The Motorola Razr Plus 2023

The official release of Motorola’s new Razr foldables confirms what we know through a series of significant leaks over the last few weeks. Just as predicted, the Razr Plus has a sizable cover screen while the basic Razr has a significantly smaller front-panel screen. Both of them are going to the US, but only the Razr Plus will go on sale this month—specifically, on June 23—for $999.

Comparison of razr with different foldables

You may have previously heard the specifications, but to refresh your memory, the Razr Plus has the Snapdragon 8 Plus Gen 1 CPU, which was the top-tier Qualcomm chip from the previous year, along with 8GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, a 12-megapixel f/1.5 stabilised primary camera, and 5W of power.

There’s a lot more to experiment with, and I only had a short amount of time with the phone, but suffice it to say that it’s a completely different game from the Z Flip 4’s considerably smaller screen. Overall, it has the appearance and feel of a high-end, fashionable phone. The desirable viva magenta color—the official Pantone colour of the year, if you’re keeping track at home—offers a silky vegan leather feel, while the ice blue and infinite black variations come with Gorilla Glass Victus. It is the same as on the Edge 30 Fusion and feels excellent in your palm with a little bit more grip than glass.

The screen of the Razr Plus isn’t quite held firm at every angle by the hinge. In “laptop” mode, it sits up straight when bent 90 degrees, but as you approach 180 degrees, there is a slight squishiness, and it will sort of flop into the completely open position. This is a noticeable difference from the Flip 4, which will remain stable in any posture, but I don’t find it alarming.


The basic 2023 Motorola Razr has the same general size , but with a significantly smaller cover screen, making it a whole distinct species. Its 1.5-inch 60Hz OLED outside panel is made for rapid information including calendar notifications, SMS, and weather checks. Motorola promotes it as a substitute for those who prefer to glance down less at their phones, which… is true. Do we not all? Although I have no idea, that is admirable. Simply said, it doesn’t seem as enjoyable.

In any event, it has a 64-megapixel f/1.7 primary camera with OIS, a somewhat less potent Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 CPU, and a slightly larger 4,200mAh battery (due to the reduced screen real area). It has a 6.9-inch inner screen that is comparable and has a lower maximum refresh rate of 144Hz. All three models of the standard Razr come with vegan leather treatment, wireless charging, and an IP52 rating. There are three colour choices: sage green, summer lilac, and vanilla cream. Three years of OS upgrades and four years of security support are guaranteed for both the basic Razr and the Plus, which is somewhat better than Motorola has done in the past but still falls short of Samsung’s promised four OS upgrades and five years of security support.

The normal Razr will have a “meaningful difference” in MSRP from the Razr Plus, according to Motorola, although neither a price nor an exact release date have been announced as of yet. The Razr Plus will go on presale on June 16 and will only be available in viva magenta at T-Mobile and directly from Motorola when it goes on sale a week later.

I’m a little thrilled about the Razr Plus in the meanwhile. Motorola appears to believe that its product would appeal to millennials who miss their old flip phones as well as stylish trend-setters. Personally, I believe it’s a tool for a specific breed of mobile tech geek who was fascinated by the Galaxy Z Flip but hoped it could accomplish more.

It can accomplish a lot, no doubt about it. I’m eager to experience how it will be to use that large cover screen and all of its features on a daily basis. There’s a chance that may all feel too complicated for everyday usage, so it will be interesting to watch how Motorola’s user interface handles any possible sharp edges. Over the brief period

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