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Charge any device that accepts USB-C, including ThinkPad, with a fast, lightweight charger that fits in your pocket – no need to carry multiple chargers. ThinkPhone gives you over 36 hours of battery life on a full charge5 – or power for a full day’s work in just 15 minutes6.
Motorola ThinkPhone specs at a glance:
- Body: 158.8×74.4×8.3mm, 189g; Glass front (Gorilla Glass Victus), aramid fibre back, aluminum frame; IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 1.5m for 30 min), Drop-to-concrete resistance from up to 1.3m, MIL-STD-810H compliant.
- Display: 6.60″ P-OLED, 1B colors, 144Hz, HDR10+, 1080x2400px resolution, 20:9 aspect ratio, 399ppi.
- Chipset: Qualcomm SM8475 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 (4 nm): Octa-core (1×3.19 GHz Cortex-X2 & 3×2.75 GHz Cortex-A710 & 4×1.80 GHz Cortex-A510); Adreno 730.
- Memory: 128GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 512GB 12GB RAM; UFS 3.1.
- OS/Software: Android 13.
- Rear camera: Wide (main): 50 MP, f/1.8, 1/1.5″, 1.0µm, multi-directional PDAF, OIS; Ultra wide angle: 13 MP, f/2.2, 120-degree, 1.12µm, AF; Depth: 2 MP, f/2.4.
- Front camera: Wide (main): 32 MP, f/2.5, 0.7µm – ROW model; Wide (main): 16 MP, f/2.0, 1.0µm – PRC model.
- Video capture: Rear camera: 8K@30fps, 4K@30/60fps, 4K@30fps HDR10, 1080p@30/60/120/240/960fps, gyro-EIS; Front camera: 4K@30fps, 1080p@30/60fps.
- Battery: 5000mAh; 68W wired, 15W wireless.
- Misc: Fingerprint reader (under display, optical); NFC; stereo speakers.
Neither company pulled any punches here. The design of the ThinkPhone is very reminiscent of the iconic ThinkPad look. The materials, the surfaces and, the colorway, even the slightly boxier design of the middle frame are all noticeable nods to the design. Plus, the durability aspect ThinkPads are known for has carried over to the ThinkPhone, with a MIL-STD-810H and IP68 ingress protection rating and Gorilla Glass Victus.
As for Motorola’s part, the ThinkPhone is rocking flagship hardware like a 6.6-inch, 144Hz, 10-bit, HDR10+, P-OLED display, stereo speakers, a large 5,000 MAh battery with 68W wires and 15W wireless charging. Clearly, the ThinkPhone has been in development for some time, as evidenced by its slightly older but still very powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. Its camera setup leaves a bit to be desired, like a dedicated telephoto. Still, it looks pretty potent on paper with a 50MP main snapper and a 13MP ultrawide.
Before we dive deeper into the Motorola ThinkPhone, let’s take a look at its retail box.
The ThinkPhone comes in a box made entirely of recyclable cardboard. It looks the part, too, with Motorola opting for a natural brown-ish color and soy ink printing. The two-piece box itself is still very sturdy, though. The phone itself has a little cardboard cradle, and so does the charger. There is plenty of protection to survive shipping, all while being ecological.
The ThinkPhone isn’t nearly as boxy, though. Just like a modern ThinkPad laptop, it has its fair share of curves, particularly on the back of the device, where the back panel folds into the middle frame. The shape itself isn’t unique or uncommon for a modern phone, but the carbon fiber pattern is a distinctly and unmistakably ThinkPad one.
It almost looks like the ThinkPhone comes with a pre-applied skin on the back, but it’s a bit fancier than that since it has a fine texture to it as well. The ThinkPhone logo on the back is very tastefully made, in our opinion. It is sort of embossed on the back and sits on a layer of its own. Unfortunately, the little red dot in the “i” does not light up like it would on some Thinkpads.