We were impressed by the Motorola Razr (2019) when it arrived earlier this year, particularly how it sent us on a nostalgia trip to the long-gone days of the flip phone.
But that’s just about all we liked, since the phone itself suffered from a paltry battery life, disappointing camera, and didn’t have any of the polish you expect from a $1,500 phone.
The sequel sent Motorola back to the drawing board, with a new foldable Razr that looks just like the original. That’s not a bad thing at all, especially since a bunch of changes have been made to the innards. Changes that address the many complaints people had about 2019 Razr, as well as including the all-important 5G connectivity.
We haven’t had chance to go hands-on with the new Motorola Razr just yet, so we can’t fully determine how effective Motorola has been at adapting and improving its foldable phone for its second generation. But everything we’ve seen so far suggests that it’s making a very good second impression – and that it’s ready to challenge other foldable flip phones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip.
MOTOROLA RAZR 5G SPECS
Internal screen: 6.2 inches
External screen: 2.7 inches
CPU: Snapdragon 765G
Rear camera: 48MP (f/1.7)
Front camera: 20MP (f/2.2)
Battery size: 2,800 mAh
Size: 6.7 x 2.9 x 0.31 inches (Unfolded); 3.6 x 2.9 x 0.63 inches (Folded)
Weight: 6.77 ounces
New Motorola Razr price and availability
The new Razr is out now, and you buy the $1,399 phone unlocked from Motorola , though it can also be purchased at the likes of itself as well as Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H Photo. AT&T, Verizon, and T-Mobile all offer the Motorola Razr as well.
he better news here is that, despite being so new, Black Friday has knocked $400 off the price of the new Moto Razr — meaning you will pay just $999 for it. That seems to be a universal deal, so don’t go buying an unlocked device for any more.
Carriers are also offering a number of deals on the device at up to half off, if you’re arriving from another carrier, with AT&T offering new customers up to $700 off the total price if they sign up for an unlimited plan and trade-in an eligible device.
New Motorola Razr design changes
Not to put too fine a point on it, but we didn’t care for the feel of the original Razr, which didn’t offer a design that lived up to its lofty price tag. The phone was very difficult to open with one hand, and a noticeable gap appeared between the flexible display and chassis as you opened and closed the device. The hinge made a faint creaking sound, and the screen had bumps, lumps and noticeable creases. More