Foldable phones are having their genesis at the moment, with the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Z Flip dividing opinion and breaking wallets worldwide. Lenovo-owned Motorola has also got in on the action with its Razr reboot folding phone, a $1,500 device that actually has lower specs than the $1,330 Z Flip.
But according to Input, their Razr has broken after just over a week of normal use with the plastic OLED separating from the top laminated layer, forming a big ugly bubble. It’s hardly what you’d expect after a few days with something you just shelled a hell of a lot of cash out on.
Input purchased the Razr for review, so this is a retail unit and not a pre-production model. After a cold day in New York, the writers noticed the phone’s display coming apart at the hinge.
In the article Raymond Wong said:
“Sometime during my 45-minute train ride from Queens to Manhattan that left at 3:08 p.m. ET, the Razr’s display peeled apart at the fold. I have no idea how it happened, but I can promise you it wasn’t from impact; the phone was closed in my front jeans pocket the entire ride and there’s no visible damage anywhere on the device… The screen was completely warped from hinge-to-hinge with the top layer raised like a poorly applied screen protector.
“I’m too scared to even fold up the phone now because the more I close it the wider the spread gets. There’s a long streak across the top of the bubble and at first glance, you might mistake it for a scratch. It’s not a scratch; there’s no physical damage on the surface of the lamination. It’s literally the pixels splitting from the two layers.”
This is not a great look for the Razr just a week after the Galaxy Z Flip stole its thunder. If the Razr breaks this easily and costs more than Samsung’s flip phone, the Razr could well be DOA.