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  • 2024 Motorola Razrs

    Engadget Podcast: Motorola's 2024 Razrs make a compelling case for foldables

    by 
    Devindra Hardawar
    Devindra Hardawar
    06.28.2024

    Motorola is still trying to reclaim the glory of its original Razr phone with its latest foldables.

  • For 2024, the Moto Razr will be available in two models: the basic $700 Razr and the more premium $1,000 Razr+.

    Motorola’s 2024 Razr and Razr+ might be the most stylish and affordable foldables of the year

    by 
    Sam Rutherford
    Sam Rutherford
    06.25.2024

    For 2024, Motorola's Razr and Razr+ feature bigger screens, stunning new colors and a big upgrade in water resistance.

  • The 2023 Moto Razr line consists of the standard Razr and the more premium Razr+, the latter of which features a large 3.6-inch exterior display.

    Moto Razr 2023 hands-on: Two promising foldable updates to an iconic phone

    by 
    Sam Rutherford
    Sam Rutherford
    06.01.2023

    Today Motorola announced some much-needed updates to its iconic foldable phone line with the new 2023 Razr and Razr+.

  • Motorola Razr+ foldable phone

    Motorola's folding Razr+ will have a giant external display

    by 
    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    06.01.2023

    Motorola is bringing foldable Razr phones back to the US, including the flagship Razr+ with a huge external screen.

  • Moto's Razr 2022 finally packs a flagship processor

    Moto's Razr 2022 foldable gets the flagship processor it deserves

    by 
    Steve Dent
    Steve Dent
    08.11.2022

    Motorola's last Razr was a nifty folding smartphone and $1,500 fashion statement, but the weak hardware kept it from flagship greatness.

  • Motorola Razr 5G

    Motorola's redesigned 5G Razr goes on sale October 2nd

    by 
    Chris Velazco
    Chris Velazco
    09.29.2020

    On paper at least, the new 5G-friendly Razr is a big improvement over the one we reviewed earlier this year, and it's set to hit store shelves very soon. Motorola confirmed today that its revamped foldable will go on sale on October 2nd -- you'll be able to pick one up from Best Buy, B&H, Amazon, and Motorola for $1,200 instead of the usual $1,400 for a while, or from carrier partners AT&T and T-Mobile.

  • Motorola Razr 5G

    Motorola's 5G Razr is better than the original in almost every way

    by 
    Chris Velazco
    Chris Velazco
    09.09.2020

    For one, Motorola squeezed a better camera into the Razr's top half.

  • Motorola Razr

    Motorola will show off its latest Razr successor on September 9th

    by 
    Igor Bonifacic
    Igor Bonifacic
    08.12.2020

    We'll likely see the company announce a new version of its Razr foldable.

  • Motorola Razr (2020)

    Motorola Razr's Android 10 update makes better use of the outer screen

    by 
    Jon Fingas
    Jon Fingas
    05.11.2020

    Motorola has updated the new Motorola Razr to Android 10, and its outer screen is now useful for everything from Google Maps to quick text replies.

  • Motorola Razr

    Motorola has a two-for-one deal on its foldable Razr phone

    by 
    Marc DeAngelis
    Marc DeAngelis
    05.05.2020

    If you really want a foldable smartphone, Motorola's two-for-one deal on its new Razr flip phone could be worth checking out.

  • Motorola

    Motorola's Razr is still $1,500 but now you can get it in 'blush gold'

    by 
    Mariella Moon
    Mariella Moon
    04.09.2020

    The Motorola Razr is now available in blush gold.

  • Brett Putman/Engadget

    Motorola Razr review: A fashion statement, not a flagship

    by 
    Chris Velazco
    Chris Velazco
    02.14.2020

    The Motorola Razr is many things. It's one of the first foldable phones you can buy right now. It's a feat of engineering from a storied mobile brand. It's a Verizon exclusive. (Sigh.) What the Razr absolutely isn't, though, is practical. For some of you reading this, that's not going to be an issue. The Razr is as style-forward as the classic model that came before it, and maybe that's enough. But Motorola and Verizon are asking people to pay $1,500 for this thing — a certain degree of practicality is a must. At the risk of immediately spoiling the rest of this review, the Razr won't run faster, last longer or take better pictures than literally any other phone in this price range. It's a fashion statement, not a flagship. Like I said, maybe that's enough for some. But for everyone else, for people who are more likely than ever to hold on to their smartphone for years, is a compromised phone like the Razr really worth the splurge? I think we both know the answer to that.

  • iFixit

    Motorola's foldable Razr is unsurprisingly hard to repair

    by 
    Rachel England
    Rachel England
    02.13.2020

    Motorala's contemporary take on the Razr has been quite publicly panned by testers. CNET, for example, wanted to see if the device could withstand 100,000 folds -- it only made it to the 27,000th fold before it started showing problems (which Motorala has subsequently defended). With foldable smartphones still far from the norm, consumers are understandably wary of making such a sizeable investment in something that's still relatively unpredictable. If it goes wrong, how much of a hassle will it be to repair? And in the case of Motorola's Razr, the answer is "a big one," according to iFixit's recent teardown.

  • Chris Velazco/Engadget

    What do you want to know about the new Motorola Razr?

    by 
    Chris Velazco
    Chris Velazco
    02.10.2020

    Back when it was unveiled, Motorola's new Razr seemed like it might be the foldable to beat. (I was in that camp, too.) Now, after a questionable Verizon launch and a concerning test, people are starting to see the Razr for what it is: A phone that costs as much as a flagship but doesn't always act like one.

  • Motorola

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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.