Motorola Razr Plus vs. Galaxy Z Flip 4 vs. Razr 2023: A Flip Phone Faceoff

The Motorola Razr Plus commands attention with a cover that's basically all screen.

Sareena Dayaram
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Front screen of Motorola Razr Plus

The front cover screen of the Motorola Razr Plus makes a statement.


Motorola has just introduced two new additions to its well-known Razr lineup: the Motorola Razr 2023 and the Motorola Razr Plus 2023, aimed at rivaling Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 4. 

Out of the two phones, the higher-end Razr Plus is the one that'll draw double takes. Its signature feature is virtually unmissable: a front cover that's basically all screen. In fact, it's probably the largest cover screen on any commercially available flip phone right now, even bigger than the one on Oppo's Find N2 Flip, which has a vertical orientation. 

Motorola Razr (left) and Razr Plus

The cover screen on the Razr Plus is "meant for much more than just checking the time or reading notifications," according to CNET's Lisa Eadicicco, who nabbed hands-on time with the Razr Plus ahead of the launch. "You can interact with apps and even type using a full keyboard." 

By comparison, the cover screen on the Galaxy Z Fold, located on the lower half of the phone, is distinctly smaller. It's closer in size to the display on the regular Razr. For specific numbers, scroll down to the bottom of the page for a side-by-side specs chart.

The Galaxy Z Flip 4 closed in someone's hand

The cover screen on the Galaxy Z Flip 4 is identical to the one on the Galaxy Z Flip 3.

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As for the camera, the regular Razr seems to have a more advanced setup than its pricier sibling, the Razr Plus, as well as the Galaxy Z Flip 4, at least on paper. The regular Razr's trio of cameras is headlined by a 64-megapixel main shooter, which is accompanied by a 13-megapixel wide-angle camera and a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. 

Under the hood, the Razr Plus is powered by a Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 Mobile chipset that's backed up by 8GB of RAM and 256GB storage. The Galaxy Z Flip 4 comes equipped with that same chipset, paired with 8GB of RAM and storage options ranging from 128GB to 512GB.

Both Razrs support 30W wired charging and 5W wireless charging, although the regular Razr has a larger 4,200 mAh battery compared to the 3,800 mAh battery inside the Razr Plus. You also get three years of operating system upgrades with both Razrs, which is one year less than what you get with Samsung.

The Razr Plus launches on June 23 for $1,000, while the regular Razr is set to arrive later this year for an undisclosed price. The standard Razr will cost significantly less than the Razr Plus, according to Motorola executives.

For more details on how Motorola's Razr Plus and regular Razr compare with the Galaxy Z Flip 4, check out our specs chart below.

Galaxy Z Flip 4 vs. Razr Plus vs. Razr

Razr PlusRazr 2023Galaxy Z Flip 4
Display size, resolution Cover: 3.6-inch OLED (1066 x 1056 pixels) Internal/Main: 6.9-inch FHD+ (2640 pixels x 1080)Cover: 1.5-inch OLED (194 x 368 pixels) Internal: 6.9-inchMain screen: 6.7-inch FHD Plus (2,640x1,080 pixels; 22:9); Cover screen: 1.9-inch (260x512 pixels)
Pixel density External: 413 ppi Internal: 413ppiExternal: 282 ppi Internal: 413ppiExternal: 302 ppi Internal: 425 ppi
Dimensions (Millimeters) Open: 73.95 x 170.83 x 6.99mm Closed: 73.95 x 88.42 x 15.1mmOpen: 73.95 x 170.82 x 7.35mm Closed: 73.95 x 88.24 x 15.8mmFolded: 71.9x84.9x17.1mm (Hinge) - 15.9mm (Sagging); Unfolded: 71.9x165.2x6.9mm
Weight (Ounces, Grams) 188.5, 6.64 oz188.6 g, 6.65 oz187g; 6.59 oz
Mobile software Android 13Android 13Android 12/13
Camera 12-megapixel (main), 13-megapixel (wide)64-megapixel (main), 13-megapixel (wide)12-megapixel (main), 12-megapixel (ultrawide)
Front-facing camera 32-megapixel32-megapixel10-megapixel
Video capture 4K4K4K
Processor Snapdragon 8 Gen 1Snapdragon 7 Gen 1Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1
RAM/Storage 8GB + 256GB8GB + 128GB8GB+ 128GB/256GB/512GB
Expandable storage NoneNoneNone
Battery/Charger 3,800 mAh4,200 mAH3,700 mAh
Fingerprint sensor SideSideSide
Headphone jack NoneNoneNone
Special features IP52, 5G enabled, foldable display, 30W wired charging, wireless chargingIP52, 5G enabled, foldable display, 30W wired charging, 5W wireless chargingIPX67, 5G enabled, foldable display, wireless charging, 25W fast charging
Price $1,000TBD$999