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Motorola puts on the style with high-spec Razr 2022 flip smartphone, and we love it

A Motorola Razr smartphone on the bar of Nobu Shoreditch

If you’re in the market for a high-spec Android smartphone that oozes style, take a good look at the new Motorola Razr. 

A chic alternative to the mobile mainstream, its eye-catching flip form factor, long lasting battery and advanced camera system are top tier attractions.

The new designer Android smartphone was launched this week at Nobu Shoreditch, London, where its foldable nature was emphasised by a performance from a contortionist. We’ve had hands-on (with the phone), and reckon it’s a wow.

For one thing, this new 2022 Razr boasts beautiful industrial design, with a high level of (matte) finish. It sits comfortably in the hand and effortlessly folds shut, making it easy to store in a pocket or bag.

The Razr smartphone fully closed

This next-gen mobile offers two views: a 2.7-inch interactive Quick View display, which can be used for notifications, email, and photography, and a fully unfurled 6.7-inch FHD+ P-OLED display.

Any concerns that the screen itself would be compromised by the hinge prove unfounded. Fully open, the OLED display is completely flat, and looks excellent, with vibrant, wide colour, perfect blacks and high dynamic range – the phone is compatible with HDR10+; there’s real visual snap to the display.

A chic alternative to the mobile mainstream, its eye-catching form factor and advanced camera system are top tier attractions…

The hinge holds the device open in Flex View, allowing the mobile can stand on its own and be angled for hands free use. A split screen mode even allows several apps to be displayed at once. It can even double as a handy bedside alarm clock. 

The Motorola Razr 2022 smartphone fully open

Photography is on point. An impressive 50MP main camera sensor is allied to an Instant All-Pixel Focus system with OIS stabilisation. Translation: it captures reliably crisp images. There’s also a 13MP ultrawide lens for landscapes, and a macro vision sensor so you can close in on your main course. 

The 32MP front facing camera also offers outstanding clarity. Video recording support extends to 8k.

The Razr 2022 also supports Dolby Atmos spatial audio, brilliant for bingeing on Netflix or Disney+ when you’re not near a TV.

A Razr smartphone folded open

Tech specs are top notch. Beneath the hood is a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 processor, Qualcomm’s fastest silicon. There’s also 5G, Wi-Fi 6E, and Bluetooth 5.2 support as standard.

Stamina is impressive. The 3500mAh battery is 1.25x larger than the brand’s previous generation foldable, and it charges twice as fast.

Our verdict? We’re convinced Motorola has something special here. It’s time to join the fold.

The Motorola Razr 2022 256GB version sells for £949.99 (€1,199), and is now available from Amazon

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About Steve May

Creator of Home Cinema Choice magazine, and editor of The Luxe Review, Steve muses and reviews for Trusted Reviews, T3, Yahoo UK, Home Cinema Choice, Games Radar, Ideal Home, Louder Sounds, Channel News and Boat International. He’s also the editor of professional home cinema website Inside CI. He's on Twitter and Instagram as @SteveMay_UK

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