Motorola Razr's hinge 'broke' after 27,000 folds in durability test

Since foldable phones are still far from common, a lot of potential buyers want to know how durable they are before shelling out money for one – especially because the available models are far from cheap. CNET has put the new Motorola Razr to the test by folding it repeatedly for thousands of times using a machine called Foldbot made by SquareTrade. The result? Its hinge started acting wonky by around 27,000 folds. To note, a 2017 study found that Americans check their phones 80 times a day. That means the Razr could start showing problems within a year.

Last year, CNET conducted the same test on the Samsung Galaxy Fold, which lasted for 14 hours (119,380 folds) on the machine. The Foldbot was actually designed to test Samsung’s device, but the publication had it modified for the Razr, with the goal of reaching 100,000 folds. However, the hosts of the livestream had to cut the testing short when the phone’s hinge started making noises and showing resistance after almost four hours. It also looked uneven and out of alignment when the phone is closed.

Obviously… with continuous folding,… there is friction and heat… who would be folding the phone continuously like that machine thing.

Ndindu unasema kitu mzungu ametengeneza has failed to live up… Guys this is amazing

unless its terminator using the phone then that would explain alot.i bought my razor when it came out na bado iko ngangari ,noods to ndio sioni poa,

It’s amazing his gods can have a fault

I think it’s overpriced to discourage people from buying it and realizing its a waste of money

First and foremost. You’re a thief.

Kwani ni vibaya. In kenya we are all thieves grow up