Motorola ThinkPhone in for review

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Say hello to the Motorola ThinkPhone or as some call it – the Lenovo ThinkPhone from Motorola – we won’t, however.

It’s clearly a Motorola phone, but the ThinkPad style is also evident. Underneath the all-black carbon fiber (it’s the only option available) is a design akin to the Moto G72. But there’s more to the ThinkPhone than just a paint job.

Let’s do an unboxing before we continue. The Motorola ThinkPhone comes with a 68W charger and a USB cable. There’s no case in the box, but you probably shouldn’t cover this stylish phone with one.

You don’t have to either – ThinkPhone is IP68 waterproof and dustproof, as well as MIL-STD-810H compliant to withstand a drop of up to 1.3m onto concrete.

The ThinkPhone has a 6.6-inch 1080p OLED with 144Hz adaptive refresh rate. The software is stock Android 13 with Motorola’s usual tweaks like Quick Launch gestures, a customizable sidebar, the lovely always-on Peak Display feature and more. The ThinkPhone also comes with four recognizable ThinkPad backgrounds to match the feel.

Specs-wise, the Motorola ThinkPad is quite capable for the €999/$1,080 price tag. It packs a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip with 8GB or 12GB of RAM, a 50MP main camera, 13MP autofocus ultrawide and a 2MP macro. There is an 8MP selfie on the opposite end.

The Motorola ThinkPhone has iconic style
Motorola ThinkPhone has iconic style

The Motorola ThinkPhone has iconic style

Motorola went all out in the design of the ThinkPhone. The rear panel has a carbon fiber weave on top that is as premium as on a ThinkPad Carbon laptop. The ThinkPhone by Motorola logo etched into the bottom corner of the panel may not light up, but is tangible and premium.

Then there are the buttons. These are some of the best buttons we’ve ever pressed on any phone. They are clicky yet soft, it’s a very unique feeling. Pressing a button will even produce an audible click – trust us, you have to try them for yourself.

There is a custom ThinkPhone logo and a red key
There is a custom ThinkPhone logo and a red key

There is a custom ThinkPhone logo and a red key

Finally, the ThinkPhone has an ample 5,000 mAh battery with both fast wired (68 W) and wireless (15 W) charging. Keep an eye out for our rating results as the MWC storm blows over!

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