Motorola has announced two new members of its foldable Razr family with the Razr and Razr+. The Razr+ sports a 3.6-inch 144Hz display on its front, the largest exterior display on any foldable phone available today, whereas the Razr has a small 1.5-inch external panel. Both Razr models have a side-mounted fingerprint sensor, 8GB of RAM, and up to 128GB of storage. The most significant difference between the two is that the Razr+ has a Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, while the Razr uses a Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chip. The new Motorola models also have water resistance of IP52 rating.
The Razr+ is the more interesting of the two, and it feels like a better-tweaked version of Samsung’s Z Flip 4’s template. The exterior screen is more substantial, and you can access your important apps, notifications, and even play games. The Razr+ opens up to a beautiful 6.9-inch flexible OLED display with great brightness and almost invisible crease. It also has a slightly larger 3,800 mAh battery, and the hinge can hold its position when half open, offering several new nifty camera modes. The standard Razr features a smaller exterior screen, leaving room for a larger sensor on its main camera and a slightly bigger 4,200 mAh battery.
Motorola seems to make foldable phones more approachable, and the Razr+ priced at $1,000 is an excellent compact device that doesn’t sacrifice usability. However, Motorola’s Razr+ may face some challenges in the market as Samsung typically announces new foldables in the late summer.
The summer of 2023 will be thrilling for foldable phones between Moto’s two new Razrs and Google’s upcoming Pixel Fold.