Motorola Razr 2019 – why it makes such an impression

By | November 21, 2019

The Motorola Razr 2019 smartphone is the new incarnation of the Motorola Razr V3, which debuted in 2004 and won the heart of many users. In the number of over 130 million. I wonder how the latest model will affect this statistic.

I will say straight away that I was not at the premiere of Motorola Razr 2019, which I regret very much, I have not yet had the opportunity to touch it, but the abundance of delighted content on the web has given me food for thought.

It is known that the original Motorola Razr became a legend during her market career, then she was pleasantly remembered. The time and number of copies sold colored the picture even more.

Moto Razr V3 and Razr 2019

Many years passed until the resurrected legends of the mobile industry began to appear on the market. In short, newer and more efficient components are put into clothes reminiscent of what we used to do before. The equipment receives the old name with the note of the year in which it was reactivated and we have a recipe for success. Are you sure you are successful? I do not want to diminish the reactivated Nokia 3310 (2017), which was loud two years ago, or Nokia 8810 4G from last year, but do you remember today that such models appeared. In fact, I almost forgot.

A bit is the fault of subsequent phones / smartphones that get into my hands, and a little fault that the new Nokia did not allow me to achieve much more than the original. In the review, I presented Nokia 3310 (2017) as a smartphone for people who feel nostalgia for old times and this well defines its purpose.

Motorola Razr 2019 may not be a performance titan, but this is not necessarily the case

Meanwhile, Motorola engineers developing Razr 2019, although based on a similar concept, did it as it should. Of course, we can discuss the performance of the components used, which is so-called (Snapdragon 710 chipset, 2510 mAh battery, average according to the first opinion digital camera). They make this smartphone just a gadget for many people.

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Motorola Razr 2019 is a very expensive smartphone as we already know and from this perspective it is not attractive to the customer, but even with such restrictions we get a new quality. It is true that the old Razr had a digital camera (resolution 2 Mpix), it also had a Symbian operating system and a color screen (176×220 pixels), but Razr 2019 is not a nostalgic return to the past. Or rather a journey into the future in a vintage style.

Motorola Razr 2019 unfolding

It's the same legendary shape that is nice to hold in your hand (the new Razr is, however, 2 cm wider and weighs twice as much – 205 grams), but also modern folding screen technology (it has a resolution of 876 x 2142 pixels and a diagonal of 6.2 inches ). And this is in my opinion the right recipe for reviving old legends. Keep the old style, but at the same time introduce technologies that you could have once dreamed of. In the case of the first Nokia 3310 color screen, digital camera, it was not so distant future.

A commercially available bent screen existed in 2004, when the first Razr V3 debuted, only in fantasies. Motorola Razr 2019 is compared to the foldable Samsung Galaxy Fold and these comparisons make sense, but admit that Fold does not have a direct equivalent among the historical models of this brand. The ergonomics of its use is a new quality in itself. Sooner LG G8X ThinQ with a dual display is easier to compare to old devices with two screens.

You can feel like it used to be, and also modern

Meanwhile, the Motorola Razr 2019 shape, how it opens, evokes old experiences. Only instead of the aluminum colored backlit buttons we now have the multi-functional P-OLED screen.

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The charm of Motorola Razr 2019 can also be hidden in its convertibility to the form of a traditional smartphone. Forms with which we are familiar and which we gladly reach for. Samsung Galaxy Fold allows for a very cool experience of efficient work with a large "tablet" screen (I dream of something like folding frameless tablets from the Westworld movie), but it is not as natural as Motorola. Both in folded and unfolded form.

Motorola Razr 2019 front screen

This then resembles a regular smartphone. We can also use the new Razr without opening the housing (the second external screen has a resolution of 800 x 600 pixels and a 2.7-inch diagonal), and this is an undoubted advantage.

Motorola Razr 2019 – the "expensive" future that some of us dreamed of has already arrived

Summarizing. I do not know what future is waiting for Motorola Razr 2019, just like other folding smartphones in their first incarnations. I doubt it will become such a legend as its progenitor, but it's difficult to predict everything. The capacity of the built-in battery worries, but as I wrote, I do not yet judge the working time. Perhaps there will be more iterations of this model more suited to the title of the smartphone sweeper in terms of performance.

However, no matter how efficient the Motorola Razr 2019 is, how long it will work on the battery, that's how I see the reactivation of the old mobile legend. As we imagined the future several years ago. Not only as better construction materials and better specification on paper. But the experience of the same, but in a form that at the time of protoplasts appeared to us as pure science fiction.

Source: Own information

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