Motorola Razr 2022 in for review
Motorola made the foldable Razr 2022 global this week and it’s now arrived in HQ to take its place in the review queue. It comes with the flagship Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset, a 1080p foldable OLED with 144Hz refresh rate and a dual camera on the outside.
We cannot wait to put it to our tests and go through the review process, but first here’s what impressed us when taking it out of the box.
The package lid opens to reveal the phone itself, unfolded. Underneath we find the 30W charger, a USB-C to USB-C cable and some reading material about warranty and safety. The box itself closes back with a snappy magnet.
The Razr itself is a very wide handset, wider than its predecessor and its key rival – the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4. The first impression is that it’s going a bit too far to be comfortable, but perhaps it will grow on us after a few days.
Folding the phone is neat, and the device clicks nicely, with an easy snapping hinge. It’s a tad lighter, compared with the P50 Pocket or the Z Fold4, and opens easier as well.
The cover display has the same 2.7” diagonal as on the predecessor Razr 5G but is much larger than its rivals. And there’s still enough room for the dual camera and the LED flash.
This is a massive improvement, and with the UI once again allowing selfies to be taken with the main cam, more people will be able to fit in the frame, thanks to the 13 MP ultrawide-angle cam with AF.
The inside camera sitting inside a punch hole has a 32MP sensor now. The panel itself looks lovely but the bezels are pretty thick, taking down the futuristic feel a bit.
The Razr 2022 feels like a proper flagship that on paper has every chance of beating the Galaxy Z Flip4 and even the Huawei P50 Pocket for the title of the most capable clamshell around. We’ll have a verdict once we are ready with the review, so stay tuned!