The best phones of 2023: Expert tested and reviewed

The best phones of 2023: Expert tested and reviewed

Motorola Razr Plus tech specs: Screen size: 3.6 inches and 6.9 inches | Storage: 256GB | Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 | Panel type: OLED | Color: Infinite Black, Glacier Blue, Viva Magenta | Battery life: 3,800mAh | Water and dust resistant: IP52

Flip phones have made a (somewhat) triumphant return, even if teenagers and young adults are opting for the dumber option of the two types. The Motorola Razr Plus marks the return of the old-school handset, or as I put it in my full review, “a return to form, modernizing a classic flip phone into one of today’s best foldables.”

With the new Razr Plus, Motorola has equipped the outer cover of the phone with a 3.6-inch display, something we’ve yet to see from its closest and biggest competitor, Samsung. That may change when Samsung releases its 2023 refresh of the Z Flip 4 during its upcoming Unpacked event, but for now, Motorola takes the dual-screen cake.

Besides doubling as a rear-camera viewfinder, the external display basically serves as a secondary, smaller phone. You’re able to run the same apps and services that you would on the inner 6.9-inch panel, including making phone calls, text messaging, watching TikToks, and playing games.

The foldable form factor of the Razr Plus ultimately lends itself to an improved camera experience. Since you’re able to flex the display at an upright angle, it’s both easier to get everyone in the frame for group photos, take selfies, and capture long-exposure shots that would typically require a tripod or mounting accessory.

And if you can’t decide between the Motorola Razr Plus and Samsung’s Galaxy Z Flip 4? You can read our full comparison to help you decide which is the right folding phone for you.

Review: Motorola Razr Plus (2023)