Foldable phones are not as fragile as most people believe, but both a hit and a traditional slab can still not be taken. In an attempt to ship the Motorola Razr 5G more safely, Amazon has decided it’s a good idea to open a brand new device for a customer and pre-fold the device.
The Razr 5G was designed by Motorola to ship just like its predecessor. That means that in a neat box that showcases the design and even doubles as a speaker amplifier, the phone ships unfolded and upright.
Amazon has its workers crack the seal on a Razr 5G box to take the phone out and fold it in order to “better protect” the display. As a result, it arrives in a less elegant manner and can be concealed by an employee’s fingerprints. For most people, this is probably not a big deal, but it seems pretty strange that when selling this $1,400 phone, Amazon has decided the best course of action is to open it up and physically fold it.