Razr Plus

Motorola Razr Plus 2023 Review

The Motorola Razr Plus is the very first folding phone that actually gets us fired up about the future. But the Razr Plus will be a great investment for a certain kind of tech-inclined person prepared to try something new.

The 3.6-inch outside display is one characteristic that makes the Razr Plus experience unique. It is larger than anything currently available on a flip-style foldable; in fact, it is larger than the original iPhone’s screen. It is a display, period. It is more than a check-your-notifications display.  

Motorola Razr Plus Is A Good Follow Up Phone

The cover screen undoubtedly has its limitations, but if you’re prepared to work within them, it may kind of function as a secret weapon. With the exception of the outside display, using the Razr Plus is a fully ordinary flagship phone experience. Motorola should consider this a victory. For starters, it costs $999. It is significantly less expensive than the two phones that came before it. A typical slab-style phone can still provide more features for a grand, but the Razr Plus doesn’t significantly sacrifice performance or battery life. It’s simple to forget you’re using a different sort of phone when using the main 6.9-inch screen unless someone observes you folding it in half and inquires about it.

Nevertheless, the Razr Plus isn’t quite prepared for the general public. It’s better suited for someone who doesn’t mind having to play about with the cover screen a little bit to make it do what they want. A rogue bug or two will be there, which is to be anticipated on a device of this complexity. Long-term durability is also still up in the air; the Razr Plus is quite literally designed differently from most other $1,000 smartphones, which have significantly stronger IP68 ratings for dust- and water resistance. The cover screen, of course, is the Razr Plus’ biggest draw and the ideal spot to begin discussing it. A small number of pixels prevent the OLED display from being square. 

The front panel’s sides and bottom are curved, but the display ends far before these curves, thus I had no issues with inadvertent touches.

You are given a home screen with shortcuts to a number of full-screen “panels,” which you can touch on or swipe between, as well as alerts, the time, and other information. The panels work okay. 

Consider the calendar panel: you can press an icon in the top right to change the view to either a daily or weekly view, but nothing occurs if you tap the events listed in your calendar.