Flip phones were all the rage back then. It’s hip, it’s cool, you feel badass when you finish a call and you close your phone. Well, Lenovo brings back one of the most iconic phones of the 2000s. Landing on Philippine shores is the iconic Motorola brand with 2 of its new smartphone offerings: the Motorola Razr 5G and Moto G 5G Plus. It’s 2020 meets 2000 with the iconic clamshell getting the 5G upgrade treatment.
Lenovo and Motorola both recognize the need to constantly innovate in this industry. The iconic clamshell design of the original razr was way ahead of its time and made motorola not only one of the biggest tech brands globally but also a pop culture icon, with our vision, Smarter Technology for All, we aim at delivering smarter devices through innovative designs that perfectly meet consumer needs. Combining Motorola‘s rich history with Lenovo’s innovation, we can create a unique smartphone experience that features only the latest technology that matters the most to our customers.
Said Michael Ngan, Lenovo Philippines President, and General Manager.
Motorola Razr 5G
The Motorola Razr comes back with a bang with 5G connection. It’s got the looks, it’s got the sass, it flips and has a full-screen Android phone inside. The new hinge leaves no space in between when folded, giving it its slim and compact form factor, also protecting the inner screen from dust and debris. The hinge is designed to open with one hand, so you can do “that” iconic motion when answering a call. They also claim that it will take more than 5 years of flipping it all day non-stop to break it. If that’s the case, I think you’ll break your thumb first before the phone gives in.
While folded, you can use the 2.7″ Quick View display to get quick information on your notifications. But more than that, Android 10 gives users the ability to swipe up on the external screen and access the home screen, swipe right to use the camera, or swipe left to access your contacts or launch an app. There are 8 pre-selected apps within the Quick View display, but you can personalize it to your most-used apps to access it without opening up the phone.
Unfolded, this thing is an engineering marvel. The Razr 5G‘s 6.2″ Flex View display is a beautiful thing to look at. It’s composed of 5 layers designed to fold in concert with the new hinge system. It’s also protected by a hard coat that protects it from splashes, rain, and dust.
The 21:9 aspect ratio of the Flex View display makes it suitable to watch films and videos horizontally without the pesky black border. It’s also equipped with a 48MP camera that captures sharp, vibrant photos.
And the cherry on top is the 4 antennas that allow 5G connection. The Razr 5G will definitely be a device you’ll want to get your hands on once 5G connection in the country gets up and running nationwide.
Moto G 5G plus
If the Razr 5G‘s asking price is too steep for you, you can still get in on the Motorola train with the moto g 5G plus. At only ₱16,990, the moto g 5G plus is the most affordable 5G phone available in the market today.
It’s equipped with a 6.7″ display with CinemaVision that delivers videos with crisp quality at 21:9 aspect ratio. It also has a 90Hz refresh rate, giving you a tear-free experience, and HDR10, delivering superb contrast and colors to your screen.
The Moto G 5G Plus has 6 cameras, giving content creators the flexibility of a professional studio. Upfront, you have the 8MP ultra-wide besides the 16MP Quad Pixel camera for your selfies and at the back, you have 4 cameras with the 48MP Quad Pixel main camera, an 8MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP macro lens for super close-up shots, and a 2MP depth sensor camera. There are a couple of shooting modes that take advantage of the Moto G 5G Plus‘s 6-camera setup such as Long Exposure, Spot Color, Auto Smile Capture, and AI Shot Optimization that uses AI to help capture the perfect moment.
Both the Moto G 5G Plus and Moto G 5G Plus will be available in the Philippines in December 2020 in all major electronics stores and authorized Lenovo resellers. The Motorola Razr 5G can be had for ₱72,990, while the 8GB RAM variant of the Moto G 5G Plus will retail at ₱16,990.