With great form factors, stock Android experience, and the nostalgia is there, but when a handset with no guaranteed updates compared to Samsung’s Z Flip4 demands a higher price, what could go wrong? A lot.
The new Razr 2022 from Motorola was launched in China way back in August of this year, but as of now, there’s still no availability in most countries and U.S. as well, despite the fact that Motorola once dominated the Western markets a couple of decades ago.
But the Motorola Razr 2022’s Global availability is no more, as leaked pictures show that the now Lenovo sub-brand prepares for the big bash sometime later this year. But for Roland Quandt, a leakster, the Motorola Razr 2022 will be priced at a whopping 1,200 euros or more, such amount can be a buyer deterrent sign.
In comparison, the Chinese release is only priced at CNY 6,000 (or 865 euros) for the 8/128GB model, and CNY 7,300 (around 1,050) for the max 12/256GB model. Motorola might ditch the Razr 2022’s lowest variant for the Western market, so probably the 1,200 euros is the 8/256GB one.
For compariso (again), Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip4 is priced at around 1,100 euros for the 8/128GB model, and a little short of 1,300 euros for the 8/512GB one. Huawei’s P50 Pocket had an SRP of around 1.4k euros to 1.7k depending on the country, but Huawei had no Google service, so we’ll give the cake to Motorola for this one.
So, is the Motorola Razr 2022 worth the cash? For starters, this is much better than the 2019 revival with Snapdragon 710 only. Now the 2022 reimagining has the latest Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 with heavily improved cameras. The Motorola Razr 2022’s large 6.7” P-OLED display also exists on the outside (although much more smaller) and has a speedy 144Hz, a modernized design but minus the nostalgic chin.
Still, Motorola is still struggling to sell their smartphones alongside Sony but keep on hanging in there, is the Razr 2022 the much needed breakthrough of Motorola once again?