The Motorola Razr, when fully opened, looks only a tad bigger than the iPhone 11. So, if you think you will get a more expansive screen space due to the folded size, you are wrong. This is where the Samsung Galaxy Fold has an advantage because it can open out into a full-bloomed tablet. However, the small size of the Motorola Razr also ensures that you can easily fit it within your palms as well as in small pockets and purses (just like the OG Motorola Razr of the yore!).
The Motorola Razr retains a great deal of its predecessor’s design – from the flip-flat hinge to the chunky bottom chin. However, flipping the phone open is no longer as smooth as it was in the earlier version – the new Razr is denser, wider, and harder to flip open one-handed. Just like the Galaxy Fold’s belabored hinge, the Razr’s central flip mechanism is a masterpiece of craftsmanship that facilitates smooth and creaseless flipping, over and over again. When folded, the phone fits snugly in your palm. You can see the textured metal back and glass cover on the front. Under the Quick View display lies the rear camera that becomes the front camera when closed. Since the rear panel is made of metal, there’s no wireless charging.
The 6.2-inch FlexView display is 14mm thin, making an almost-even square that can double in length while cutting half in thickness when popped open. What might be concerning is that the display opens up slightly above the centerline. However, it’s hardly visible. The great thing is that the phone is splash-proof – it has a water-resistant nano-coating. At the bottom, you have the iconic Razr chin that houses the antennas, speakers, a USB-C port, and a forward-facing Fingerprint sensor. The phone has no support for facial unlocking. Unfortunately, there’s also no slot for expandable storage or SIM cards, nor a 3.5mm headphone jack. The volume rockers and power button rest on the right side of the frame.