Although most of our attention might be on Google, Samsung, and OnePlus these days, Motorola still makes a ton of great phones to choose from across a variety of price points. Whether you're looking for a flagship gadget or a secondary device on a budget, there's a little something for everyone in the company's lineup. Motorola is currently having a sitewide sale in celebration of the anniversary of the original Moto Razr, making it a perfect time to finally pick up its foldable successor.
Motorola's folding Razr was a surprise homage to an iconic phone, but the company quickly followed it up with the Moto Razr 5G, which tops the original revival in almost every aspect. While the phone launched with Android 11 in Japan, it got stuck on Android 10 in most of the rest of the world, with an unfortunate launch timing shortly after Android 11's stable release. But that's finally changing — the latest version of Android is now starting to roll out to the Razr 5G, as reported by XDA.
Although Motorola has been slow to roll out Android 10 to most of its devices globally, the company is at least keeping developers happy with steady kernel source releases. Over the past few weeks, Motorola has released updated source code packages for most of its phones, accelerating the creation of custom ROMs and recovery partitions.
Motorola launched its second foldable Razr phone recently, and this one is available unlocked rather than only on Verizon. If you decide to head over to the Amazon listing to pick up Moto's little flippy boy, you might notice a strange warning. The phone's "open" shipping configuration can potentially lead to damage during transit, so Moto is opening all the boxes to flip the phone closed. In the process, someone might get fingerprints all over your "new" phone.
"Foldable phones cost way too much," you say? Maybe you just need a stroke of luck! Motorola's 5G version of its nouveau Razr flip phone is on sale at third-party retailers right now, giving you the chance to save hundreds of dollars on a phone that's part nostalgia, part futurism.
Like most Android OEMs, Motorola creates its own camera software to compliment its hardware. Camera performance is one of the main differentiators between devices these days, and that's why Moto decided to rebuild its camera app from the ground up with a focus on making it simpler for users to capture key moments on devices of all sizes.
Motorola brought back the iconic Razr nameplate for a foldable phone last year, but the phone didn't live up to the hype. However, if you're willing to give the second-gen phone a second shot, you can get $200 off the Razr 5G right now. There also seem to be some $400 off codes being emailed out.
Motorola became one of the first device makers to sell a foldable phone when it launched the Razr in early 2020. It's already time for the sequel with better specs, design, and features. It's also a little cheaper, and it won't be exclusive to Verizon. Even without the device in-hand, it sounds much more appealing than the first-gen. Although, it's still a $1,399.99 phone with mid-range specs and unproven display technology.