The new smartphone from Motorola, the Razr 5G is finally official. It is the latest addition of foldable device in the market and it’s a continuation of the Razr reboot, which was considered as flawed by some users. The device has sleeker physical build and shiny glass back. The new design looks more polished, with fingerprint sensor on the back that improves ergonomics. A major concern for any foldable device is the long-term durability and the new Razr 5G is equipped with the Zero Gap Hinge. The device feels more solid and tighter, when folded and unfolded. The primary foldable display is still a 6.2-inch pOLED screen with support mechanism that keeps everything feeling smooth and taut. Motorola promises that the new Razr 5G could withstand 200,000 folds or more than 100 folds each day for five years. One big disappointment about last year’s foldable Razr was the mediocre hardware specs. Fortunately, Motorola has stepped up by offering multiple upgrades.
The new Motorola Razr 5G is internally a mid-range device with Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC, 8GB of RAM and 256GB of storage. As comparison, the foldable device from last year was powered only with Snapdragon 710, which was considered as mediocre. The Snapdragon 765G should competently run any app and game with any stutter or lag. An important feature of the Razr 5G is the Quick View feature and the outer display will automatically display notifications. It is also capable of running apps, like Gmail and instant messaging. They can quickly get latest information, without opening the display. It’s a good design in terms of overall functionality. The redesign of the Razr 5G also allows Motorola to add a 2,800mAh battery, compared to the 2,510mAh battery for the original foldable device. The Snapdragon 765G chipset is an efficient platform and it should ensure an all-day battery life. For quicker top-ups, users can take advantage of the 15W TurboPower speed charging.
The primary display is the 48Mp camera with 1.6 micrometer pixel size and f/1.7 aperture. For better lighting and detail, it is also equipped with 4:1 pixel binning. It is probably the same camera used by Motorola One 5G and Moto G 5G Plus. Throughout 2020, Motorola has been offering solid camera for its new smartphone models. As far as photography performance goes, the Motorola Razr 5G should be quite capable. For responsive autofocus, there’s a ToF sensor and the OIS feature should reduce shake when recording videos. There are no wide-angle or telephoto lens here. Motorola also caps the video recording at 1080p 60fps. Above the inner, primary display there’s a selfie camera housed in a small notch. The resolution has been significantly bumped up from 5MP to 20MP for better video conferencing experience. The device has Android 10 operating system, with Motorola’s minimalist interface. Motorola promises that the device will be supported up to Android 12 and perhaps, beyond. There will be three colour options and the device will be sold at $1,399. All variants of Motorola Razr 5G supports physical nanoSIM and eSIM.