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Motorola Razr 40 in for review


It’s been about a month since the vanilla Motorola Razr 40 was released, and we finally get to play with it in the office. Motorola went with a lineup release instead of a single smartphone release this year, and we can see the logic behind it. The Razr 40 Ultra combines the latest and greatest from Motorola at a price premium, while the vanilla Razr 40 is a toned-down version of the same phone with considerably lower pricing.

Motorola Razr 40 in for review

The Razr 40 will cater to users looking for the clamshell foldable form factor without breaking the bank. However, largely the same 6.9-inch Foldable LTPO AMOLED panel is the centerpiece feature. And we say largely the same because it’s capped at 144Hz instead of 165Hz on the Razr 40 Ultra, which isn’t that big of a trade-off. The second external display is smaller, though, measuring 1.5″ in size, still OLED, though.

Motorola Razr 40 in for review

The phone runs on the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1, which is almost a rebranded Snapdragon 778G if we go by the results in our previous reviews. It’s an upper mid-range solution that can run everything on Google Play. Memory configurations start from 8GB/128GB and go up to 12GB/256GB.

Motorola Razr 40 in for review

The camera configuration is quite similar to the Ultra, except that the main camera is replaced with a 64MP, f/1.7 unit, optically stabilized. The ultrawide camera is 13MP f/2.2 with a wider 120-degree field of view. The selfie camera is also 32MP f/2.4, which we found very good in the Ultra.

Motorola Razr 40 in for review

One particularly appealing aspect of the non-Ultra is the battery capacity. The vanilla model sports a bigger 4,200 mAh battery, which is impressive on its own as not many foldables offer such a big cell. And just like the Ultra, the vanilla option supports wireless charging and 30W wired charging.

Motorola Razr 40 in for review

All in all, it seems like Motorola has put together a promising mid-range foldable and has a strong and compelling case to opt for the cheaper Razr 40 rather than splurging for the more expensive Ultra. We will know for sure once we are done reviewing the handset.