12-11-2019 10:44 AM - last edited Wednesday by Sorcha
Almost everyone who was born before a certain date remembers the original Motorola razr. It was one of those truly iconic gadgets that defined an era much like the Walkman or the Nokia 3310.
Well it’s back, and just like its predecessor the new Motorola razr is breaking ground with a totally unique form factor that uses folding screen technology in a bold new way.
In a world where phones only seem to be getting bigger the Motorola razr heads in completely the opposite direction.
This is a flip phone, compact and pocket-ready but unlike the original this one has a trick up its sleeve. Gone is the old keypad and in its place is a stunning full-length touch screen display.
Using ground-breaking flexible OLED screen technology, the razr’s display is able to completely fold in half.
Open the razr up and you’ll be greeted with the stunning 6.2-inch OLED Flex View display.
Stretching from edge to edge the Flex View display has a 21:9 CinemaVision aspect ratio which are the same ultra-wide dimensions that you’ll find in the film industry.
That means you’ll be able to watch your favourite films in the size they were intended, no annoying black bars at the top and the bottom.
Close the razr and you’ll be presented with the second Quick View display. This smaller touch-screen display has been designed to help you tackle things while on the go.
Respond to notifications, change your music or even use Google Assistant all without needing to open the device.
You can even take great-looking selfies using the razr’s 16MP main camera. Just twist your wrist with the phone closed and the Quick View display will pop into life and show you the camera.
The 16MP main camera is packed with advanced technology and features that enable you to take the best photos quickly and easily.
Night Vision lets you take stunning photos in darker conditions by combining eight frames at different exposures.
Built-in AI can optimise a scene based on what it’s looking at while AI-powered Portrait Lighting lets you apply dramatic lighting effects to your portrait mode photos.
If you owned the original razr you’ll remember it stood apart from other phones thanks to its incredible build-quality. It was made from metal, not plastic and had those laser-cut keys that gave a satisfying click when you pressed them.
The new Motorola razr embodies that same spirit. A strong metal chassis keeps the phone utterly ridged when the display is extended while an effortlessly smooth hinge mechanism lets you shut the phone with a reassuring snap.
The razr is also water-repellent, so while you won’t be able to dunk it in a pool you can at least be safe in the knowledge that you won’t get caught short in the rain.
The Motorola razr is available to order now.
14-11-2019 09:45 AM - edited 14-11-2019 09:53 AM
and a few specs
14-11-2019 12:10 PM
Can’t wait for this icons launch. Had a few of these back in the day so will definitely be intrigued to see this. Looking forward to the release.
14-11-2019 01:30 PM
@Jon_K I’ll be looking at one as soon as I can as I loved the original Razr and this looks great, this possibly will mean move over iPhone there’s a new toy in town.
14-11-2019 01:47 PM
That's a big statement, @Chris_B!
You must be really interested in this if you're thinking of switching from iPhone 😁
14-11-2019 01:51 PM
@Jon_K Yep. I’ve checked what it will cost me to upgrade early even though this device is not available till next year.
14-11-2019 02:04 PM
I'm sorry did I read that correctly?
@Chris_B might be moving away from iPhone?
14-11-2019 02:04 PM
@Jon_K And it’ll be cheaper to pay off the contract next year. If I do decide to get this ( probably will ) my daughter is going to go mad if I don’t give her my iPhone.
14-11-2019 02:05 PM - edited 14-11-2019 02:07 PM
@BrendonH Yes that’s correct. I’m really looking forward to having a go with this device.
16-11-2019 08:22 AM
It's an interesting time in general for Android.
With the uncertainty of Huawei's future operating system and Samsung devices full of bloat by the time you get them, there's an opening for a new brand to take off.
I'll see what the pricing is like before I take the plunge..
2 weeks ago
I have one pre ordered on an upgrade but depending on Samsung Unpacked i may cancel and get the Z flip.
2 weeks ago
To be honest I can see a lot of people canceling and going for the Flip, Motorola dropped the ball by delaying.
2 weeks ago
@Pryde The Z Flip has a disclaimer about the screen saying it will crease.