Okay! We are seeing another wake up call, I guess someone is thinking old school here! Or let me put it this way: Motorola just re-invented a new generation open and close futuristic foldable smartphone.
Yes! We will call this a foldable smartphone because it has the characteristics of a foldable phone even though it looks very similar to the open and close java phones we’ve used in the past.
By looking at the Motorola Razr 2019, we will all agree that it is way different here. Just open up and see the sweet 6.2 inch OLED display that is breath taking. What about the body?
The Motorola Razr 2019 is very slim. This is not surprising, we have seen Motorola demonstrate this in the past. For simplicity sake, I suggest you fold this very smartphone and put it inside your pocket. Isn’t that what you have always wanted?
Launch Date: November, 2019
Main Display: 6.2” foldable pOLED
Resolution: HD (2142 x 876p),
Aspect ratio: 21:9
External Display: 2.7” gOLED,
Resolution: 600 x 800p,
Aspect ratio: 4:3
Unfolded: 72 x 172 x 6.9mm
Folded: 72 x 94 x 14mm
Main camera: 16MP
Processor: Snapdragon 710
Availability & Price
The Motorola Razr 2019 cost $1,500 which is considered low when compared to other foldable smartphone in Nigeria. It is comes in only one color: noir black.
The Motorola Razr 2019 is a sleek modern smartphone that was re-invented from the past. It is fused with intelligence and can fit in comfortably in your palm or pocket when shut.
The design of the Motorola Razr 2019 is not new to us. I believe we have seen this before. One like the Samsung and Huawei foldable phones that can easily be transformed into a tablet, the Motorola Razr 2019 will rather transform into a smartphone.
That is the idea you know; to make smartphone easy and convenient to handle without sacrificing much. This smartphone weighs 205g. It also has splash proof with water resistant.
The Motorola Razr 2019 has zero-gap hinge that allows it to close both sides perfectly well. Behind the scene consist of some high level of engineering complexity that eventually became simplified in the ordinary eye.
Considering her slim body, the power button on the Motorola Razr 2019 is a tiny one. You may have to pay very close attention to the right in other to identify it. You will also find a bottom-ported speaker and 4 microphones on this device.
Just flips open to reveal an immersive, full-length 6.2inch pOLED cinematic viewing touch screen with 2142 x 876p resolution and 21:9 cinemavision as Motorola will call it. The display here is HD certified, it brings you the same ultra-wide dimensions used by the film industry.
The Motorola Razr 2019 comes with a cohesive design that protects the display. So there is nothing to worry about here. Motorola even made it clear that they are confident about the durability of the display. At least for the average life span of the phone.
In case you don’t know, there are two displays on this smartphone. When you close it, you will see a quick view touch-enabled 2.7 inch gOLED screen that allows you to see respond and move on at a glance.
You can even take selfie, play music and check notifications via the quick view display without having to open the Motorola Razr 2019 in Nigeria. The quick view display comes standard with a 600 x 800p resolution and a 4:3 aspect ratio.
One thing I love about the display is the fact that both two are made to work together. Whatever you see on Quick View magically moves to the larger Flex View display the moment you flip open.
Let me explain.
Let’s say you just took some photos with the quick view display and you decided to go through them via the small screen. You later now decide to open the Motorola Razr 2019 to get a better view of your photos. Guess what? It is going to continue from where you stopped.
Isn’t that incredible?
The camera here is as simple as you can imagine. The Motorola Razr 2019 comes standard with a 16MP main camera that can also be used to take selfies when you fold the Razr in Nigeria.
The 16MP main camera has dual pixel autofocus, laser autofocus, electronic image stabilization and dual LED flash which can be used to record videos at MPEG4, H.263, H.264, H.265, VP8 and VP9.
The main camera can also help you achieve pose-striking perfection with some camera features like spot color mode, night vision mode, cinemagraph mode and portrait mode.
When you open the Motorola Razr 2019, you will find a secondary 5MP internal camera with f/2.0 aperture and 1.12um. There is no front-facing flash here. What we have is a screen flash.
The battery capacity of the Motorola Razr 2019 is not heavy at all. One would have thought the battery size of this very smartphone will be very huge but that didn’t happen by any means.
In Nigeria, we have consistently experience tremendous improvement in the battery department of most android smartphones that ship into the country, we least expected to see this.
Anyway, I am not surprise seeing something small because of the slim body the Motorola Razr 2019 was able to grap here.
What’s the battery capacity of this foldable smartphone?
Under the hood is a non-removable 2510mAh battery that comes with a 15W Turbopower charger. The battery performs pretty okay, it is definitely not the same as the one on a super pro machine so don’t expect too much in Nigeria.
Software & Specs
The Motorola Razr 2019 comes with Google android 9.0 Pie Operating System. It has 6GB RAM and 128GB ROM. The main CPU here is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chip that runs on a 2.2GHz octa-core processor.
The Motorola Razr 2019 has most of the essential sensors like fingerprint reader, Accelerometer, Magnetometer (compass), Gyro, Proximity, Ambient Light, GPS and Ultrasonics.
Foldable phones are starting to get better. One can hardly believe this is happening already. Technology is improving tremendously. Am happy and grateful to God for making me a part of this generation.
At first sight, nothing will excite you more than the official packaging of this foldable smartphone, it is incredible. After unboxing, the thought of throwing the box away won’t come to your mind. See the packaging:
The packaging looks great because it has some significant role to play. First, it can be used to hold the Motorola Razr 2019. Second, it amplifies the sound when you play audio and place it in the rest area.
This foldable phone brings old school back to life in a different way entirely. The foldable display is the number one thing I love here, the slim body is number two. No wonder it is called a Razr.
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