But on Sunday, Zack Nelson published a video from the JerryRigEverything YouTube channel that shows that the foldable glass on the Z Flip actually behaves and is damaged like plastic. He found that even his fingernail could scratch the screen of the phone at a point in the test where real glass would normally have resisted marks.
Samsung did not immediately respond to requests for comments.
The Z Flip is Samsung's successor to thewhile the Razr is the first and only foldable phone from Motorola. I spent a week testing the new Razr for an in-depth review, and had some hands-on time with the Z Flip at the unpacked event. Here's how the two phones compare:
The Razr costs $ 1,499, while the Z Flip costs 1,380 US dollars cost. In terms of technical data, the Z Flip has a more powerful processor, two rear view cameras, Android 10, a larger battery and twice as much memory. The Razr uses an eSIM and is sold. The Z Flip has a .
They are roughly the same size, but the Razr feels heavier. When closed, the Z Flip has a square shape that mimics a Nintendo Gameboy Advance SP, the classic handheld console from 2003. When opened, the Z Flip has a larger 6.7-inch OLED screen while the Razr has a 6.2-inch display.
A fold can be seen on the Galaxy Z Flip. It doesn't seem as obvious as that on the Galaxy Fold. You won't see a crease on the Razr, but you can see the edges of two steel plates used to bend and stiffen the display.
Both the screen and the body of the Z Flip fold perfectly in half. In the Razr, the screen can be folded in half, but the bottom of the body is longer than the top, as in the original. The Razr's distinctive chin is large and sits flush when the body is closed.
Opening and closing both phones is a blast. The Z Flip is easier to pry and open with one hand, while the Razr has more controlled opening and closing. When you slam the phone shut, the Z Flip's looser hinge provides a more satisfactory "zwap" sound.
Both phones have an external display. The Z Flip has a 1.1-inch, pill-shaped screen on the outside where you can take calls, interact with notifications and take selfies, and view the time, date, and battery status. I should note that both phones accumulate a lot of dirt, but the.
The Razr's outer 2.7-inch quick view display works in two ways. When the phone is locked, it becomes a peek display and allows you to view notifications. When you unlock the screen, you get additional access to a mini control panel (brightness, flashlight, WiFi, Bluetooth, and selfies) and can interact with notifications. Tap and hold an icon to take a quick look at messages and notifications. It is wonderfully discreet.
For more information on the differences between these two phones, see our technical table below. And for more information on the other devices Samsung introduced this week, read.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip Specifications vs. Motorola Razr
|Samsung Galaxy Z Flip||Motorola Razr|
|display size, resolution||Internal: 6.7-inch FHD Plus Dynamic AMOLED; 2,636 x 1,080 pixels / External: 1.1 inch Super AMOLED; 300 x 112 pixels||Internal: 6.2 inches, foldable POLED; 2,142 x 876 pixels (21: 9) / External: 2.7-inch glass OLED, 800 x 600 pixels (4: 3)|
|pixel density||425ppi (internal) / 303ppi (external)||373ppi (internal screen)|
|Dimensions (inches)||Folded: 2.99 x 3.44 x 0.62 ~ 0.68 inches / Unfolded: 2.99 x 6.59 x 0.27 ~ 0.28 inches.||Unfolded: 6.8 x 2.8 x 0.28 inches / Folded: 3.7 x 2.8 x 0.55 inches,|
|Dimensions (millimeters)||Folded: 73.6 x 87.4 x 15.4 ~ 17.3 mm / Unfolded: 73.6 x 167.3 x 6.9 ~ 7.2 mm||Unfolded: 172 x 7 2 x 6.9 mm / Folded: 94 x 72 x 14 mm|
|Weight (ounces, grams)||6.46 oz; 183 g||7.2 oz .; 205 g|
|Mobile software||Android 10||Android 9 Pie|
|Camera||12 megapixels (wide angle), 12 megapixels (ultra wide angle)||16 megapixels external (f1.7, dual-pixel autofocus), 5 megapixels internal|
|front camera||10 megapixels||Like main 16 megapixel external|
|video recording||4K (HDR 10)||4K|
|processor||64-octa-Core||Qualcomm Snapdragon 710 (2.2 GHz, octa-core)|
|Storage||256 GB||128 GB|
|RAM||8 GB||6 GB|
|Battery||3,300 mAh||2.510 mAh|
|fingerprint sensor||page||Under the screen|
|Special||Foldable display, wireless PowerShare, wireless charging, fast charging||Foldable display, eSIM, Motorola gestures, splash-proof|
|Price outside the contract (USD)||$ 1,380||$ 1,499|
|Price (GBP)||£ 1,300||Converted to £ 1,170|
|Price (AUD)||The British price is converted into AU $ 2,500||Converted to AU $ 2,185|