Why do many people prefer Motorola Razr over Galaxy Fold

Price is an important factor that makes a difference in the early stages of the "revolution" of folding smartphones.

The Galaxy Fold costs $ 1,980 with a large 7.3-inch screen that can be doubled and looks that appeal to all eyes, but not everyone is ready to buy. As noted by Cnet, users are showing more interest with the compact smartphone, simple design.

The $ 1,500 Motorola Razr (2019) is proof. Products are giving new life to the smartphone market thanks to the nostalgic design, reminiscent of the flip phone models cult early in the twentieth century. At the SDC 2019 Developer Conference in October in the US, Samsung also revealed a clamshell clamshell smartphone believed to cost $ 850.

Last week, the brother of Pablo Escobar, the notorious Colombian drug lord, introduced a folding smartphone for $ 350. Robert De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, CEO of Escobar Inc., said that Escobar Fold 1 is equipped with the most advanced Qualcomm Snapdragon 8-series processor, dual 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel cameras, and an Amoled FHD + 7 screen, 8-inch "non-perishable" like Galaxy Fold.

The downside of cheap folding smartphones is that smartphone manufacturers will have to cut down on some high-end features. For example, Motorola Razr (2019) is $ 500 cheaper than the Galaxy Fold due to its small screen, poorer camera quality, limited battery and memory capacity.

Cnet said that in the early stages of the folding smartphone revolution, price was an important factor that made the difference between point-of-view products and devices that users could buy.

Currently, the flagship of famous brands usually cost about $ 1,000, but still much lower than the $ 2,000 folding smartphone. When manufacturers integrate 5G technology into their folding smartphones next year, their prices will certainly be beyond the ability of most ordinary users to pay.

Apart from Motorola and Samsung, other smartphone manufacturers such as TCL and Xiaomi are also testing new designs for folding smartphones. TCL introduced the Tri-Fold prototype with a 10-inch flexible screen and dual hinges, allowing flexible folding and opening in two different directions. Lenovo, the parent company of Motorola, has also introduced an ultra-thin device prototype with an 8-inch flexible screen that can be wrapped around your wrist.

However, instead of folding mechanism or configuration, the price is what users really care about. Cnet recommends manufacturers should balance the price and specifications of folding smartphones so that users have the opportunity to get closer to the new technology.