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Moto Razr display sounds as vulnerable to damage as the Galaxy Fold

Motorola warns users to take precautions when using the pOLED display on its new Razr. (Source: Motorola)
Motorola warns users to take precautions when using the pOLED display on its new Razr. (Source: Motorola)
Motorola’s Razr reboot with foldable pOLED display is up for pre-order, but it looks like it could carry the same caveats as Samsung’s Galaxy Fold. Ahead of its widespread availability the company has posted several videos including a care video that suggests it’s not going to offer a care-free user experience as promised by execs at its launch event.
Sanjiv Sathiah,

Motorola’s Razr foldable reboot is now up for pre-order and the company has launched some videos ahead of it officially landing in the hands of users on February 6. One of the videos caught the of The Verge staff who noted that it offers care tips that are at least slightly at odds with what company execs had to say at its launch. When asked about how durable its plastic coated flexible pOLED display was by the press, a company exec replied, “We’re not going out there to and say, ‘consumers should be cautious of how they use the phone.’

However, Motorola’s new video says users should in fact be cautious when handling the new Razr. In the video, Motorola tells would-be users that: “bumps and lumps” in the panel are ‘normal;’ it’s water resistant, but should be dried with a soft towel in good time; customers should “close the phone before putting it in a pocket or purse,” and also keep it away from sharp objects. This is very similar to advice offered to Samsung Galaxy Fold customers, except that the Fold isn’t water resistant.

That the Razr does offer some level of water resistance puts it a rung above the Fold, however the Fold display does show a noticeable crease that includes said ‘lumps and bumps.” Like the Razr, it should also be closed before being placed in a pocket or purse and should be kept away from sharp objects. Until the second-generation of foldables devices launch this with ultra-thin flexible glass displays (or other tougher coating), it seems like both companies offer good advice. In our experience with the Fold, a little care goes a long way to keeping the device free from expensive malfunctions.

 

 

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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2020-01-27 (Update: 2020-01-27)
Sanjiv Sathiah
I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have grown to enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture out now on Spotify.