It’s been around two years since Motorola stopped selling smartphones in the Philippines, but the brand is coming back strong in 2020, bringing along a mid-range challenger and a high-end flagship phone with it. To celebrate its return, it’ll be offering its mid-range Moto G 5G Plus and its flagship Razr 5G.
And while we already knew that the Razr 5G would be expensive (it is a folding phone after all), Motorola’s Moto G 5G Plus is incredibly priced for what it offers.
Here’s a short rundown of Moto G 5G Plus:
- Dual selfie cameras: the phone has two selfie cameras: a regular 16-megapixel wide-angle shooter and a secondary 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera. The second camera should make it easier to get more of your friends in the shot when taking socially-distanced selfies. Both selfie cams are housed in dual punch-hole notches on the upper left side of the display.
- 6.7-inch Full HD+ display with a 90Hz refresh rate: like most mid-range phones nowadays, the Moto G 5G Plus has a faster than 60Hz refresh rate to keep things nice and fluid, though the panel is only an LCD and not an AMOLED one.
- Quad-cameras: rear snappers on the Moto G 5G is made up of four cameras, which include a 48-megapixel sensor that has a f/1.7 aperture, an 8-megapixel ultra-wide camera, 5-megapixel macro camera and a 2-megapixel depth camera.
- Qualcomm Snapdragon 765 processor: The mid-range SD 765 processor is pretty powerful for what it is while also being a 5G-enabled chip. That tried-and-tested processor will be paired with 8GB RAM and 128GB internal storage.
- 5000mAh battery: The phone has a pretty big 5000mAh battery inside of it which should guarantee all-day use. Fast charging is a little on the slow side though, coming in at just 20W.
We’ve already talked about the Motorola Razr 5G before, but here’s a quick rundown on what you can expect from the second-generation foldable from Motorola:
- Iconic Razr design: anyone who grew up in 2000’s will instantly recognize the design of the Razr, thanks to its prominent chin.
- More solid hinge: the hinge has been tweaked to give the phone even better durability, with Motorola promising at least 200,000 folds, a number so high that it’s unlikely anyone will be able to hit it while using it.
- Folding design: the main draw here is the foldable design of the phone that makes it incredibly compact to use, utilizing a flexible display.
- Big secondary display on the outside: one of the things we really like about the Razr 5G is the large, 2.7-inch outer display that you can use for a lot of things, including answering notifications and messages without having to open the main display.
- 5G: just like its less expensive brother, the Razr 5G will come with 5G capabilities.
The Razr 5G comes in at a mouth-watering Php 72,990 when it lands in December, which isn’t at all surprising for what you’re getting.
What is surprising is the Moto 5 5G Plus pricing: the phone will be priced at Php 16,990 when it hits stores. That’s a solid price tag for what it offers, and conveniently undercuts the sticker price of OnePlus’ Nord, which was originally priced at Php 21,990. The delayed launching in December though is a bummer, but good things come to those who wait, we guess.