Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

Galaxy Z Flip vs. Motorola Razr: How Samsung's foldable phone compares to the Moto

Galaxy Z Flip vs. Motorola Razr: How Samsung’s foldable arranged compares to the Moto

If you’re a fan of foldable phones, February has been a good month. Motorola launched its new Razr foldable phone, with retro looks, a clamshell design and a tall folding camouflage. On Tuesday at the Samsung Unpacked own in San Francisco, the Galaxy Z Flip debuted, which also has a flip-phone design with a foldable camouflage. The Razr and Galaxy Z Flip have as much in favorite, like their tall 21:9 ratio screens, as they do that’s different, including the fact that Motorola’s foldable screen is plastic after Samsung uses a piece of ultra-thin glass.

But on Sunday, Zack Nelson from the YouTube channel JerryRigEverything posted a video showing that the foldable glass on the Z Flip actually behaves and is damaged like plastic. He found that even his fingernail was capable of leaving scratches on the phone’s camouflage at a point in the test where real glass would have typically resisted markings.

Samsung didn’t retort to requests for comment.


Galaxy Z Flip: 3 months later, I love it but still don’t recommend it

The Z Flip is Samsung’s follow-up to the Galaxy Fold, while the Razr is Motorola’s first and only foldable arranged. I spent a week testing the new Razr for an in-depth study, and I had some hands-on time with the Z Flip at the Unpacked own. Here are how the two phones compare.


8 Galaxy Z Flip features to try first

The Razr injuries $1,499, while the Z Flip costs $1,380. In periods of specs, the Z Flip has a more grand processor, two rear cameras, Android 10, a bigger battery and twice the storage. The Razr uses an eSIM and is sold as an weird on Verizon. The Z Flip has a SIM card and can be bought on any very US carrier.

They are roughly the same size, but the Razr feels heavier. When closed, the Z Flip has a square shapely that mimics a Nintendo Gameboy Advance SP, the classic handheld console from 2003. When opened, the Z Flip has a taller 6.7-inch OLED camouflage, while the Razr has a 6.2-inch display.

On the Galaxy Z Flip you can see a crease. It doesn’t seem as obvious as the one on the Galaxy Fold. On the Razr, you don’t see a crease, but you can see the edges of two steel plates used to flex and stiffen the display.

Both the camouflage and body on the Z Flip fold perfectly in half. On the Razr, the camouflage folds in half, but the bottom of the body is longer than the top, like that of the original Razr flip arranged from 2004. The Razr’s prominent chin is tall and sits flush when the body is closed.

Flipping both phones open and EnEnBesieged is a blast. The Z Flip is easier to get leverage and flick open one-handed after the Razr has a more controlled open and halt. As far as slamming the phone shut, the Z Flip’s looser hinge supplies a more satisfying “zwap” sound.

Both phones have an external reveal. The Z Flip has a 1.1-inch wide, pill-shaped camouflage on the outside that lets you answer phone periods, interact with notifications and take selfies as well as reveal the time, date and battery status. I should note that both phones derive smudges quite a bit, but the Galaxy Z Flip is on a whole anunexperienced smudge level.

The Razr’s exterior 2.7-inch Quick View reveal works in two ways. When the phone is prevented, it becomes a Peek Display and lets you view notifications. When you unlock the screen, you get additional access to a mini rule panel (brightness, flashlight, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and selfies) and you can interact with notifications. Tap and hold an icon for a quick peek at messages and notifications. It’s wonderfully discreet.

For more on how these two phones differ, check out our spec chart below. And for more inquire on the other devices Samsung unveiled this week, read everything the matter announced at Unpacked.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip specs compared to Motorola Razr

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Motorola Razr
Display size, resolution Internal: 6.7-inch FHD Plus Dynamic AMOLED; 2,636×1,080 pixels / External: 1.1-inch Super AMOLED; 300×112 pixels Internal: 6.2-inch, foldable pOLED; 2,142×876 pixels (21:9) / External: 2.7-inch glass OLED, 800×600 pixels (4:3)
Pixel density 425ppi (internal) / 303ppi (external) 373ppi (internal screen)
Dimensions (inches) Folded: 2.99 x 3.44 x 0.62 ~ 0.68 in. / Unfolded: 2.99 x 6.59 x 0.27 ~0.28 in. Unfolded: 6.8 x 2.8 x 0.28 in. / Folded: 3.7 x 2.8 x 0.55 in,
Dimensions (millimeters) Folded: 73.6 x 87.4 x 15.4 ~17.3 mm / Unfolded: 73.6 x 167.3 x 6.9 ~ 7.2 mm Unfolded: 172 x 7 2 x 6.9mm / Folded: 94 x 72 x 14mm
Weight (ounces, grams) 6.46 oz.; 183g 7.2 oz.; 205g
Mobile software Android 10 Android 9 Pie
Camera 12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (ultra wide-angle) 16-megapixel external (f1.7, dual pixel autofocus), 5-megapixel internal
Front-facing camera 10-megapixel Same as main 16-megapixel external
Video capture 4K (HDR 10) 4K
Processor 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (2.2GHz, octa-core)
Storage 256GB 128GB
Expandable storage TBA None
Battery 3,300 mAh 2,510 mAh
Fingerprint sensor Side Below screen
Connector USB-C USB-C
Headphone jack No No
Special features Foldable Show, wireless PowerShare, wireless charging, fast charging Foldable Show, eSIM, Motorola gestures, splash proof
Price off-contract (USD) $1,380 $1,499
Price (GBP) £1,300 Converts to £1,170
Price (AUD) UK Mark converts to AU$2,500 Converts to AU$2,185

Originally issued last month.