While Motorola as a company has undergone its fair share of change, the Razr series of phones, which was first unveiled in 2004, has also evolved significantly. Fans of the original RAZR V3, primarily millennials , may find the less “edgy” look of the current Razr 40 Ultra iconic, but it is still a significant step forward in the evolution of the foldable smartphone.

Price of Motorola Razr 40 Ultra in India
In India, the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra costs Rs 89,999 and comes with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal storage. The phone comes in two colours: Viva Magenta and Infinite Black. I was given the Infinite Black to evaluate. Motorola includes a 33W charger, a transparent TPU hard cover, and a Type-A to Type-C USB charging cable in the box.

Motorola Razr 40 Ultra design
The Motorola Razr 40 Ultra has a rounded design and seems thin either folded (15.1mm) or open (6.99mm). I like how both half of this foldable sit flat against each other with no gaps. This also contributes to its overall small appearance when folded, as opposed to the much thicker Samsung Galaxy Z flip 4

Motorola has also done a terrific job with the phone’s two rear-facing cameras, which practically sit flush with the glass surface of the cover display. This cover display is stunning, and it, like the rear panel, is constructed of Gorilla Glass Victus. First and foremost, Motorola has done an excellent job of integrating the two cameras, with nearly flawless cutouts around each camera and the separate LED flash. The Razr 40 Ultra also has a 3D curved-edge glass screen that wraps around the top edges of the metal frame, giving it a very polished and sophisticated appearance.

What’s intriguing about this edge-to-edge cover display is that it also provides one half of the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra a configurable skin or finish, and all you have to do to change how it looks is change the wallpaper. Indeed, Motorola omitted an LTPO screen on the front display since having a wallpaper on all the time (as on an iPhone 14 Pro) would have permanently affected the aesthetic of the top half of the device. While the display does allow an always-on mode, it is only activated for a few seconds when the phone is moved before returning to its mirror-black state.

Specifications and software for the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra

In terms of basic characteristics, the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra appears to be the clear winner, even when compared to the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4, which has previously delivered the greatest specifications for foldable handsets in this sector. The Razr 40 Ultra is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 SoC, which may appear ancient nowadays but still provides adequate power for gaming and daily app usage.

There is 8GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 3.1 storage, however no additional memory is available. The additional storage over the base model of the Galaxy Z Flip 4 with 128GB of storage (which retails at the same price) makes the Razr more appealing in terms of storage space.

 

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