(CNET) — As I fold the Motorola Razr in half for the first time, it becomes clear that the Razr — with its foldable 6.2-inch screen, 16-megapixel double-duty camera and $1,500 price tag — is the best designed, most completely thought-out foldable phone to date. Streamlined. Utterly pocketable. Nostalgic, with a sharp futuristic edge.
Over the course of the crisp fall day I spent at Motorola’s Chicago headquarters, I began to fall a little bit in love with the way the Razr softly snaps shut from top to bottom, one side laying flat on top of the other, without a visible gap between the two halves of the screen. With this simple act, Motorola has solved one of the biggest design conundrums that the Galaxy Fold and other foldable phones have yet to figure out.READ MORE: 5 Suspects, Including 2 Juveniles, Charged In Ocean City Armed Robbery
If the $2,000 Samsung Galaxy Fold is the foldable phone for early adopters who want to show off their wealth and sophistication, the Motorola Razr could be a foldable phone best suited for the rest of us — or at least for those of us comfortable with spending $1,500 on a phone. (For reference, the 512GBREAD MORE: costs roughly the same price. It converts to about £1,170 or AU$2,200.)Man Killed, Another Victim In Critical Condition Following Afternoon Shootings In Baltimore
In setting out to create a foldable phone that doubles the screen size while keeping the body small enough to pocket, Motorola has faithfully updated its fully stocked with features fit for 2019. And it succeeds in sparking my emotional attachment to the clamshell designs of yore. Resistance is futile: The Razr must be flipped.MORE NEWS: , the brand’s . This new Razr is wider, heavier and Leaders Call Fells Point Violence 'Tragic & Unacceptable,' Police Urging People To Speak Up