Motorola RAZR 5G review

Flipping open for round two, the Motorola RAZR 5G is upgraded across the board

Motorola RAZR 5G review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The Motorola RAZR 5G is probably the worst camera phone you can buy that costs more than $1,200 / £1,400, but that doesn’t stop it from being a hugely fun throwback. The disappointment of the single 48MP camera fades into the background every time you flip it open or interact with its surprisingly capable front display. Sadly, though, the camera is bad. At this price, you’re paying for the luxury of a foldable phone. So while the RAZR is difficult to recommend, if you’re intent on living your best 2004 life, there’s still a lot to love in the Motorola RAZR 5G – so long as you curb your expectations.


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    Incredible nostalgia factor

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    Secure hinge

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    Crease-free foldable


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    Poor camera

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    Middling to poor battery life

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    Midrange power

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Just a few days after we tested out the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 2, the most specced out foldable around, another flexible phone has arrived — the Motorola RAZR 5G, which is another contender for being the best flip phone of 2020. It’s the update to last year’s incredibly cool, but much criticized refresh of the iconic 2014 RAZR, and comes complete with improvements in every area. 

Whizzing through those upgrades, and the 2020 RAZR gets a more premium finish despite being lighter. It also sees internals boosted — a newer, faster chipset with 5G support, more storage and RAM, as well as a higher capacity battery. Most exciting for us, the Motorola RAZR 5G has a new main camera.

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Basil Kronfli

Basil Kronfli is a freelance technology journalist, consultant, and content creator. He trained in graphic design and started his career at Canon Europe before moving into journalism. Basil is also experienced in video production, independently running the YouTube channel TechEdit, and during his time at Future, he worked alongside the Digital Camera World team as a senior video producer.