Motorola Razr x Samsung Galaxy Z Flip: see who wins the folding battle

Galaxy Z Flip vs Motorola Razr: see who takes the best in the state comparison.

Galaxy Z Flip vs Motorola Razr: see who takes the best in the state comparison.

When it seemed that smartphone manufacturers had nothing else to invent, here's a new concept: folding – and some brands are already investing heavily in the device. Among the highlights are the Samsung, which is already in its second model with the Galaxy Z Flip, released on the 11th of this month, and Motorola, that under the command of Lenovo, launched O Razr. Both deliver very similar proposals, which leads to the following question: who wins the folding battle?

Looking at first, both models are extremely attractive: the Razr resurrects the V3, a foldable cell phone from Motorola that was a sales success in 2005 and quickly rose to the position of 'darling' of the public. However, on the other side we have Samsung, which brought the first foldable glass screen in the world.

To reach a winner in this dispute, the state compared the devices in several aspects, such as camera, screen, design and durability. The winner? You find out just below.

Rear camera

Motorola razr: a 16 MP lens (f / 1.7)

Galaxy Z Flip: two lenses, one wide angle (12 MP, f / 1.8) and one wide angle (12 MP, f / 1.8)

The Razr offers only a single camera, equipped with Artificial intelligence and a Night Vision feature, which allows high quality photos even in low light environments. However, on the other side is the camera of the Galaxy Z Flip, a pair that delivers optical stabilization, Dual Pixel system with more powerful autofocus and a wide angle for more open photos. In this regard, the victory goes to the South Korean.

Front camera

Motorola razr: a 5 MP (f / 2.0) lens

Galaxy Z Flip: a 10 MP (f / 2.4) angled lens

In addition to being more powerful, the front camera from Samsung has an advantage that may appeal to the most demanding users: it is housed on the screen in a discreet 'hole' notch, while the Razr's is housed in a 'fringe' notch just like those in iPhone. Again, the Galaxy Z Flip wins by the ability to make clicks with superior quality.

Closed, Razr has a touch screen that can be used to type messages - the experience is limited, however

Closed, Razr has a touch screen that can be used to type messages – the experience is limited, however

Main screen

Motorola razr: 6.2 inches (P-Oled, 2,142 x 876 pixels)

Galaxy Z Flip: 6.7 inches (Amoled, 2,636 x 1,080 pixels)

Here, it is worth leaving a little aside the materials with which the screens are made (which will be covered in another topic) and focus on the quality of the resolution. The Razr comes with a simpler Oled screen and bigger edges, when compared to the effective Amoled technology of the Galaxy Z Flip and its thinner frame. However, what makes the South Korean champion in this regard is the resolution: here, Motorola disappoints with the low specifications of its screen, which do not support the reproduction of content in Full HD.

Secondary screen

Motorola razr: 2.7 inches (G-Oled, 800 x 600 pixels)

Galaxy Z Flip: 1.1 inches (Super Amoled, 300 x 112 pixels)

In this regard, the Razr wins in a rush: although both phones allow selfies with the main camera, Motorola's larger secondary screen makes it possible to see the frame and photo, while the Galaxy Z Flip is only intended to display notifications – which in addition complicating the selfie a bit, also makes the screen need to be opened more times throughout the day.


Motorola razr: completely closes

Galaxy Z Flip: maintains a flight near the fold region

Yes, design is a very relative aspect in most smartphones, but extremely essential when it comes to folding. Here, we have a draw: in the visual, the Razr was successful for the allusion to the iconic Motorola V3 and for being able to close completely: what prevents thin objects from entering the screen, in addition to making it more compact. However, Samsung also has its good points: its small gap in the fold of the screen, which allows the device to be folded at different angles, as if it were a small notebook.

When opened, Razr has a 6.2-inch screen, but it fits in any user's pocket

When opened, Razr has a 6.2-inch screen, but it fits in any user's pocket


Motorola razr: 2,510 mAh

Galaxy Z Flip: 3,300 mAh

Both models work with a dual battery scheme, which are attached to the two parts of the screen. However, although Samsung has the most powerful model, it is not possible to say whether it does better or not. The reason? It is important to remember that the Galaxy Z Flip has a slightly larger screen than the Razr, which justifies its apparently more powerful battery.

Storage and memory options

Motorola razr: 128GB, with 6GB RAM

Galaxy Z Flip: 256GB with 8GB RAM

Here, both 'lose', but Samsung 'wins' by delivering slightly better features. This is because both deliver small and limited options for memory and battery: there is no support for memory card and both internal storage and RAM are low when compared to current standards – in the Galaxy S20 Ultra, for example, the internal goes up to 512GB and RAM up to 16GB.

Operational system

Motorola razr: Android 9

Galaxy Z Flip: Android 10

In this regard, the Razr loses by not having Android 10 from the factory, something that is expected in a top of the line device. It is also worth adding that Motorola has not yet informed if the smartphone will be updated or not.

New flexible screen phones have dubious resistance and high prices

New flexible screen phones have dubious resistance and high prices


Motorola razr: plastic Oled screen

Galaxy Z Flip: Ultra Thin Glass (ultra thin glass screen)

This is an issue that is still shrouded in mystery. Samsung brought its new technology to market: the ultra-thin glass screen, which according to the company, resists more than 200 thousand folds. Motorola now delivers a plastic OLED display, already known by the market – but it does not estimate how many folds your device can handle.

In general, the situation seems more favorable for the Galaxy Z Flip, with its glass malevelable to the point of folding, but not breaking. However, both already collect complaints. The team Input Magazine, a website specializing in technology, said that after a week, his Razr's screen was peeling and had formed a huge bubble in the fold, which impaired the touch. J the popular youtuber Zack Nelson showed on video that the screen of your Samsung could be easily scratched with the nail, looking more like a plastic than glass.


Motorola razr: R $ 8,999

Galaxy Z Flip: R $ 8,999

Considering the technical specifications – and the fact that both have the same value (quite salty, incidentally), in the end, the Galaxy Z Flip becomes a more attractive option, with a seemingly better quality screen and more powerful features, like camera and internal storage, for example. However, the Razr continues to have its advantages, such as the larger secondary screen, which avoids opening and closing without stopping, and the iconic visual of the V3, which marked an entire generation. If he makes it a little cheaper, it can become even more attractive.

Release date

Motorola razr: February 6

Galaxy Z Flip: March 11

For those who want a Razr, we have a bad news: the units of the first batch of sales are already sold out. On the website, you can register and wait for the new batch of devices. If you want to guarantee a Galaxy Z Flip, you can sign up for the pre-sale on the Samsung website.

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