After Motorola’s reborn Razr seemed to fail a recent durability test, the company fired back with a response and a test of its own.
The Razr broke after only 27,000 folds from FoldBot, a tool developed to literally fold and unfold devices to test its durability. CNET planned to put the device through 100,000 folds, a goal well below the Samsung Galaxy’s record of 120,000 folds. The site tested it during what was supposed to be a 12-hour Livestream, but it was cut short when the Razr’s hinge got stuck and the FoldBot was unable to continue … folding.
Motorola responded with a statement and the below video, which shows its own folding machine fully opening and closing the phone. The FoldBot only partially closes the phone before opening it again.
In a statement provided to Engadget, a Motorola spokesperson noted that the FoldBot “is simply not designed to test our device.”
“Therefore, any tests run utilizing this machine will put undue stress on the hinge and not allow the phone to open and close as intended, making the test inaccurate.”
The phone, durable or not, will run you about $1,500.