The Foldable smartphones niche is gradually developing and it calls for comparison as manufacturers are now moving towards a new form factor. In November 2019, Motorola launched a foldable phone, a remake of the iconic Motorola Razr and two days ago, the world witnessed another foldable smartphone, Galaxy Z Flip from the South Korean tech giant itself, Samsung.
Samsung initially was the first manufacturer to put a foldable smartphone in the market that people could actually use in 2019, the Galaxy Fold, and two months after, Huawei released the Mate X foldable smartphone in China. While the Galaxy Fold has received several reviews and critics, Mate X seems to be hiding in the shadows.
More importantly, let’s see how Motorola Razr 2019 and the Galaxy Z Flip compare in specs and features
Motorola Razr 2019 features a foldable P-OLED capacitive display or POLED display while the Galaxy Z Flip uses a Foldable Dynamic AMOLED capacitive display. Moto Razr gets a 6.2-inch display since it adopts the iconic Moto Razr design, Galaxy Z Flip, however, offers a 6.7-inch display, that is a 0.5-inch difference in size.
Bothe device comes with a secondary display (a cover display) on the outside, while the Galaxy Z Flip uses a 1.1-inch Super AMOLED secondary display, Motorola Razr is equipped with a bigger 2.7-inch G-OLED display. Both display, however, can be used as a viewfinder for the smartphone camera.
Moto Razr 2019 comes with a front-mounted fingerprint sensor and a side-mounted fingerprint is found on the Galaxy Z Flip.
In the Camera department, Samsung Galaxy Fip boasts of a dual 12MP camera while Motorola Razr 2019 houses a single 12MP main camera. For the selfie cam, Galaxy Z Flip uses a 10MP on its hole-punch display, as for Motorola Razr 2019, a 5MP is situated on the traditional notch cutout.
There is a huge difference with it comes to the performance of both devices, for some reasons which I don’t seem to understand, Moto Razr 2019 is powered by a mid-range Snapdragon 710 while the Galaxy Z Flip comes which a much better processor, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+. While both devices will perform well, it’s clear that the Galaxy Z Flip will do better when it meets serious multi-tasking.
Talk about multi-tasking, Moto Razr 2019 Snapdragon 710 is assisted by 6GB RAM and 128GB storage and the Galaxy Z Flip gets more juice with 8GB RAM addition + 256GB storage.
Moto Razr 2019 runs Android 9 Pie, that makes sense as Android 10 was only just launched two months earlier before the device and we’re not surprised that the Galaxy Z Flip runs the latest Android 10 OS either.
Under the hood, there’s a 3,00mAh battery on te Galaxy Z Flip and a 2150mAh battery on Moto Razr 2019, both with 15W fast charging.
Now, lets put both devices specs side by side.
Motorola Razr 2019 Vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Specs
|Motorola Razr 2019||Samsung Galaxy Z Flip|
|Network||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / EVDO / LTE||GSM / HSPA / LTE|
|Display||Foldable P-OLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 6.2 inches, 86.9 cm2 (~70.2% screen-to-body ratio), Resolution 876 x 2142 pixels (~373 ppi density), Second external G-OLED display, 600 x 800 pixels, 2.7 inches||Foldable Dynamic AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colours, 6.7 inches, 101.6 cm2 (~82.5% screen-to-body ratio), Resolution 1080 x 2636 pixels (~425 ppi density), HDR10+, Cover display: 1.1″, Super AMOLED, 112 x 300 pixels|
|Dimension||Unfolded: 172 x 72 x 6.9 mm, Folded: 94 x 72 x 14mm||Unfolded: 167.3 x 73.6 x 7.2 mm, Folded: 87.4 x 73.6 x 17.3 mm|
|Hardware||Qualcomm SDM710 Snapdragon 710 (10 nm), CPU Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz 360 Gold & 6×1.7 GHz Kryo 360 Silver), Adreno 616 GPU.||Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm), CPU Octa-core (1×2.95 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.41 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485), GPU Adreno 640 (700 MHz)|
|OS||Android 9 Pie||Android 10, OneUI 2|
|Storage||6GB 128GB, not expandable||8GB 256GB, not expandable|
|Camera||16 MP, f/1.7, 1.22um, Dual Pixel PDAF, TOF 3D, (depth), Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR, panorama. Video 2160p@30fps, 1080p@30fps, gyro-EIS||12 MP, f/1.8, 27mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, Dual Pixel PDAF, OIS, 12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide), 1.12µm, LED flash, HDR, panorama. Video 2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@60/240fps, 720p@960fps, HDR10+|
|Sounds||Loudspeaker, no 3.5mm headphone jack||Loudspeaker, no 3.5mm headphone jack|
|Sensor||Fingerprint (front-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass, barometer|
|Comms||– Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot. |
– Bluetooth V5.0, A2DP, LE.
– GPS – Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, LTEPP, SUPL.
– NFC – Yes.
– Radio – No.
– USB – 3.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
| – Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot. |
– Bluetooth V5.0, A2DP, LE.
– GPS – Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, DBS.
– NFC – Yes.
– Radio – No.
– USB – 3.1, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector
|Battery||Non-removable Li-Po 2510 mAh battery with 15W Fst charge||Non-removable Li-Po 3,300 mAh battery with 15W Fst charge|
Motorola Razr 2019 Vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Pricing
In terms of pricing, Moto Razr seems to be more expensive even though it offers mid-range chip, it is priced for about $1,735 (approx N630,000) while Galaxy Z Flip is price $1,679 (approx N609,477).
Both devices made a good entry, both the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip offers more value for the money. For a $1,735 smartphone, I believe Snapdragon 710 wasn’t the best option. One thing I did leave out though it is the screen durability, Motorola Razr seems to have failed in some testing, but we’re waiting to see how the Galaxy Z Flip will perform.
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