Motorola Razr 2019: Is This $1500 Folding Phone From The Future Or The Past?

MrMobile [Michael Fisher]
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The re-imagined Motorola Razr is part flashy technological feat and part practical portability perk, sold at a premium price despite some forgettable specs. If you’re thinking that sounds familiar, then you much have been around for the first Motorola RAZR launch back in 2004! Despite its high price, that RAZR product family would go on to sell 130 million units over the next four years, going down in the history books as the most successful flip phone of all time. Can Motorola capture lightning in a bottle again? I recently got a sneak peek at the company's flexible-display flagship branded simply "razr" - and while my enthusiasm for the foldable category doubtless colors my impression, I came away hopeful for the Motorola brand name for the first time in four years.


MrMobile's Motorola Razr 2019 Hands-On / Motorola Razr 2020 Hands-On was produced following three hours with a Motorola Razr review sample at a Motorola press event in Los Angeles. Preproduction device running pre-release software. MrMobile does not produce paid or sponsored reviews; Motorola was not offered copy approval and no compensation was requested or provided in exchange for this coverage.

Motorola Razr Hands-On [Android Central]:


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Nov 13, 2019




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Joel Joplin
Joel Joplin 15 days ago
This is the phone line that I want to see step up to Apple. The design and character goes a long way. The expected level of improvement generations bring should be enough to make it worth having. I miss hanging up with a clap.
H Koizumi
H Koizumi 20 days ago
I remember my razor back in the day. Those were the days when I was active in clubbing scene. It gone through so much drama. I vividly remember the 8MB of memory which I had to wrestle with all the time when I was trying to take a picture and make a video. Good ol'times.
Jimi Barker
Jimi Barker Month ago
They fucked up if they stuck at least a 3500 amp or above I'd have wanted one
Sandy BoleYT
Sandy BoleYT 2 months ago
I am not going to buy a folding phone until they become cheaper and more durable
Sandy BoleYT
Sandy BoleYT 2 months ago
I would probably buy the galaxy z flip I really don’t like big chin and it looks odd
Mr. Magic
Mr. Magic 3 months ago
Absolutely love this device..$1500 well worth it I do recommend the sleeve as well
JOE Bozza
JOE Bozza 4 months ago
Nothing wrong in having a chin..We’ve all got chins.
Eric Kim
Eric Kim 4 months ago
nice showing
Cameron M
Cameron M 4 months ago
What if they made it with a 16:9 display? I'm still not giving up my Razer Phone 2 with ring sticker. Easier access to the whole screen
Marie Roger
Marie Roger 4 months ago
Awesome but not worth the price
Nala! 4 months ago
This folds alright, it folds your bank account!
Philip Smi-Le Nguyen
Id rather the samsung flip.i doubt these are gonna sell.the old razar sold cause it was actually good.but samsungs flips specs camera n looks n everything is just better n more sleek.
jesdadotcom 4 months ago
I love it. I want it to succeed but like Blackberry Priv, KeyOne, and Key2 (I own one), it may be priced too high to compete.
SunSon29 5 months ago
The price killed everything.
Michael Wilcock
Michael Wilcock 5 months ago
$2700 in Australia. With a late February release date, and yes I had to preorder one !
s. 5 months ago
If the phone was cheaper than 1500$ I would've considered it.even with monthly payments, I don't know if I could justify getting it.
gabriel zamudio
gabriel zamudio 5 months ago
Its a set up!! Wait till they come up with series 2 and 3 it will have all of what ur saying.
David T
David T 5 months ago
Moto you lost your mind on this crappy phone RIP
yeahthatsright33 5 months ago
This is awesome and I want one. You also didn't mention that now that the phone folds to protect the screen, most people will have no need to bother with a phone case or any kind of protector for this phone.
Daryl V.
Daryl V. 5 months ago
Looks cool n' all, but I'm just a normie... so I'll get another Note
easter3000 5 months ago
If I ever migrate to the Android - I want this phone or it’s successor (I hope this experiment will be successful and pay off to Motorola). I used to have Motorola phones when I was teenager and I loved it. I still have E398 in a working condition. That stereo effect though! P.S. Samsung Fold looked like a joke before I saw Razr, and not it’s just seems to be fake not a good folding phone.
qwertyCandy 5 months ago
The only way this could be better would be if the small front display was *e-ink:* imagine how much longer would it last, how you could read anything even in direct sunlight... Otherwise it seems pretty much perfect.
Sean Aron
Sean Aron 5 months ago
Moto actions are so underrated
grandiora 5 months ago
Motorola is back!
Nala! 5 months ago
1,500? Does that include a trip to Hawaii??
larry 5 months ago
I want I want!! Sick of Samsung and apple
si h
si h 5 months ago
Looks really uncomfortable for gaming 😧
Christian Anthony
Christian Anthony 5 months ago
Impressed with this phone 👍
James Hardy
James Hardy 5 months ago
Can't wait for this phone
Mc Epic
Mc Epic 5 months ago
Can you game on the small screen
Rabby Babu
Rabby Babu 6 months ago
I bought a Blackberry Priv after i saw your review, still using it and happy with its performance. But the phone is starting to show its age a little. Maybe my next upgrade will be a foldable phone. This is on the top of the list. Yeah i like unconventional weird phones. Nothings gonna change that. Edit: I guess i'm that certain kinda person you mention at the end of the video. Still gonna wait for your full review tho
Sirichai Thongyim
Sirichai Thongyim 6 months ago
Wow so chic.
Simon Pheenix
Simon Pheenix 6 months ago
Since the release date has been pushed back I hope Motorola is improving the software to rival Samsung. For $1,500 they owe the people that much.
R Re
R Re 6 months ago
What the best thing about not being super intent on having the flashiest and newest thing is that you don’t get first generation problems. I think folding screens are cool, but I’m more than happy to let other people deal with the teething issues related to new technology.
Sochea Johnson
Sochea Johnson 6 months ago
Thomas Ray
Thomas Ray 6 months ago
1500 dollars is a bit much for a phone with a 710 processor.
Terry King
Terry King 6 months ago
And the majority of those that will buy this, don't give a rats ass about the processor.
Thomas Ray
Thomas Ray 6 months ago
@男名前のない Nevertheless
男名前のない 6 months ago
But it's no usual phone
szewei85 6 months ago
Haha thks but no thks
#Sasujemaartist 6 months ago
I'm using like that moto
warrivor 6 months ago
Where is the link to the razr video from Motorola
Darryl Kinslow
Darryl Kinslow 6 months ago
$1500? Fuck that!!! The last Motorola Razr I owned costed $39.99 brand new. I'd pay maybe $60 for it.
Versace Mx
Versace Mx 6 months ago
When it’s folded it reminds me of a pager 📟💯. Now that’s gangster. Fuck the iPhone
hyou zan ren
hyou zan ren 6 months ago
Me:"I heard a legend is just a myth! " (Motorola release their famous folding phone) Me:"So the legend is true!!! "
tikblang1 6 months ago
I still have the original razr flip phone from Verizon in mint condition. Can I retrofit it to work with Verizon modern cell towers? If not what is the trade in value?
Touhid Mashood
Touhid Mashood 6 months ago
It's the only worth it phone in the world to me. for more than 10 years i never got excited for a phone
Niop Tres
Niop Tres 6 months ago
I will definetly buy it, or whatever cheap version comes out, when my current phone dies, or accidently falls on a bat of hot lava....
Niop Tres
Niop Tres 6 months ago
I just want a JerryRig video
Steve G
Steve G 6 months ago
Wow, gotta get me one of thes.... Oh, 1500 bucks. Nah!
Apoorva Sachan
Apoorva Sachan 6 months ago
What is name of music at beginning of video ?
sweetness_57 7 months ago
This phone will only use android 9, operating system. Not the android 10. It won't be 5G compatible, battery life it's short (compare to an Samsung's Galaxy S10 plus). But it looks like it doesn't have a earphone jack.
Steve Nevil
Steve Nevil 7 months ago
Dear Motorola, Three critical things - *1) Get the price down.* - At a grand or slightly under, it will sell. $1500.00 crosses into the 'bling thing' niche market. Expect the person holding it to also have keys to a Tesla P-Series in their pocket. *2) Form factor vs. battery life* - this is a foregone conclusion that should have been addressed via wireless charging. Packing it with a portable charging cradle that has a 5000+ mah battery inside it probably won't help address point #1, but it makes a hell of a lot more practical sense when you consider the user experience against that asking price. *3) What were you thinking with that camera?* - a huge chunk of the market (predominantly female - hint, hint) has been eliminated by this rudimentary camera setup. There's already a bump, for crying out loud - put something decent in it, and do it *before* you offer this in pink. I look forward to a 2nd generation RAZR that addresses these issues - which is virtually guaranteed by Apple's planned abandonment of a physical charging plug (making wireless charging 'cool' again), and Motorola's recovered R&D expenses via sales profit from the 1st gen RAZR (money doubtless spent by early adopters with more dollars than sense).
Steve Nevil
Steve Nevil 7 months ago
Also - Android NINE? Just why? And why is the interface using Android soft buttons when you guys designed the Smart Navigation Bar to work *using the fingerprint sensor* in *THAT EXACT SPOT?*
Christopher Lantesh
Christopher Lantesh 7 months ago
This is the first phone that has interested me in years. My current phone is 4 years old, and I've seen no reason to run out and replace it. Now I'm certainly not going to pay $1500 for a phone, but give this a year or two, and an affordable used option will certainly be available if not a cheaper new one. So this is definitely on my radar. I loved my original RAZR back in the day, and have missed the flip form factor ever since.
Jason Carpenter
Jason Carpenter 7 months ago
Tony, Tony is thet you! Lol! Hello Mr Stark!
Kudret Keskin
Kudret Keskin 7 months ago
I buyed last time 6 when the release And I still until now Since 7 I leaved waiting new model Since x I dont track new model I didnt watch 11's any videos YET 😂 And now I'm very happy about this decision🌹❤💕👏👏👏👏👏
Kudret Keskin
Kudret Keskin 7 months ago
I feel same emotion as like release N900 Woow I was young and ı miss those emotions 😂😁😂
acr 7 months ago
I almost love it Moto motion and active display are a must The flip is cool and nostalgic But the camera and price are are turning me off. Plus I'm on AT&T... guess I'll stick with the Moto X
Yodxa 7 months ago
Iron mans new phone lol
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Peter Arnold
Peter Arnold 7 months ago
Samsung: Hey, we've worked out how to fold a screen! Motorola: Hold my beer.
Irwin Crook
Irwin Crook 7 months ago
This is the future. A small phone that can be everything is just ideal, even a large screen phone
Seung-hoon Han
Seung-hoon Han 7 months ago
It' s just a curved hinge phone of good idea, but too expensive.
Abdullah Al Hasan
Abdullah Al Hasan 7 months ago
the future... ♥
Suresh Babu
Suresh Babu 7 months ago
Price is very more in indea
Matthew Warren
Matthew Warren 7 months ago
I realy need that phone
Jeremy Laurence Amadé Hill Edwards
Honestly...Motorala just killed the iPhone one-piece large phone design in what seems like an almost accidental shot. How the fuck did this happen?
Roger Skagerström
Roger Skagerström 7 months ago
Except for the price - I love this! Only thing I'd change is some more metallic outer finnish. Like a dark blue or something. But damn it's nice.
Ömer S
Ömer S 7 months ago
Very intriguing design. Opening price might be a little bit high, but early adopters are often ready to pay a premium... I guess in mid 2020 it will drop below 1000 bucks, and then it starts to get interesting for more people. I believe that 600 bucks would be the sweet spot for this. Maybe with a cellular contract it will be cheap enough. I'm looking forward to get one as soon as it becomes affordable. Let's wait and see.
Nessie Greeneyes
Nessie Greeneyes 7 months ago
I'll wait for the next upgraded one
Ben Lee
Ben Lee 7 months ago
2 year old tech with low battery for $1500. i don't think so.
marshall altheimer
marshall altheimer 7 months ago
Can you review the axon 10 pro
Victor S.
Victor S. 7 months ago
Dude you should narrate for Hollywood movies, you got the talent. No joke, give it a shot.
Rizki Ferdian
Rizki Ferdian 7 months ago
Loststylus 7 months ago
Mike: is it the future or the past?
G 7 months ago
Nay Sayers: Premium price, medium performance and no real advantage to a regular phone. Yay Sayers: Nostaolgia Nay Sayers: Old Razr feel more premium looking than this plasticy Razr. Yay Sayers: Nostaolgia, worth any price Me: Wait for next copied version
Hassan K
Hassan K 7 months ago
i really wanted this until he mentioned the specs. im not rich enough to regret buying one
Toxic Gaming
Toxic Gaming 7 months ago
1500? Snap dragon and the mah is a fail its not worth 1500
Mc Epic
Mc Epic 5 months ago
I know who would buy this there is 100 dollar phones with same specs
RedTomi 7 months ago
I'm not usually a phone person, but this intrigues me.
AbdulMuiz Khan
AbdulMuiz Khan 7 months ago
I'm sorry but in my eyes vertical phones are literally useless the only point I see is to make it more compact when you're not using it. Folding the other way is actually useful because you have a bigger screen
Yna C. Manzi
Yna C. Manzi 7 months ago
I need it.
Zetta 7 months ago
Please, rich people, buy this phone and make them make even cheaper phones for people like me.
lilPopper 7 months ago
Motorola made a new category phone: SMART BURNER
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