All about the Motorola Razr V4

The Motorola Razr is back! Old school foldable phones are starting to come back into fashion, and Motorola didn’t want to get left behind. Although Samsung paved the path for this resurgency, Motorola were close behind with the revamped Razr family. Check out all of the features on one of the newest models, the Motorola Razr V4, and see if it could be your next phone. 

Release date

The release of the Motorola Razr V4 was announced in November 2019, but the phone wasn’t actually available to buy until February 2020. 

Price

When it came out, this Motorola model was a high-end phone with a high-end price to match, at around £1,000. Now that it’s been more than a year since its release, you can buy the Razr V4 for around £500 - £700 at various retailers. 

Design

Motorola actually released the first ever flip phone, kickstarting the nostalgic trend that dominated the 2000s. The Razr V4, their latest model, is a call-back to that time, reinventing the clamshell appearance with a newer, smarter aesthetic. 

Size

The V4 has slightly different dimensions depending on if it’s open or closed / folded or unfolded. 

Unfolded/open
Height = 172mm

Width = 72mm

Folded/closed

Height = 94mm

Width = 72mm

Screen size

Once opened, the screen is 6.2 inches in size, making it fairly large and slightly bigger than the iPhone 12s.

Display

The display is made up of a foldable P-OLED material, with 876 x 2142 pixel resolution, making it clear and colourful. 

Materials

The V4 has a plastic front and back with an aluminium frame. The plastic is so the phone can actually fold, but in the future manufacturers might be able to use stronger and more environmentally-friendly materials to achieve the same bending. 

Colours

The Razr V4 comes in two colours: Noir Black and Blush Gold.

Waterproofing

The phone has a waterproof IP rating of IP68. This means the phone can withstand submersion beneath one to three metres of water for a maximum of thirty minutes. 

IP68 is the most common rating on modern smartphones. 

Camera

The Motorola Razr V4 has two cameras in total, one at the rear and one at the front. 

Rear camera = 16MP

Front camera = 5MP

You can also record in 4K, which allows for 1080p quality at thirty frames per second (30fps).

In terms of efficiency, only having one camera is a dying trend in the world of smartphones nowadays, with most releases coming with triple Leica cameras, or penta (five) cameras like some Huawei models. 

Storage

The Razr V4 only comes with one internal storage option: 128GB. This is usually enough for most users, but if you know you need more space for videos and downloads, it’s important to know that the V4 doesn’t come with a card slot. This means that you can’t insert a microSD card to expand the storage capacity. So what you see is what you get. 

Battery

The V4 has a battery capacity of 2,150mAh, which isn’t as large as some other phones, but will last the average user most of the day before needing to be recharged. There are some things you can do to make your phone battery last longer though. 

Additionally, the battery is non-removable, so if it gets damaged, you’ll have to take it to a Motorola manufacturer rather than a standard phone shop. This is because the original company are probably the only ones capable of removing and replacing the battery safely. 

If you’re not sure of the best way to care for your phone’s battery to ultimately increase its lifespan, we have a whole article of tips to help you out. 

Processor

This model is installed with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset. Qualcomm is a popular and widely used chip in many smartphones, so it guarantees speed and efficiency. 

Operating system

Currently, the Motorola Razr V4 comes with Android 9 automatically installed, but it’s upgradeable to Android 10. 

Additional features 

  • This phone uses an eSIM to function, allowing you to activate a data plan from your network provider without the need to insert a physical SIM card
  • Compatible with Bluetooth 5.0, but doesn’t have a 3.5mm headphone jack, so you either have to listen to audio through the speakers or through wireless headphones 
  • Fingerprint technology to activate Touch ID for unlocking the device
  • Compatible with Fast 15W charging 

Verdict

Pros

Foldable design makes it more portable than some other brands

Big 6.2 inch screen is handy for gamers and film fanatics to stream on

Waterproof 

More affordable than it used to be 

Qualcomm Snapdragon processor is well-renowned for its speed
 

Cons

Not on Android 11, the most recent version of OS

Battery life is not as long as some other brands for the same price and features

Slightly behind in the camera world, only having one on each side

No 3.5mm headphone jack might be off-putting for people who prefer wired listening
 

So is the Motorola Razr V4 the next phone for you? Let us know on Twitter!

Other phones

If Motorola isn’t for you, but you still want to stick with an Android model, we have a bunch of other Android devices you can explore:

Alternatively, if you’re more of an Apple fan, check out our iPhone guide to find the right one for you. 

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