Motorola was a trailblazer in the mobile phone market, pioneering both the flip phone and the clam phone, but lost market share in the face of tough competition from smartphones, particularly after the launch of Apple’s iPhone. Its handset division, Motorola Mobility, was hived off in 2011 and sold to Google the following year, and now focuses on products using Google’s open-source Android operating system.

  • We compare new foldable smartphones from Samsung and Motorola to see how they fare against each other in terms of design, features, performance and battery
  • The Razr’s outside screen enables watching YouTube and controlling apps like Spotify, but the Flip 4 has a better camera, UI and hinge, and folds smaller

Motorola’s latest smartphone is powerful, with a fast, vivid OLED display for films and games. The Edge 30 Pro’s cameras are good, rather than outstanding, but the price is very reasonable.

The South Korean electronics giant is counting on foldable handsets to lead the charge against Apple’s perennial bestselling iPhone this holiday season.


New Edge 20 models from Motorola boast a 108-megapixel main camera lens, 5G networking, fast USB-C charging, and 6.7-inch OLED display. The Edge 20 Pro’s photo quality is a draw.

These foldable phones look cool, feel great and have definitely improved since the first generation, but with high prices, lower specs than many phones, and no waterproofing, are they worth the expense?

The Motorola Razr 5G isn’t cheap, but has a stylish design and an excellent second screen that is twice the size of the one on Samsung’s Galaxy Flip. The battery lasts all day even with heavy use, but there is no wireless charging.

Motorola’s updated US$1,399 Moto Razr 5G foldable phone offers an improved camera system, faster processor and bigger battery, but doesn’t match Samsung’s foldable Z Flip 5G, let alone other, much cheaper Android handsets.


5G smartphones are becoming more affordable. The Moto G 5G Plus, Xiaomi Mi 10 Lite 5G, and Huawei P40 Lite 5G have bright HD screens and take beautiful daylight photos.

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Samsung is selling its premium Galaxy and Galaxy Flip for US$1,400, while Motorola’s Razr flip phone starts at US$1,500. Will they have to follow Apple’s lead and later drop the price to increase sales?

This ultimately pointless revival of the classy, classic flip phone might win over nostalgic millennials, but the novelty will wear off pretty quickly , writes Lisa Eadicicco

The popular 2000s flip phone returns as a smartphone with a foldable screen. Apart from the screen, the rest of the US$1,500 phone is pretty ordinary.

It’s not a sexy device by any means, but if you want to keep your phone budget as low as possible then Motorola’s latest addition to its G series is one of your best options