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    A gold-colored Motorola Razr is coming this spring

    by 
    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    02.10.2020

    The reborn Motorola Razr has a few quirks, but one of the most obvious is that all-black exterior. How are you supposed to flex with your foldable phone when it's so inconspicuous? Don't worry -- you'll have a better chance to flaunt your handset soon. Motorola has confirmed that a "Blush Gold" version of the Razr will be available in the spring. More specific launch details weren't available as we wrote this, but we wouldn't expect it to carry a significant premium over its less resplendent counterpart.

  • JerryRigEverything, YouTube

    Moto Razr test gauges the phone's ability to survive 'pocket sand'

    by 
    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    02.08.2020

    Whether or not you believe the new Moto Razr's hinge is up to the job, there's another lingering question: how well does the phone's foldable screen survive in your pocket? You might have an early answer. JerryRigEverything (aka Zack Nelson) has conducted a durability test that hints at how the phone is likely to fare in a number of brutal conditions. Some are clearly edge cases (few phones will survive a lighter unscathed), but there's also a "pocket sand" test to see how it might survive years of the debris that always seems to find its way into your pants. The result is better than you'd think, but not perfect. While the screen is fully functional, one piece of debris formed a bump under the screen while others got into the hinge and made less-than-reassuring crunching sounds.

  • Chris Velazco/Engadget

    Motorola defends the Razr's reliability with footage of its test rig

    by 
    Mariella Moon
    Mariella Moon
    02.07.2020

    When CNET put the new Motorola Razr through a folding test, the phone's hinge starting making noises and showing issues by the 27,000th fold. That's just a fraction of the 100,000 folds the publication was planning for the device. Now, Motorola has fired back at CNET with a video of it own, showing how it tested the durability of the device's hinge. In a statement sent to Engadget, the Lenovo-owned company said SquareTrade's FoldBot "put undue stress on the hinge," since it didn't allow the "phone to open and close as intended." As such, it made CNET's test inaccurate.

  • Motorola's new Moto G range includes a $300 Galaxy Note alternative

    by 
    Chris Velazco
    Chris Velazco
    02.07.2020

    Motorola's Razr might be getting all the attention, but mid-range phones like the Moto G are what have vaulted the brand back into profitability. In other words, those $250-ish phones are serious business, and the company's latest models -- the Moto G Power and Moto G Stylus -- take the line in some interesting new directions.

  • Chris Velazco/Engadget

    Motorola Razr's hinge 'broke' after 27,000 folds in durability test

    by 
    Mariella Moon
    Mariella Moon
    02.07.2020

    Since foldable phones are still far from common, a lot of potential buyers want to know how durable they are before shelling out money for one -- especially because the available models are far from cheap. CNET has put the new Motorola Razr to the test by folding it repeatedly for thousands of times using a machine called Foldbot made by SquareTrade. The result? Its hinge started acting wonky by around 27,000 folds. To note, a 2017 study found that Americans check their phones 80 times a day. That means the Razr could start showing problems within a year.

  • Chris Velazco/Engadget

    Motorola Razr teardown looks inside the flexible phone

    by 
    Mariella Moon
    Mariella Moon
    02.05.2020

    YouTube channel PBKreviews has given Motorola's modern Razr the teardown treatment a day before it becomes available. And based on how many screws and cables the host had to go through to get to the flexible display, you'll probably want to go straight to a repair center instead of trying to fix the device yourself in case anything happens to it.

  • Evan Blass, Twitter

    Motorola may be working on a pen-equipped Galaxy Note rival

    by 
    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    01.27.2020

    Motorola has tried numerous tricks over the years to stand out from the smartphone crowd, but its latest may sound familiar: offer a pen-toting phone to compete with Samsung's Galaxy Note family. Well-established leaker Evan Blass has shared a peek at what appears to be an upcoming Motorola Android phone with a stylus -- as he pointed out, the first Moto phone with pen input since the Windows Mobile days over a decade ago. He didn't provide details, but the hole-punch camera and interface show a clear connection to recent devices like the One Action. The gesture bar at the bottom hints at Android 10.

  • Chris Velazco/Engadget

    Motorola wants you to be careful using the new Razr

    by 
    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    01.26.2020

    Now that Motorola's resurrected Razr is available to pre-order, the brand has released a string of videos to pitch and explain the device -- and it's clear the caveats of other foldable phones still apply. A support video, "Caring for Razr," warns users to keep the screen dry, avoid screen protectors, beware of sharp objects and close the phone before tossing it in your pocket. Also, don't assume that efforts to eliminate the usual folding phone crease have resulted in a perfectly flat display. As The Verge noted, Moto tells users that "bumps and lumps are normal" in the plastic screen.

  • Chris Velazco/Engadget

    Motorola will begin taking foldable Razr pre-orders on January 26th

    by 
    Mariella Moon
    Mariella Moon
    01.22.2020

    Motorola's revived Razr phone was supposed to be available for pre-order back in December, but the company chose to push it back due to (seemingly unexpected) significant consumer demand. Now, the phonemaker is finally ready to take your reservations. Presales for the foldable phone will be available starting on January 26th in the US.

  • Chris Velazco/Engadget

    Motorola's foldable Razr delayed due to high demand

    by 
    Devindra Hardawar
    Devindra Hardawar
    12.20.2019

    We hope you weren't too excited about pre-ordering the revamped, foldable Motorola Razr on December 26th. The company announced today that it's slightly delaying the phone's pre-order and launch timing due to significant consumer demand. We don't know when, exactly, you'll be able to secure your Razr, but Motorola says it doesn't "anticipate a significant shift from our original availability timeline." It's a bit strange that Moto didn't foresee high demand for the Razr-- perhaps the company thought phone's high $1,500 price would only attract a small portion of consumers . After all, it's running a fairly old mobile Snapdragon 710 CPU, and its cameras and battery capacity pale in comparison to other premium smartphones. But I suppose many people are willing to overlook those flaws to get a sleek, foldable phone that fits into the slimmest of jeans. Here's Motorola's full statement about the delay: We would like to share an update on Motorola razr's pre-sale and in-store availability. Below is our official statement regarding the update: Since its announcement in November, the new motorola razr has received unparalleled excitement and interest from consumers. Demand has been high, and as a result, has quickly outgrown supply predictions. Motorola has decided to adjust razr's presale and launch timing to better meet consumer demand. We are working to determine the appropriate quantity and schedule to ensure that more consumers have access to razr at launch. We do not anticipate a significant shift from our original availability timeline.

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    Motorola's bezel-free One Hyper has a 32-megapixel pop-up selfie camera

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    12.04.2019

    Lenovo-owned Motorola has unveiled the One Hyper, an ambitious mid-range phone with a near bezel-free display and some pretty nice camera features. It packs a 32-megapixel, pop-up front camera that delivers as much resolution as you'd ever need for selfie shots and retracts automatically if you drop the phone. It also features a rear 64-megapixel camera that delivers either high resolution or low-light sensitivity when you enable the Night Vision mode and Quad Pixel tech.

  • Motorola's revived RAZR is a fashion-forward foldable

    by 
    Chris Velazco
    Chris Velazco
    11.13.2019

    Few phones were as iconic and as ubiquitous as the original Motorola RAZR. Celebs used them constantly, fashion houses cooked up designer mashups, and it wasn't long before friends, family members and co-workers all started carrying them, too. The RAZR was, in other words, an absolute phenomenon, and now it's back. As countless reports and leaks have confirmed, though, it isn't the RAZR you grew up with. This new version, which will sell for $1,500 when it launches on Verizon next month, is Motorola's first foldable smartphone, and unlike any other foldable we've played with this year. It doesn't unfold into a small tablet. It doesn't pack loads of cameras or flagship components. It is, by Motorola's admission, a "design-first" kind of phone. That might sound concerning to some, and after a bit of hands-on time in sunny Los Angeles, people who demand peak smartphone performance or superior battery life might be a little disappointed. That's OK, though. Motorola's priority here was to build the kind of foldable device that regular people would want to use, and despite some compromises, I think the company might be onto something.

  • MySmartPrice

    Motorola's foldable display RAZR leaks ahead of today's launch

    by 
    Igor Bonifacic
    Igor Bonifacic
    11.13.2019

    Motorola's upcoming foldable display RAZR has leaked just hours before the company is likely to announce it at an event in Los Angeles. These new photos of the phone come courtesy of a Federal Communications Commission certification. And while they don't reveal much about the phone we didn't already know, they do provide us with our best look at the device yet.

  • Netflix

    After Math: It's sequel season

    by 
    Andrew Tarantola
    Andrew Tarantola
    11.03.2019

    Friday's announcement that the second coming of Into the Spider-Verse will arrive in theaters on April 8, 2022, came amidst a flurry of franchise follow-up news. Motorola really is bringing back its famed Razr flip phone, Blizzard confirmed the new editions of both Diablo and Overwatch are on the way, and even Jack Ryan came back from hiatus early to launch the show's second season.

  • Sunniton

    Motorola's foldable RAZR may have been spotted in the wild

    by 
    Richard Lawler
    Richard Lawler
    11.01.2019

    Yesterday a flurry of leaked photos showed Motorola's upcoming RAZR posed for press pics, but now a picture has surfaced on China's Weibo network claiming to show one in the wild. Sunniton posted this picture saying it was the real thing, showing the device fully unfolded, in someone's hands. The chunky bottom chin is on full display, and what appears to be a notch at the top. At this point we've heard all about its purported $1,500 price, midrange-ish specs and of course, the flexible screen inside that might bring back the classic feeling of snapping a phone closed to end a call. Yesterday's pictures also showed that the device could be used by touch with it folded closed thanks to controls and a small screen on the outside that's also useful for taking selfies. With less than two weeks to go before Motorola's planned press event on November 13th, we can only wait and see what else leaks out before the device is officially revealed.

  • Evan Blass

    Motorola's foldable display RAZR leaks in first official-looking images

    by 
    Igor Bonifacic
    Igor Bonifacic
    10.31.2019

    Perennial leaker Evan Blass has shared what looks like our first offical look at Motorola's upcoming foldable display RAZR phone. In contrast to the fan render Motorola used to tease the phone back May, the image Blass shared appears to be an official marketing image. Unsurprisingly, the device looks a lot like the original RAZR, complete with a thick bottom lip. Thanks to the flip phone factor of the device, it looks like the front-facing camera will allow you to take both selfies and regular shots by folding out the display. There's also what appears to be a front-facing fingerprint sensor on the chin.

  • eBuyNow

    The Moto 360 smartwatch is back, but Motorola isn't making it

    by 
    Rachel England
    Rachel England
    10.29.2019

    The original Moto 360 was one of the most attractive smartwatches around when it launched way back in 2015. As the first round Android Wear watch, it made a huge impression with slick-looking wearables fans despite some hiccups at launch, but as with so many tech firsts, it gradually lost its charm. Now, however, it's making a comeback.

  • Motorola One Macro

    Motorola's new budget phones are all about the cameras

    by 
    Mariella Moon
    Mariella Moon
    10.24.2019

    Motorola has introduced four new Android 9 phones, and while only three of them put a focus on cameras, all of them are affordable. The Motorola One Macro has a 2-megapixel dedicated macro camera that lets you takes close-up photos 2 centimeters away from your subject. It also has a 13-megapixel main sensor, a 2-megapixel depth sensor and an AI camera system that features Shot Optimization, Auto Smile Capture and Smart Composition. The model will be available in Brazil, Mexico, Australia, India and throughout Europe starting today for €199 ($222).

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    Motorola invite hints at a 'reinvented' RAZR

    by 
    Richard Lawler
    Richard Lawler
    10.17.2019

    Earlier this year a Motorola exec confirmed to Engadget that the company was hard at work on foldable phone technology, and rumors about a new RAZR-branded device just won't go away. Now CNET reports it's sending out invites for a November 13th event in Los Angeles that promise the "highly-anticipated unveiling of a reinvented icon."

  • WinFuture

    Moto G8 Plus may borrow features from higher-end phones

    by 
    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    10.16.2019

    The Moto G7 family is barely months old, but that apparently isn't stopping Motorola from readying a quick follow up. Both WinFuture and Mobilkopen claim to have leaks of Moto G8 devices, and the headlining Moto G8 Plus appears to borrow features from the One series, just in a more affordable design. You'd get a three-camera setup on the back that would include a 48-megapixel main sensor, a 117-degree wide-angle "action cam," a five-megapixel depth camera for portrait shots and laser autofocus. Outside of telephoto shots, you wouldn't be hurting for photographic options.