This August 26, 2022, Samsung released one of their new works and it is the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 which is at the same time the Galaxy Z Fold 4, Galaxy Z watch 5, and Galaxy Z watch 5 Pro. It was recently available for pre-order but now it is officially on the market. But there is a foldable phone that was launched earlier than the Galaxy Z Flip 4, and it is the Motorola Moto Razr 2022. It was launched on August 11, 2022 and only seven days later they officially released it. They have specs that are not far from each other, and to make it easier for us to know which of these two is better, we did a deep specs comparison and just keep reading this article.
These two variants are incredibly tiny and fit comfortably in your palm. The new Z flip, in particular, is undoubtedly the most compact foldable phone among all the new form factors on the market. I prefer the grip it provides, whether folded or unfolded. And I believe that most female users will choose the Samsung z flip series because it is more user-friendly for small-handed users. In addition, it has more vibrant color options, as opposed to the Motorola Razr, which only has a black color option. Unfortunately, the new Z Flip model resembles its predecessor, the Z Flip 3. Despite its excellent design and high build quality, we didn’t have much fun with the new model. The differences include squarer and flatter edges, more visible buttons, a larger camera-lens bump, a flat cover with a matte finish, and a slimmer hinge. We talked a lot about the new Razr model in the quick-review video last month. Although it differs significantly from the Razr 2020, it appears that many users are still unable to accept the loss of the classic Razr design. And we discovered some comments that said it looks a lot like the Flip series. When you put them together, you can see that they are still very different.
The new Razr feels substantially larger in my palm and also features a larger secondary display with broader corners that aren’t as flat as the Flip 4. This elevates the design of Flip 4, which I feel is why it is so popular among female consumers. Furthermore, the color stitching pattern is more visually powerful and elegant. The Flip 4 still shuts with a noticeable gap when folded. This might be to prevent grit from remaining on the screen and scratching it when closed. But you don’t have to worry about it with the Razr. Although there is no obvious gap on the Razr, the screen would be protected from direct touch and scratches by the prominent borders.
Cover Screen Displays
The bigger secondary screen on the Razr is undoubtedly more useful. Most apps on the phone may be accessed via the 2.7-inch display. You can do things like watch videos, navigate, use it as a camera viewfinder, and even play games without having to unlock the phone. However, as we said in the last video, this screen is not ideal for some programs that display extensive material and need intricate activities. On Flip 4, you can’t do much with the informative cover screen. There are several clock styles to choose from, including one with personalized characters. You may create your own emoji picture, and every time you turn on the screen, you’ll see your figure attempting to get your attention with various actions.
Furthermore, the phone has a few useful widgets such as music, an alarm clock, weather, and so on. You may also use it as a camera viewfinder. However, because the preview window does not display the entire image, you can only see the facial state of your selfie and cannot check the composition of the entire photo or even the other person who is not in the center. It’s not nearly as enjoyable as unfolding the phone and using the selfie camera on the inside screen. Of course, for daily usage, I prefer the Razr’s Quick-view screen, not just for superior functionality but also for the quick-view experience. You may gently shake the phone to wake up the screen, which is quite useful. To activate the screen on the new Galaxy Flip, double-click it. Though it’s not awful, I prefer the previous method.
Hinges And Creases
The folding hinge on these two models feels quite different. The hinge on the new Flip model provides more steady standing with broader angles, but you can plainly feel its resistance more. And the new Flip’s hinge is more polished and smaller in size. In comparison, the Razr’s hinge appears to be rougher, and I can even see the corners of the exposed screen there. This also prompted me to consider the topic of water resistance. The new Flip still has IPX8 certification, but there is no official description of the Razr’s water resistance. However, the Razr retains superior wrinkle management, whereas the Flip 4’s screen crease is far more evident and can even be felt when touching the screen.
Both have a 6.7-inch FHD+ display with a fast refresh rate. However, the ratio is different since the Flip is smaller and has considerably narrower edges. They both have a centralized punch-hole camera and appear amazing over colors and details with great responsiveness. They also support HDR10+ content. So it’s difficult to say which is better or worse. The Z Flip features a changeable refresh rate between 1Hz and 120Hz, whilst the Razr can run some games at a maximum refresh rate of 144Hz.
Specs And Performance
In terms of performance, as they are both powered by the most powerful Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip, there is no need to fight over which phone is faster. The comparison of benchmark and gameplay results may be seen here. In daily usage, both offer adequate thermal control. However, the Z flip might provide more steady and consistent high performance under big loads. Regarding their software. There’s little question that the Flip series has gained valuable experience, and the latest model includes a feature called Flex mode Panel that allows for more apps when the phone is folded upright, but this isn’t always feasible in some apps.
Let’s have a look at their cameras. Both have a dual-camera arrangement on the back, with one primary camera and a wide-angle lens. The Razr’s 50MP and 32MP sensors made it appear more likely to win this round. We were, however, mistaken.
The samples indicate that Flip 4 has improved HDR identification and processing, resulting in photos with more vibrant colors and good contrast. When the photographs from the Razr cameras were correctly processed, they appeared better with more natural reproduction and consistent white balance. White-balance detection on Samsung phones can be erroneous at times.
Under high-contrast conditions, the Razr’s samples may have a reddish tint in dark corners, whilst the Flip’s photos may exhibit an unpleasant fuzzy look. However, the Flip’s main camera performed better and more consistently in terms of picture purity, but the Razr camera’s 50MP resolution didn’t play to its strengths in terms of clarity. Even with high-resolution mode enabled, there is no discernible difference between the two.
The same is true for their wide-angle lenses. The Flip model boasts improved HDR, contrast details, and clarity. However, the two share a very similar fringing problem.
The close shot function on the new Razr is a plus. It can photograph considerably closer in macro mode, and the samples are clearer and more detailed.
Both lack an optical zoom lens, however, the digital zoom-in examples shot on the Flip model seem a little better with greater HDR and processing, despite the fact that the sensor only has a 12MP original resolution.
Things have changed for night photography. The upgraded Razr’s bigger sensor was eventually put to use. The photographs captured on the Razr feature more accurate colors and better noise control in low-light situations. Even in auto mode, the dazzling detail was well-processed with proper exposure. Although we may get a clearer image with less noise under the Flip’s night mode, the Razr’s sample still appears superior.
Things become similar for wide-angle lenses. The Razr still had somewhat better photos, but the Flip’s sample was much enhanced during the night mode. It may catch up and reverse the outcome, especially in extremely low illumination.
Both phones enhance battery life. The new Razr has a 3500mAh battery, while the new Z Flip has a 3700mAh battery. However, they still fall short of practically all ordinary phones. The Razr has a significantly faster-charging speed, but it still took us around 66 minutes to charge it. Surprisingly, the new Razr model absorbed far more power in our most recent battery-life test, although the new Flip’s score is far more acceptable.
Since we’re on the subject of money, that’s another significant issue we have with these foldable phones. At this time, the Z flip 4 officially starts at roughly Php58,990, while the Razr 2022 starts at around 860 USD (Php49,340). And, while the Razr is currently only officially accessible in China, you may be able to get it via a third-party shop outside of the nation for a higher price, which may be even more than the new flip’s price. As a result, most people will be put off by the exorbitant prices.
When compared to conventional flagship phones, though, it’s difficult to overlook their flaws, such as lower battery life, more conservative performance, and mediocre camera modules. However, there are certainly unique and exciting characteristics that can only be found in such models.
That concludes the comparison. As a result, we believe the Z Flip 4 continues to dominate the market of tiny foldable phones with a superior overall experience. However, we are impressed by the redesigned Razr in several ways, such as the useful cover screen and the improved camera experience.