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Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 vs Motorola Razr 40 Ultra

This year has undoubtedly seen an increase in interest in the market for tiny foldable cellphones. The Oppo Find N2 Flip, with its huge exterior screen, was the first to be on sale, and then Motorola presented its next foldable flagship, so here’s today the Galaxy Z Flip 5 vs Razr 40 Ultra.

The Motorola Razr 40 Ultra combines all of the finest characteristics of foldable smartphones. The gadget has a strong CPU and a sturdy construction, but its most beneficial feature is its external screen, which can run practically any software installed on the smartphone.

From the time the flagship was introduced, there was no question that it would be the main rival to this year’s Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5. We’re already over its debut date, so let’s see if it can compete with Motorola’s Razr 40 Ultra.

In the United States, the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra is referred known as the Motorola Razr+. They’re both the same phone!

Design & Build

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Motorola Razr 40 Ultra both have two AMOLED screens, one internal and one huge exterior. However, both screens are bigger on the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra.

The internal screen of the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5 is 6.7 inches with a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz and a peak brightness of 1,200 nits. The internal screen on the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra, on the other hand, has a diagonal of 6.9 inches, a refresh rate of up to 165 Hz, and a peak brightness of 1,400 nits. Both displays feature a resolution of 1080 x 2640 pixels and support HDR10+ content.

The external screen of the Galaxy Z Flip 5 is a 3.4-inch display with a resolution of 720 x 748 pixels and a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. Surprisingly, it has the shape of a folder with a diagonal cut off around the cameras.

The Motorola’s external screen, on the other hand, is 3.6 inches diagonally and has a resolution of 1056 x 1066 pixels and a refresh rate of 144Hz. The external display of the second smartphone is therefore not only bigger, but also delivers a more detailed image and smoother animations, albeit it is worth noting that the camera lenses take up some of its surface area.

Significant design variances can result in dust and water resistance ratings. In this regard, the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra performs somewhat worse than the Z Flip 5 because it lacks “IP” certification and consumers may only rely on a waterproof protective covering. The Galaxy Z Flip 5 boasts an IPX8 certification, making it the best water rating of any foldable on the market.

Performance

The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 CPU, which is presently the most powerful Qualcomm-branded chipset for mobile devices, powers the Galaxy Z Flip 5. The same chipset can be found in virtually all of this year’s top flagships, including the Galaxy S23 Ultra, Xiaomi 13 Ultra, and Vivo X90 Pro+. As a result, it appears that Samsung has a minor performance advantage over Motorola.

After all, the Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1 in the Razr 40 Ultra is an earlier version of the same chipset. In practically every simulated test, this year’s edition of the chip outperforms its predecessor. However, in terms of performance, the cellphones do not differ much in ordinary usage.

It’s also worth noting that the Galaxy Z Flip 5 comes with 8GB of RAM and either 256GB or 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage. The Motorola Razr 40 Ultra also comes with 8GB of RAM, but only with 256GB of somewhat slower UFS 3.1 storage. But you won’t notice.

Galaxy Z Flip 5 vs Razr 40 Ultra

Unfortunately, Samsung did not employ a bigger battery in the Galaxy Z Flip 5 compared to its predecessor – it still has a capacity of 3700mAh. The Motorola Razr 40 Ultra’s battery is somewhat bigger and has a capacity of 3800mAh. Furthermore, charging the Motorola battery using a cable is faster. This is due to the fact that it supports 30 W charging, whilst the Samsung only supports 25W charging.

The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 5, on the other hand, charges wirelessly faster at 15W. The Motorola Razr 40 Ultra can only be wirelessly charged at 5W. Furthermore, Samsung offers wireless reverse charging.

Galaxy Z Flip 5 vs Razr 40 Ultra

Samsung and Motorola approach the system, and more precisely the system overlay over Android, in quite different ways. In this situation, the Korean brand relies on significant software, including a plethora of proprietary apps and extra programs. Motorola took a significantly more modest approach, opting for an almost pure Android experience.

The decision between these two diametrically opposed techniques should be based on personal taste rather than the superiority of one option over the other. However, Samsung’s edge will be visible in the number of significant upgrades, as the company will supply up to four (the Razr 40 Ultra will receive three).

Key features

Galaxy Z Flip 5 vs Razr 40 Ultra

This year, Motorola made a huge advancement in the development of the whole foldable flagship market by equipping the Razr 40 Ultra with a wide exterior screen with a diagonal of 3.6in. Many suspected that Samsung would employ a similar technique from the minute the smartphone was announced, since its Galaxy Z Flip 4 stood apart not just from the new Motorola, but also from the Oppo Find N2 Flip.

The Galaxy Z Flip 5 gets a considerably bigger exterior screen as well. Indeed, the smartphone’s top is graced with a 3.4-inch display, providing Samsung customers with a comfortable-to-use exterior display. However, the question remains, however, whether its functionality is on the same level as that of the Motorola model?

The Razr 40 Ultra allows any loaded program to run on the exterior display, resulting in the smartphone being unfurled significantly less frequently and, as a result, burning less power. The Galaxy Z Flip 5 has gotten a slew of new widgets and apps that have been optimized for usage on the external screen. While this is an upgrade over its predecessor, the options are still more limited than on the Motorola smartphone, however our Z Flip 5 review explains how you can run any app on the smaller display.

Price & Availability

Galaxy Z Flip 5 vs Razr 40 Ultra

The Galaxy Z Flip 5 costs the same as the Galaxy Z Flip 4 did when it was first released. Prices for both generations begin at $999.99/£1,049. The main difference is that the entry-level Galaxy Z Flip 5 comes with 256GB of storage, which is double that of the 128GB Galaxy Z Flip 4. Essentially, you get double the storage space for the same price. There is just one more Galaxy Z Flip 5 model with 512GB of storage. It costs $1119.99/£1,149, which is less than the price of last year’s 512GB Galaxy Z Flip 4.

The Razr 40 Ultra is available in the UK, Europe, and the US under the Razr+ brand for $999/£1,049/€1,199 – the same price as the Galaxy Z Flip 5. The Razr 40 Ultra, on the other hand, does not have further storage options and is only available with 256GB.

Specs

Galaxy Z Flip 5:

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 for Galaxy
  • Adreno 740, 719 MHz
  • Android 13 with OneUI, 4 years of updates
  • 8 GB
  • 256/512 GB
  • 6.7-inch AMOLED, 1080×2640 pixels, 120 Hz foldable internal display
  • 3.4-inch AMOLED, 720×740 pixels cover display
  • Cameras: 12 Mp + 12 Mp wide angle with LED on rear, 10 Mp on front
  • USB 2 Type C
  • 2G, 3G, 4G, 5G, WiFi 6e, Bluetooth 5.3, agps, galileo, nfc
  • e-sim, side fingerprint reader, waterproof (IPX8)
  • 3,700 mAh, 21 hours video streaming (high brightness, 60Hz), approx. 14 hours mixed use (medium brightness, 120Hz), approx. 26 hours calls (4G)
  • 25W USB charging, 15W wireless charging, charger not included.
  • 16.51 x 7.19 x 0.69 cm
  • 8.51 x 7.64 x 1.51 cm
  • 187g

Motorola Razr 40 Ultra:

  • 3.6in, 144Hz pOLED cover display
  • 6.9in, 1-165Hz LTPO pOLED main display
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 8+ Gen 1
  • 8/12GB RAM
  • 256/512GB storage
  • Cameras:
    • 12Mp, f/1.5, OIS main camera
    • 13Mp, f/2.2 ultrawide camera
    • 32Mp, f/2.4 selfie camera
  • 3800mAh
  • 30W wired charging
  • 5W wireless charging
  • Stereo speakers
  • IP52
  • Gorilla Glass Victus
  • 5G
  • 73.95 x 170.83 x 6.99mm (open)
  • 184.5/188.5g
  • Android 13
Achraf Grini
Achraf Grini
Hello This is AG. I am a Tech lover and I have long been a promoter and editor for a shopping company, I have followed smartphones and headphones and others. I covers iOS, Android, Windows and macOS, writing tutorials, buying guides and reviews.
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