Samsung Galaxy Z Flip vs Motorola Razr: Which foldable phone is better?

A foldable phone is no longer a futuristic device. In the current scenario, numerous smartphone companies are releasing their version of foldable devices. Especially with the release of Samsung Galaxy Fold, though it had mixed feedback, the hype of foldables skyrocketed. Not so long ago, Motorola released Motorola Razr, an updated and upgraded version of Motorola Razr V3. On the Samsung Unpack event, Samsung announced a new foldable phone, Samsung Galaxy Z Flip, a clamshell foldable device similar to Motorola Razr. These two devices are a direct rival to each other., or it seems now. Plus Galaxy Z Flip versus Motorola Razr has been the talk of the town for a while now.

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip vs Motorola Razr


Glass Display vs Plastic Display

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Galaxy Z Flip houses a 6.7-inch dynamic AMOLED glass display having 1080 x 2636 pixels. It has an 82.5% screen-to-body ratio. It is HDR10+ certified as well. While Motorola Razr houses 6.2-inch P-OLED plastic display with 878 x 2142 pixels. Both front and back of Galaxy Z Flip are made up of glass. The back of Galaxy Z Flip is protected with Gorilla Glass 6. But Motorola Razr has both plastic front and back. Both of these foldable devices have a visible crease in the middle. However, Galaxy Z Flip is the first foldable phone to sport a punch-hole display. Both of these devices do not have a 3.5mm headphone jack.

Stiff Hinge vs Loose Hinge

Being a foldable device it is obvious that there will be a hinge. With the hinge comes the crease. Both the Galaxy Z Flip and the Motorola Razr comes with a hinge. Motorola Razr has a zero-gap hinge. It closes both sides perfectly and protects the main display. It has a pretty loose hinge that allows to easily open the phone with one hand. But the Galaxy Z Flip has stiff hinge making it little nerve-wracking to open with one hand. As per Samsung, the reason for the stiff hinge is to allow users to place their device at an angle to watch movies and do other stuff.

Secondary Display: 1.1-inch vs 2.7-inch

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On the Motorola Razr, we have a 2.7-inch G-OLED secondary display having 600 x 800 pixels while on the Galaxy Z Flip there’s a 1.1-inch Super AMOLED display. On both of these devices, using the secondary screen you take selfies, view notifications. But having a bit larger display on the Motorola Razr, you are able to read, respond without opening the device. This comes at a price as you have to compromise on the battery.

Camera: Dual Rear vs Single Rear

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Talking about the camera department, Galaxy Z Flip rocks dual rear camera setup of  12MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide lens), Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS + 12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide) and for the selfie lens, we have punch-hole camera setup of 10MP, f/2.4, and PDAF. On the Motorola Razr, there’s only a single rear camera lens of 16 MP, f/1.7, 1.22um, Dual Pixel PDAF, TOF 3D, (depth).

With the dual rear setup on the Galaxy Z Flip you can shoot videos 2160p at 30/60fps, 1080p at 60/240fps, 720p at 960fps, HDR10+ and with the selfie lens you can shoot videos 2160p at 30fps. But with the rear camera lens of the Motorola Razr, you can shoot videos 2160p at 30fps, 1080p at 30fps, gyro-EIS and with the selfie lens, you can shoot videos 1080p at 30fps.

Battery: 3300mAh vs 2510mAh

For the fuel, Galaxy Z Flip tops the chart. Galaxy Z Flip is fueled by a 3300mAh battery. It also supports 15-watt fast charging and 9-watt wireless charging. Motorola Razr has 790mAh less battery power. It is fueled by a 2510mAh battery. It also supports 15-watt fast charging but no wireless charging. Both of these devices have standard USB Type-C charging ports.

Performance & Software

If we talk about the internals, Galaxy Z Flip is way up than the Motorola Razr. For Soc, Galaxy Z Flip is powered by Snapdragon 855+ (7nm) and on the other hand, Motorola Razr is powered by Snapdragon 710 (10nm). For the GPU, Z Flip has Adreno 640 (700 Hz) and Razr has Adreno 616.

On the memory aspect, Razr is available in 6/128GB variant and Galaxy Z Flip is available in the 8/256 GB storage variant. Both of them do not support microSD cards. Galaxy Z Flip runs on Android 10.0 alongside One UI 2.0 and Motorola Razr runs on Android 9.0 (Pie).

Folding Withstand Capacity: 200,000 vs 100,000

With the evolving folding phones, the working mechanism of these devices is evolving as well. Having any foldable device comes with one critical question, how long will the folding mechanism last? This is the ultimate factor that decides the fate of the device in the market. As per Motorola, Motorola Razr can withstand 100,000 folds. This means if you fold your device 100 times a day it will last for probably 10,000 days. Recently CNET had a folding test on Motorola.

 

The folding test of the Galaxy Z Flip is yet to be conducted. But we will get there soon. As per the Samsung Officials, this device can withstand 200,000 folds. We are not sure as the test is yet to be performed.

Price: $1,500 vs $1,380

Foldable devices are still in the development process. There is a lot of room for improvement. As of now, it comes at a heavy price. For the 8/256 GB variant of Galaxy Z Flip, it costs $1,380 and for 6/128GB variant of Motorola Razr, it costs $1,500. Looking at the specifications and the features of these devices you can device yourself which device is worth such a heavy price.


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip vs Motorola Razr

Specs Galaxy Z Flip Motorola Razr
Announced Date February 2020 November 2019
Display Foldable Dynamic 6.7-inch, 1080 x 2636 pixels Foldable P-OLED 6.2-inch, 600 x 800 pixels
Cover Display Super AMOLED 1.06-inch, 116 x 300 pixels G-OLED 2.7-inch, 867 x 2142 pixels
Chipset Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm) Snapdragon 710 (10 nm)
GPU Adreno 640 (700MHz) Adreno 616
Memory 8/256 GB 6/128 GB
OS Android 10.0; One UI 2 Android 9.0 (Pie)
Selfie Camera 10 MP, f/2.4, 26mm (wide), PDAF 5 MP, f/2.0, 1.12um
Primary Camera 12MP, f/1.8, 27mm (main lens), Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS + 12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide) 16 MP, f/1.7, 1.22um, Dual Pixel PDAF, TOF 3D, (depth)
Battery 3300mAh, Fast battery charging 15-Watt, Fast wireless charging 9-Watt 2510mAh, 15-Watt fast charging
Color Available Mirror Black, Mirror Purple, Mirror Gold Noir Black, Blush Gold
Company claimed Folds 200,000 times 100,000 times
Price $1,380 $1,499

Here is the overview of the competition for the new best foldable smartphone, Galaxy Z Flip vs Motorola Razr now it’s up to you to decide which device is better than the other?


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