Latest test shows Motorola Razr's hinge durability is just 27,000

We have heard so much about the new Motorola foldable device called “Razr”. The device which will come with The device will ship with 6 GB RAM and 128 GB storage and has a Snapdragon 710 processor(see key specs and expected price)

As the Motorola Razr is starting to roll off the shelves and into eager early buyer’s hands a question begins forming – is the hinge durable? As with all foldables durability is suspect and, like with early Galaxy Fold’s, the Motorola Razr is not without fault.

CNET, the American media website that publishes reviews, news, articles, blogs, podcasts, and videos on technology and consumer electronics globally set up the Motorola Razr on a FoldBot machine with the intention of livestreaming the Razr being folded 100,000 times. It only got to 27,000.

CNET’s test the Motorola Razr’s hinge became hard to close but it’s important to note that the screen continues work and it is possible to force the display closed.

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American media website, CNET did this same test with the Samsung Galaxy Fold last year and it lasted 120,000 folds before breaking. Although still not a great result, it does promise far better longevity.

Although the Cnet test is not subjected to real life usage of the Motorola Razr device.

Motorola Razr 2019: You can save up to $700 on your purchase

Motorola Razr is an upcoming Android foldable smartphone produced by Motorola. Unveiled on November 14, 2019, it is set to be released on February 18, 2020. The device is designed to be reminiscent of the original Motorola Razr feature phone series and features a horizontally foldable screen. It sure makes one nostalgic, but at $1499.99, it’s quite an expensive device for the specs on offer. However, if you decide to buy it from Verizon, you can save up to $700 on your purchase.

If you are an existing Verizon customer, you can save $500 upon adding a new line and trading in your old device. And if you switch to an Unlimited plan, you get $200 on a Prepaid Mastercard, meaning a total saving of $700. You can head over to the source link at the end of the article for more details, including the complete list of devices accepted for trade-in.

The 2019 Razr can also be purchased from Motorola’s official site, but there are no discounts or trade-in options available right now.

That said, irrespective of whether you purchase the Razr 2019 from Verizon or Motorola, your order will start shipping from February 25, instead of February 18.

The Motorola Razr 2019 is powered by the Snapdragon 710 SoC and comes with two displays – the 6.2″ main foldable display, and the 2.7″ external secondary screen. You can read our Motorola Razr 2019 hands-on to learn more about it.