You’ve probably heard by now: A new foldable smartphone has joined the race, and it’s none other than the Motorola Razr. Yes, the Razr is back, and frankly, it looks awesome. After all, it’s based on the original Moto Razr, an iconic phone that holds a special place in the hearts of many and is one of the best-selling feature phones of all time. And it’s also rather impressive that a relatively small manufacturer like Motorola (with Lenovo’s backing, of course) has managed to make a foldable phone so quickly.
Motorola has also beaten Samsung to the punch with the clamshell foldable form factor, and its design for the hinge that makes the folding display possible is seemingly better as well, with no visible gaps that would make durability as much of a concern as the hinge on the Galaxy Fold turned out to be. Of course, whether the Razr will be more — or similarly — durable in the real world is a question that will only be answered after it has gone on sale in January next year, but at first glance, it appears to be an extremely well thought out device.
The Razr doesn’t have a visible crease on the foldable display, either, but it does lack the specs to take on the Galaxy Fold, especially for its $1500 price tag. Specs like a Snapdragon 710 SoC, a single 16MP rear camera, and a single 5MP shooter on the front make the Razr a decidedly mid-range phone that will be further outdated by the time it goes on sale. It has a pretty small battery as well, although that may be a unavoidable limitation because of the clamshell foldable form factor, one that could also affect the Galaxy Fold 2.
Motorola is no doubt hoping the Razr will attract customers on the nostalgia factor alone, and we can see that strategy working well despite the underwhelming specs. And here’s what we want to ask you, our readers: Would you buy the Motorola Razr over the Galaxy Fold? Vote in the poll below, and also tell us in more detail why you would choose — or not choose — either device down in the comments!
Results: It seems the Motorola Razr’s design has impressed many, with 42 percent voters saying they would buy the Razr because of its form factor (and given the nostalgia factor, we don’t blame them). 27 percent voters said they prefer the Galaxy Fold, and that’s the category we here at SamMobile fall in as well, as there’s just something special about carrying a phone-sized tablet in your pocket. 18 percent voters said they wouldn’t buy either the Razr or Fold as they aren’t interested in first-gen products, while the remaining 13 percent voters believe the Razr’s specs are too weak.