Motorola Razr 2020: Just as Sharp as You Remember!

Staff Writer / 10-02-2020 / News

The Motorola Razr V3 was one of the most popular flip phones ever released and became a household name in the mid-2000s. Thanks to their extreme popularity, people who owned the original have been wishing for a smartphone version of the phone that updates the look and features while retaining that nostalgic feel of the clamshell design. Motorola has finally answered the call and developed the all-new foldable Motorola Razr, which is scheduled for release to consumers in 2020. Here’s a breakdown of what you can expect from the new Motorola Razr.

Under the Hood

The Razr is packed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor, which isn’t the best and fits more in the midrange smartphone segment that the higher end you’d expect from a device like the Razr. It has 6GB of RAM and an internal memory of 128GB. Unfortunately, it doesn’t have an SD card slot for expanding the memory.

Screen and Body

The body has retained the design of its predecessor, right down to the thick chin where the cover snaps into place, but replaces the laser cut physical keyboard and display with a single folding touch screen. When folded, the Razr easily fits in your palm, with it’s black metallic cover giving it a sleek, modern look. The main screen when unfolded is 6.2 inches while the outer screen measures just 2.7 inches, which is fine for notifications.

Camera

The cameras aren’t anything to write home about but are still pretty decent by modern standards. The Razr features a rear 16MP camera and a 5MP front-facing camera for selfies and video calls.

Battery

This is the biggest weakness of the Motorola Razr. It only has a 2510mAh battery and doesn’t support wireless charging, which were probably sacrifices that needed to be made because of the folding screen design. On the bright side, it does come with a 15W TurboPower charger to juice up your phone in no time.

Verdict

It’s understandable that Motorola couldn’t pack a lot into the Razr due to its slim design and folding screen technology, which really is the highlight of this phone and the main reason anyone would want it, aside from the nostalgia aspect of course. Apart from that, it doesn’t have a headphone jack or even a SIM card slot (the phone uses an e-sim). Priced at around R21 750, you could get a higher-end smartphone for that price, but if you want a slick piece of nostalgia to show off, the Motorola Razr is the answer.

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