The wait is over, Motorola’s Razr 5G foldable smartphone is here making improvements on the original 2019 model all while offering this 2020 edition for a lower price.
Foldable smartphones are still in their infancy and early adopters of 1st-gen devices may well have regretted it. However, Motorola seems to have put that in the past and got on with making the Razr 5G the kind of phone the original should have been.
When is the Motorola Razr 5G release date?
The Razr 5G will be available soon, although we don’t know when exactly despite Motorola announcing it as “early Autumn”.
That feels like about now so we expect it to go on sale in the next few weeks around late September or early October.
How much does the Motorola Razr 5G cost?
There’s good news on this front, as the Razr 5G is cheaper than its predecessor, by £100. So you can buy it for £1,399.
You’ll be able to buy it from O2, Vodafone, Tesco Mobile, John Lewis, Carphone Warehouse, Amazon.
What are the Motorola Razr 5G specs?
The Motorola 5G, as it’s named in Europe anyway, looks pretty darn similar to the original 2019 model. This is because the firm has essentially taken that initial device and refined it.
In terms of design, the phone is a bit more compact and lighter. It’s now made of a combination of polished 3D glass and 7000 series aluminium. The chin is more tapered and the fingerprint scanner has been moved to the back.
A new, upgraded hinge which features things like moving support plates and is made from stainless steel. Motorola promises it’s good for 200,000 flips, or in other words, over five years of use based on 100 flips per day (which is a lot).
The display is still 6.2in pOLED with the same specs, as is the 2.7in Quick View on the outside. However, some software improvements make the outer one more useful. It means supports more apps, you can swipe to quickly access the camera or favourites and it now supports Android 10 gesture navigation.
Furthermore, My UX gives users more control over the phone with the ability to choose custom settings and advance controls, themes, icon shapes, fonts which apply to both displays. This is also where you’ll find existing features like Moto Display and Moto Actions.
Inside is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G processor so it’s still not a flagship 800-series chip but has proven to offer smooth performance on other phones. As the name gives away, the phone supports 5G connectivity thanks to the Snapdragon.
Both cameras have also received an upgrade so the outer camera jumps to 48Mp meaning Motorola is calling it the “the most advanced selfie camera” since you can use it when the phone is shut. Inside, there’s a secondary 20Mp camera.
Other upgrades include a 2800mAh battery, 256GB of storage and 8GB of RAM. Find out why I want the Motorola Razr 5G regardless of the specs.
Here are the full Motorola 5G specs:
Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G
6.2in pOLED foldable screen, 876 x 2142, 373ppi
2.7in gOLED Quick View screen, 800 x 600, 370ppi
48Mp main camera, with OIS, laser autofocus and f/1.7 aperture
20Mp secondary camera with f/2.2 aperture
2800mAh battery with 15W TurboPower charging
USB-C (headphone jack adapter included)
Wi-Fi 5 (11ac) dual-band
Dual SIM – Nano-SIM + eSIM
Water repellant design
72.6 x 169.2 x 7.9mm (unfolded)
Polished Graphite, Liquid Mercury, Blush Gold