After launching the Edge 30 Ultra, which is on our list of best phones in the UAE, Motorola is back with a new version of its foldable phone- the Motorola Razr 2022, which is now in its third iteration. The new foldable phone is now available in the UAE for AED 3,999.

While the previous generation of Motorola Razr phones have been mid-end devices from a specs perspective, Motorola is stepping up this time by using top specs.

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UAE pricing and availability

The Motorola Razr 2022 is available for pre-ordering in the UAE and is priced at AED 3,999. There is just one configuration available for it which is with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. You also only have one colour option, which is Satin Black.

Motorola Razr (2022)

Weight: 200g | Thickness: 7.6 / 17mm | OS: Android 12 | Screen: 6.7” FHD+, P-OLED, 144Hz | Processor: Octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1RAM: 8GB | Storage: 256GB | Cellular: 5G, Nano-SIM. eSIM | Rear camera: 50MP Dual Camera | Front camera: 32MP | Battery: 3500mAh, 30W Wired charging

  • Excellent aspect ratio for foldable
  • Snappy performance
  • Good external screen
  • Camera could be better
  • Big and heavy
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12/03/2023 05:58 pm GMT

Specs you should know

Motorola Razr 2022Motorola Razr 5G 2020
DesignSize: 167 x 79.8 x 7.6 mm unfolded
86.5 x 79.8 x 17 mm folded
Weight: 200 g
Colours: Satin Black
Water repellent
Size: 169 x 72.6 x 7.9 mm unfolded
91.7 x 72.6 x 16 mm folded
Weight: 192 g
Colours: Graphite, Gold, Liquid Mercury
Water repellent
Screen6.7 inches pOLED Display
144 Hz refresh rate
FHD+ 1080 x 2400 resolution
External display: 2.7 inches
6.2 inches pOLED Display
60 Hz refresh rate
HD+ 876 x 2142 resolution
External display: 2.7 inches
PerformanceCPU: Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
Storage: 256GB
Cellular: 5G, Dual SIM
CPU: Snapdragon 765G 5G
Storage: 256GB
Cellular: 5G, Dual SIM
CameraRear Camera: 50 MP, f/1.8
Ultrawide: 13 MP, f/2.2
Selfie: 32 MP, f/2.4
Rear Camera: 48 MP, f/1.7
Selfie: 20 MP, f/2.2
BatteryLi-Po 3500 mAh
Fast charging 30W
No wireless charging
Li-Po 2800 mAh
Fast charging 15W
No wireless charging

Design and display

The Motorola RAZR gets a redesign for this year. In previous versions, the top of the phone was smaller than the bottom and it folded into the chin. Motorola has removed the chine for this time around with both halves of the phone equal in size- a design that is similar to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. Unlike the Galaxy Z Flip’s wedge shaped flip, the Razr folds fairly flat.

Motorola has lowered the external display and moved the two cameras on the side. The external Quick view display continues to stay at the same size which is 2.7-inch OLED. You can use that for a variety of purposes such as show notifications, make calls, take selfies, reply to messages, play songs and get directions.

Unfolding the reveals the massive 6.7-inch screen. While the size of the display is the same as last year, you now have a wider 20:9 aspect ratio which makes it feel much more like a regular phone. However this also means that Motorola had to increase the width of the phone and along with it’s still chunky bezels, it won’t fit as comfortably in your hands as the previous version.

The inside screen has a resolution of 1080 x 2400 with a 144Hz refresh rate which should make the phone feel zippy. Motorola uses a pOLED display with an ultra thin layer of glass on top to prevent it from scratching. Colour reproduction should be fantastic as you get a 10-bit panel capable of displaying 1 billion colours.

Features and performance

While the previous generation of Razr phones have used mid-end chipsets, Motorola is going all out when it comes to the performance of the Razr 2022 model. The speedy 144Hz screen is complimented by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset which is fastest processor currently available for Android phones.

There is just one configuration the phone will be sold at which is with 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. You do get dual SIM on the phone along with 5G capabilities and WiFi 6E for speedy wireless performance.

A fingerprint scanner sits on the side of the phone for quickly unlocking your phone. You also get a pair of stereo speakers for audio. Being a Motorola phone, you also get Ready For functionality that allows you to connect the phone wirelessly to an external display and use the phone almost as a computer. You can make calls, watch videos, play games and operate a desktop-like environment.


The previous Razr phones only had one external camera but the Motorola Razr 2022 has two cameras located below the front screen and one selfie camera on the inside. The primary camera is 50 MP, f/1.8 which is a step up from the 48MP camera on the previous model.

New to this year is an Ultrawide is 13 MP, f/2.2 camera. There’s a 32 MP, f/2.4 selfie camera on the punch hole of the inside screen and Motorola has upgraded that from the previous model as well. On the video side, the primary camera is able record 8K video at 30fps or 4K video at 60 and 30fps.

Since the phone folds at multiple angles, you can use the cameras on the Motorola Razr 2022 at various angles while laying flat on a surface. This will help you capture blur-free videos and images without the need for a tripod.

Battery & Charging

The Motorola Razr 2022 is equipped with a 3,500 mAh battery which is considerably larger than the previous model. That battery capacity should last you for a day of moderate usage. Charging speed has also been improved from 15W to 30W which should allow you to recharge the phone fairly quickly. Unfortunately, the phone does not support wireless charging which is a shame as it’s primary competitor, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip does.


Should I buy a foldable phone?

Foldable phones are still new technology and getting better every year. The flip kind of foldable phones like the Motorola Razr are proving to be more durable than the kind that fold out to a larger tablet like display.

Why are foldable phones so expensive?

Foldable technology is still relatively new and with most things ahead of the curve, a premium is tied to its costs. Over time, foldable phones will become more affordable.

Abbas Jaffar Ali
Abbas Jaffar Ali

Abbas has been covering tech for more than two decades- before phones became smart or clouds stored data. He brought publications like CNET, TechRadar and IGN to the Middle East.

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