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Motorola Razr 2022 review - Much less compromises with the foldable phone

A must in 2005 - and today? More cameras, larger battery, high-end SoC, and still cheaper - Motorola's Razr 2022 seems much more sophisticated than its direct predecessor at first glance. Find out here whether the foldable smartphone also convinces us in the test.
Motorola Razr 2022
Motorola Razr 2022
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 8 x 1.8 - 3.2 GHz, Cortex-X2 / A710 / A510 (Kryo) Waipio
Graphics adapter
Memory
8 GB 
Display
6.70 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 393 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, OLED, 2nd display: 2.7 inches, 800x573 pixel, OLED, glossy: yes, HDR, 144 Hz
Storage
256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 256 GB 
, 236 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), Audio Connections: audio via USB-C, 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Sensors: accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/), Bluetooth 5.1, 2G (850/​900/​1800/​1900), 3G (B1/​B2/​B5/​B8), 4G (B1/​B2/​B3/​B4/​B5/​B7/​B8/​B12/​B13/​B14/​B17/​B18/​B19/​B20/​B26/​B28/​B34/​B38/​B39/​B40/​B41/​B42/​B43/​B48/​B66), 5G (n1/​n2/​n3/​n5/​n7/​n8/​n12/​n20/​n25/​n26/​n28/​n38/​n40/​n41/​n48/​n66/​n77/​n78/​n79) , Dual SIM, LTE, 5G, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 7.6 x 167 x 79.8 ( = 0.3 x 6.57 x 3.14 in)
Battery
3500 mAh Lithium-Polymer, 30W charging (Motorola TurboPower)
Charging
fast charging / Quickcharge
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 50 MPix f/​1.8, OIS, LED-flash, video @4320p/​30fps (Kamera 1); 13.0MP, f/​2.2, wide angle (Kamera 2)
Secondary Camera: 32 MPix f/​2.4, video @1080p/​60fps
Additional features
Speakers: stereo speakers, charger, USB cable, SIM tool, silicone bumper, 24 Months Warranty, SAR: 0.990W/​kg (head), 1.370W/​kg (body); IP52-certified; dimensions closed: 86.5x79.8x17mm, fanless
Weight
200 g ( = 7.05 oz / 0.44 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
1200 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Possible competitors in comparison

rating
date
model
weight
drive
size
resolution
price from
87 %
01/2023
Motorola Razr 2022
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
200 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"2400x1080
76.1 %
06/2020
Motorola Razr 2019
SD 710, Adreno 616
205 g128 GB UFS 2.0 Flash6.20"2142x876
87.9 %
10/2022
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
187 g128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash6.70"2640x1080
86.3 %
12/2022
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
SD 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730
262 g256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash8.02"2160x1914

Case and equipment - The chin is gone

Around 2005, the Motorola Razr V3 was the flip phone that everyone wanted to own. No wonder it is still one of the best-selling phones of all time.

The Motorola Razr 2022 cannot be quite as compact due to the modern demands on a smartphone, but it is definitely also special with its foldable display. The predecessor Razr 2019 had its difficulties but still exerted a certain fascination. Let's see what Motorola has improved in its successor.

The casing does without the typical chin, which was already present in the first Razr models and which also made the Razr 2019 still had. The Razr 2022 is slightly lighter than its predecessor and considerably wider, so it offers more screen space overall. When folded, it is about 1.8 centimeters thick and measures about 8 x 8.5 centimeters in width and length. Thus, it is bulkier in the pocket than other smartphones, but it also fits into smaller pockets.

Motorola has fundamentally reworked the hinge, which is now completely silent, looks much more solid than in the predecessor and keeps the display stable even in a half-open state, so you can take selfies with a tripod, for example.

The frame is now made of aluminum and the casing is protected by resistant Gorilla Glass 5.

The phone comes with 256 GB of mass storage for just under 1,200 Euros, which is 300 Euros cheaper than the predecessor at release, and also offers twice as much storage. A microSD reader for memory expansion is still not available. However, it is possible to insert 2 SIM cards if the phone is purchased from a retailer.

Motorola Razr 2022
Motorola Razr 2022
Motorola Razr 2022
Motorola Razr 2022
Motorola Razr 2022

Size comparison

172 mm / 6.77 inch 72 mm / 2.83 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 205 g0.4519 lbs167 mm / 6.57 inch 79.8 mm / 3.14 inch 7.6 mm / 0.2992 inch 200 g0.4409 lbs165.2 mm / 6.5 inch 71.9 mm / 2.83 inch 6.9 mm / 0.2717 inch 187 g0.4123 lbs161.6 mm / 6.36 inch 144.7 mm / 5.7 inch 5.4 mm / 0.2126 inch 262 g0.578 lbs148 mm / 5.83 inch 105 mm / 4.13 inch 1 mm / 0.03937 inch 1.5 g0.00331 lbs

Communication, software and operation - Finally WiFi 6E and 5G

Today's standards WiFi 6E and 5G are finally on board in the Razr 2022; the predecessor was already outdated for a high-end phone when it was released. However, very fast Internet is now available via Wi-Fi, as we can confirm after our test with the reference router Asus ROG Rapture AXE11000. However, the data rates fluctuate quite a bit during transmission.

Numerous 5G and 4G frequencies are supported, so you can easily access the mobile Internet worldwide with Motorola's Razr 2022.

The manufacturer installs very pure Android 12 without ad apps. At the time of testing, the security patches are from December 2022 and are still quite up-to-date. Motorola promises security patches until October 2025 and at least an upgrade to Android 13. Great: you can check the status of further updates on the Motorola website at any time.

The Motorola phone's large touchscreen can be operated very accurately and quickly thanks to good gliding properties and up to 144 Hz frame rate. Even the crease that the main display gets when it is folded is only minimally noticeable after several days of use and is not annoying. The operation of the outer screen is a bit slower due to the lower frame rate. This is probably also due to the direct comparison with the fast main screen. Nevertheless, it can be operated reliably and can be used as a full-fledged secondary display.

Unlocking is possible via Face Unlock, which works both when the phone is closed and opened. The fingerprint sensor can also be used for biometric user recognition. It is hidden on the right side of the case in the standby button, so unlocking is also possible in a closed state. The phone is unlocked very reliably and without delay.

Networking
iperf3 transmit AX12
Motorola Razr 2019
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
619 (447min - 657max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AX12
Motorola Razr 2019
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
569 (236min - 657max) MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
927 (450min - 953max) MBit/s
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
915 (858min - 945max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
908 (886min - 924max) MBit/s
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
808 (737min - 839max) MBit/s
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
Motorola Razr 2022
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
1496 (1074min - 1634max) MBit/s
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
Motorola Razr 2022
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ax
1139 (927min - 1318max) MBit/s
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Motorola Razr 2022; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1496 (1074-1634)
Motorola Razr 2022; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1139 (927-1318)

Cameras - Good, but not perfect

Recording front camera
Recording front camera

While the predecessor had to make do with a lame 16-megapixel single camera two years ago, Motorola has installed a more price-appropriate dual camera with the Omnivision OV50A as the main sensor and the Hynix HI336 as the wide-angle camera in the Razr 2022.

The main sensor of the Razr 2022 cannot quite keep up with the sharpness of detail of the iPhone 14 in our test photos, but it takes very good photos overall in daylight that could still use a bit more contrast. Many details are still displayed in low light, but the brightening is only mediocre. Pictures from the wide-angle camera look very washed out in detail, but the sensor compensates the the distortion at the picture's edge well.

In the lab, the main camera's color reproduction is a bit too bright in good lighting. The test image is very sharp, even at the edges.

Videos can be recorded in 8K at a maximum of 30 fps, and the wide-angle camera is limited to 4K. The exposure adjustment works quickly, but the autofocus could be a bit more precise; sometimes you can see it pumping briefly.

There is a camera on the inside of the phone that takes nice self-portraits. As a special feature, you can also use the main camera for selfies and use the outer display as a viewfinder.

Image Comparison

Choose a scene and navigate within the first image. One click changes the position on touchscreens. One click on the zoomed-in image opens the original in a new window. The first image shows the scaled photograph of the test device.

Main cameraMain cameraLow LightWide-angle
ColorChecker
21 ∆E
10.8 ∆E
17 ∆E
21.6 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
8.1 ∆E
12.2 ∆E
17 ∆E
11.1 ∆E
9.3 ∆E
10 ∆E
8.6 ∆E
11.7 ∆E
16.5 ∆E
12.5 ∆E
3.4 ∆E
9.9 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
6.3 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
10.5 ∆E
14.5 ∆E
7.3 ∆E
5.6 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Razr 2022: 11.61 ∆E min: 3.4 - max: 21.6 ∆E
ColorChecker
15.6 ∆E
20 ∆E
25.1 ∆E
24.3 ∆E
26.2 ∆E
31.8 ∆E
13.5 ∆E
19.3 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
19.1 ∆E
25 ∆E
21.9 ∆E
20.6 ∆E
26.5 ∆E
11.8 ∆E
18.5 ∆E
19.9 ∆E
26.6 ∆E
22 ∆E
21.6 ∆E
22.9 ∆E
21.4 ∆E
16.9 ∆E
10.7 ∆E
ColorChecker Motorola Razr 2022: 20.83 ∆E min: 10.68 - max: 31.81 ∆E

Display - Brighter, bigger, wider

Subpixel structure
Subpixel structure

The display of Motorola's Razr 2022 is considerably larger, especially wider than the predecessor, and also has a higher resolution: it now offers an expanded Full HD with 2400 x 1080 pixels. In addition, it is also much brighter with 495 cd/m² than in the Razr 2019. However, it cannot keep up with the competitors from Samsung or Xiaomi in this discipline.

A much higher frame rate of 144 Hz is also possible, which means that movements on the screen are displayed more smoothly and the system reacts more directly to inputs.

We measured PWM flickering at very low brightness, but this can be reduced to the refresh rate via the "Flicker Prevention" setting, so it should be less annoying.

We like the color reproduction, which we determined with the CalMAN software and a spectrophotometer in the test. A color cast is not visible to the naked eye in the grayscale.

The outer display has a resolution of 800 x 573 pixels, it is also touch-sensitive and most apps can be started directly there, so you can also play YouTube videos, for example.

489
cd/m²
495
cd/m²
492
cd/m²
492
cd/m²
500
cd/m²
494
cd/m²
496
cd/m²
501
cd/m²
499
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 2
Maximum: 501 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 495.3 cd/m² Minimum: 5.1 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 98 %
Center on Battery: 500 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 1.99 | 0.5-29.43 Ø5
ΔE Greyscale 2.7 | 0.57-98 Ø5.3
92.4% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.202
Motorola Razr 2022
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.70
Motorola Razr 2019
P-OLED, 2142x876, 6.20
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
Dynamic AMOLED , 2640x1080, 6.70
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
OLED, 2160x1914, 8.02
Response Times
-537%
-74%
-119%
Response Time Grey 50% / Grey 80% *
1.2 ?(0.53, 0.59)
7 ?(3, 4)
-483%
1.41 ?(0.7205, 0.687)
-18%
2.97 ?(1.455, 1.518)
-148%
Response Time Black / White *
0.69 ?(0.35, 0.34)
8 ?(5, 3)
-1059%
1.52 ?(0.7865, 0.7325)
-120%
1.56 ?(0.8145, 0.745)
-126%
PWM Frequency
745
231.5
-69%
120
-84%
120
-84%
Screen
-74%
45%
45%
Brightness middle
500
428
-14%
795
59%
1015
103%
Brightness
495
428
-14%
800
62%
1022
106%
Brightness Distribution
98
89
-9%
97
-1%
98
0%
Black Level *
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
1.99
6.39
-221%
1
50%
1.6
20%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
5.37
10.83
-102%
2.5
53%
3.4
37%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
2.7
5
-85%
1.5
44%
2.6
4%
Gamma
2.202 100%
2.25 98%
2.37 93%
2.22 99%
CCT
6663 98%
7649 85%
6466 101%
6506 100%
Total Average (Program / Settings)
-306% / -228%
-15% / 5%
-37% / -10%

* ... smaller is better

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
0.69 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.35 ms rise
↘ 0.34 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 0 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.6 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
1.2 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.53 ms rise
↘ 0.59 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 2 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (34 ms).

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 745 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 745 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 745 Hz is quite high, so most users sensitive to PWM should not notice any flickering.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 18170 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

0% Brightness
0% Brightness
25% brightness
25% brightness
50% brightness
50% brightness
75% brightness
75% brightness
100% brightness
100% brightness

Measurement series with fixed zoom level and different brightness settings

CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN Grayscale
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color accuracy
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN color space sRGB
CalMAN saturation
CalMAN saturation

Performance, emissions and battery life - Lots of power, but heavy throttling

The Razr 2022 finally gets a real high-end SoC, namely the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1. This puts the performance of the clamshell phone on par with other high-end phones in the price range. The predecessor, which only had a good mid-range SoC, is far behind in the benchmarks.

With up to 45.3 °C under high load, Motorola's Razr 2022 can get very warm, especially in the area around the cameras, and the heating is more evident on the touchscreen than outside. We also see significant performance losses of up to 50% under prolonged load in the 3DMark stress test.

The Razr 2022 comes with stereo speakers, but they are not that loud due to the limited space, quickly seem overpowered, and overall only sound mediocre for a high-end phone. Headphones can be connected via USB-C or Bluetooth. A large number of codecs are available for the latter, including LDHC and aptX TWS+.

The battery is considerably larger than the predecessor's 3,500 mAh. However, runtime fans will not be satisfied because 9:25 hours in our WLAN test are significantly better than the predecessor but overall rather mediocre for a smartphone. You should get through the day with a low load, but there are hardly any reserves.

The phone charges with up to 30 watts, but it takes less than 2 hours to fully recharge the small battery.

Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
1324 Points +1%
Motorola Razr 2022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1305 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (897 - 1389, n=23)
1280 Points -2%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
1265 Points -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (119 - 2138, n=213, last 2 years)
904 Points -31%
Motorola Razr 2019
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
394 Points -70%
Multi-Core
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
4237 Points +3%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (3782 - 4436, n=23)
4173 Points +2%
Motorola Razr 2022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
4106 Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
3987 Points -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (473 - 6681, n=213, last 2 years)
2947 Points -28%
Motorola Razr 2019
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1448 Points -65%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Motorola Razr 2022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
15443 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (11029 - 17727, n=22)
14796 Points -4%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
14611 Points -5%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13195 Points -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4761 - 21385, n=206, last 2 years)
11582 Points -25%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
13077 Points +21%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (9166 - 13386, n=15)
11813 Points +9%
Motorola Razr 2022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
10823 Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
9166 Points -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (317 - 20131, n=176, last 2 years)
6524 Points -40%
Motorola Razr 2019
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2006 Points -81%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
20220 Points +40%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (13986 - 20955, n=15)
19085 Points +32%
Motorola Razr 2022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
14418 Points
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
13986 Points -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (267 - 33376, n=175, last 2 years)
9335 Points -35%
Motorola Razr 2019
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
1866 Points -87%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
5847 Points +1%
Motorola Razr 2022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
5780 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (3224 - 6030, n=15)
5156 Points -11%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
4211 Points -27%
Average of class Smartphone
  (938 - 8480, n=175, last 2 years)
4134 Points -28%
Motorola Razr 2019
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
2720 Points -53%
Wild Life Score
Motorola Razr 2022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
8130 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (7433 - 8167, n=4)
7957 Points -2%
Average of class Smartphone
  (394 - 10062, n=133, last 2 years)
2708 Points -67%
Wild Life Unlimited Score
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
11201 Points +2%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
11022 Points 0%
Motorola Razr 2022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
11004 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (8294 - 11201, n=21)
10843 Points -1%
Average of class Smartphone
  (392 - 20068, n=195, last 2 years)
6071 Points -45%
Wild Life Extreme
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
2867 Points +2%
Motorola Razr 2022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
2811 Points
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
2795 Points -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (2001 - 2873, n=22)
2722 Points -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (22 - 5226, n=200, last 2 years)
1627 Points -42%
Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
2798 Points +2%
Motorola Razr 2022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
2745 Points
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
2726 Points -1%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (1947 - 2899, n=22)
2675 Points -3%
Average of class Smartphone
  (109 - 5248, n=195, last 2 years)
1633 Points -41%
GFXBench
on screen Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Motorola Razr 2022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
82 fps
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (51 - 104, n=22)
79 fps -4%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
63 fps -23%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
51 fps -38%
Average of class Smartphone
  (3.6 - 123, n=220, last 2 years)
43.5 fps -47%
Motorola Razr 2019
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
17 fps -79%
1920x1080 Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (71 - 138, n=22)
112 fps +33%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
106 fps +26%
Motorola Razr 2022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
84 fps
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
71 fps -15%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.3 - 229, n=220, last 2 years)
63 fps -25%
Motorola Razr 2019
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
14 fps -83%
on screen Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Motorola Razr 2022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
65 fps
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
62 fps -5%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (31 - 86, n=22)
57.8 fps -11%
Average of class Smartphone
  (2.8 - 105, n=220, last 2 years)
32.3 fps -50%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
32 fps -51%
Motorola Razr 2019
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
11 fps -83%
2560x1440 Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (34 - 52, n=24)
44.1 fps +19%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
39 fps +5%
Motorola Razr 2022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
37 fps
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
34 fps -8%
Average of class Smartphone
  (0.85 - 94, n=220, last 2 years)
25 fps -32%
Motorola Razr 2019
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
5.2 fps -86%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
52566 Points +131%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  (17622 - 55611, n=22)
41373 Points +82%
Average of class Smartphone
  (4633 - 89112, n=200, last 2 years)
33470 Points +47%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 12288
29168 Points +28%
Motorola Razr 2022
Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1, Adreno 730, 8192
22761 Points
Motorola Razr 2019
Qualcomm Snapdragon 710, Adreno 616, 6144
9771 Points -57%
Motorola Razr 2022Motorola Razr 2019Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5GXiaomi Mix Fold 2Average 256 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Smartphone
AndroBench 3-5
-76%
-13%
26%
-4%
-18%
Sequential Read 256KB
1768
510
-71%
1598.77
-10%
1882.11
6%
1767 ?(1004 - 2037, n=85)
0%
1437 ?(215 - 4512, n=207, last 2 years)
-19%
Sequential Write 256KB
1149
186.4
-84%
987.09
-14%
1783.27
55%
1135 ?(452 - 1873, n=85)
-1%
1053 ?(57.5 - 3643, n=207, last 2 years)
-8%
Random Read 4KB
315
88.6
-72%
308.23
-2%
342.67
9%
282 ?(173.5 - 543, n=85)
-10%
239 ?(22.2 - 543, n=207, last 2 years)
-24%
Random Write 4KB
332
80.1
-76%
245.94
-26%
446.48
34%
312 ?(197.5 - 499, n=86)
-6%
263 ?(13 - 709, n=207, last 2 years)
-21%

Temperature

Max. Load
 44.8 °C
113 F
34.2 °C
94 F
29.3 °C
85 F
 
 45.3 °C
114 F
32.3 °C
90 F
29.1 °C
84 F
 
 45.3 °C
114 F
32.6 °C
91 F
29.6 °C
85 F
 
Maximum: 45.3 °C = 114 F
Average: 35.8 °C = 96 F
26.8 °C
80 F
32.6 °C
91 F
41.6 °C
107 F
28.2 °C
83 F
34.9 °C
95 F
41.7 °C
107 F
28.4 °C
83 F
33.2 °C
92 F
43.7 °C
111 F
Maximum: 43.7 °C = 111 F
Average: 34.6 °C = 94 F
Power Supply (max.)  39.9 °C = 104 F | Room Temperature 19.7 °C = 67 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated), Voltcraft IR-260
(±) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 35.8 °C / 96 F, compared to the average of 32.7 °C / 91 F for the devices in the class Smartphone.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 45.3 °C / 114 F, compared to the average of 35 °C / 95 F, ranging from 21.9 to 56 °C for the class Smartphone.
(±) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 43.7 °C / 111 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 22.8 °C / 73 F, compared to the device average of 32.7 °C / 91 F.


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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø11.4 (9.59-17)
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.0.2: Ø16.3 (15.9-16.7)
Motorola Razr 2022 Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø39.7 (31.4-63.9)
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G Adreno 730, SD 8+ Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø36.4 (29.3-64.7)

Speaker

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2037.534.6253530.53132.125.74032.530.45036.632.76330.330.5803122.110025.728.112525.636.116023.942.620019.746.125017.451.3315195540016.860.650017.863.263017.861.680022.667100022.671.912502266160021.561.3200021.965.2250020.672.731501773.5400016.273.8500015.47363001565.2800015.360.21000015.8661250016.560.81600017.464.7SPL31.781.9N1.549.8median 17.8median 63.2Delta2.9637.538.826.330.623.725.435.926.33637.324.923.820.423.218.525.716.931.217.946.31646.414.15312.259.513.357.810.967.912.366.712.168.212.571.911.872.511.972.612.471.212.871.313.1721373.113.275.313.675.413.670.813.765.81458.513.862.225840.659.3median 13.2median 67.91.68.9hearing rangehide median Pink NoiseMotorola Razr 2022Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
Frequency diagram (checkboxes can be checked and unchecked to compare devices)
Motorola Razr 2022 audio analysis

(±) | speaker loudness is average but good (81.9 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 20% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (12.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 2.9% away from median
(±) | linearity of mids is average (9.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(±) | higher highs - on average 6.8% higher than median
(±) | linearity of highs is average (8.8% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (20% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 25% of all tested devices in this class were better, 9% similar, 66% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 45% of all tested devices were better, 9% similar, 46% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Xiaomi Mix Fold 2 audio analysis

(+) | speakers can play relatively loud (84 dB)
Bass 100 - 315 Hz
(-) | nearly no bass - on average 24.3% lower than median
(±) | linearity of bass is average (11.1% delta to prev. frequency)
Mids 400 - 2000 Hz
(+) | balanced mids - only 3.5% away from median
(+) | mids are linear (4.7% delta to prev. frequency)
Highs 2 - 16 kHz
(+) | balanced highs - only 4.6% away from median
(+) | highs are linear (3.6% delta to prev. frequency)
Overall 100 - 16.000 Hz
(±) | linearity of overall sound is average (18% difference to median)
Compared to same class
» 11% of all tested devices in this class were better, 7% similar, 82% worse
» The best had a delta of 12%, average was 38%, worst was 134%
Compared to all devices tested
» 32% of all tested devices were better, 8% similar, 60% worse
» The best had a delta of 4%, average was 25%, worst was 134%

Battery life

Battery Runtime - WiFi Websurfing
Average of class Smartphone
  (424 - 2844, n=221, last 2 years)
907 min +61%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip4 5G
3700 mAh
657 min +16%
Xiaomi Mix Fold 2
4500 mAh
567 min 0%
Motorola Razr 2022
3500 mAh
565 min
Motorola Razr 2019
2510 mAh
469 min -17%
Battery Runtime
WiFi Websurfing
9h 25min

Pros

+ very high performance
+ high quality workmanship
+ fast memory
+ great, flexible concept

Cons

- mediocre speakers
- durability is uncertain
- strong heating
- comparatively short battery life
- no wireless charging

Verdict - Finally suitable for everyday use

In review: Motorola Razr 2022. Test device provided by Motorola Germany.
In review: Motorola Razr 2022. Test device provided by Motorola Germany.

The Motorola Razr 2022 is a huge leap over the predecessor in many respects: much better build quality, much more power, longer runtimes, an upgraded camera, and finally also modern communication standards. And all that is available for considerably less money.

The battery runtimes still cannot keep up with rigid high-end phones and you also have to live with significant warming.

The longevity of the folding mechanism and especially the screen remain a black box: even though the technology has already improved a lot here, no one can guarantee whether the phone will still work flawlessly in a few years.

On the other hand, the fascination that the Razr exerts with its folding mechanism should not be underestimated. If you love something special, you will enjoy the concept, which is probably not perfect yet but has been improved all around.

The Motorola Razr 2022 has been improved considerably compared to its predecessor and is now a really good foldable smartphone at a fair price.

With all its upgrades, the foldable also becomes much more competitive against the (manageable) competition: the Galaxy Z Flip4 is still a bit cheaper, but does not offer WiFi 6E and uses a slower USB port. The predecessor Razr 2019 is hardly available anymore, but it is only worth buying at a very low price, and if you are ok with its restrictions.

Price and availability

At amazon.de or directly from the manufacturer you can get the Motorola Razr 2022 with 256 GB mass storage for the manufacturer's price of just under 1,200 Euros. At cyberport.de you can even save a few Euros at the time of testing and only pay just under 1,150 Euros.

Motorola Razr 2022 - 01/11/2023 v7
Florian Schmitt

Chassis
87%
Keyboard
65%
Pointing Device
96%
Connectivity
53%
Weight
88%
Battery
88 / 86 → 100%
Display
89%
Games Performance
61%
Application Performance
82 / 90 → 91%
Temperature
89%
Noise
100%
Audio
74%
Camera
79%
Average
81%
87%
Smartphone - Weighted Average

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> Expert Reviews and News on Laptops, Smartphones and Tech Innovations > Reviews > Motorola Razr 2022 review - Much less compromises with the foldable phone
Florian Schmitt, 2023-01-12 (Update: 2023-01-12)