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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 vs. Motorola Razr+ (2024): I've tested both, and the winner is not so obvious

If you're finally taking the leap into the foldable phone world, here are the key differences between the market's two best options.
Written by Kerry Wan, Senior Reviews Editor
A comparison photo between the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6 and Z Fold 5
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Samsung this week unveiled the Galaxy Z Flip 6 during its Unpacked event in Paris, touting a more durable and thinner design, new software features, and an improved camera system, among other things.

Also: 4 new Google features coming to Samsung phones and watches - here's what you get

I went hands-on with the Z Flip 6 ahead of Unpacked and found it to be Samsung's best flip phone yet, with a bigger battery and some fancy outer-screen tricks that had me fidgeting with the devices for hours.

So, how does the device compare to its biggest competitor, the Motorola Razr+ (2024)? While our hands-on time with the Galaxy Z Flip 6 was limited, there are some notable differences already worth pointing out, as listed below.


Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6

Motorola Razr+ (2024)


Cover screen: 3.9-inch AMOLED 120Hz, Main screen: 6.7-inch AMOLED 120Hz

Cover screen: 4-inch OLED 120Hz, Main screen: 6.9-inch OLED 120Hz





Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3

Qualcomm Snapdragon 8s Gen 3

RAM/Storage12GB RAM with 256GB, 512GB, or 1TB 8GB/12GB RAM with 256GB
Battery4,000mAh  4,000mAh
Camera50MP wide, 12MP ultrawide, 10MP front
50MP wide, 50MP telephoto, 32MP front
ColorsBlue, Mint, Silver Shadow, Yellow, White, Crafted BlackMidnight Blue, Spring Green, Peach Fuzz, Hot Pink
PriceStarting at $1,099
Starting at $999

You should buy the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 if...

Samsung Galaxy Z Fold 6
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1. You want a more customizable flip phone

Both Samsung and Motorola say that the main reason people are flocking to their flip phones is because of the customization aspect, with the ability to personalize the outer wallpaper, stylize with fun and quirky cases, and more. Influencers and content creators are also embracing the ability to take hands-free selfies thanks to the foldable nature of these devices.

Also: I went hands-on with Samsung's Galaxy Z Flip 6, and it's basically a high-tech fidget spinner

That's to say, while both models offer more customization settings than your typical slab phone, Samsung wins out thanks to its abundance of color options, new Interactive Wallpapers feature (which basically turns the phone into the most advanced fidget toy ever), and thoughtful cases. Specifically, the new FlipSuit cases use NFC and wireless charging that makes them light up whenever you unfold and fold the phone.

2. You want an ultrawide camera for group selfies and landscape shots

While Motorola opted for a 50MP telephoto lens with the Razr+ this year, Samsung's stuck with a 50MP ultrawide, making it more practical for taking group photos and landscapes -- when you want to capture a wider and taller area. Historically, Samsung's photo processing has performed better than Motorola's, too, so you can expect better-quality shots both from the main and ultrawide lenses.

3. You'll be taking lots of photos/downloading plenty of apps

Or perhaps you just want the peace of mind of having ample storage on your phone. Samsung offers a 512GB configuration for the Galaxy Z Flip 6, while Motorola doesn't -- the Razr is capped to 256GB. So, if you typically don't rely on the cloud for storing photos, files, and other data, or maybe find yourself struggling to manage 256GB of space, you'll do much better with Samsung. The upgrade comes at a cost, of course.

You should buy the Motorola Razr+ (2024) if...

Motorola Razr Plus (2024)
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1. You want a more affordable flip phone

Technically, you'll get an even better deal out of Motorola's non-Plus Razr model this year, which retails for $699, but even the Razr+ (2024) can be had right now for $899 ($100 off retail). That's compared to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6, which sells for $1,099. 

Motorola's connections with major retailers and carriers also put it on near equal footing with Samsung when it comes to exclusive offers and discounts for customers, so you may find just as good of a deal for the Razr+ as the Galaxy Z Flip.

2. You want a larger outer screen

While Samsung has the more customizable outer screen, Motorola wins when it comes to display size, with a four-inch OLED panel that refreshes at 120Hz. Does that make a big difference? Not significantly, but aesthetically speaking, the Razr+ (2024) looks much more futuristic than the Galaxy Z Flip 6. You can also run any app or service you want on the outer screen, so the extra real estate comes in handy for viewability.

Also: I tested Motorola's new Razr Plus (2024) and it made the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip feel outdated

Managing the outer screen and phone when folded is also easy thanks to Motorola's stylish back covers, which include vegan leather and vegan suede finishes. There's also a "Hot Pink" option for those who miss the old-school Razr. 

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