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[Poll Results!] Would you prefer to buy the new Moto Razr over the Galaxy Fold?

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16MP rear camera, and a single 5MP shooter on the front make the Razr a decidedly mid-range phone that will be further outdated by the time it goes on sale.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.

Would you prefer to buy the new Moto Razr over the Galaxy Fold?

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VIRGIN KLM
VIRGIN KLM

See, I think that the Razr is more close to a refined product than what the Fold. The Razr’ s ratio of things that it gets right vs what does wrong also is considerably better than the Fold’ s. The Fold now looks like a product that was pushed to the market just for Samsung to claim in the years to come that they were the first ones to come with a foldable screen device on the market, in a similar manner Apple is considered comming with the first smartphone as we know them today, but they completely disregard the… Read more »

Pr1m3MOD
Pr1m3MOD

The 4th option is about specs, not form factor…

Anyhow, the Fold desing is great but since the real “usable” way of that phone is when you open it, I pretty much prefer to have a small phone in my pocket and convert it to a “normal-size” phone when i use it than a “normal-size” phone in my pocket and a tablet when i’m using it.

Erupt
Erupt

I like Motorola’s concept better. I think they shot themselves in the foot with the specs though. The videos show no crease at all. I won’t buy Fold mainly for two reasons: the crease, ugly and cheap as hell, and the way too fragile screen. I went to one of the shops near me and this thing scratches like it’s made out of butter. I’ll pass for now.

SAMgalaxyXXX
SAMgalaxyXXX

I don’t like that 21:9 aspect ratio at all. It makes the phone too narrow but I think both concept have a place in the market for different audience.
I personally would like Samsung’s foldable to be bigger as a phone (6inch) and as a tablet (sth between 8-9inch)

Gunter2
Gunter2

Just because a promotional video doesn’t show a crease doesn’t actually mean there is no crease! Of course there will be a crease. There’s a good chance they’re getting those displays from Samsung, who do already sell components to Lenovo. If people remember some of Samsungs teasers there was no crease to be seen either. Anyway, I prefer the fold setup, the RAZR screen will have a very bad aspect ratio for video viewing. Either way I wouldn’t buy either until they get the screen hardness issue fixed. Btw, I still have my old Motorola RAZR from 2006 and it… Read more »

PookiePrancer
PookiePrancer

“Mid-range?”
You guys are being FAR too generous. And it’s a Verizon exclusive?!

The Fold is the easy choice; a true hardware/software powerhouse for just $400 more. Now, I like the Razr form factor as well, but I’ll just wait until Samsung brings the whole package.