Unboxing the Motorola Razr: Take a peek inside this foldable phone's box
Motorola's unique flip phone comes in an equally unique box. Let's take a look inside.
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Along with the hype and excitement surrounding foldable phones such as the Samsung Galaxy Fold and Huawei Mate X we've seen disappointment: delays, undesirable folding mechanisms and other concerns. Just when it seemed folding phones might have been nothing more than a passing fad, we were introduced to the Motorola Razr foldable phone, an updated version of the nostalgic Razr of yesteryear. Featuring a folding screen, an innovative hinge and Moto's version of Android, the new Razr truly is a 2020 take on the original flip phone and is undoubtedly one of the most novel
in recent memory. Let's take a look inside the box.
Editor's note: This post has been updated to include our latest Razr unboxing. It features the same box and phone you'll be able to purchase in stores, after it arrived early following a preorder.
Motorola made the box the Razr comes in just as unique as the phone itself. Unlike the coffin-like boxes the iPhone 11 or Samsung Galaxy Note 10 are packaged in, the Razr comes standing upright with a transparent lid that lets you see the phone before you open it. The box resembles a burr grinder for coffee. The top half lifts up to reveal the phone nestled in a jauntily angled base.
The idea is that you can use the bottom of the box as a stand for the Razr. The sides of its base are dotted with the tiny holes of a speaker grill, so it amplifies the volume if you have music playing. That said, the base is just a box -- it doesn't have power to recharge the phone or amplify music to the level of a standalone
. Next to the delight of opening and closing the actual phone, the box is sure to surprise lucky buyers the first time they open it.
The accessories come in a case that looks like something you'd get with a pair of expensive sunglasses. The Razr also fits into the case, giving you extra protection if you want to throw the phone in a bag or purse.
Aside from the Motorola Razr and its special box, you get: