The Motorola Razr is already a treat for classic phone fans that strikes a perfect balance between the old (that flip design!) and the new (a foldable display!), but Motorola has upped the nostalgia factor even further with a secret “Retro Razr” mode.
The mode, which is accessed via the quick settings menu and can be toggled on and off in a flash, transforms the Motorola Razr’s UI into an old school layout with a small screen at the top and the OG Razr’s iconic keypad design on the bottom.
Check out a GIF of the mode in action below (thanks, CNET):
The retro keypad in action (and it’s adorable) pic.twitter.com/RnrWrfSH7R
— CNET (@CNET) November 14, 2019
This isn’t just a cheap gimmick either — it actually works. You can make calls and send texts by using the direction buttons and keypad. It even has the same iconic boot animation and “Hello, Moto” sounds as the 2004 Razr.
Motorola has even restricted the touchscreen while in Retro Razr mode, so you can only use the buttons. It’ll definitely be hilarious to watch those who’ve only ever used smartphones stab their finger fruitlessly at the top screen.
We’ve seen plenty of easter eggs on Android phones before, but this has to be one of the best ever. I really like that Motorola has made it easily accessible so you can show it off and quickly switch back to the traditional touchscreen.
Does it make the phone worth the eye-watering $1,499.99 price tag? Absolutely not, but it might tip you over if you’ve got money to burn and you’re a sucker for nostalgia.
Want to know more about the Motorola Razr? Be sure to check out our first impression here and our hands-on video above!
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