Move over Samsung, Motorola's new flip phone has one unmatched new feature

The Motorola Razr 50 Ultra has a giant 4-inch cover display

Motorola Razr 50 Ultra
(Image credit: Motorola)
Quick Summary

The Motorola Razr 50 Ultra features the largest cover display of any flip phone to date: a 4-inch 165Hz OLED panel that dominates its front. No other maker, including Samsung with its Galaxy Z Flip 5, can match that feature. 

It's not been the best-kept secret ever, but even after fully leaking just last week, the Motorola Razr 50 is now official. It's the latest in the company's flip phone line – a full 30 years on from the landmark original model's release.

It's a big upgrade over the previous Razr 40 Ultra model, too, and makes a strong case for itself as one of the best folding phones this year. That's because it offers a feature that even Samsung can't rival with the Galaxy Flip 5 – the largest cover display of any flip phone on the market. 

As you can see from the images on this very page, Motorola has gone all-out with the Razr 50 Ultra, thanks to a 4-inch cover display that fills up almost the entirety of the handset's front – save for the cut-out dual cameras and edge bezel all around. Check out T3's Tech Editor, Mike Lowe, in his hands-on test of the phone

That display is a big statement which helps segregate the Ultra from the step-below Razr 50 model (which has a 3.6-inch display). Both handsets bring lots of control and customisation options for their cover displays, with full app access and even Google Gemini AI integration.

Under the hood there's the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 – the 's' version means it's marginally less powerful than the 'non-s' version – paired with 12GB RAM and a massive 512GB on-board storage. All big numbers to show off the premium pedigree of this flip phone. 

On the cameras front the Razr 50 Ultra has upped its game too: in addition to the main 50-megapixel main (which is physically larger than its predecessor, for better quality), there's a new 2x optical zoom lens, also 50-megapixels, to expand the flip phone's photographic reach and potential. Again, that one-ups the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5. There's no wide-angle, however.

In terms of aesthetic, Motorola offers four finishes: Midnight Blue, Spring Green, Peach Fuzz, and Hot Pink. The blue and pink options have a vegan leather finish, while the other two use a silicon-covered vegan leather to give a soft-touch finish and add a whole other dimension. The fashion-forward approach here is clear to see. 

Interestingly, Motorola has fixed the Razr 50 Ultra's price at £999 – making it even cheaper than the previous 40 Ultra model. And with a 512GB-only model going on sale that represents particularly good value in the best folding phones segment. The base Razr 50 is priced at £799. 

With a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 6 expected soon, it's over to Samsung – as a very strong reply is going to be needed to top Motorola's efforts here. 

Mike Lowe
Tech Editor

Mike is the Tech Editor at He's been writing about consumer technology for 15 years and, as a phones expert, has seen hundreds of handsets over the years – swathes of Android devices, a smattering of iPhones, and a batch of Windows Phone too (remember those?). But that's not all, as a tech and audio aficionado his beat at T3 also covers tablets, laptops, gaming, home cinema, TVs, speakers and more – there's barely a tech stone unturned he's not had a hand on. Previously the Reviews Editor at Pocket-lint for 10 years, he's also provided work for publications such as Wired, The Guardian, Metro, and more. In addition to his tech knowledge, Mike is also a flights and travel expert, having travelled the globe extensively. You'll likely find him setting up a new mobile phone, critiquing the next MacBook, all while planning his next getaway... or cycling somewhere.