3 reasons why the Motorola Razr is the foldable phone to buy

The iconic model is primed to take over the foldable phone sector

The Motorola Razr 2022 fully opened on its side with a multicoloured wallpaper which extends into the background
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The Motorola Razr is an icon. The original was given out at award ceremonies and had collaborations with designer fashion houses. The modern equivalent has struggled to have quite the same impact, however.

Foldable phones should be all the rage. Around 16 million were sold this year, bucking the downward trend seen in phone markets more broadly. But even the best foldable phones struggle to make a dent in sales of traditional handsets.

But if any phone can do it, I think it's the Razr. Here's three reasons why.

1. Moto Razr now has serious processing pedigree

Leaked details about the upcoming 2022 Razr suggests Motorola may finally be turning it into a powerhouse. 

The new model will feature the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset, putting it in direct competition with Samsung's flagship foldable devices.

Previous iterations have lagged behind with outdated processors that failed to justify their hefty price tag. But rising sales figures across the foldable market suggest that people are willing to pay for the right device. Such a significant upgrade on the spec sheet is a great way of getting your product into those conversations.

2. Moto Razr gets a snappy camera upgrade

The 2022 Razr has also been confirmed to get a substantial camera upgrade, with a 50MP main sensor. That dwarfs the 12MP sensors on Samsung's flagship offerings and makes a real statement. 

Camera technology has always been at the forefront for Samsung, so beating their offering by such a margin is a big win for Motorola.

3. Moto Razr has history

It's hard to feel nostalgic about phones, but the Razr is one noted exception. Original models still trade regularly on sites like eBay, with the abundance of associated spares suggesting that they're still in regular use.

The fact is, this model has an iconic status that no competitor can match. If Motorola can capitalise on that, the results could be massive. 

As long as the Razr can cover the bare minimum people expect from a premium phone – all-day battery, good camera quality, slick UI and strong performance for a range of tasks – then its status could carry it the rest of the way.

Can't wait for the 2022 Motorola Razr?

Sam Cross
Staff Writer

Online news writer at T3.com, Sam has five years of experience in online and print journalism, with work featured in publications like Metro and Last Word on Sports. After years writing about music and football, Sam now turns his hand to bringing you news about new phones, smart home products, smart watches, laptops and TVs. Sam is a longtime fan and user of Apple products, including iPhones, MacBooks and Apple Watches.He’s also T3’s resident football expert, bringing you everything you need to know about the big games, including how to watch them. In his spare time, Sam is a keen guitarist, watch lover and (very) amateur golfer.