The Motorola Razr 40 Ultra, released on June 5, 2023, is the newest addition to the Razr series, which has been a significant player in the foldable smartphone market. Available in Infinite Black, Glacier Blue, and Viva Magenta, the device is priced at approximately 1200 EUR and is also known as Motorola Razr+ in North America and Motorola Moto Razr 2023 in China. It will be soon launched in India with Amazon already running a promo for the launch on its platform.
Featuring a thin and lightweight design, the Razr 40 Ultra’s body is built with a plastic front when opened, a Gorilla Glass Victus front when closed, a Gorilla Glass Victus back, and an aluminum frame from the 7000 series. The hinge is made from stainless steel. The phone has a water-repellent coating, providing some degree of protection against liquid damage.
The Razr 40 Ultra comes with a foldable LTPO AMOLED display, offering a peak brightness of 1400 nits, 165Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+ support. The screen measures 6.9 inches with a resolution of 1080 x 2640 pixels, offering a nearly edge-to-edge visual experience. Additionally, there is a second external AMOLED display, also supporting HDR10+ and featuring a 144Hz refresh rate.
Under the hood, the smartphone runs on Android 13 and is powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chipset. The device offers a selection between 8GB and 12GB of RAM and between 256GB and 512GB of internal storage. There is no slot for an external memory card.
The Razr 40 Ultra is equipped with a dual main camera setup: a 12 MP wide sensor with Phase Detection Autofocus and Optical Image Stabilization and a 13 MP ultrawide sensor. The front camera offers 32 MP for sharp and detailed selfies. Both cameras can record 4K video at 30 or 60 frames per second.
When it comes to connectivity, the phone supports 5G, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/6e, Bluetooth 5.3, GPS, GLONASS, BDS, GALILEO, QZSS, and NFC. The device is powered by a 3800 mAh non-removable Li-Po battery, which can be charged using a 30W wired charger or wirelessly at but only at slow 5W.
The Motorola Razr 40 Ultra has made a significant impression with its comprehensive features and innovative design, making it a strong contender in the foldable smartphone market. Its performance has been solid in tests, with an AnTuTu score of 975461 (v9) (to compare, Galaxy S23 Ultra has a score of around 1226598), a GeekBench score of 3645 (v5.1) and 4045 (v6), and a GFXBench score of 65fps (ES 3.1 onscreen). The battery life has an endurance rating of 83h.
This device continues Motorola’s legacy of pushing boundaries in the mobile phone industry and has a lot of nostalgia attached to it. As foldable technology continues to evolve, the Razr 40 Ultra shows Motorola’s commitment to innovation, offering a blend of style and high-end features that could make it a top choice for fans of foldable phones. Hello Moto!