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

  • Published on Nov 14, 2019
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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.

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Comments • 2 451

  • Peter Arnold
    Peter Arnold 17 hours ago

    Samsung: Hey, we've worked out how to fold a screen!
    Motorola: Hold my beer.

  • Irwin Crook
    Irwin Crook Day 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 3 days ago

    It' s just a curved hinge phone of good idea, but too expensive.

  • Abdullah Al Hasan
    Abdullah Al Hasan 4 days ago

    the future... ♥

  • Suresh Babu
    Suresh Babu 4 days ago

    Price is very more in indea

  • Matthew Warren
    Matthew Warren 5 days ago +1

    I realy need that phone

  • Jeremy Lawrence 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 8 days 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 9 days 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 9 days ago

    I'll wait for the next upgraded one

  • Ben Lee
    Ben Lee 9 days ago

    2 year old tech with low battery for $1500. i don't think so.

  • marshall altheimer
    marshall altheimer 10 days ago

    Can you review the axon 10 pro

  • Victor S.
    Victor S. 10 days ago

    Dude you should narrate for Hollywood movies, you got the talent. No joke, give it a shot.

  • Rizki Ferdian
    Rizki Ferdian 11 days ago


  • Loststylus
    Loststylus 11 days ago

    Mike: is it the future or the past?

  • G
    G 11 days 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 11 days ago

    i really wanted this until he mentioned the specs. im not rich enough to regret buying one

  • badadamu bdm
    badadamu bdm 12 days ago

    1500? Snap dragon and the mah is a fail its not worth 1500

  • RedTomi
    RedTomi 13 days ago +2

    I'm not usually a phone person, but this intrigues me.

  • AbdulMuiz Khan
    AbdulMuiz Khan 13 days 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 13 days ago

    I need it.

  • Zetta
    Zetta 13 days ago

    Please, rich people, buy this phone and make them make even cheaper phones for people like me.

  • lilPopper
    lilPopper 14 days ago

    Motorola made a new category phone: SMART BURNER

  • Elmer V
    Elmer V 14 days ago

    What about an "open and close" test for 24 hours.

  • Peter Liu
    Peter Liu 14 days ago

    Michael’s so handsome 😍😍

  • ҉K҉N҉I҉G҉H҉T҉F҉I҉R҉E҉6҉6҉

    i think developement of the foldayble screen costs so much they had to cut at some corners... to be honest every where. 4g, 6gb ram, bad cpu, bad cam, 120gb without sd slot and so on... and still the price is so high... BUT if i had the money now. i would buy it. new tec in an old phone.

  • tensnake bl
    tensnake bl 14 days ago

    Man what is the matter with your hands? There are times they are worryingly shaky

  • Nathanael Warner
    Nathanael Warner 14 days ago

    Bro they have got to imput a fingerprint scanner into the motorola imprint on the back of the new moto razr. If they don't I will die.

  • Inwoo Choi
    Inwoo Choi 14 days ago

    battery... :(

  • Mark Hostetter
    Mark Hostetter 14 days ago

    Google should've kept moto and made this the Pixel4. Maybe G kept rights to the hinge patent and uses it for a killer P5 to finally surpass iphone

    AHMED ABDELMONEIM 14 days ago

    Battery and price is a a big disadvantage

  • downtownlife
    downtownlife 14 days ago

    Verizon only.... aiight I'mma head out.

  • Citizen Trini
    Citizen Trini 14 days ago

    Samsung taking notes for the fold 2

  • kishona69
    kishona69 14 days ago

    When the specs match the price I'll give it a second look.

    • kishona69
      kishona69 14 days ago

      @D. Corey I fully agree with the Art. That's why I want one!

    • D. Corey
      D. Corey 14 days ago

      specs are fine for the display size.this is a 4G phone with 6GB of RAM and 128GB.It's also more than a's ART.

  • dandansfu
    dandansfu 14 days ago

    I remember at the peak of the razr phone literally everyone , no jokes , everyone was using one. I think I see more RAZR than I see iPhone nowadays and that is saying something

  • Deviluv 85
    Deviluv 85 14 days ago

    Only 2500 battery mah. Nah...

  • Stefan Öhlin
    Stefan Öhlin 15 days ago +1

    I dont see what the fuze is about. Its has mediocre specs and an extremly sensitive screen and a huge price tag for what it is.

  • S Sen
    S Sen 15 days ago +3

    "from the brand that invented the cellphone"

  • Marco Rossainz
    Marco Rossainz 15 days ago

    The StarTac and the Razr V3 at their time were cool, edgy, and innovative but NEVER this expensive...
    I even remember picking up the Razr V3 in an aluminum box that included a leather case, pretty cool stuff yet never as expensive.

  • Arthur Feitosa
    Arthur Feitosa 15 days ago

    Is Michael Fischer a homosexual?

  • 0penthaugtz
    0penthaugtz 15 days ago +1

    I would wait to buy until Black Friday of 2020, when this phones price will drop to between $500-$800.

  • bensoflyyy
    bensoflyyy 15 days ago

    Cool, familiar design
    Cool, mid range but good enough hardware

  • nerdwithjordans
    nerdwithjordans 15 days ago

    Phone of the year

  • nerdwithjordans
    nerdwithjordans 15 days ago

    Remove the notch Moto, and you have something special.

  • De Cnijf Kris
    De Cnijf Kris 15 days ago

    nice phone, and very compact. I don't know about the price on itself loose from model and brand. Two years ago most of Belgians stand in line for an Apple that cost about 1000,00 euros. I don't think today we still have a 1000 bucks to spend on a smartphone. There were other 'security' reasons why people wanted so badly to spend a 1000 euros on an Apple phone. That is all gone today. A budget of 600 euros for a smartphone gets exceptional. Still very sleek machine.

  • Rushikesh Tade
    Rushikesh Tade 15 days ago

    Love to see foldable phones coming back..... thank you foldable display technology....

  • Victor Creed
    Victor Creed 15 days ago

    What iam going to do with 2150Mha battery?!

  • BalthazarTheGreat
    BalthazarTheGreat 15 days ago

    +MrMobile While the shortcomings of the original Razr are true phones where used for a very different purpose in 2004. Calling, texting, and some photo snapping was about all you could do. In 2020 phones are completely different altogether. Trying to sell a phone part enahnced form factor, part nostalgic piece is a tough pill for $1,500. Maybe this will sell well, Im not sure how though when specs are the main selling point of handsets these days.

  • erdem yıldırım
    erdem yıldırım 15 days ago

    it would be better if it had at least 3500mah battery

  • Dedskin Prodcer/DJ
    Dedskin Prodcer/DJ 15 days ago

    1500 bucks , oh mine got , doesnt seam to be a flag ship material , i mean , doesnt take just one innovation to get to that position you need to have software package to match , at least if im gonna be a buyer , something , its a lot of money , i mean , PS4 is like 400$ , PS5 should be around 500$ , that is PS4 and PS5 and another flag ship phone , for this phone .

  • Charles Yeo
    Charles Yeo 15 days ago

    Who cares about flip phones in 2019

  • DiceKey
    DiceKey 15 days ago

    I want this but i keep telling myself to buy the 2nd or 3rd gen of foldable phones

  • Pauly Sanchez
    Pauly Sanchez 15 days ago

    Looks like it belongs in 1832

  • Wilber Rodriguez
    Wilber Rodriguez 15 days ago

    All the phones on the market are flat and big ..
    That think is just genius . Small practical nostalgic

  • Eduardo Herrera
    Eduardo Herrera 16 days ago

    Lets forget about iphone or Samsung , I really want this phone in my pocket.😬

  • Calvin F
    Calvin F 16 days ago

    This is going to be great! This is how a flip and phone should be!

  • MacBook Gamer
    MacBook Gamer 16 days ago

    I love the new razr but I’m going to wait until it’s cheaper

  • terastarship2
    terastarship2 16 days ago

    I am buying this phone because it bends! =D

  • Nintendo Addict
    Nintendo Addict 16 days ago

    there’s no way that this new razr cost $1500 just because of nostalgia!🙄🙄🙄

  • ᴛᴏᴍᴍy ᴠᴇʀᴄᴇᴛᴛɪ

    I wanted the old razr and didn't get it soooo now's the time!