Motorola’s first foldable smartphone, the Moto Razr, made its global debut in November 2019, and the device was launched in the Indian market in March 2020 with an exorbitant price of Rs 1,24,999. However, the Moto Razr’s price in India kept dropping from time to time and the phone was recently being sold in the country for Rs 74,999. Now, the Moto Razr has received a massive price cut of Rs 20,000 in India and the phone is currently available to purchase for as low as Rs 54,999. That is an almost 56 percent drop in price compared to the original price tag.
Looking at the price drop, many people might think that it is a great deal to grab. However, we think it is still not worth buying the Moto Razr, and here are five reasons why we think so.
5 reasons why Moto Razr is a bad deal even after Rs 20,000 discount
1. Outdated chipset
The Moto Razr was launched with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 chipset, which wasn’t a powerful SoC even for its time. Now that almost two years have passed by, the Snapdragon 710 has become outdated. You can get a smartphone with the Snapdragon 888 processor for under Rs 50,000 in the Indian market right now, which is much faster than the Snapdragon 710. So, if you spend Rs 54,999 on Moto Razr right now, you might regret that you could have got a much faster phone for a lesser price.
2. No 5G support
Motorola has launched the Moto Razr 5G in the Indian market with support for the 5G network. However, the standard version of the Moto Razr misses out on 5G connectivity; it is limited to the 4G network. And you might not want to spend so much money on a smartphone that doesn’t have 5G connectivity, especially in 2021. Sure, there is still no 5G network in India so far. But it is expected to roll out in the coming months. If it does, you’ll be losing out on 5G experience if you get the Moto Razr.
3. Lacks high refresh rate display
Nowadays, you can find high refresh rate displays even in the lower mid-range smartphones. Take the Redmi Note 10 Pro for example. It has a 120Hz AMOLED display but it costs only Rs 16,999. The Moto Razr, on the other hand, comes with a 60Hz display, which will feel much sluggish compared to a 90Hz or a 120Hz screen. If you are spending Rs 54,999 on a smartphone today, we think it should at least have a 90Hz display.
4. Small battery and slow charging speed
To adapt to the foldable form factor, Motorola had to compromise on the battery capacity of the Moto Razr. The phone has a 2,510mAh battery and according to user reports, the battery life of the Moto Razr is pathetic. Making things worse is that the phone has only a 15W charging speed. We don’t think it is sensible to spend Rs 54,999 on a smartphone that doesn’t even last a single day on light or moderate usage.
5. Better smartphones available for the same price
You can get a much better smartphone compared to the Moto Razr for under Rs 50,000. Take the iQOO 7 Legend, for example, it is better than the Moto Razr in every aspect, except that it doesn’t have a foldable design, of course. There are plenty of other options such as the Apple iPhone 11, Samsung Galaxy S20 FE, OnePlus 9, and Mi 11X Pro, which offer better specifications than the Moto Razr while also being more affordable.
Sure, if you are adamant about buying a foldable smartphone, the Moto Razr is the most affordable option for you. Or you could spend a little bit more and buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, which offers a better chipset. But if you settle for a non-foldable device, there are much better options available in the market. In our opinion, getting a smartphone with better specifications is more useful in day-to-day usage than getting a foldable device with outdated specs.