We wrote last year that Benelux’s foldable smartphone market is finally starting to pick up steam, and this year we’re seeing more and more smartphone manufacturers enter the market with foldable devices. Although not all foldable devices appear in the Benelux, we’ve been seeing manufacturers that have been doing this for several years upping their game and bringing more and more models to the market at the same time, including Motorola. The company is releasing not one, but two foldable devices this year; Motorola Moto Razr 40 and Motorola Moto Razr 40 Ultra. Razr 40 is a cheaper foldable device from Motorola and will cost less than 1000 euros. From mid-July, you can start with this semi-high-end smartphone for €899.99. In this review, we focus on the high-end Razr 40 Ultra, which will go on sale from Monday for €1,199.99. This device is equipped with many high-end bells and whistles, but we immediately noticed that it had a few cuts here and there compared to the Razr (2022).
Just like last year, we compared the Motorola foldable phone to the latest Samsung Galaxy. This is still the Flip4, as the Flip5 has yet to be announced. You might think that this comparison isn’t entirely fair since Motorola’s new device will most likely be more powerful, but it’s not so bad. For example, Razr 40 Ultra has the same soc as Flip4, Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1.
Fortunately, enough improvements have also been made to make Motorola’s new foldable feature feel new. For example, the screen has been enlarged on the front and there is a higher capacity battery in the device. Moreover, the refresh rate of both screens has been increased. In this review, we occasionally place the new Motorola device next to another high-end smartphone from the manufacturer, the Moto Edge 40 Pro. The Edge line is to Motorola what the Galaxy S devices are to Samsung: the most powerful devices with the highest specifications. So it’s no surprise that the Edge 40 Pro is equipped with the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor and that fewer components have been cut.
Are the cuts Motorola has made on the Razr 40 Ultra so that the device is still well-balanced between high-end and semi-high-end parts? I read it in this review.
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