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MotoRazr 5G: Powerful specs, but price a concern

The Electronics reviewed Moto Razr 5G and also spoke to potential buyers to see if they find the phone worth their while

Motorola launched Moto Razr 5G, the latest addition to Moto smartphones in India on October 5 at a price of Rs 1,24,999. The second-generation Moto Razr comes as a nostalgic successor to the original Razr launched in 2004.

While the hype around the phone has been intense, let’s have a look at what the latest smartphone offers and then see if potential buyers are impressed.

Moto Razr 5G: Specifications

Undoubtedly, Moto Razr’s strongest feature is its foldable 6.2’’ OLED display. The main display folds into half, much like the original Razr and fits well on the palm. Motorola promises effortless “one handed” use with this feature.

While it isn’t waterproof, a water repellent coating keeps the phone protected. On the outside, the phone has a 2.7’’ glass OLED with a resolution of 800×600 pixels for clear and quick notification checks, selfies, and more.

In their unboxing event, Moto also revealed its advanced0 hinge gap. This engineered hinge falls flat when the phone is opened giving the user a creaseless, sleek screen. Moto also promises that the phone can take about a hundred flips per day, for five years. The phone is made with 3D glass and has Gorilla Glass 5 protection.

The new foldable Moto Razr 5G
Picture Credits: Patrick T. Fallon/Bloomberg

 

There has been a buzz about the phone’s ability to connect to 5G. It works through a Snapdragon 765G processor, consisting of four 5G antennas. Through this, users can talk from any end of the phone. The phone comes with a TurboPower battery technology and claims to run an entire day with a single charge.

It uses Android 10 and emphasises on a simple and clean interface. The outer display of the phone has a 48MP camera suited even for low light photography, and the inner has a 20MP camera for selfies.

Moto claims to have made the phone “keeping Google in mind”. This makes it easier for users to access Google apps. The My UX feature gives users the opportunity to create their own display and maximise their experience.

Moto Razr 5G: What do potential buyers think?

The phone has received a mixed response from Indian buyers. For some, the phone is worth its price, for others it just doesn’t make the cut.

“Its visible notch and thick bezel do not scream contemporary design, rather a poorly finished retro look. If I were to put my money on foldable phones, it’d be a Samsung. The LG G8X ThinQ is still not technically a foldable phone, and Huawei is yet to prove its worth with its non-android HarmonyOS in the Indian market,” said Aman Bajaj, a 22-year-old student.

“Rest assured, with buying a Samsung, at least you’re not getting Chinese surveillance home,” Bajaj added.

Drawbacks on the design have been spoken about across multiple platforms. In pre-launch advertisements Moto Razr claimed that “bumps and lumps are normal” after Samsung’s Galaxy Fold was criticised for poor display.

Despite this, the plastic screen on the phone does not make it completely creaseless, as promised. This weakens the strongest USP of the phone. Many users are now debating whether the phone is worth a heavy price tag it comes with.

Many users are not willing to pay a heavy amount for just the flip factor. Despite this, design obsessed and experimental individuals are ready to put their money into the latest smartphone.

“I think the price is justified,” said Kavish Mishra, a 26-year-old tech blogger and enthusiast. “It is the most robust flip phone currently in the market. It is more sophisticated in terms of styling and features and has a more compact form factor than Samsung. Moto fans will definitely like it. Chances are even non-Moto fans might give it a shot, considering its sleek design and packed features,” he added.

The latest Moto Razr 5G is available for pre-booking on Flipkart.

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