Galaxy Z Flip vs. Motorola Razr: face to face folding phones

Both folding phones inaugurate a new category of products, and compete alone, but – besides "bending" – they are very different inside and out. In the comparison Galaxy Z Flip vs. Motorola Razr analyzed all the details of the two most innovative devices of the moment. Which of the two win this face to face?


Galaxy Z Flip Motorola Razr
Size Unfolded: 167.3 x 73.6 x 7.2 mm. Creased: 87.4 x 73.6 x 17.3 mm Unfolded: 172 x 72 x 6.9 mm.

Creased: 94 x 72 x 14 mm

Weight 183 grams 205 grams
Screen size 6.7 inches Dynamic AMOLED 1.06 inches Super AMOLED 6.2 inches POLED and 2.7 inches GOLED
Screen resolution 2636 x 1080 pixels and 300 x 112 pixels 2142 x 876 pixels and 800 x 600 pixels
OS Android 10 Android 9.0 Pie
Storage 256GB 128GB
MicroSD slot Do not Do not
Tap-to-pay service Samsung Pay, Google Pay Google Pay
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
Camera Rear: 12 megapixels and 12MP ultrawide. Lead: 10MP Rear: 16 megapixels. Lead: 5MP
Video 2160p at 60 fps 2160p at 30fps, 1080p at 30fps
Bluetooth version 5.0 5.0
Fingerprint sensor S, aside S, front
Waterproof To be confirmed Splashing
Battery 3,300mAh

Fast charge (15W)

Qi wireless charging


Quick Charge (15W)

Apps Store Google Play Store Google Play Store
Network Support To be confirmed Verizon
Colors Mirror Purple, Mirror Black Noir black
Price $ 1,380 $ 1,500
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Design, screen and durability

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is a bit shorter, wider and thicker than the Motorola Razr and folds to reveal a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED screen that is finished with a thin glass to give a familiar feeling. The Motorola Razr is a bit smaller but has a chin on the bottom that houses the fingerprint sensor, while the Z Flip has a fingerprint sensor on the side. The Razr's screen is half an inch smaller on the diagonal and is plastic. The Samsung Z Flip not only has a larger screen, but also has a higher resolution. The secondary screen of the Z Flip is very small and only serves to see notifications. The Razr has a much larger exterior screen, but again it is designed especially for notifications and you will have to open it to do other things.

About the durability of these phones we still know little, but there have been some early reports that indicate that the Motorola Razr's screen deteriorates in 12 months when it is folded. The Razr is splash resistant, so rain shouldn't be a problem. We are not sure what water resistance offers, if any, the Z Flip. The Razr brings an air of nostalgia with a design that reminds us of the popular Razr phone series that came out in 2004. The Galaxy Z Flip looks different, less emotional, and has a smaller external display, but seems likely to have a top main screen. In this category we give them a draw.

Winner: tie

Performance, battery life and charge

Motorola Razr with a Samsung Galaxy Z FlipCorey Gaskin / Digital Trends

Things are much simpler here. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip has a much more powerful processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Plus, backed by 8 GB of RAM. The Motorola Razr complies with the Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 and 6 GB of RAM. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip also has 256 GB of storage, while the Motorola Razr has 128 GB and neither has room for a MicroSD card. The Z Flip is more capable and should be significantly faster than the Razr in most tasks. Also handle multitasking better.

The Z Flip also wins in terms of battery life and charge, with a much larger 3,300 mAh battery and support for wireless charging. The Razr has a 2,510 mAh battery and is likely to have difficulties lasting as long as the Z Flip with normal use. None of these phones will support 5G.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip


man with the motorola razr open taking a pictureRiley Young / Digital Trends

In this section, the Z Flip achieves another victory with a dual-lens main camera that pairs a 12-megapixel sensor with a second ultra-wide 12-megapixel lens. It also has a 10 megapixel front camera at the top of the screen when opened. The Motorola Razr, on the other hand, has a 16-megapixel single-lens main camera with a flight time sensor and a 5-megapixel camera facing forward. The Z Flip has a more versatile camera and we usually prefer Samsung image processing to Motorola, so we give the reason to the Z Flip.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Software and updates

Samsung Galaxy Z FlipCorey Gaskin / Digital Trends

With Android 10 ready to use and the unique Samsung 2.0 interface, optimized for foldable phones, the Z Flip should offer a fairly ingenious and feature-rich software experience. The Motorola Razr has Android 9.0 Pie, but is ready to get an Android 10 update quickly. None of these manufacturers have a long history of rapid software updates.

Winner: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

Price and availability

You can buy the Motorola Razr now, but it is a Verizon exclusive in the United States and will cost you $ 1,500 dollars. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is available from February 14 and costs from $ 1,380 dollars. You can buy it unlocked at Samsung or Best Buy or purchase it at Sprint or AT&T.

Overall winner: Samsung Galaxy Z Flip

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip is going to be the best purchase for most people. With a superior display, more processing power, longer battery life and a better camera, all at a lower price, the Z Flip is the clear winner.

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