Motorola starts shipping the foldable Razr 2019, initial reviews are here

Yesterday Motorola started shipping its $1,500 foldable OLED phone, the Razr 2019. The Razr 2019 features a 6.2" 2142x876 (21:9) foldable AMOLED display that folds inside, produced by BOE. There's also a regular external 2.7" 600x800 AMOLED used when the phone is closed.

Initial reviews are appearing online. Android Central's Nirave Gondhia tested one such phone, and he says that the Razr's screen feels fragile, even more so than the screen of his Galaxy Fold. While he likes how the device folds, he says that as the screen shifts along the hinge, the feedback on the screen feel strange and it feels as if the screen could be damaged by the folding over the long term.

Nirave is also reporting on an audible creak as you fold or unfold the screen - which leaves him very concerned about the durability of this premium device.

CNet also posted an early review. While they did not test the durability of the phone and screen yet, CNet's reviewer says that the display "looks the way I'd expect it to" - and that means that the OLED behaves well, but the main concern is still - how durable will these foldable OLEDs be?

Posted: Feb 07,2020 by Ron Mertens