Motorola’s third Razr foldable is cheaper, more powerful

Is third time the charm?

This story was originally published on WhistleOut Australia.

Alex Choros
Nov 10, 2022
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Motorola's third attempt at a Razr-inspired foldable is now available in Australia, making big improvements in both power and price. Dubbed the Razr 2022, the new model retails for $1,599 outright. For comparison, the 1st generation Razr foldable launched at $2,699 locally, while the 2nd generation Razr 5G was only marginally cheaper at $2,299.

Motorola Razr 2022

In addition to a price cut, the Razr 2022 is a lot more powerful than its predecessors. While previous Razr foldables used midrange processors, the latest iteration is powered by the Snapdragon 8 Gen 1+ chipset. This is currently the fastest processor you'll find in an Android phone, and the same chip that powers Samsung's Galaxy Z Fold 4 and Galaxy Z Flip 4.

Aesthetically speaking, the outside of the Razr 2022 is still very much inspired by the classic flip phone, with the classic silhouette and 2.7-inch "quick view" display. The internal display is a bit more conventional this time around, with Motorola opting for a 6.7-inch 1080p+ with a camera cut-out. The Razr "chin" has been axed entirely too.

Motorola has also made some durability improvements. To start, the phone is rated IP52, which makes it splash-resistant. Samsung's foldables are however rated IPX8 for water resistance, allowing them to survive a dunking.

In addition, this iteration of the foldable uses ultra-thin glass on the display rather than plastic, with a protective multilayer treatment that Motorola says makes it "nearly creaseless". Motorola also says it used a process of pattern etching and foaming that reduces folding stress and helps absorb a certain degree of external impact, thus making the display more durable.

Other key specifications include 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, and a 3,500mAh battery. In terms of cameras, you get a 50MP primary lens, a 13MP ultra-wide lens, and a 32MP selfie camera.

The Razr 2022 is available through JB Hi-Fi, The Good Guys, Officeworks, Big W, and Mobileciti. 

Alex Choros
Written by
Alex Choros
Alex Choros is the Group Reviews Editor for Clearlink Australia's local websites - Reviews.org, Safewise, and WhistleOut - and the Managing Editor for WhistleOut Australia. He's been writing about consumer technology for over eight years and is an expert on the Australian telco sector, to the point where he knows far too many phone and internet plans by heart. He also contributes to Gizmodo and Lifehacker, and makes regular appearances on 2GB. Outside of tech, Alex loves long hikes, red wine, and death metal.

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