At the end of last year, Motorola launched its first folding phone – a reboot of the iconic Razr. It lacked 5G and had a few reliability issues, but Motorola has now made some changes and released the Razr 5G.
At £1399, the new Razr 5G now has a normal SIM card tray that enables it to enjoy a wider release, which might help boost sales.
The addition of 5G, using Qualcomm’s mid-range Snapdragon 765G, also gives the device a lot more future-proofing.
In addition, the handset now has a better camera and even water resistance. For some reason, Motorola has produced artwork that shows the phone being submerged in water – but to remove all doubt, the phone is NOT actually water proof.
Unlike the rival Samsung folding phone, the Motorola Razr 5G has an external Quick View display that now has additional software experiences. It is quite possible to perform many tasks without even opening up the main display.
Improved gestures, the ability to reply to messages, use Google navigation, manage your music, or make payments can all be done with the phone in the closed position.
For security, the Razr 5G now has a rear-mounted fingerprint sensor. The updated hinge offers an improved one-handed experience, while the polished 3D glass with 7000 series aluminimum looks stunning in any of the three colours; polished graphite, liquid mercury or blush gold.
When you do actually flip open the main display, you’re greeted with a 6.2-inch Flex View Display with 21:9 CinemaVision aspect ratio. Perfect for movie watching in landscape mode, or managing two apps split-screen in portrait.
The phone is designed to withstand at least 200,000 flips – or over five years of regular, repeated, flips each day.
With 5G now added, the updated chin of the Razr now houses two additional antennas to give a total of four.
Finally, on the camera side, the Razr 5G now comes with a 48-megapixel camera with Quad Pixel technology, along with a 20-megapixel on the inside.
Pricing and Availability
The Razr 5G can be purchased in the polished graphite finish from Amazon, Carphone Warehouse, John Lewis, O2, Tesco and Vodafone – as well as Motorola direct.
For liquid mercury or blush gold versions, go to motorola.co.uk.