Everything You Need To Know About Motorola Razr 2024

Flip phones might be a small part of the smartphone market, but my, are they increasing at speed. The newest one in their artillery is the Motorola Razr 2024 and its premium version, the Razr Plus 2024 (also known as the Razr 50 and Razr 50 Ultra in some territories). Launching from the Chicago-based company later this month, they break boundaries in flip phone performance, as well as adding a whole new rake of AI to the experience.

Most of all, they’re defined by their fun. With a wide choice of colours – from a hot pink to more muted ones like ‘Beach sand’ – they’ve certainly got personality.

This year’s model has had some definite upgrades, like a big cover screen on both versions so you can access all your apps even when the phone is closed. It’s also made improvements in its camera capabilities, and durability. Altogether, it’s a tempting purchase and at a reasonable price point too.

Here’s a closer look at what the Motorola Razr 2024 and Razr Plus 2024 have to offer.


Because flip phones need to be as thin as technically possible (as they double in size when they’re closed), there’s a smaller space between a camera lens and sensor, which can have an impact on photo-taking quality. Motorola have tried their best to work within these conditions, though if you’re a professional content creator, there are better phones available for best-quality videos and pics. On the Razr 2024, you’ll find the same 50MP main camera and 13MP ultrawide camera as with the 2023 version. With the Razr Plus 2024, they’ve swapped out the ultrawide for a new 2x telephoto 50MP camera, helping you zoom in to take crisper up-close shots – arguably more useful, especially when using Portrait mode.

As we’ll soon discuss in more detail, the Razrs use Google’s AI features, so photo editing will be top-notch – you’ll even get the helpful Photo Unblur and Magic Editor, Google’s premium photo editing features.

Battery performance

The Razr 2024 has a 4200mAh battery and supports 30-watt wired charging and 15W wireless charging, in line with other mid-market phones. The Razr Plus 2024 has a 4,000 mAh battery – which counterintuitively should last longer because of its upgraded tech efficiencies. It also supports 45W wired charging and 15W wireless charging, in addition to 5W reverse wireless charging – just enough to provide juice for a friend’s phone if they’re in need.

Design and display

Its small-that-turns-into-large size is the main benefit of a flip phone, and in open state, both Razr 2024 phones are huge. The standard version alone opens up to a 6.9 inch OLED display – bigger than the Galaxy 24 Ultra phone with a 6.8” display.

In a folded state, the cover screen is super useful. It runs any app you’ve downloaded (although we can’t say they’re all optimised for that screen size), meaning you can see notifications, WhatsApp messages and scroll through photos without having to open your phone. You can also take selfies quickly.

The hinge has become 30% smaller than last year’s models, and it’s easy to open with one hand. The display is solid: The Razr 2024 has a refresh rate of 120Hz and the Razr Plus 2024 has a refresh rate of up to 165Hz, both of which are in line with industry expectations.

It’s durable too, with Gorilla Glass Victus protecting the outer screen, and a IPX8 rating for water resistance, meaning it can be submerged in water for 30 minutes – just like its Samsung rival, the Galaxy Z Flip. New for this year, both screens on both phones have Motorola’s water touch technology. This means it’s easier to tap, touch and swipe when you’re in the rain (perfect for the UK market then).

The 2024 and Plus 2024 each come in a range of bright and discreet colours, and in a gorgeous vegan leather or vegan suede finish.

Tech and features

The big upgrade is that with Moto Hello UX software running on top of Android 14, Motorola will be using Google’s recently announced AI features. That means Gemini (Google’s version of ChatGPT) will run on the Razr Plus 2024 – as this has the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 chipset, which is powerful enough for it to run on.

The Razr 2024 has a MediaTek Dimensity 7300X chip, and will still get some AI features – for example, it will run Gemini on Gmail and some other Google apps. You’ll also find Moto AI in the future. As with all phone makers, they’re busy in the background working on native AI advancements.

The phones will be available with only one storage option: 256GB with 8GB of RAM – which is plenty. One word of warning: the phone comes with only three years of Android updates, which gives this phone a shorter life span than the market-leading seven years offered with the Google Pixel range.

Price and availability

The Motorola Razr 2024 costs £799 and the Motorola Razr 2024 Plus costs £999. That’s competitive compared to other foldable phones – and even more so when you consider they usually offer good deals too.

Both will be available on 24th July, with pre-orders starting 10th July.


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