The newcoming Motorola RAZR smartphone is a combination of technology and nostalgia. Back then the ordinary RAZR phone was a hit for the brand, and now they got a nice upgrade and touch up’s.
Motorola clearly has zero faith that Razr owners will know how to care for their new foldable phones.
With the Razr now available for pre-order, the company dropped a bunch of videos on its YouTube page. From unboxing the phone to highlighting all the features, Motorola does not want you to miss a thing.
But the best is a quick 42-second video with instructions on how to keep your Razr in tip-top shape. Which makes sense, considering the phone is US$1,500 and available in a few weeks.
t’s very obvious why the company decided to take precautions before the Razr is released.
Can you say, #Foldgate?
It was just last year that Samsung’s Galaxy Fold, the company’s first foldable smartphone that sells for US$1,980, started breaking on tech reporters who had early access to the phone.
Some accidentally peeled the the protective layer off, which resulted in damaging the display. Not only because it was already coming off on its own, but because it looked like a screen protector. For others, the phone broke from just standard usage after a few days.
In response, Samsung delayed the Fold’s launch from April to September. Within those months, the company said it made a variety of improvements to the design like extending the top protective layer, strengthening the hinge area, and including additional metal layers underneath the display to “reinforce the protection.”
So, we can’t really blame Motorola for going the extra mile to protect itself and its customers. But probably mostly itself.
In the video, Motorola makes it known there’s a protective coating on the phone. So, like, don’t peel it off. And that you also shouldn’t panic if there are any bumps on the display since the “screen is made to bend.”
But, I truly hope that is an uncommon problem because it would annoy the crap out of me. I can only imagine it’s as irritating as air bubbles under your screen protector.
The video also point out some more obvious tips like wipe it with a damp cloth when wet and avoid sharp objects.
But my personal favorite is: “close phone before putting it in pocket or purse.” If you’re literally throwing your US$1,000+ phone into your bag without folding it shut to protect the display, then I question whether you’re worthy of owning this phone to begin with.