It was starting to look like all the flagship flagship phones of 2022 had already arrived, but one more has just arrived in the form of the Motorola Razr 2022. While this isn’t an entirely new phone, as it landed in China in August, it’s finally coming to others. regions, including the UK.
This is a foldable phone and as such a direct competitor to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, but at a starting price of £949.99 (about $1,075 / AU$1,705) it’s actually a little cheaper, as the Z Flip 4 starts at $999.99 / £999 / AU$1,499.
So what do you get with that money? Well, the Motorola Razr 2022 has a 6.7-inch 2400 x 1800 folding main display with 144Hz refresh rate, as well as a secondary 2.7-inch 800 x 573 display with 60Hz refresh rate. Both monitors are OLED.
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It’s powered by a high-end Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 chipset and 8GB of RAM, and there’s 256GB of storage (up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of storage are available on the Chinese model). The battery packs a capacity of 3,500mAh and charges at 30W, with the Razr 2022 running Android 12 out of the box, with the promise of two OS updates meaning it’s a bit late, with Android 13 already available.
There are two cameras on the rear – a sizable 50MP f/1.8 main sensor and a 13MP f/2.2 ultra-wide/macro snapper: an addition that this Razr’s predecessors lack. There’s also a 32MP selfie camera inserted into the main screen, which takes 8MP photos by default.
Other specs include 5G, dual stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support and a fingerprint scanner, while the phone has an IP52 rating; which doesn’t offer much water resistance, but outperforms Samsung in certified dust protection. It comes in satin black and is coated in metal and glass.
So these are reasonably high-end specs overall, and if you like the sound, UK buyers will soon be able to buy the Motorola Razr 2022 from Amazon and John Lewis. The phone is also arriving in other parts of Europe, but availability in the US and Australia is yet to be confirmed.
Review: How this compares to the Galaxy Z Flip 4
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 is the main rival to the Motorola Razr 2022, and as we’ve noted, it’s a little more expensive – at least in the UK, with pricing in most other regions yet to be confirmed for the Razr.
The Z Flip 4 does a few things to justify the extra cash – it has much better water resistance, a slightly larger 3,700mAh battery, and a marginally higher resolution main display.
However, it also has a lower 120Hz refresh rate on the main screen, fewer megapixels on its cameras, slower 25W charging, a smaller 1.9-inch secondary screen, and broadly similar specs.
So on paper Motorola has created a very competitive phone here, although it’s not yet known how it compares in practice. But this could very well be a contender for our ultimate foldable phone guide.