Motorola Razr+ vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

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    Motorola Razr+ (2023)

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    The Motorola Razr+ is at the moment out there for preorder and can formally launch on June 23 for $999. It has a foldable show that flips open, and one of many greatest exterior shows we have seen on this type of telephone, measuring 3.6-inches. 

  • Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

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    Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

    Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4 helped set the bar for foldable flip telephones, and it continues to be a worthy possibility. You may usually discover it on sale or a part of trade-in promotions to get it beneath the stanard $999 price ticket. 


  • Motorola Razr+ (2023) Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4
    SoC Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
    Show 6.9-inch pOLED, FHD+ 1080p, 165Hz, HDR1-+, 1400 nits (internal); 3.6-inch pOLED, 1066×1056, 144Hz, HDR10+, 1100 nits (outer) 6.7in AMOLED, 1080p 120Hz, HDR10+, 1000 nits (internal); 1.9in, 260 x 512 AMOLED (outer)
    RAM 8GB 8GB
    Storage 256GB 256GB / 512GB
    Battery 3,800mAh 3700mAh
    Entrance digicam 32MP inside 10MP inside punch-hole
    Rear cameras 12MP OIS (predominant), 13MP (ultra-wide) 12MP f/1.8, OIS (predominant), 12MP (ultrawide)
    Dimensions 170.83 x 73.95 x 6.99mm 165.2 x 71.9 x 6.9mm
    Weight 188.5g 187g
    Charging 30W TurboCharge wired, 5W wi-fi 25W wired, 15W wi-fi
    IP Ranking IP52 IPX8

When Motorola introduced the Razr+ (additionally referred to as the Razr 40 Extremely outdoors the US), we instantly started making comparisons to Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4. Each are priced at $999, have the identical foldable design that appears lots like Grandpa’s previous flip telephone, and run the most recent model of Android.

Past sharing a few of the similar specs, the similarities cease there. The Razr+’s exterior show is in contrast to something we’ve seen on a foldable telephone due to its 3.6-inch entrance show, however that’s simply the obvious distinction. There are many variations between the 2 telephones that would make deciding which one is best for you really feel like a whole lot of work. Don’t fear, that’s why we’re right here. We’ll stroll you thru the telephones and assist you decide.

Value, availability, specs

The Motorola Razr+ is out there to preorder proper now from Motorola, T-Cellular, AT&T, Greatest Purchase and Amazon. Orders will arrive the identical day as in-store availability (June 23). It’s $999 for a 256GB mannequin, and it is available in Infinite Black, Glacier Blue or a T-Cellular unique, Viva Magenta.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 launched in August 2022 and is extensively out there. You may usually discover it on sale by means of varied promotions and trade-in offers. Its beginning worth is $999 for the 128GB mannequin, $1,059 for the 256GB mannequin, and $1,179 for a Samsung on-line unique 512GB mannequin. You’ll find the Z Flip 4 out there for buy in any respect main tech retailers, and wi-fi carriers.

The usual shade choices embody Bora Purple, Graphite, Pink Gold and Blue. You may also purchase a Bespoke Version from Samsung, mixing and matching varied colours.

You may view the specs for every machine beneath – however don’t fear if you happen to don’t perceive what a few of it means. We’ll go into extra element beneath.

Design and construct

Motorola Razr+ and the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 laying flat on a table

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The Razr+ and Z Flip 4 share a whole lot of the identical design traits and strategy to the general construct. They each have a hinge that holds the telephone closed, however then you possibly can flip it open to disclose a big inside show that appears and works identical to a contemporary smartphone.

However earlier than we speak in regards to the fancy hinge Motorola developed, and even evaluate the inner show, let’s handle the apparent distinction between the 2 telephones: The exterior show.

The Motorola Razr+ has a 3.6-inch exterior pOLED show that takes up all the entrance of the telephone, with specs like HDR10+ and a 144Hz refresh fee. To reap the benefits of a giant exterior display screen, Motorola made it potential to make use of apps instantly on the entrance display screen. Which means you are able to do issues like verify your electronic mail, use Chrome to browse the online, mindlessly scroll on TikTok – or the rest you possibly can consider. And, sure, there’s even keyboard entry that you should use to ship texts. The keyboard, thoughts you, takes up all the entrance show when it’s in use. The 2 predominant cameras are a part of the entrance show’s design, positioned horizontally subsequent to at least one one other. They’re lots greater than the cameras on the Z Flip 4, and Motorola totally embraced their placement and dimension by creating wallpapers that you should use that make it appear to be the black circles are a part of the image.

The Galaxy Z Flip 4’s entrance show is far smaller and fewer succesful compared to the Razr+. The exterior display screen is a 1.9-inch Tremendous AMOLED Show. It’s very primary in design and performance. You may swipe throughout the display screen to scroll between varied widgets, view notifications, reply telephone calls, and different primary duties – however operating a full app on the exterior display screen isn’t potential.

The cameras on the Z Flip 4 are stacked vertically on the fitting fringe of the entrance show. There aren’t any fancy wallpapers you should use to cover the cameras, because the show doesn’t wrap round them.

For what it’s value, there are rumors that the exterior show on the Galaxy Z Flip 5 goes to be greater, however not fairly as massive, because the Razr+. We’ll know extra in regards to the Flip 5 on the finish of July when Samsung holds its subsequent Unpacked occasion from Seoul, South Korea.

The 2 hinges, nonetheless, are very totally different. The hinge on the Z Flip 4 leaves a spot between either side of the display screen when the telephone is closed, which might permit for mud a particles to get inside. Motorola, nonetheless, developed a hinge that permits the telephone to fully shut, leaving no hole between the 2 sides of the inner show. Moreover, when the telephones are open, the again of the Razr+ seems like one easy floor, whereas the hinge is again of the Z Flip 4 could be very apparent while you run your finger throughout the again of the telephone.

The Razr+ and the Z Flip 4 have a fingerprint reader that doubles as an influence button on the fitting fringe of the telephone, with quantity up and down keys above it.

The telephones are shut in general dimension, with the Razr+ being barely greater at 170.83 x 73.95 x 6.99mm and the Z Flip 4 measuring 165.2 x 71.9 x 6.9mm when opened. They weigh virtually the identical quantity at 188.5g and 187g, respectively. As for any water or mud resistance, the Razr+ has an IP52 ranking, which implies it ought to face up to an occasional splash, however not a dunk within the pool. The Z Flip 4’s IPX8 ranking means it doesn’t provide any mud safety, however it might probably face up to being submerged in 1 meter of water for as much as half-hour.


Razr+ vs Z Flip 4 internal display

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We’ve already touched on the exterior shows, so I’ll prevent from going over them once more and as an alternative give attention to the inner shows.

When opened, you’ll discover Razr+’s 6.9-inch FHD+ 2640 x 1080p pOLED show that provides HDR10+, 10-bit help, and a refresh fee of as much as 165Hz for easy scrolling and gaming. There’s a hole-punch digicam centered on the high of the show for selfies and video calls. The Z Flip 4’s predominant display screen is a 6.7-inch FHD+ 2640x1080p AMOLED show, with HDR10+ and a refresh fee that caps out at 120Hz. There’s additionally a hole-punch digicam centered on the high of the show.

When the telephones are open and sitting facet by facet, you’d be hard-pressed to inform them aside if it wasn’t for the very minor dimension distinction. Even the raised bezels that sound each screens look equivalent in top and thickness all the best way round.

{Hardware} and Efficiency

Motorola Razr+ and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

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On the subject of the precise {hardware} inside each telephones, guess what? They’re very comparable there, too. Each the Razr+ and Galaxy Z Flip 4 are powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 processor, have 8GB of reminiscence, and every one presents a model with 256GB of storage. Truly, the Razr+ solely comes with 256GB of storage; you possibly can’t get kind of, nor are you able to add a microSD card to develop the storage quantity.

Battery clever, the Z Flip 4 has a 3,700mAh battery, whereas the Razr+ has a 3,800mAh battery. You may quick cost each telephones, with the Z Flip 4 charging at a max of 25W, and the Razr+ charging at 30W through a wired connection.

As a result of each telephones are utilizing comparable inside {hardware}, you need to see very comparable, if not equivalent efficiency. The primary variations in terms of efficiency of both telephone goes to return all the way down to the software program expertise.

Each telephones run Android 13, with every firm’s respective tweaks and skins to customise the general expertise.

The Z Flip 4 at the moment makes use of Samsung’s One UI 5.1 which has a number of tweaks and modifications to Android. It’s particularly obvious when viewing the interface in issues just like the Settings app, and even the app icons on the house display screen. Some individuals don’t have any points with Samsung’s tackle Android, whereas others don’t like how aggressive Samsung is with pushing its personal apps and providers.

Motorola’s strategy to Android is light-handed, however not with out its personal customizations and tweaks. For example, there’s a Moto app icon that randomly floats above the apps on your own home display screen. When chosen, it launches an app that walks you thru varied options particular to Motorola telephones (like twisting the telephone two instances to launch the digicam app), or the best way to tailor the house display screen and general theme of the telephone to your liking.

There are just a few Motorola apps pre-installed, corresponding to a stand-alone Telephone app for putting and receiving calls, however that’s about it. The remainder of the expertise is a extra vanilla Android expertise.

Admittedly, each telephones provide stellar software program experiences on their very own, and it actually comes down to private desire.


Motorola Razr+ and Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 front cameras with front displays on as a view finder.

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The Motorola Razr+ has a complete of three cameras. There are two rear-facing cameras (when the telephone is open), and one digicam that’s a part of the inner show. The rear-facing cameras are made up of a 12-megapixel predominant digicam, and a 13-megapixel ultra-wide digicam that may additionally take macro images. On the inner show is a 32-megapixel selfie cam.

The Z Flip 4 has an analogous setup, with the rear-facing cameras (once more, when the telephone is opened) and a hole-punch digicam on the high of the inner show. The 2 rear-facing cameras consist of 1 12-megapixel predominant digicam, and a 12-megapixel ultra-wide digicam. The front-facing digicam on the within show is 10 megapixels.

Each telephones do provide the choice to make use of the exterior show as a viewfinder for taking images with the rear cameras, with the Razr+ having the apparent benefit because of the added display screen house.

Don’t have a look at the megapixel rely of every digicam and mechanically write off the Z Flip 4’s capabilities. Samsung’s telephones are identified for taking sharp images which can be clear and crisp, whereas Motorola images usually look good, however lack saturation and a few readability.


So, which one do you get? Motorola’s Razr+ presents one crucial characteristic that the Z Flip 4 simply doesn’t have with its giant exterior show. And for a lot of, that’s an enormous profit (and we will’t blame you). With the ability to play a fast sport, rapidly scan Fb or Reddit, and even reply to a textual content or electronic mail with out opening the telephone is a serious promoting level, and one thing that’s not potential on the Z Flip 4.

For that cause alone, we’re giving the Razr+ a slight edge over the Z Flip 4. Finally, nonetheless, Samsung makes incredible telephones, and you actually can’t go improper with the Z Flip 4.

Motorola Razr+ standing on a table.

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Motorola Razr+ (2023)

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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4

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