Durability test finds Moto Razr breaking down after 27,000 folds

  • A durability test video revealed that the Moto Razr 2019 stopped functioning after only 27,000 folds.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Fold, in comparison, reportedly lasted for at least 120,000 folds before coming apart.
  • Moto hasn’t responded to this durability test video, but it’s unlikely the company will stay silent for too long.

The 2019 Moto Razr went up on sale yesterday, and a new durability test video by CNET has revealed some not so positive news for the smartphone. This particular durability test was conducted to ascertain how many folds the Moto Razr 2019 can survive before breaking down.

Unfortunately, as the video below shows, the phone broke down while it was almost nearing 27,000 folds. This is pretty mediocre, especially in comparison to the Samsung Galaxy Fold which was shown to have lasted at least 120,000 folds before showing some signs of deterioration.

Of course, there’s every likelihood that this is just a worst-case scenario and that the Moto Razr that you just bought will probably last significantly longer than this. However, it’s clear that Moto will not come out of this looking good.

On the other hand, it’s possible that Moto may have to go back to the drawing board in order to make some design changes, fairly similar to what Samsung did with the Galaxy Fold last year. However, this is just one test, and we haven’t encountered any other reports of the hinges coming apart, so it may not be time for recall just yet.

Moto hasn’t responded to this video as of today, but given the amount of traction this is going to receive, it’s unlikely the company will stay silent for too long.

Do you own the 2019 Moto Razr? Let us know in the comments below.

Source: CNET

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