Retro Razr mode offers more than just a viewing gag – it also works to a certain extent. Type a phone number and press that green call button, and the phone will redirect you to the phone app. Tap the Messages button and you will be asked to open your text or other messaging app. The round control panel takes you to your contacts, settings, Bluetooth or sound options – pixel versions that all appear on the top half of the screen.
It is not as tangible as an experience like actually touching the silver buttons, but it is about as close as you can achieve in the age of touchscreen phones. In general, it is a nice nod to the popular past of the Razr, while the phone enters the now advanced era of folding phones.
To access the Retro Razr mode on your new Motorola Razr, swipe down from the top of the phone screen to open your quick setting menu. Swipe down again to expand that menu. At the bottom you see an icon for Retro Razr. Tap it to open the interface.
If you want to move Retro Razr to your quick settings menu for easier access, tap the pencil icon in the lower right corner of the expanded quick settings screen to edit those options. Drag the Retro Razr icon to one of the six top slots and it will appear in the first quick setting menu.
An extra bonus? When you open Retro Razr, you will see the old "Hello Moto" opening screen, blurred in the Motorola logo and the screen of your phone. To exit Retro Razr mode, swipe again from the top of the screen and see your start button appear at the bottom.
If you want to see how the new Razr keeps it open and slammed, look while we try to collapse the Motorola Razr 100,000 times. We hope it goes better than its predecessor in the field of sustainability. But in the meantime, just enjoy that satisfying flip open flap and that secret retreat screen.