The Motorola Razr (2023) could be the smartphone that makes foldable devices mainstream, promising a “meaningfully cheaper” price point that hasn’t been revealed yet. Yet a handful of half-baked iterations that give back to the icon Razer v3.0It looks like the company may have finally found the right balance of features and value for its clamshell device.
While the premium is more Motorola Razr +priced at $999, fold up Android phone Experience Perhaps the most usable external display we’ve seen in this category, the regular Razr looks to offer an affordable way to a compact phone. There are some trade-offs, of course. The Razr has an older processor, and an external display that looks quite small compared to the Razr+.
We’ll need to run our performance, camera and battery tests on the Motorola Razr (2023) to see how it stacks up in daily use compared to some The best phones. For now, here are our first hands-on impressions of the upcoming foldable device.
Motorola Razr (2023) Specifications
|Row 0 – cell 0||Row 0 – cell 1|
|Colors||Green Sage, Vanilla Cream, Summer Lilac|
|internal width||6.9-inch OLED, FHD +, 144 Hz|
|external display||1.5 inch OLED, 120 Hz|
|back camera||64MP main (f/1.7), 13MP ultra-wide (f/2,2)|
|front camera||32MP (f/2.4)|
|Slices||Snapdragon 7 of the first generation|
|Wired charging||30 watts|
|wireless charging||5 watts|
|Dimensions||6.7 x 2.9 x 0.27 in (open), 3.48 x 2.9 x 0.59 in (closed)|
Motorola Razr (2023) price and release date
Although revealed, Motorola Razr (2023) release date and price have not been shared. Motorola said the device is coming soon and will be “measurably cheaper” than the Razr+. For reference, the Razr+ costs $999 and will be available for pre-order starting June 16, 2023.
Based on our pure speculation, the Razr’s price could land in the ballpark of $750-$800. This would undermine Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 ($999), a phone that looks more like a Razr than a Razr+, perhaps.
Motorola Razr (2023) design
For this year’s Razr family, Motorola ditched the prominent chin that paid homage to the original Razr to increase the unfolded device’s usable screen. It has a 6.9 inch pOLED display with a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz.
However, the device retains a clamshell form factor, which means you can end a phone call with a satisfying, if slightly rude, close. When folded, the phone shows no gap around the hinge and measures 73.95 x 88.24 x 15.8mm. Not only does it make the device more pocketable, it also makes it 15.8mm thinner Google Pixel Fold And Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 4 (There are rumors that Galaxy Z Fold 5’s new hinge will make it even thinneralthoug.)
The 1.5-inch external display looks minimalistic compared to the Razr+’s 3.6-inch display, when comparing Motorola Razr+ vs. Razr (2023). It provides tidbits of information at a glance, like the time (with customizable watch faces), weather, turn-by-turn directions, and a music console. It doesn’t offer as much continuity as the Razr+ does, but the display window is definitely discreet.
Instead, most of what you see on the folio is vegan leather in one of three colors: Sage Green, Vanilla Cream, and Summer Lilac. Combined with an IP52 durability rating (splash-proof only), this device isn’t meant to be rough.
Motorola Razr Cameras (2023)
The Motorola Razr features a 64MP main camera, which is actually larger than the Razr+’s 32MP main lens, but the quad pixel technology should result in similar performance. The device also gets a 13MP macro and ultra-wide lens with a 120-degree field of view. There is a 32MP selfie punch hole on the inner display as well.
There are several ways to take photos and videos with the Razr, which adds to the flexibility of the design. We tried standing on a ledge, folded into an “L” shape, and taking pictures with a hand-raising gesture. After that, we took ultra-wide selfies, holding the device in our hands. Shaking the phone triggers the camera, so we can quickly take a snapshot.
For video, we had fun holding the phone folded on its side, like a camcorder. Many of the best camera phones don’t make you feel like you’re using an actual camera, after all.
Motorola Razr (2023) battery life
The Motorola Razr (2023) has a 4,200mAh battery that promises all-day battery life. With a smaller external display, the device should offer more endurance than the Razr+’s 3,800mAh battery.
However, the Razr runs a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset, which is a step backwards in terms of power efficiency. The Razr+ and Galaxy Z Flip 4 are both powered by the latest Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 platform for reference. As for charging, the Motorola Razr (2023) supports 30W turbo charging and 5W wireless charging.
Motorola Razr (2023) Overview
Depending on the official price, it could make Motorola Razr (2023) Folding phones It is most easily accessible to customers who cannot or do not want to spend $1,000. It’s too early to say if the company made smart choices with trade-offs compared to the Razr+, though.