According to the report from the Wall Street Journal, Lenovo wants Motorola to deliver a folding smartphone to counter incoming entries from the likes of Samsung, Huawei, and LG. Motorola's standing in the smartphone world has eroded quite a bit over the years, and its sales don't come anywhere close to matching the like... Read more...