Phones Foldable Moto Razr

tbayrgs

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After watching early hands on with the just announced Galaxy Z Flip, I can’t see a single reason, short of just not liking Samsung or overwhelming Razr nostalgia, why one would get the Razr over the Z Flip. The Samsung has better build with a much nicer display (resolution and materials), far better hardware (superior CPU, storage, wireless charging, likely much better cameras, significantly) and is even less expensive.
 

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Love the design, but not paying $1500 for it, especially without wireless charging and mid range specs.

Maybe when an updated version hits at&t with top of the line specs and folding glass along with a more durable hinge for around $1k I'll bite.
 

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So, there's this small company called Samsung, you should look them up. They just released a device called the Galaxy Z Flip. They're the first to create and manufacture foldable glass. It's quite the engineering accomplishment.
Yes you make a good point. In fact I just learned of this today! Although, its hardness and longevity remains to be seen. There's also the fact that it's effectively already ruined out of the box with an obvious crease, but I get that some people will be willing to overlook that.
 

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After watching early hands on with the just announced Galaxy Z Flip, I can’t see a single reason, short of just not liking Samsung or overwhelming Razr nostalgia, why one would get the Razr over the Z Flip. The Samsung has better build with a much nicer display (resolution and materials), far better hardware (superior CPU, storage, wireless charging, likely much better cameras, significantly) and is even less expensive.
Because the external screen is a joke!
 

tbayrgs

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So compromises in every other aspect of this device are worth a larger (but still barely usable in its own right) external display that will/should be used a fraction of the time? Ok.....

Edit: The Verge hands on summarizes it perfectly.

 
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And their phones have all failed so far re: folding screens as far back as the first Galaxy Fold.
Really, I must be holding my Fold wrong as its still working as too Lisa Gade or do you think we are the only 2 or you could be completely wrong

All have failed, don't make me laugh, not even all the pre production ones failed and those mainly reported were self inflicted damage by tearing the screen off
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Yes you make a good point. In fact I just learned of this today! Although, its hardness and longevity remains to be seen. There's also the fact that it's effectively already ruined out of the box with an obvious crease, but I get that some people will be willing to overlook that.
I can put up with a crease over buying a phone, mini tablet and a kindle :)

The Fold crease is vertical for most operations so unlike the Flip and Razr your finger is less likely to come in to contact
 
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They're trying to make as much money out of those desperate enough for nostalgia as they can get. They figure whatever little demand exists for such a dated device they can make a killing on since they're the only ones catering to that demand. Similar to that awfully high price someone thought I'd be desperate enough to pay for that woodgrain dash bezen for my Chrysler years ago.
 

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They're trying to make as much money out of those desperate enough for nostalgia as they can get. They figure whatever little demand exists for such a dated device they can make a killing on since they're the only ones catering to that demand. Similar to that awfully high price someone thought I'd be desperate enough to pay for that woodgrain dash bezen for my Chrysler years ago.
Have you hit your head or something? Maybe gone through a bad divorce recently?
 
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tbayrgs

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sorry but the Razr is DOA now that the Z Flip is released.
Yup. Just watched the Verge’s review and Dieter said (I’m paraphrasing) that ‘if it was a non-folding phone that cost $250, he wouldn’t recommend it.’ Ouch. Nearly every aspect of it is a giant compromise, especially when there is a much better alternative already available, if you must have a folding phone.
 
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Or perhaps more of a marketing accomplishment? :oops:

Hmmm, I see you're busy running through all the threads trying to minimize the accomplishments of the company that is not Apple. The fact that hands on users have said there is a difference between the feel of the display on Z Flip the original Fold, supports Samsung's claim of a protective plastic layer over the UTG. But you keep running around screaming fire, maybe it'll keep people from buying the device. Lol
 

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Hmmm, I see you're busy running through all the threads trying to minimize the accomplishments of the company that is not Apple. The fact that hands on users have said there is a difference between the feel of the display on Z Flip the original Fold, supports Samsung's claim of a protective plastic layer over the UTG. But you keep running around screaming fire, maybe it'll keep people from buying the device. Lol
Two threads about foldables. I think foldables are bad mkay because they have soft screens, so I’m commenting as such. I’m not “running around screaming fire”. That is just hyperbole on your part. Is this protective layer supposed to be removed? Why does glass need protecting...by plastic?
 
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