Mobile Industry Awards 2020: Motorola Razr wins Hottest New Phone

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This mobile industry is one characterised by constant change and can never be accused of resting on its laurels. The past 12 months have seen a steady stream of innovative, stylish, and high-quality devices hit the market, making waves and exciting consumers.

The first 5G devices have delivered unprecedented mobile speeds, new form factors have delivered unique experiences, and feature-packed affordable devices have redefined what is possible at a certain price points.

But there can be only one. This category recognises the best new smartphone released between July 1 2019 and March 29 2020.

Our judges chose our winner based on the following criteria

  • Launched and on sale between July 1 2019 and March 29 2020
  • Had the highest specifications for the price (on a SIM-free basis) 
  • Best for usability
  • Best for looks
  • Excited both customers and retail partners

Our 2020 finalists are:

  • Huawei P40 Pro
  • Huawei Mate Xs
  • Motorola Razr
  • Oneplus 8 Pro
  • Oppo Find X2 5G
  • Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra
  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip
  • Sony Xperia 1 II
  • TCL 10 5G

Congratulations to Motorola Razr, the Hottest New Phone of 2020!

TechRadar’s Phone Editor James Peckham said: “While the Motorola Razr may not be the best phone of the year, it brought a revolutionary new design to the fledgling market of foldable phones. Its unique folding design and built-in nostalgia factor made it one of the most exciting, and therefore hottest, phone launches of the year.”

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