Motorola Razr Plus (2024) battery and charging test results

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Motorola Razr Plus (2024) battery and charging: All you need to know
Motorola announced its new foldable flip phones, with the Razr Plus (2024) being the company's latest flagship foldable phone to be released. Among its upgrades, the new Razr Plus has received faster 45W wired and 15W wireless charging (and 5W reverse-wireless).

There are also some battery upgrades with a somewhat larger 4000mAh battery. Additionally, Motorola has equipped the 2024 Razr Plus with the power-efficient Snapdragon 8s Gen 3 and UFS 4.0 storage, which have undoubtedly had an effect.

To avoid any confusion, keep in mind that the 2024 version of the Razr Plus has a different name for the EU and other parts of the world, Razr 50 Ultra. In other words, it is the direct successor to last year's Razr 40 Ultra, or the 2023 Razr Plus.

Below you will find the results we got during our battery life and charging tests on the Motorola Razr Plus (2024).  You will also see how they compared to its main current competitor and its predecessor.

Here's an overview of where the Razr Plus (2024) sits in our rankings in terms of battery life and charging speed:

Motorola razr Plus (2024)
( 4000 mAh )
Motorola razr Plus (2024)
Battery Life Estimate
7h 51m
Ranks #8 for phones tested in the past 2 years
Average is 6h 39m
Browsing
17h 10m
Average is 14h 59m
Video
13h 4m
Average is 10h 8m
Gaming
8h 10m
Average is 7h 59m
Charging speed
45W
Charger
70%
30 min
0h 52m
Full charge
Ranks #40 for phones released in the past 2 years
Wireless Charging
15W
Charger
0%
30 min
0h
Full charge

Browsing Test results


Web Browsing(hours)Higher is better
Motorola razr Plus(2024)17h 10 min
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 512h 21 min
Motorola razr 40 Ultra10h 33 min

This is the one area where the new Razr Plus showcases a massive jump in energy efficiency compared to last year's model. It is also significantly better than the Galaxy Z Flip 5, lasting about 5 hours longer.

Our web browsing battery life test simulates an everyday browsing experience with the display set at 200 nits. We leave the refresh rate at its automatic or default setting, aiming to recreate typical use. In this case, all phones have a variable refresh rate, meaning it can decrease and increase depending on the actions and content during the browsing sessions.

YouTube Test results


Video Streaming(hours)Higher is better
Motorola razr Plus(2024)13h 4 min
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 57h 13 min
Motorola razr 40 Ultra12h 39 min

When it comes to streaming video content we saw only a tiny difference between the 2024 version of the Razr Plus and the new one during our video streaming test. Both Razr Plus models beat the Galaxy Z Flip 5 by a landslide.

Our video streaming test loops through a video playlist with the screen once again set at 200 nits.

3D Gaming Test results


Video Streaming(hours)Higher is better
Motorola razr Plus(2024)13h 4 min
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 57h 13 min
Motorola razr 40 Ultra12h 39 min

The results from our 3D gaming battery life test are almost identical to those from our YouTube test. The 2024 Razr Plus beat the Z Flip 5 by around 6 hours. That said, all flip phones are pretty bad in terms of thermal throttling and can get pretty hot, so we wouldn't recommend prolonged gaming sessions on either of these foldables.

Wired Charging Test


Full ChargeLower is better15 Mins(%)Higher is better30 Mins(%)Higher is better
Motorola razr Plus(2024)0h 52 min
40%
70%
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 51h 34 min
25%
48%
Motorola razr 40 Ultra0h 58 min
32%
65%


Interestingly, despite the 45W wired charging on the 2024 Razr Plus, the difference from 0-100% is only 6 minutes when compared to the 2023 Razr Plus that comes with 30W charging. Unsurprisingly, however, the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is dead last with its 25W of wired charging.

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