Motorola Razr review: It’s one of my favorite phones, but I won’t buy it

When I picked up the Motorola Razr foldable phone for the first time I was taken aback by how heavy it was. Unlike the original lovable and seemingly indestructible plastic version from 2004, this new Razr is dense. It’s made from glass, stainless steel and plastic and weighs nearly the same as the 6.55-inch OnePlus 7 Pro. The first time I flicked it open with my wrist in one motion, that satisfying Razr feeling was back. The action feels tighter than the OG Razr, but you can still slam it shut after a phone call.

Like

  • Impressively small
  • Groundbreaking design
  • Peek Screen/Quick View display
  • Flipping it open and closed

Don’t Like

  • $1,499 price
  • Midtier specs
  • Concerns over durability

The Motorola Razr is one of a handful of foldable phones you can actually buy, which include the Samsung Galaxy Fold, Royole FlexPai and Huawei Mate X. But it’s the first to bridge a modern Android phone and the familiar clamshell design of the past. Before the current dynasty of glass slab smartphones, Motorola defined what a mobile phone was. And this new Razr could help redefine how we use our phones.

After a week of using

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Second stimulus check from the IRS: Would you qualify? Here’s what we know

Just because you got a stimulus check the first time doesn’t mean you’ll qualify for a second payment, if there is one.


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If you’ve already received your stimulus payment from the CARES Act, you may be thinking ahead to the possible second stimulus check and wondering if you’d meet the requirements for that one too — assuming the Senate and House pass another package in 2020. (Here’s when we think another payment could come.)

Lawmakers haven’t decided yet who exactly would qualify for more stimulus money. There’s been talk of making more people eligible for an extra round of stimulus funds, but also discussions that could limit future IRS checks to fewer people total, focusing on those who’ve been determined to have the greatest need.

In making these decisions, the Senate and House will factor in economic data that is at best contradictory.

With many states reopening over the last 30 days, the US economy added 4.8 million jobs in June (PDF), the Labor Department reported on Thursday. However, for the week ending June 27, first-time unemployment insurance claims were 1.42 million (PDF), marking the 15th straight week

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