The Motorola ThinkPhone was announced on 5th of January 2023, and later released on 23rd January. In this article, we’ll be reviewing this newest innovation from Motorola.
This Motorola phone is quite different as the ThinkPad-styling is unique. The design underneath the all-black carbon fiber is akin to the Moto G72. But there’s more, let’s Delve into it!
In the box
Motorola ThinkPhone is shipped with a 68W charger and a USB cable. With an endurance rate of 16hours or more. Battery wise, the ThinkPhone boasts of 5000mAh battery with both fast wired (68W) and wireless (15W) charging.
The Motorola ThinkPhone is IP68 water and dust resistant, also it is MIL-STD-810H compliant, able to withstand a drop from up to 1.3m onto concrete. You don’t need to fear water and dust destroying your phone, and the device will most likely survive a drop; however you need to exercise caution while handling this device.
For the display, Motorola ThinkPhone has a 6.6-inch 1080p OLED, with a 144Hz adaptive refresh rate. Its operating software is Android 13 featuring Motorola’s usual tweaks like the Quick Launch gestures, a customizable sidebar, and more. There are also the ThinkPhone four recognizable wallpapers you can choose from to match the feel. The display has a Gorilla Glass Victus finishing to keep it free from scratches.
The phone launches with Android 13, and a promise of 4 years of security updates. There is also the ThinkShield built-in, designed to keep the device secure, and there is also the Moto Threat Defense, Moto Secure and Moto KeySafe. All to provide the security needed for this device.
The device’s RAM and storage options is not a slouch, comes in the variant of 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM . Gives enough space to avoid lagging issues.
Away from security and storage, the Think 2 Think solution software is designed to make your ThinkPhone and your ThinkPad work seamlessly together. It supports instant connections between the two, a general clipboard that both the phone and PC can access, all to give users the best phone experience. There is also support for drag and dropping files, you can also open the apps on your phone on your PC; this huge range of support across these devices makes the experience more seamless.
Specs-wise, the Motorola ThinkPhone packs a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip with 8GB/ 12GB of RAM, a 50 MP main camera, 13MP autofocusing ultrawide camera, and a 2MP macro camera at the rear end, with an 8MP selfie on the opposite end.
The main camera on the ThinkPhone uses quad binning to combine pixels to give you better performance, while the optical image stabilization on the other band helps to reduce handshake. Disappointingly, the camera in this device is mid.
The ThinkPhone designs are mind blowing. The rear panel is made of a carbon fibre weave on top, The ThinkPhone by Motorola logo carefully etched into the bottom corner of the panel to make the device more premium. Then there are the buttons, very soft and nice buttons to give users a very unique feel.
The ThinkPhone by Motorola is aimed at businesses because it has a supporting app for desktops and a programmable red button , just something every IT department wants to be equipped with. This programmable red key is designed to look like the classic red TrackPoint in the ThinkPad keyboard, it offers users quick access to a range of features on the device.
The sides of the device are squared, with a flat display on the front sporting a punch hole in the center.
Users also get to enjoy the dual speakers infused with Dolby Atmos output.
- Solid build on the outside.
- Great display on the inside.
- Think 2 Think software with great features.
- Cameras not really appealing.
We do hope this brief Motorola ThinkPhone review, gives you enough insight into the features and specifications of this device.
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