As the originator of vertical folding mobile phones, Motorola’s razr series has taken us through nearly 4 years. Compared with horizontal folding mobile phones, the compact vertical folding form is more inclined to the usage habits of female users, just like the clamshell mobile phones back then.
Another point is that vertically folding mobile phones generally have a secondary screen, so how to maximize its use and make the interactive logic design simpler is the point that best reflects the value of this type of product.
Moto has also seen through this point and brought us a new generation of Moto razr 40 vertical folding mobile phones, with a 1.5-inch external screen, coupled with an intelligent elf dynamic theme, and an intuitive and simple interaction method, which interprets for us a This is what a vertically folding mobile phone that can be used as a main machine should look like. Of course, its starting price of 3999 yuan is definitely beyond everyone’s expectations, and the quality-price ratio is undoubtedly higher than this one.
So, as the fourth vertical folding mobile phone of Moto, what kind of unique experience can it bring us?
Before the evaluation begins, let’s take a look at the features of this moto razr 40 mobile phones:
1. The fourth-generation star track hinge technology mobile phone is lighter and thinner
moto razr 40, a new generation of vertical folding mobile phone Motorola, uses the latest folding technology – the fourth-generation star track hinge technology, the first dual-track double-wing hinge structure, lighter shaft body, only due to 85 ultra-miniature ultra-high-strength The steel flagship is only 9.1g, which also reduces the overall weight of the phone by 30%.
Secondly, the shaft body is thinner. The new generation of star orbit shaft technology has reduced the volume of the shaft body by about 36.6%. The thickness of the mobile phone in the unfolded state has also been reduced from 7.62mm in the previous generation to 7.35mm, and the closed thickness has also been reduced from 16.99mm. to 15.8mm.
2. 1.5-inch external screen with diversified interactions
The back panel of the razr 40 is equipped with a 1.5-inch external screen, which is protected by Corning’s seventh-generation Gorilla Glass. The drop and scratch resistance of the external screen has been greatly improved.
Secondly, this external screen has 15 dials. The default dynamic elf dial will change color and shape in real time according to different periods. Using the external screen is no longer boring.
In addition, using this external screen can also realize the interaction of various functions, such as viewing notification information, recording, playing music, post-camera selfies, checking the weather, etc.
3. Wired + wireless fast charging battery life is more guaranteed
The Moto razr 40 is not only equipped with a 33W charging adapter but is also compatible with 5W Qi wireless charging. After the subsequent OTA upgrade, the peak power of the Moto wireless charger can reach 8W. With the blessing of MAXE system scheduling, it can intelligently manage the battery life of the mobile phone. Thereby further prolonging the battery life and battery life of the mobile phone.
Design & Appearance
In appearance design, the Moto razr 40 is different from the previous folding products in that its body is made of air nano-leather, which is a recyclable and environmentally friendly material, and it is also wear-resistant and dirt-resistant. Everyday stains will come off with just one wipe, and the color will not fade after a long time.
Secondly, the air nano skin also has a very comfortable touch. The color we got is Bright Moon White, and the moto uses a low-saturation color. Eye-catching colors with high saturation, seeing it can relieve anxiety and stress, and relax your mind. On the lower half of the back of the Moto razr 40, the logo of the razr is particularly conspicuous, and the color of its middle frame and hinge is consistent with the back of the phone. The weight of the Moto razr 40 is only 188.6g, and the thinnest part is 7.35mm. The whole machine feels comfortable to hold, and it is light and compact when folded. It is not a problem for girls to hold it with one hand.
A 1.5-inch secondary screen is integrated on the back of the phone, with a resolution of 368×194 and 100% DCI-P3 wide color gamut, which makes this secondary screen have a higher display quality, and the surface is covered with Corning’s seventh-generation gorilla The front panel and the secondary screen are also extremely scratch-resistant and wear-resistant. Putting the phone in the pocket, you are no longer afraid of being scratched by sharp objects such as pebbles and zippers. On the secondary screen, moto is still very willing to pay the cost.
On the left side of the secondary screen of the razr 40, there is a dual-camera module composed of a main mirror and an ultra-wide-angle lens. A laser focus sensor is equipped below it, and a single LED flash is on the left.
Unfolding the screen, the large 6.9-inch OLED screen of the Moto razr 40 has a very strong impact. For the first time, moto uses LTPO substrates in a vertically folded mobile phone. power saving effect. In the center of the screen, there is a 32-megapixel outsole front lens.
In the moto razr 40, the fourth-generation star orbit shaft technology is incorporated, which further reduces the weight and measurements of the shaft body by 30%, and the unfolded thickness reaches 7.35mm.
Secondly, due to the adoption of a new hydrogen-free amorphous carbon coating process, the wear resistance of the shaft body of the mobile phone has been improved again. The first double-track double-wing hinge structure has a folding life of 400,000 times.
The right side of the phone integrates a power fingerprint two-in-one button and a volume button, and there is also a noise-canceling microphone on the top.
There is also a noise-canceling microphone on the top of the fuselage, which forms three microphones for noise reduction with the side and bottom. The Type-C charging interface integrates audio transmission capabilities. The main speaker on the right and the earpiece speaker on the front form a stereo field, supporting Dolby Atmos, and Hi-Res audio certification.
The Moto razr 40 is equipped with a 33W fast charging adapter. The package comes with a quick start guide and a three-pack certificate. It is a pity that there is no mobile phone case.
The fourth-generation star track hinge technology on the Moto razr 40 allows the mobile phone to be used in a multi-angle hovering posture. The combination of the 1.5-inch secondary screen and the hovering form has derived a variety of novel gameplay.
The folding hinge of razr 40 can realize the hovering operation at 90° inside and outside. The mobile phone is clean and neat when hovering. The sensitivity is relatively high, of course, there are advantages and disadvantages.
The sharp point is to keep the phone from vibrating in trouser pockets or bags, causing sundries to enter the interior and scratch the screen.
The disadvantage is that opening and closing the mobile phone with one hand may be more laborious, and both hands must be used together, which also limits the use of the mobile phone. If you are driving or when one hand is occupied, you want to turn it It is a little difficult to drive the Moto razr 40.
However, this hovering gesture also brings convenience to girls who love beauty.
In the hovering posture, you can stand the phone on the table and use the rear lens to shoot, and find the angle that is difficult to shoot with a straight phone.
In addition, using the front camera, in this state, the young lady can pose various POSS to take selfies. The most important thing is that it can also be transformed into a makeup mirror, and it can be easily done with makeup after going out.
Moto’s shake to turn on the flashlight has always been a function I like very much. It is more convenient than the gesture of turning off the screen and double-clicking the power button. Turn on the flashlight.
Turn on the camera
With the secondary screen, you can also use the rear main lens to take selfies. When the phone is closed, flip it quickly to quickly call the rear lens. When the Moto razr 40 detects a smile, you can quickly capture it. Of course, you can also tap the screen Or press the volume button to take a selfie, the operation is very simple.
On the secondary screen camera interface of Moto razr 40, an interesting function is integrated – cartoon camera assistant. When taking portraits after use, the secondary screen will display colorful emojis to attract the subject to look at the area.
External screen style
The external screen of moto razr 40 has built-in multiple clock styles, the default elf time, and the cute and cute dynamic moo elves will change colors and shapes at any time according to different times, and even display them in various dynamic forms, Whether it is work or life, it can always be with you.
External screen panel
The external screen of the razr 40 mobile phone integrates a variety of small screen windows, which not only have the ability to send messages and schedule reminders, but also can call out function cards by swiping left and right, record, play music, timer, check the weather, etc., without opening the screen The problems that can be solved will never open the screen, and simplifying the complexity will always be one step faster.
In the external screen style of the internal screen, you can customize the panel functions and notification applications. There are 14 built-in external screen clock styles for you to choose from, which adds more playability.
The moto razr 40 has a built-in first-generation Snapdragon 7 mobile platform, supplemented by up to 12GB LPDDR4X + 256GB UFS2.2 flash memory, and supports memory expansion up to 3GB.
Since opening the memory expansion will cause the speed of memory and flash memory to be inconsistent, resulting in a low final score, so we turned off the memory expansion and conducted a set of theoretical performance tests on it.
Theoretical performance test
The first is the comprehensive performance test of the AnTuTu V10 version. The score of 664,500 is about half of the performance of the Snapdragon 8+. Although the running score cannot be compared with the flagship game, the overall experience is still very good on a mid-range machine.
In the CPU single test, the GeekBench5 single-core score is 781 points, the multi-core score is 2850 points, and the GeekBench6.0 version has a single-core score of 1027 points and a multi-core score of 2865 points.
According to the results of the comprehensive CPU test, the overall performance of the Moto razr 40 is at the upper-middle level.
In the memory and flash memory test, the flash read speed is 1014MB/s, the write speed is 897MB/s, the memory copy speed is 5762MB/s, and the write speed is 1235MB/s.
According to the test data, it meets the specifications of LPDDR4X 2133MHz memory + UFS2.2 flash memory.
To show the real performance of the mobile phone, we tested the two popular mobile games Glory of Kings and Peace Elite in an indoor office environment of 29 degrees Celsius, with the highest frame rate as the priority, and recorded the frame rate of the game after the test. Power consumption and temperature and other information.
1. Glory of Kings
The Honor of Kings mobile game can run up to 60 frames under extreme picture quality. After a test of nearly 14 minutes of fun, the average frame rate of the game is stable at 59.8 FPS, with an average fluctuation of 0.4. The whole game is smooth and smooth, almost There is no slight fluctuation.
The average power consumption is about 3W, the energy efficiency ratio reaches 19.88, and the frame energy consumption is 50.2mW.
Due to the manufacturing process of the Snapdragon 7 mobile platform, the performance release of the mobile phone during the game will not be particularly aggressive. In addition, the folded form is not conducive to the dissipation of heat, so the energy efficiency ratio is compared with that of a straight mobile phone. , is significantly lower.
However, the temperature is relatively high, 42.8 degrees Celsius on the front of the fuselage, and 42.5 degrees Celsius on the back. At this time, when holding the phone with both hands, you will feel obvious heat accumulation, mainly concentrated in the camera area, and the position of the top frame will also feel a little hot, but also within the acceptable range.
2. Peace Elite
With the smooth image quality + extreme frame rate of the Peace Elite mobile game, the average frame rate of the game came to 59.4FPS, and the frame rate fluctuated at 1.1FPS. During the game, driving, picking up treasure boxes, and cutting weapons will not appear stuck.
For nearly 10 minutes of gaming, the average power consumption is 3.48W, the frame power consumption is 58.7mW, and the energy efficiency ratio of 17..06 is also somewhat low.
In terms of temperature, due to the high load of the Peace Elite, the front of the fuselage also reached 44.3 degrees Celsius, and the back was 43.2 degrees Celsius. The excessive heat also made me have to adjust my holding posture at any time during the game.
The Moto razr 40 has two rear cameras. The main camera uses a 64-megapixel OV64B lens, a 1/2-inch photosensitive unit, a 0.7-micron single pixel, and supports OIS optical image stabilization. The ultra-wide-angle is a 13-megapixel Hi1336, 1/ 3.1-inch photosensitive unit, 1.12-micron single pixel.
Below the two lenses, a laser focus sensor and an ambient light sensor are integrated.
Main lens sample
The main lens of the Moto razr 40 has an appropriate imaging style in daytime scenes. Compared with the naked eye, the color saturation is higher, but not so high that it is particularly dazzling. While retaining the true colors, it gives people a very Comfortable, 64-megapixel lens (default 4-in-1 16-megapixel), the resolution of the picture is still very good even after zooming in and cropping, and can accurately restore the details and textures of buildings.
In the night scene, the Moto razr 40 uses the long exposure mode, which has a good suppression effect on the highlighted part. The sky behind the building is black and pure, and there is no excessive noise even when zoomed in.
However, in the scene of multi-color and complex light (large color difference), the light board photographed is a bit whitish, but the color of the surrounding light is very pure, but in the scene with little color difference, it can control the situation very well. The displayed colors are not particularly different from the real environment we observed.
Under the ultra-wide-angle lens, the proofs taken by moto razr 40 during the day did not cause excessive chromatic aberration with the main camera. The majesty of things.
However, due to the small photosensitive unit, the ability to accept light is weak. Compared with the proofs presented by the main camera, the ultra-wide-angle proofs may be a bit dim, but the 13-megapixel picture can be seen clearly after zooming in. , Compared with those 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens groups, the resolution is much better.
The ultra-wide-angle lens of the razr 40 also supports night scene mode. We also took several sets of samples. Faced with the intake of different lights, it can effectively solve the phenomenon of light diffraction. Even at night, it has a good imaging effect.
The Moto razr 40 has a built-in 4200mAh high-efficiency battery, supports up to 30W wired fast charging, and also supports 5W Qi wireless fast charging. We also tested the charging and battery life of the Moto razr 40.
After testing, the power can be charged from 1% to 14% in 10 minutes, 48% in 30 minutes, 97% in 60 minutes, and finally fully charged in 63 minutes. Taken together, the Moto razr 40 can quickly recover blood in a little over an hour.
For the battery life, we use a professional battery life test tool – the battery dog produced by Kuai Technology.
In terms of test items, we chose the limit battery life test and checked all the test items including CPU high voltage, CPU multi-threading, AI recognition, picture browsing, video playback, and web browsing to simulate user usage scenarios and restore the real load to the greatest extent. Infinitely close to the real power consumption.
Before the test, we first adjusted the screen brightness of the Moto razr 40 to 50%, turned off the automatic brightness, and used the adaptive refresh rate for the battery life test.
After the battery dog’s continuous test, it took 7 hours, 33 minutes, and 54 seconds for the power to be consumed from 100% to 20%. After conversion, the full battery life can reach about 9.5 hours. With such battery life, it is no problem to support a day for medium and heavy users.
The arrival of the Moto razr 40 has shown us a different side of the vertical folding machine. It not only improves the folding hinge, but also brings innovations at the functional level, such as cartoon photo assistants, turning on the camera, and live wallpapers of elf moments. After experiencing the function points, you can’t help but be amazed: it turns out that the secondary screen can still play like this!
The hinge of the Moto razr 40 will not fall back after hovering every time. The whole operation is clean and neat, and the folding angle can reach more than 120 degrees. Using this feature, also enriches the shooting possibilities when using the rear camera Angle, taking pictures that can’t be captured by straight mobile phones.
Secondly, after the razr 40 is unfolded, there are almost no creases on the inner screen, and the perception of the depression is not obvious when touched by hand. Just looking at the solid workmanship and materials, it is hard to imagine that this is actually a smartphone that costs less than 4,000 yuan. Fold the phone.
In addition, a mobile phone still needs the most basic communication capabilities. Moto razr is a rare mobile phone among longitudinal folding machines that supports dual card dual standby and dual 5G. It has 15 5G frequency bands and 24 4G frequency bands. It is no exaggeration to say that In other words, taking it out will no longer be troubled by no signal.
The 1.5-inch secondary screen of razr 40, although its size is not very large in the field of vertical folding, it provides a variety of ways to play, which can make your eyes shine. The function of turning and turning the camera gets rid of the tediousness of clicking and sliding the screen, Only by simplifying the control can we truly understand the purpose of moto in making this product, and sum up its secondary screen performance in one sentence: simple control, fun and practical.
The 4200mAh battery allows the moto razr 40 to be used easily for 9 and a half hours. This battery life is not too much even if it is placed in a straight mobile phone. It is no problem to use it for a whole day when you are out of the house.
The 4nm Snapdragon 7 mobile platform has brought a strong guarantee for the gaming experience of the Moto razr 40. It can run at full frame if you eat a chicken or play a king, and it is easy to face common applications. Combined with the idea of simplicity and smoothness With the latest myui6.0 operating system and up to 12+256GB of large storage, it will not be a problem to use the phone for two or three years.
On the whole, moto razr 40 solves some complicated problems that we have when using the secondary screen of vertical folding mobile phones, such as shaking to quickly activate the camera, the small screen allows the commonly used functions to be accessible at one touch, and the dual card dual To be designed, return to the essence of the mobile phone, so that the communication ability is no longer a barrier for folding mobile phones, and the strong battery life provides the mobile phone with a basic user experience like a candy bar mobile phone. These features are integrated into a vertical mobile phone that only starts at 3999 yuan. Among folding mobile phones, its price/performance ratio is really unmatched among peers.
We also hope that in the future, moto will continue to develop new forms of folding screens to bring more possibilities to users.
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