Foldable phones are making a huge splash right now as more and more smartphone manufacturers start trying their hands at making foldable tech. There are currently two main foldable camps: tablet-like folding phones and flip phone foldables. While larger folding smartphones bring a lot to the table as half-steps of sorts between regular smartphones and tablets, one of the main selling points for flip phone foldables is their portability — especially in the current market, which seems to be constantly moving to larger and larger devices.
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- Overall winner: Motorola Razr Plus
The Galaxy Z Flip 4 and the Motorola Razr Plus are arguably the two best flip phones on the market right now. Because both phones are so excellent, it can be tough to know which one to buy when looking at them at face value. The Razr Plus, since it’s a newer device with a larger cover screen? The Z Flip 4 since Samsung has a much better reputation for quality? No matter what questions you’re asking, here’s everything you need to know about how the Galaxy Z Flip 4 compares to the Motorola Razr Plus.
|Motorola Razr Plus||Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4|
|Size||Unfolded: 170.8 x 74 x 7mm (6.7 x 2.9 x 0.27 inches)
Folded: 88.4 x 74 x 15.1mm (3.4 x 2.9 x 0.59 inches)
|Unfolded: 165.2 x 71.9 x 6.9mm (6.5 x 2.8 x 0.27 inches)
Folded: 84.9 x 71.9 x 15.9-17.1mm (3.3 x 2.8 x 0.62-0.67 inches)
|Weight||188.5 grams (6.53 ounces)||187 grams (6.6 ounces)|
|Screen size||Cover screen: 3.8 inch AMOLED
Inner screen: 6.9 inch AMOLED
|Cover screen: 1.9 inch AMOLED
Inner screen: 6.7 inch AMOLED
|Screen resolution||Cover screen: 1056 x 1066 pixels (413 pixels per inch), 144Hz
Inner screen: 1080 x 2640 pixels (413 pixels per inch), 165Hz
|Cover screen: 260 x 512 pixels
Inner screen: 1080 x 2640 pixels (426 pixels per inch), 120Hz
|Operating system||Android 13|
|Storage||256GB, 512GB||128GB, 256GB, 512GB|
|MicroSD card slot||No||No|
|Processor||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1||Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1|
|Camera||Dual lens 12MP wide, 13MP ultrawide rear, 32MP front||Dual lens 12MP wide, 12MP ultrawide rear, 10MP front|
|Bluetooth version||Bluetooth 5.3||Bluetooth 5.2|
|Ports||USB-C 2.0||USB-C 2.0|
|Fingerprint sensor||Yes, embedded in the power button||Yes, side-mounted|
30W wired charging
5W wireless charging
25W wired charging
15W wireless charging
4.5W reverse wireless charging
|App marketplace||Google Play Store||Google Play Store|
|Network support||Most major carriers||Most major carriers|
Infinite Black, Glacier Blue, Viva Magenta
|Bora Purple, Graphite, Pink Gold, Blue, Yellow, White, Navy, Khaki, Red|
|Price||Starting at $999||Starting at $999|
|Buy from||Most major retailers||Most major retailers|
|Review||Motorola Razr Plus review||Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 review|
While the Razr Plus and the
The Flip 4’s cover screen is essentially a small 1.9-inch window that’s really only used as a notification center and clock. While those features are certainly nice, they pail in comparison to what’s possible with the Razr Plus’ cover screen. Rumor has it that the Galaxy Z Flip 5 will have a cover display that’s reminiscent of the Razr Plus’ screen, but for now, we have to rely on the much smaller screen that the Flip 4 is outfitted with.
When it comes to the inner displays, the Razr Plus features a slightly larger 6.9-inch AMOLED screen when compared to the 6.7-inch AMOLED screen of the
In terms of design, both phones are offered in a handful of different striking colors, but the Flip 4 has more options as it’s available in nine colors. Other than the much larger cover screen, however, there’s really only one other thing that sets the two phones apart with their designs: the hinge. The Razr Plus’ hinge allows it to fold onto itself completely without any gaps between its two displays. The Flip 4, on the other hand, has a small gap near its hinge when folded which can be irritating and make the phone feel bulkier than the Razr Plus as a result.
As far as durability goes, neither phone is particularly robust, but that’s part of the territory of using a foldable. The Razr Plus has an ingress protection rating of IP52, which essentially means that it’s safe from dust and other solid particles like sand and can survive water splashes or a few raindrops. The
Although the Flip 4 has an arguably better IP rating, the cover screen of the Razr Plus and its improved hinge simply makes it a much better phone when compared to the Flip 4. That’s not to say that the Flip 4 isn’t impressive — it is — but rather that the Razr Plus outshines it in a few key areas.
Winner: Motorola Razr Plus
Both the Motorola Razr Plus and the Samsung
Similarly, both phones offer comparable battery life since they feature battery cells that are nearly identical in terms of capacity — the Razr Plus has a 3,800mAh cell, and the Flip 4 has a 3,700mAh cell. Both phones will be able to last you through your entire day without needing to recharge, but don’t expect either of them to last you much more than that, as they’ll both need a charging session at night.
When it comes to charging, the Razr Plus offers a slightly better wired charging speed at 30W compared to the Flip 4’s 25W speeds. That said, the
Neither the Razr Plus nor the
You can compare the image quality yourself using the photos above, but if you ask us, we give the
The Razr Plus and the
One of the best features of the Flip 4 is its Flex Mode mode, which allows its screen to be split in half in order to run an app on the top section of the screen and offer additional controls on the bottom half. The Razr Plus doesn’t really offer anything like that to make use of the fact that it essentially has two displays when unfolded. That said, the Razr Plus does a lot with its cover screen that simply isn’t possible with the Flip 4’s much smaller cover screen.
As nice as the features exclusive to the Z Flip 4 are, they just aren’t as convenient as the ability to use the Razr Plus’ cover screen the same as if it were fully unfolded. The convenience of being able to send texts, use Google Maps, watch videos, and more with a palm-sized screen is a revolutionary feature that seems to be influencing the design of the Galaxy Z Flip 5. When it comes to the Flip 4, however, it’s simply outdone by the cover screen of the Razr Plus.
Winner: Motorola Razr Plus
The Motorola Razr Plus is available for purchase now and retails starting at $999. It’s supported by most major carriers and can be found in most major electronics retailers or purchased directly through Motorola.
There’s something to be said, however, that if this were a comparison between the Razr Plus and the rumored features and specs of the upcoming Galaxy Z Flip 5 — which, like the Razr, is also said to have a sizable cover screen — the results of this head-to-head comparison might be different. With the current specs and features of the Z Flip 4, though, the Razr Plus is simply a better phone.
Take note that some of that is due to the fact that the
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