Motorola Razr 40

Motorola Razr 40 is one of 2023’s finest flip smartphone.

It showcases an enhanced design over its predecessor, with large 6.9-inch pOLED inner display panel and an outstanding 3.6-inch cover display. The Razr 40 is garnished with a powerful processor, a decent camera system and a fairly standard battery.

This foldable phone can battle the likes of OPPO Find N2 flip, Vivo X flip and even the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 4 as the lowest priced flip phone.

 

Motorola Razr 40 Key Specifications

  • 6.9 inches Foldable LTPO AMOLED Display, 1080 x 2640 pixels, ~85.1% screen-to-body ratio
  • Android 13
  • Qualcomm SM7450-AB Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 Octa Core CPU
  • 8GB, 12GB RAM
  • 64MP (wide) + 13MP (ultra-wide) Dual Rear Sensors
  • 32MP Front Camera
  • Side-mounted Fingerprint Sensor
  • 128GB, 256GB Built-in Storage
  • 5G Support
  • 30W Fast Charging Capacity
  • 4200 mAh Non-removable Li-Po Battery

 

Design

The company has taken a bold step with the design language of the Razr 40, reviving the iconic Razr flip phone with a modern foldable twist.

Motorola’s attention to design detail excels brilliantly with the minimal, ultra-compact, lightweight build and rounded edges.

The phone is built with plastic material at the back and front with aluminum frame around it and a stainless steel hinge system.

The phone is ultra-thin and measures just 7.35mm thickness when unfolded and 15.8mm when folded.

This makes its perfectly pocketable with side mounted fingerprint sensor and three mic hole for biometric and sound blasting.

The inclusion of vegan leather-touch finish evoke a tactile sensation and better grip coupled with a range of trendsetting finishes that turn heads with attractive appeal.

The Motorola’s teardrop hinge system has been redesigned to make the flipped-open display virtually crease-free, for a perfectly smooth, seamless touchscreen experience and it’s built to last.

You can stand the phone, flex and find new angles for interactive creativity with a flexible, freestanding hinge system, this helps you watch without propping as well as hands-free interaction.

On the rear is a narrow 1.5-inch panel that sits to the right of the dual camera housing with a flash light. One notable design revamp of the Razr 40 is its dual SIM card slot, which allows two physical SIM usage at the same time instead of relying solely on eSIM technology.

The phone wears a water-repellent coating which resist spills and splashes of water.

The Razr 40 is available in three stunning shades of Sage Green, Summer Lilac and Vanilla Cream colourways.

 

Display

External display is dominated by a 1.5-inch OLED display with 194 x 368 resolution resulting to a 282 ppi screen density.

The small-sized screen limits the functionality to basic information and notifications props which is regulated by 60Hz refresh rate.

It is noteworthy that the display can hit as high as 1000 nits of peak brightness, ensuring notifications are viewed even in bright sunlight environment.

On the other hand, the main screen feature a 6.9-inch LTPO AMOLED display, delivering deeper blacks, richer colours and infinite contrast, on a immersive ultra-wide display.

The screen also improve gameplay with incredibly smooth visuals at an accelerated 144Hz refresh rate coupled with a vivid, true-to-life colours of HDR10+ accuracy standard blended with dual stereo speakers tuned by Dolby Atmos and Spatial Sound for an immersive audio experience.

The main display is equipped with a Full HD+ 1080 x 2640 resolution, which translates to a 413 ppi screen density and 10-bit DCI-P3 colour gamut, producing sharp and detailed visuals.

With up to 1400 nits of peak brightness, this flip phone deliver stunning visuals and an enjoyable viewing experience in various lighting conditions.

The main display, covers approximately 85.1% of the screen-to-body ratio, thus offering a spacious real estate for multimedia consumption and gaming.

Talking about gaming, the screen offers up to 360Hz touch rate during gaming sessions for responsive user interactions.

The external display cover is protected by a Gorilla Glass Victus coating while the phone bags an IP52 water and dust resistance rating, which further bolster the phone’s durability.

 

Camera

The Razr 40 feature an impressive dual camera setup on the rear, featuring a 64MP main camera and 13MP ultra-wide macro camera.

The main camera capture high-resolution photos whether in the day or night, with it’s Quad Pixel technology that increases light sensitivity by 4x as well as optical image stabilization (OIS) and autofocus.

The ultra-wide has a 120° field of view, for capturing breath-taking wide-angle shots to extreme close-ups.

The rear camera comes with a single LED flash, with several shooting modes included panorama, HDR while up to 4K ultra stable video resolution can be captured both rear and front camera.

The gyro-EIS ensures stability by eliminating blur and hand-shake movement while shooting.

Moving to the selfie camera is a 32MP sensor that frames your selfies in remarkable 32MP detail.

 

Hardware and Software

At the heart of the Razr 40 is a year old Qualcomm Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset which might not be on par with true flagship chipsets, but delivers a blazing fast performance balanced with efficient power management.

The 4nm built octa-core CPU and Adreno 644 graphics card delivers seamless gaming experience, with up to 12GB of LPDDR4X RAM for stutter-free switching between apps and multitasking.

Although the Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset is a capable chip, but it might not deliver same level of performance seen in the more recent Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 featured on the Razr 40 Ultra.

With built-in storage options of up to 256GB using UFS technology you have plenty of space to store all your stuff even without a microSD support.

For software, Motorola Razr 40 boots on Android 13 operating system.

 

Connectivity

For connectivity, this Motorola flip phone comes with dual SIM, Bluetooth 5.3, Wi-Fi 6e and 5G connectivity for fast internet speed.

It also sport NFC, USB Type-C Port (USB 2.0) and GPS navigation system.

 

Battery

Fuelling this device is a 4200 mAh non-removable backed by a 30W wired TurboPower charging support and you can also feed yourself from cords with it’s 5W wireless charging support as well.

 

Motorola Razr 40 Price and Availability

The price of Motorola Razr 40 starts at $ 629. In Nigeria the Razr 40 cost about ₦570,000.

The Motorola phone was announced on June 01, 2023 and was made available for purchase on June 21, 2023.

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