Motorola has just revived its iconic Razr phone, which was first launched in 2004. However, this time around, the Razr phone, when opened, has a screen on both sides instead of a T9 keyboard on one end and an LCD screen on the other.

The Razr 2019 foldable phone is just as the leaks and rumors had suggested. The phone uses a single OLED panel on the inside that folds in half. There is a smaller OLED panel on the outside that handles notifications when the phone is in the closed position.
 
Motorola Razr 2019 Foldable Phone Specs
  • 6.2-inch Foldable pOLED Display (2142 x 876p)
  • 2.7-inch Quick View Display (800 x 600p)
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SoC
  • 16MP f/1.7 camera with Night Vision Mode
  • 5MP Front Camera
  • 6GB of RAM
  • 128GB Internal Storage
  • eSIM
  • 2510mAh Li-Ion Battery

Apart from the folding OLED display, there’s isn’t much that is new on the phone. The hardware of the phone is not on par with any of the flagship phones of 2019. A lot of people will be disappointed that the phone doesn’t pack in the latest Snapdragon 855 SoC.

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A few who had expected 12GB of RAM on the phone will also definitely argue that 6GB RAM won’t be enough for a phone launching in 2019.

But the biggest letdown, at least from my initial impression, is the battery size. At just 2510mAh, the battery on the Razr foldable phone is significantly smaller than the battery on any phone of this screen size. For comparison sake, the Galaxy Fold has a 4380mAh, and the Huawei Mate X has a 4500mAh battery.

Since the company had to fit in a lot of internals in a small chassis of the Razr 2019, it had to go with a single primary camera on the phone. Motorola doesn’t have an excellent track record when it comes to making good camera phones. And with a single 16MP camera on the back, I doubt this will be any different.

Mid-range Specs With Flagship Price

Motorola could have kept a lot of its customers quiet from criticizing their flagship phone if they had priced the phone right. But unfortunately, the company didn’t. The Motorola Razr foldable phone is priced at $1,500! At this price point, this phone is not meant for an average consumer.

The pricing is especially disappointing, considering the features it offers. The Galaxy Fold costs $2000, but it’s worth noting that the phone has 6 cameras in total, has a 5G module, and runs on the latest Snapdragon 855 SoC. In addition to that, the phone has 12GB of RAM onboard- double of what the Motorola folding phone has to offer.

To sum things up, the Motorola Razr Folding phone is only for the enthusiasts- the ones who always wanted Motorola to come back with its iconic Razr phone.

And if you are a real enthusiast who is buying the Razr 2019 for its design and heritage, you shouldn’t care much about the specs anyways, should you?