Is razor 2 that much money? no at all. Do i still need one? Oh, 100%.
Last year’s version was not far from it. Well, looks, anyway. It was crazy thin, and it actually looked like a modern version of the classic razor.
The 2019 version of the Motorola Razor (remember 2019 ?!) was a surprising achievement: a modern smartphone that folds into something that is very similar to the original razor phone. It looked great, and the folding system was a piece of engineering genius that made the Razer one of the most moveable smartphones of the past few years.
But the new Motorola razors (last year and this year) are not about engineering wonders or pocketability. They are about making a smartphone similar to the 2004 Razor. They are built to give customers something that would make their friends jealous. They are about taking us back to fond memories of our first cellphone. They achieve
That’s why, for some, it didn’t matter that last year’s razor used the old technology, which was running Android 9, a month after Android 10 came to market. It had a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 processor with 6GB of RAM, which was definitely mid-range. It had a 2,510-millimeter-hour battery, which is severely punishable. Its screen was plastic and not nearly as sharp as its competitors. And the camera (Motorola’s never strong) stutter.
The 2020 Razer features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor with 8GB of RAM, which is faster than last year’s phones, but still not top-of-the-line by any stretch. It comes with 256 GB of on-board storage, which is double that of last year’s phone. It has a 2,800 millimeter-hour battery – better, but still you don’t know, great. And the 48-megapixel camera is big, but you’re never going to take the highest quality photos from this slim phone – it’s just physics.
Still, like all flip phones, the new Razor 2 is an under-powered, over-powered crash. Its hinge is awkward, its screen detaches from the phone when you close it, and the screen shrinks when you open and close it. You can get better value in the phone which is actually one third of the price.
But I’ll still pay two iPhone 11s for one.