It’s been almost a month since the vanilla Motorola Razr 40 came out, and we finally got to play with it at the office. Instead of a single smartphone release this year, Motorola went with a lineup release and we can see the logic behind it. The Razer 40 Ultra combines the latest and greatest from Motorola into a premium phone, while the vanilla Razer 40 is a toned-down version of the same phone at a much lower price point.
The Razer 40 clamshell offers users looking for a foldable form factor without breaking the bank. However, the key feature is essentially the same 6.9-inch foldable LTPO AMOLED panel. We’re saying the same thing since the Razer 40 Ultra is limited to 144Hz instead of 165Hz, so it’s not that big of a tradeoff. The second external display is smaller, measuring 1.5 inches, and is still OLED.
Going by the results of our previous reviews, the phone runs on Snapdragon 7 Gen 1. It is a high mid-range solution that can run everything on Google Play. Memory configurations start at 8GB/128GB and go up to 12GB/256GB.
The camera configuration is similar to the Ultra, except the main camera is replaced by a 64MP, f/1.7 unit, which is optically stabilized. The ultrawide camera is 13MP f/2.2 with a wide 120 degree field of view. The selfie camera is also 32MP f/2.4, which we found to be pretty good at Ultra.
One particularly attractive aspect of the Non-Ultra is the battery capacity. The vanilla model has a larger 4,200 mAh battery, and foldables that don’t offer such a large cell are impressive on their own. Just like the Ultra, the vanilla option also supports wireless charging and 30W wired charging.
All in all, Motorola offers a mid-range foldable and there seems to be a strong and compelling case to choose the cheaper Razer 40 over splurging for the more expensive Ultra. We’ll know for sure once we review the handset.