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Galaxy Z Flip vs. Motorola Razr vs. Galaxy Fold: Foldable phones go head to head

The Galaxy Z Flip is a 5G version of the original clamshell phone from Samsung. Here's how it stacks up against some other foldables.

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Samsung  recently announced its Galaxy Z Flip 5G , an upgraded version of its inaugural clamshell phone that sold out within days of its release

At $1,450 (about £1,120 or AU$2,020), the Galaxy Z Flip 5G costs $70 more than the original Galaxy Z Flip  cost when it was released in the US in February. For that extra cost, you get  5G capabilities and Qualcomm's upgraded Snapdragon 865 Plus chipset (as opposed to 2019's Snapdragon 855 Plus processor). In fact, the Galaxy Z Flip 5G is the first Samsung phone to feature that CPU, which promises to enable faster Wi-Fi download speeds, render graphics faster and help batteries last longer. 

Samsung's latest phone will join a tiny but growing collection of foldable phones including the Galaxy Fold and the new Z Fold 2 -- and the Microsoft Surface Duo, which was also just released this month. In February, Motorola launched a revamped version of its iconic Razr phone for $1,500 -- and a second version of the foldable Motorola Razr was also just announced last week. The Fold, which costs nearly $2,000, opens up like a book, unlike the Razr and the Z Flip. This pricier, larger and heavier Samsung foldable also comes with a significantly larger battery and a more extensive camera setup.

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For a full comparison, take a look at CNET's specs chart below.

Galaxy Z Flip specs vs. Galaxy Fold vs. Moto Razr

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5GSamsung Galaxy Z FlipSamsung Galaxy FoldMotorola Razr
Display size Internal: 6.7 inches Dynamic OLED with folding glass (UTG) External: 1.1 inches Super AMOLEDInternal: 6.7-inch FHD+ Dynamic AMOLED External: 1.1-inch Super AMOLEDInternal: 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED (plastic) / External: 4.6-inch Dynamic AMOLED (Gorilla Glass 6)Internal: 6.2-inch, foldable OLED External: 2.7-inch glass OLED
Resolution 2,636x1,080 + 300x112 pixels2,636x1,080 + 300x112 pixels2,152x1,536 + 1,680x720 pixels 2,142x876 + 800x600 pixels
Pixel density 425 ppi (internal) / 303 ppi (external)425 ppi (internal) / 303 ppi (external)362 ppi (internal screen)373 ppi (internal screen)
Dimensions (Inches) Folded: 2.99x3.44x0.62 ~ 0.68 in / Unfolded: 2.99x6.59x0.27 ~0.28 in Folded: 2.99x3.44x0.62 ~ 0.68 in / Unfolded: 2.99x6.59x0.27 ~0.28 in Folded: 6.3x2.5x0.6 in / Unfolded: 6.3x4.6x0.3 inUnfolded: 6.8x2.8x0.28 in / Folded: 3.7x2.8x0.55 in
Dimensions (Millimeters) Folded: 73.6x87.4x17.4mm. Unfolded: 73.6x167.3x7.2mm.Folded: 73.6x87.4x15.4 ~17.3 mm / Unfolded: 73.6x167.3x6.9 ~ 7.2 mm Folded: 62.8x161x15.7mm ~ 17.1mm / Unfolded: 117.9x161x6.9mm ~ 7.6mmUnfolded: 172x7 2x6.9mm / Folded: 94x72x14mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 6.46 oz; 183g6.46 oz; 183g9.7 oz; 276g7.2 oz; 205g
Mobile software Android 10 Android 10Android 9Android 9
Camera 12 megapixels (main), 12 megapixel (wide angle)12-megapixel (wide-angle), 12-megapixel (ultra wide-angle)12-megapixel (wide-angle), 16-megapixel (ultra wide-angle), 12-megapixel (telephoto)16-megapixel external (f/1.7, dual pixel AF), 5-megapixel internal
Front-facing camera 10-megapixel10-megapixelTwo 10-megapixel, 8-megapixel 3D depthSame as main 16-megapixel external
Video capture 4K (HDR 10+)4K (HDR 10+)4K (HDR 10+)4K
Processor Snapdragon 865 PlusSnapdragon 855 PlusSnapdragon 855Qualcomm Snapdragon 710
Storage 256GB256GB512GB128GB
Expandable storage NoNoNoNo
Battery 3,300mAh3,300mAh4,380mAh2,510mAh
Fingerprint sensor SideSidePower buttonBelow screen
Headphone jack NoNoNoNone
Special features 5G, Reversible wireless charging, foldable displayFoldable display; wireless PowerShare; wireless charging; fast charging Foldable display, wireless charging, fast charging Foldable display, eSIM, Motorola gestures, splashproof
Price off-contract (USD) $1,450$1,380$1,980$1,499
Price (GBP) Converts to about £1,120£1,300£2,000Converts to about £1,160
Price (AUD) Converts to about AU$2,020Converts to about $1,920Converts to about $2,760Converts to about $2,090