Using modern-day smartphones we can process gigabytes of data, play console-quality games, and even record 4K videos. All this stuff was unheard even a decade ago. As we all know the five basic aspects of a smartphone are its display, processing power, camera, built quality, and software experience. Every year major smartphone OEM’s slightly improve these five aspects and offer us a new flagship device.
Since the upgrades are marginal a smartphone user tends to retain his present flagship smartphone for a much longer period. To regain a user’s attention and interest it’s important for companies to continue innovating and showcase some interesting stuff in smartphones and this urge for new innovation is the major reason behind the existence of present-day foldable phones.
Even though the technology is new leading smartphone makers like Samsung and Motorola have managed to launch their second-generation foldable devices. In this article, we have compared the latest offerings from these two companies i.e. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 and the Motorola Razr 5G.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 Vs Motorola Razr 5G: Design And Display
Since the devices being compared are way above regular flagships the respective manufacturers have constructed them using premium materials like glass, high-quality plastic, stainless steel, and aluminium. That said, they differ a lot in terms of the design approach. Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 sports a tablet-sized display when it is unfolded while it looks like an average smartphone in the folded state.
On the other hand, Motorola Razr 5G sports a decade old tried and trusted clamshell design. Both the internal and external displays of Razr 5G are much smaller in comparison to Z Fold2. Despite having completely different approaches both the devices fall under the category of foldable smartphones. At the end of the day, the design ergonomics of the two devices comes down to personal preference.
A user might prefer Razr 5G over Z Fold 2 or vice-versa. However, the approach used by Samsung is more practical and cater to the needs of professional users. The inner display of Z Fold2 has a 7.6-inch Infinity-O Dynamic AMOLED 2X Display with 120Hz refresh rate, 5:4 aspect ratio, 1768×2208 pixels resolution, and the cover display sports a 6.2-inch Infinity-O Super AMOLED Display with 60Hz refresh rate, 25:9 aspect ratio, 816×2260 pixels resolution.
On the other hand, Razr 5G features a 6.2-inch plastic OLED primary display with a resolution of 2,142×876 pixels and a 2.7-inch glass OLED secondary display with a resolution of 600×800 pixels.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 Vs Motorola Razr 5G: Performance And Storage
The Galaxy Z Fold2 is powered by the flagship 3.1GHz octa-core Snapdragon 865+ processor coupled with Adreno 650 GPU. This octa-core SoC consists of 1×3.09 GHz Kryo 585 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 585 & 4×1.8 GHz Kryo 585 CPUs. The smartphone comes with 12GB RAM and 256GB internal storage which can be further expanded thanks to the Hybrid Dual-SIM (nano+nano/microSD) slot.
While the Motorola Razr 5G relies on an octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 765G SoC for its functioning. Furthermore, there’s Adreno 620 GPU on this device. As for storage, the device comes with non-expandable internal storage of 256 GB and it has 8GB RAM.
Unquestionably, Z Fold2 outperforms Razr 5G in the performance department. While comparing the devices side-by-side a user would notice drastic performance differences both in heavy multitasking and gaming.
Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 Vs Motorola Razr 5G: Camera, Software, And Battery
The triple rear camera setup on Z Fold2 consists of a primary 12MP sensor with f/1.8 aperture, the second camera has a 12MP 120-degree ultra-wide-angle sensor with f/2.2 aperture and the third camera includes a 12MP telephoto sensor with f/2.0 aperture. Furthermore, both on the cover display as well as the inner display there is a 10MP sensor with f/2.2 aperture. Consequently, in total there are five camera sensors on this foldable device.
Z Fold2 runs on Android 10 out of the box and it has the One UI 2.5 custom skin. Lastly, the smartphone is backed up by a massive 4500mAh with support of 25W fast charging and 15W Wireless (WPC & PMA) charging. It is a dual-cell battery with 2250mAh packs on either side of the hinge.
Motorola Razr 5G has a 48-Megapixel primary camera with an aperture of f/1.7. Moreover, there’s a front-facing 20-Megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/2.2. The smartphone runs on a nearly stock version of Android 10. Razr 5G has a 2,800mAh battery along with 15W TurboPower Charging support.
Once again, Z Fold2 outperforms Razr 2 in both in terms of camera quality and camera versatility. Lastly, some users might prefer stock android over the custom skin offered on the Samsung device.
As you might have understood by now, the two foldable smartphones compared in this article are quite different. Clearly, Galaxy Z Fold2 is a much better device. Even though companies generally offer incremental upgrades between two generation devices but it seems as the Fold 1 and Fold 2 are four generations apart. In a time span of a year, Samsung has rectified every single flaw of the Fold 1.
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