Killing it A guide to choosing the Moto Razr 40 foldable screen series

Guide to choosing Moto Razr 40 foldable screen series

【PhoneAuto】A few days ago, I conducted a survey on the current cheapest foldable screen phone, and the answer unanimously pointed to the Samsung Z Flip 3. The starting price of 4,899 yuan has made many people label it as “really great”. Although it was launched in 2021, its product strength is not inferior in the slightest due to the nature of the foldable screen. However, just one week later, with the launch of the moto razr 40 series, the foldable screen phone that can be purchased is no longer the Samsung Z Flip 3, but the moto razr 40! The starting price of 3,999 yuan is difficult not to make people think “is moto crazy?” But the price is there, and according to this pricing, moto razr 40 is likely to become the cheapest foldable screen phone in the whole of 2023.

From the current market analysis, the mainstream price of the new small foldable screen is in the 6,000 yuan range, and the price of 5,999 yuan is common. The price of the old small foldable screen can be as low as 5,000 yuan. This time, the moto razr 40 directly lowered the price to 3,999 yuan, which is difficult for manufacturers to follow up in a short period of time. It can be said that moto razr 40 has achieved uniqueness in its class, and consumers do not need to think about which foldable screen to choose because there is only this one. As for the moto razr 40 Ultra, the price has reached 5,699 yuan, and it will engage in fierce competition with its competitors with its larger external screen.

Today, I will explain the differences between the two products in the moto razr 40 series for everyone and provide a reference for your purchases.

From the appearance, the biggest difference between the moto razr 40 and the moto razr 40 Ultra is the external screen, and it is not difficult to imagine that the larger one is the Ultra. The moto razr 40 is equipped with a 1.47-inch external screen, which is basically consistent with mainstream foldable screens. Through this external screen, users can preview photos, adjust posture and composition at any time, and also display notifications and switch functions such as free sliding up, down, left and right, weather, schedule, music, etc. There is also a little elf custom theme to maximize the value of this small screen.

Comparing it with other foldable phones, the outer screen of the moto razr 40 Ultra is bigger and more versatile. Its size reaches 3.6 inches, almost covering the entire surface after folding. It is currently the largest outer screen among small foldable screens. Such a design is indeed bold and innovative. In terms of quality, the resolution of this outer screen reaches 1066×1056, with a refresh rate of 144Hz, and supports 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut, HDR10+, SGS dual eye protection certification, and full DC dimming. It can be said to be very outstanding. Most importantly, this outer screen supports various commonly used mainstream scenarios such as video, audio, communication, and reading. Basically, many scenarios that required us to open the inner screen in the past are no longer necessary on the moto razr 40 Ultra. This large outer screen can help us complete them, which actually saves a lot of folding actions and in a way extends the service life of the foldable screen.

At the same time, moto has also conducted in-depth adaptations for this large outer screen. Currently, it can achieve two-way relay and smoothly switch between the internal and external screens, bringing users a seamless experience. Even popular apps such as Douyin and Xiaohongshu can be used on this outer screen, especially the latter has been deeply adapted, and large-screen browsing, liking, collection, and commenting can all be completed, which is very popular among young people. In addition, moto has also conducted some interesting explorations on this outer screen, bringing the “moto myui” dynamic image of “moo” and dynamic lock screen wallpapers, and a variety of decompression mini-games, which are really fun.

In addition, the external screen plays a significant role in photography. Both the dual-screen fun shooting and the hovering free shooting can maximize the value of this large screen. It can also be used as a high-definition makeup mirror. Taking out this special makeup mirror from the bag can undoubtedly attract a lot of attention. Of course, this can also allow users to carry one less item and further reduce the weight of their bags. Simply put, the biggest difference between the moto razr 40 Ultra and the moto razr 40 is the external screen, which brings a qualitative change to the user experience. Users can consider their own needs or budget when choosing between the two versions.

In terms of external color, the moto razr 40 comes in three colors: sky blue, moon white, and sakura pink, while the Ultra version comes in three colors: sharp black, crystal blue, and extraordinary pink limited edition. There are no overlapping colors between the two versions, making them easy to distinguish during daily use. The Ultra version leans more towards business and fashion, while the former is more youthful. In terms of appearance size, the length and width of the two versions are the same at 170.83mm and 73.95mm, but the Ultra version is thinner at 6.99mm, while the 40 version is 7.35mm thick. The weight difference is not significant, and the Ultra version’s extraordinary pink limited edition is slightly lighter.

In terms of camera configuration, the moto razr 40 has a 64-megapixel main camera + 13-megapixel wide-angle/macro camera on the back and a 32-megapixel front-facing camera. The moto razr 40 Ultra has a combination of a 12-megapixel main camera and a 13-megapixel wide-angle/macro camera on the back, and a 32-megapixel front-facing camera. The main difference between the two versions is the internal screen refresh rate: the Ultra version reaches 165Hz, while the 40 version is 144Hz. Other differences are not significant.

In terms of processor, moto razr 40 is equipped with Snapdragon 7 Gen1 processor, which performs well overall. The Ultra version is equipped with Snapdragon 8+Gen1, which will provide even stronger performance. If you have high performance requirements, the Ultra version is obviously more suitable. It is worth mentioning that in terms of battery, the 40 has a larger battery than the Ultra, one is 4200mAh and the other is 3800mAh, and both models support 30W wired charging and 5/8W wireless charging, which actually greatly enhances the experience of a foldable screen product priced at 3999 yuan.

The release of the moto razr 40 series can be said to have brought new vitality to the small foldable market. With a starting price of 3999 yuan, the razr 40 has vigorously stirred up the market in the same price range. It is not an exaggeration to call it the only foldable screen in this price range, allowing more consumers to experience the charm of foldable screens. The razr 40 Ultra, on the other hand, has shaken up the current mainstream small foldable screen market with a large enough external screen, which has high enough usability to let users forget about the internal screen and truly maximize the value of small foldable screens. If you just want to try something new, the moto razr 40 is enough, but if you want to further explore the use cases of foldable screens and get a better experience, then the Ultra is a better choice.

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