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Motorola Razr (2019)
Motorola Razr (2019)
Motorola Razr (2019)
Motorola Razr (2019)
Motorola Razr (2019)
Motorola Razr (2019)
Motorola Razr (2019)

Informr score
The Motorola Razr (2019) currently has an Informr score of 6.7 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 21 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.

What's good

  • Foldable smartphone
  • Compact
  • Front screen when closed

What's bad

  • Very expensive
  • Poor battery life
  • Creaking hinges
  • Mediocre camera

Motorola Razr hopes to capture the nostalgia of a flip phone with the functionality of a smartphone. Razr has perfected the look with a folding screen, but is it enough that the phone flips open and shut and how well does it work?


The phone design is striking and exciting. When unfolded the screen is virtually seamless and when folded closed it will easily fit into your pocket without worrying about accidentally calling someone or scratching your display. A textured back-plate and power button add stability and grip to the phone. Reviewers had no problems with dropping the phone or having it slide off from surfaces.


The Motorola Razr offers two screens. One is an HD, 6.2-inch, plastic AMOLED screen. The second is a 2.7-inch OLED screen on the outside to show notifications, date, and time when the phone is closed. Unfortunately, reviewers stated there was an obvious bumpy texture when using the screen folded flat, leaving the phone feeling flimsy and cheap.


The Razr’s performance was lacking for most reviewers. They found the controls and actions delayed and slow to react. They also found the connectivity of the phone to be an issue where it was hit or miss to get a signal.

Tom’s Guide says, “... The Razr will not give you the power you’re paying for.”

Software & Storage

Motorola Razr runs Android 9 with some software tweaks. here are some pre-installed apps out of the box, so prepare to sacrifice some space for apps you might never use. Fortunately, the 128GB of storage is decent, but there is no room for growth as it does not offer a micro SD option.


Camera quality underwhelmed reviewers. It’s okay in really good lighting and bad in dark or low light settings. Which just wasn’t acceptable for most reviewers considering the price and advances in mobile cameras in the past year or two. The photos seem to have some dithering and noise especially if the light isn’t optimal.

PC Magazine said, “As the light goes down, the Razr's performance declines further, with photos getting dim and noisy. Ultimately, I felt like I was taking pictures with a [low priced] phone, not a[n expensive] one.”

Battery Life

From dismal to okay, reviewers were split on the phone’s battery performance. Reviews found it lasted between 5 and 7 hours when tested. The 5-hour end being for gameplay and the 7-hour being video and media consumption.


The audio was considered middling, with a somewhat tinny experience, flat sound and no bass.

Specs at a Glance

  • Plastic chassis
  • 6.2 AMOLED display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 Octa-core 2.2 GHz processor
  • 6GB of RAM
  • Android 9 with tweaks
  • 128GB of storage
  • 16MP rear camera with front-facing 5MP selfie camera
  • 2510 mAh battery
  • 2.7-inch outward-facing screen when closed

Bottom Line

With the big a price tag the Motorola Razr carries, one would expect a lot from the phone. Sadly, many reviewers found ita disappointment. Between a bumpy, flimsy feeling screen and slow to middling performance, it came off as a good idea not quite fleshed out before release.

Tech Radar states, “While it does offer a foldable form factor that minimizes its footprint and allows it to fit in smaller pockets, and pulls off some awesome selfies, the phone cuts corners to achieve its diminutive size, with less power, onboard storage, and battery capacity.”

Tom’s Guide says, "The Motorola Razr offers a large display in a futuristic foldable design, but its questionable durability, short battery life, and lackluster camera make it a tough sell”

PC Magazine remarks, "Motorola's gorgeous folding Razr doesn't deliver the performance you expect from a [very expensive] phone”

Operating system
Operating system
2.2 GHz
2.2 GHz
Screen Size
Screen Size
16+ MP, f/1.7
16+ MP, f/1.7
2510 mAh

What the Critics Are Saying...


The Motorola Razr is an inspired effort to liberate the world from the boredom of the dominant glass rectangle phone design. While it does offer a foldable form factor that minimizes its footprint and allows it to fit in smaller pockets, and pulls off some awesome selfies, the phone cuts corners to...

- David Lumb, TechRadar

The Motorola Razr 2019 is a foldable smartphone that comes with a hefty price tag for its features. Despite all of its shortcomings, its slim silhouette is fascinating to look at.

- Florian Schmitt, Notebookcheck
Gear Hungry
Gear Hungry

The Motorola Razr is a high-end smartphone crafted from first-rate stainless steel, glass, and plastic materials, with its foldable attribute as the phone’s primary highlight. The phone reverses on its head and closes into a clamshell form to turn into a smaller, more pocket-friendly size, which mak...

- Jordan Carter, Gear Hungry
Ars Technica
Ars Technica

The Razr feels like a fake product. It's back-ordered for a month at a time, the distribution is extremely limited, and even when you get one, it's broken. From the very first leaks, the phone seemed like it was too good to be true. Motorola has proved it was—and that the company just can't pull som...

- Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica
XDA Developers
XDA Developers

As for the performance, the choice of Snapdragon 710 does feel odd, especially since Samsung has been using flagship chipsets on its foldable devices – Snapdragon 855 on the Galaxy Fold and Snapdragon 855+ on the Galaxy Z Flip. But, Motorola is confident that the phone can handle all the challenges...

- Tushar Mehta, XDA Developers

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Common Questions

Motorola backs up the Razr (2019) with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.

If your Razr (2019) has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Motorola support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Motorola's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.

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Screen Size

The Motorola Razr (2019)'s screen size is 6.2 inches with 876 x 2142 pixels resolution.

2.2 GHz

There is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SDM710 Octa-core 2.2 GHz processor (CPU).


The phone runs on the Android 9.0 Pie operating system (OS).

16+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 16+ MP, f/1.7 camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 5+ megapixels resolution.

128 GB

Internal memory is 128 GB. No external card slot is available for expansion.


The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 2510 mAh battery.

Razr (2019) Specs

Release Date February 6, 2020
Regions Available USA, Canada, United Kingdom
Operating System Android 9.0 Pie

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 SDM710 Octa-core 2.2 GHz
Internal Storage 128 GB
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Headphones
Mobile / Cellular Data
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Wi-Fi Calling Unknown
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
SIM card size
Dual SIM Yes
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n
Mobile Hotspot Yes
Memory Expansion Slot No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Main Camera
Resolution / Aperture
16+ Megapixels, f/1.7
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Multi-shot, Night mode, Panorama, Self-timer
Video Recording Formats
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels), 30 fps
Front Camera
Resolution / Aperture
5+ Megapixels
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture F2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology P-OLED
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 876 x 2142 pixels
Pixel Density 373 pixels
Size 6.2 inches
Secondary Display Color OLED, 600 x 800 pixels, 2.7 inches
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Digital Compass
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating No
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen
Power & Battery
Battery Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 2510 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging No
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Cellular) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Mixed Usage
Physical Characteristics
Design Type Flip
Material Aluminium
Colors Noir Black, Blush Gold
Dimensions [H x W x D] 17.2 x 7.2 x 0.69 cm (6.8 x 2.8 x 0.3 in)
Weight 205 grams
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating No
Headset Jack Yes
External Speakers Yes
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Input / Keyboard Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
External Volume Control Yes
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
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