The beloved noughties Motorola Razr has had a revamp and is coming to you in 2023 in the form of two handsets to choose from: the Motorola Razr 40 and the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra. These foldable smartphones offer everything from nostalgia to high performance. Read on to compare the devices and find out which one is best for you.
Both devices are designed with a 6.9in advanced pOLED inner screen display. However, the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra boasts a 3.6in outer display, the largest outer screen of any flip phone currently on the market. The Motorola Razr 40 owns a comparably humble 1.5in outer display, making it ideal for glancing at notifications but limiting capability beyond that. Both devices also offer optimal HDR10+ screen resolution.
The Motorola Razr 40 Ultra features a 12MP main camera with a f/1.5 aperture, plus a f/2.2 13MP ultra-wide rear camera. The front camera is impressive at 32MP for crisp selfies, even in sub-optimal light settings. The devices share the same ultra-wide and selfie cameras, but surprisingly the more affordable Motorola razr 40 has a higher resolution main rear camera at 64MP with an f/1.7 aperture. However, the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra features a higher quality sensor.
Another surprising comparison is the larger battery on the Motorola Razr 40, with 4200 mAh compared to 3800 mAh on the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra. However, both models offer the same charging options, with 33W speeds with a wired charger or 5W with a wireless charger.
The key difference is performance, as the Motorola Razr 40 offers a decent Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 processor, while the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra boasts the impressive Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 chip. However, if a long battery life is more important to you than super speeds, the advanced processor on the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra will drain the smaller battery faster, meaning you might be better off opting for the Motorola Razr 40.
The Motorola Razr 40 offers 8GB of RAM with 256GB of storage. However, the Ultra is available with either 8GB or 12GB of RAM and 256GB or 512GB of storage, making it the ultimate powerhouse for intensive users.
Both devices deliver on camera capability and top HDR display resolution. However, if you’re looking for a powerful model for intense usage and super speeds, the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra is the ultimate device for you. If you’re someone who needs a long-lasting battery and a phone that can keep up, then you should opt for the more affordable Motorola Razr 40.