Which is the better foldable phone — Galaxy Fold or Motorola RAZR?

Motorola RAZR
Motorola RAZR (Image credit: Daniel Bader / Android Central)

As hard as it can be to believe at times, foldable phones are now a reality here in 2019. Samsung's Galaxy Fold is the first from a major company to launch in the U.S., and coming in January 2020, the newly-announced Motorola RAZR will hit store shelves.

These two foldables take on very different form factors. The Galaxy Fold is essentially a phone that opens up to be a miniature tablet, where the RAZR is a phone that folds up to be super portable.

Taking a gander through the AC forums, a lot of our members have a lot of thoughts on which form factor is better than the other.

As title says...I think that Motorola did it better. Folds to smaller form and opens to a better size. It's a little light on the specs, but Motorola brought back the startac in a smart phone. I think they are onto something myself, thoughts?

trucksmoveamerica#AC

I think it totally depends on what you're looking for. If you want tablet-sized real estate for productivity and media creation, then the Galaxy Fold is the better bet. If portability is important (i.e., you don't want a giant slab bulging out of your front pocket, making people wonder if you're just glad to see them;)), then the Razr would be great. Personally, I think the use case for...

B. Diddy

I agree the razr is all about form factor. The “fold” is all about a folding tablet that still doesn’t become very pocketable unless you wear cargo pants. I’m looking forward to see how it fares after release. I hope it does well, but we don’t know yet how well the screen will hold up being opened and closed possibly a hundred times a day. If this 1st gen does well and a 2nd is released next year...

cbreze

For $500 more I get a tablet/phone combo w 10x better specs. No doubt fold was the right choice for me.

Ian B

What do you think? Is the Galaxy Fold or Motorola RAZR the better foldable phone?

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Joe Maring was a Senior Editor for Android Central between 2017 and 2021. You can reach him on Twitter at @JoeMaring1.

5 Comments
  • LG G8X ThinQ with Dual Screen : 949€, far less expensive than any foldable devices. By the way, should be launched in the coming days/weeks worldwide.
  • I like both form factors, as they fill different needs. But if I had to pick one of these two, it's a no-brainer: Galaxy Fold. Killer specs for just 33% more
  • I like the idea of the moto better. Takes me back to the days when phones really did fit a pocket well. With that said, for the price of either I'm gonna stay with s9 for a good while
  • Mate X is my fav if only it was more durable and made by a better company
  • This is the most exciting time for smartphone tech in years. I got a chance to sample the Galaxy Fold at Samsung's 837 store in Manhattan a few weeks ago. I really liked opening up a phone and having a tablet waiting for me. It was very cool, it felt solid in its build quality when closed. Opened, it felt like, well, what a soft plastic screen would feel like, yet it was very responsive. I am so interested in the RAZR. I used to have a RAZR on T-Mobile 14 years ago. And I still have it. So to get that form factor closed and then open up to what would amount to the screen size of the entry level Galaxy Note10 is amazing. Spec seem underpowered, but powered up enough for this particular phone. But the entry level prices for new tech is always steep. $2000 for the Galaxy Fold, $1500 for the new RAZR and Lord knows how much for the Fold 2 when it's inevitably announced. That's a lot of coin. But the fact that companies are innovative enough to move this forward is great.