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Motorola RAZR: Worth it? (Price: $1,500)

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Rob, Jan 30, 2020.

  1. Rob

    Rob Galaxy S20 Ultra
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    Motorola has been touting their brand new "RAZR" Android Phone with it's unique dose of next generation nostalgia: it's a flip phone with a foldable interior screen and custom exterior display.

    There is no doubt it's unique - especially in form factor - but detractors would point to less than stellar specs, a very high price point, possibly better performing alternatives like the Galaxy Bloom, and gimmicky features.

    What do you think- is the new 2020 Motorola Razr worth it?


    #1 Rob, Jan 30, 2020
    Last edited: Apr 17, 2020

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  2. Unforgiven

    Unforgiven ...eschew obfuscation...

    It's a beautiful phone and everything I want, but the price. I just can justify it.
  3. Hadron

    Hadron Smoke me a kipper...
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    It's funny: if you say "specs vs price" it's obviously not worth it. But if you say "alll phones are about the same anyway these days, flagships aren't worth the premium and this is at least different" then maybe it is?

    It's a funny thing, value. Would I spend $200 more to get this rather than the s20 Ultra (which out-specs it in almost every regard)? The answer is "yes", because if I was committed to paying that type of silly price for a phone I don't want an extra $200 for one I find interesting would be worthwhile, and what sort of fool regards "specs" as more important than "does this interest me"? But am I going to shell out the launch price for this? Hell no, at that price I've other things that would be of more value to me than a phone.

    But if you say "you have a $2k budget, you have to spend it on a phone, you don't get to keep the change", then yeah, despite the rumoured higher specs of the Galaxy Z Flip this appeals to me in a way that one doesn't (disclosure: I still have a working 2004 Motorola V3, original model, and I used it as my primary phone for 6 years, Unquestionably the best phone, relative to the technology of the time, that I have ever owned, even though it was in many respects less capable than the Ericsson T68 that preceded it).
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  4. olbriar


    I still have my Motorola V3c and V3m. I loved those phones! The closest thing to a communicator I'll ever own. :) I'm really liking the the new Razr. The design is very cool and I hope it proves dependable and trouble free. If I hadn't just upgraded it would be under consideration but only because of design. The S20 would be my choice for it's superior specs and lower price. Both price tags make me sweat. The Razr is good looking....
  5. mikedt

    mikedt 你好

    I had a Motorola flip phone back in 2001, I don't feel the nostalgia to get another one.....so Meh!!
  6. dontpanicbobby

    dontpanicbobby 100% That Guy
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    Never did like flip phones myself. No sale
  7. NightAngel79

    NightAngel79 Bounty Hunter

    Flip phone with folding screen is intriguing, but that price... Boy.

    That said, folding screen technology is so new, not surprised to see this price. And they had to keep cost down some, so midrange CPU and other specs that do not blow you away do not surprise me.

    That said, I will be interested to get phone in hand and see how it looks/feels.
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  8. kate

    kate Dreaming of Bugdroid.

    Between all the foldable phones so far this one is probably the most interesting, but I wouldn't spend $1,500 for any phone regardless of the specs/features.

    Agree :)
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  9. Steven58


    I'd buy it if I were limitless in finances!
  10. Steven58


    Honestly, I do like the idea of a folding phone to save pocket space. I sport the mega phones... Smaller mega would be nice for me.

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The Motorola Razr release date was February 2020. Features and Specs include a 6.2" inch screen, 16MP camera, 6GB RAM, Snapdragon 710 processor, and 2510mAh battery.

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