The Motorola Razr 2019 revives the notion of classical flip phone design with its fashionable model – the foldable phone. But it refrained itself from expanding into the large tablet type screen. It is half the size of the standard smartphones but at the same time, it is challenging the current king of foldable – Samsung Galaxy Fold. Here is an exciting match between Galaxy Fold vs Motorola Razr.
This isn’t so critical a head-to-head match as it is a conflict of opinions, with the Razr intended to decrease its size while the Galaxy Fold tries to fit as much screen space into its primary display as possible.
Galaxy Fold vs Motorola Razr
The Samsung device is more intimate to the concept of ‘foldable’ as they’re commonly known – a bridge between phone and tablet – the Razr challenges the idea that devices in this newfound class must strive to maximize display size.
In reality, we assume users already know which of these devices they fancy – but this article lays out specifically how they differ, from specs to functionality. While we’ll still try to point out which has better details over the other, their different attractions prevent a lot of direct comparisons. They have separate mission intentions, and we’re here to show you if they succeed.
Motorola Razr is slightly thicker, of course, with both halves heaped – 14mm – but even that isn’t too big, and it’s slimmer than the Galaxy Fold’s 15.5mm. Folding it closed displays the 2.7-inch front screen and the 16MP camera under it – and yes, you can use that screen to take selfies instead of the small 5MP camera atop the interior display.
There are also some obstacles in the Razr’s design, including clear and tight to press side buttons (lock and volume rocker). There is no slot for a SIM or expandable storage – and while neither does the Samsung Galaxy Fold, the latter’s larger internal storage eases that discomfort notch. Nor do either have a 3.5mm phone jack.
The Fold is narrower than most flagship phones when folded closed, and unfolded flat to its 7.3-inch maximum, its display lies between the large Samsung Galaxy S10 5G (6.7 inches) and the iPad Mini (7.9 inches). The Galaxy Fold is also a little bulky at 268g.
The Motorola Razr’s primary 6.2-inch P-OLED display is furthermore lower-resolution than regular phones, but its principal axis doesn’t show a wrinkle – at least not right off the manufacturing line. The front 2.7-inch display works as an exceptional selfie-aiding screen that confers extraordinary transparency for its 800 x 600 resolution and small size.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold’s cumbersome AMOLED display is a spectacle to observe, though it has an obvious crease down the center. There is a 4.6-inch 720 x 1680 screen on the front, which works just accurate for previewing and navigating around the phone’s Android OS as standard.
The Motorola Razr’s 16MP main camera is what you’ll be using most, and though the phone is absolute with modest performance supported by refined photo software since the Moto Z4 hit the platforms. The main camera can also be used for selfies in association with the small front display when the phone is folded closed. This isn’t just for photos – you can video chat in this mode too.
The Galaxy Fold’s camera pattern is a six-camera amalgam of shooters raised from previously-released Samsung flagships. The outward-facing 10MP selfie camera is inspired by the Samsung Galaxy Note 10’s front-facing camera – which is quite okay, though we mostly used it for unlocking the phone.
The Galaxy Fold’s rear setup is also extracted from the S10 Plus: a trio of lenses featuring a 12MP standard (variable aperture f/1.5 + f/2.4 77 degrees FoV), a 12MP telephoto, and an ultrawide (123-degree FoV).
The Samsung Galaxy Fold is far and away from the substation here, with a Snapdragon 855 chipset, 12GB of RAM, and 512GB of storage. The device is fast, even when we pop open its inner display and run multiple apps at once.
That doesn’t mean the Motorola Razr is slow – it is powered by a Snapdragon 710, a chipset designed for mid-range phones, with 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage. The thin design required a processor that wouldn’t run so fast it heated the phone – and what’s more, would consume the battery.
The Samsung Galaxy Fold has made for it with a 4,380mAh total capacity divided between both phone “halves.” We were able to get day-and-a-half battery life, but this changed violently depending on-screen use.
Similarly, the Razr has divided its battery between both halves- but its capacity is a mere 2,500mAh. Motorola is positive that its users will get a full day out of the battery life, somewhat because their usage will change with some functionality outsourced to the front screen.
The Motorola Razr is expected to be released in the early months of 2020 and is said to be priced at $1500. While the Samsung Galaxy Fold cost $1,980 / £1,800 / AU$2,900.