- Both these phones have a small outer screen
- You have them powered by varied Snapdragon chipsets
- Amazon and Flipkart will have these respective phones on sale.
Motorola and Samsung are all set to battle it out in the foldable arena in the country thanks to the special sales on Flipkart and Amazon that gives you a chance to grab the new Moto Razr 40 or the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 for an attractive price.
Online sales are a great time to pick yourselves a bargain, and both the companies are bringing their premium foldables (more like flip phones) to the market this month, making it the ideal purchase. The Moto Razr 40 is the latest addition to Motorola’s foldable lineup, while Samsung reduced the price of the Galaxy Z Flip 3 after the launch of its successor, and you can get them for Rs 54,999 and Rs 44,999 respectively.
Even though the Samsung flip phone is a year older, it still has enough in the tank to compete with a newbie like the Moto Razr 40. But how do these two flip phones stack up against each other, and given the choice, which one of these should you consider buying this sale season, we give you the detailed answer through this comparison.
Moto Razr 40 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: Specs at Glance
|Specs||Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3||Moto Razr 40|
|Outer Screen||1.9-inch Super AMOLED||1.5-inch AMOLED|
|Inner screen||6.7-inch AMOLED Full HD+||6.9-inch AMOLED Full HD+|
|SoC||Snapdragon 888||Snapdragon 7 Gen 1|
|RAM||Up to 8GB||Up to 12GB|
|Storage||Up to 256GB||Up to 512GB|
|Rear Camera||12MP + 12MP ( ultrawide)||64MP + 13MP (ultrawide)|
|Battery||3300mAh battery with 15W fast charging, 10W wireless, 4.5W reverse wireless||4200mAh battery with 30W fast charging, 5W wireless|
|Operating System||Android 13||Android 13|
Moto Razr 40 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: Price in India
Moto Razr 40 has launched in India for Rs 59,999 but thanks to bank offers, the effective price tag of the foldable phone comes to Rs 54,999. The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 will be available for Rs 44,999 on Flipkart during the sale.
Moto Razr 40 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: Design
Motorola has gone for an interesting mix of design and materials for the Moto Razr 40. The in-hand feel of the phone is accentuated by the faux-leather finish on the back panel, which provides a comfortable grip with the curved sides.
You quickly notice the smallish outer screen on the phone and when you unfold it, the form factor is tall like every other model in this segment. The phone is also bulky at 188 grams while the thickness is slightly lower than Samsung’s flip phone.
The Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 is chunky and weighs around 183 grams, while the folded mode of the phone stands at 17.1mm which can be unwieldy to hold for many people. Samsung has also offered IPX8 water resistance while Motorola is only providing an IP52 rating with the water-repellent coating.
Motorola’s approach is fresh but the comfort factor and durability of the device make the Galaxy Z Flip an easier pick.
Moto Razr 40 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: Display
Moto Razr 40 features a 1.5-inch outer screen with an AMOLED panel, while the foldable version is a 6.9-inch LTPO AMOLED with 144Hz refresh rate. The screen also supports HDR10+ and offers 1400 nits of peak brightness. Samsung gives you a 1.9-inch Super AMOLED exterior display, whereas the inner screen is a 6.7-inch Dynamic AMOLED 2x with 120Hz refresh rate and support for HDR10+ along with 1200 nits of peak brightness.
Motorola has a definite advantage here, being the latest model and packing features that represent excellent value.
Moto Razr 40 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: Performance and UI
Moto Razr 40 is powered by Snapdragon 7 Gen 1 chipset with up to 12GB RAM and 512GB storage. The flip phone gets Android 13 out of the box with the MyUI skin that avoids bloatware and ads.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 uses the older Snapdragon 888 chipset with up to 8GB RAM and 256GB storage. The phone was launched with Android 11 and is only upgradeable up to Android 13.
While Samsung is offering the better of the two in terms of hardware, the Moto Razr 40 will likely get more OS updates than its rival.
Moto Razr 40 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: Cameras
Moto Razr 40 has a dual camera system at the back that includes a 64MP primary sensor with OIS and a 13MP ultrawide angle sensor. The front of the phone carries a 32MP shooter.
Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 also has a dual camera setup but you get a 12MP wide sensor with OIS and a 12MP ultrawide sensor. The front of the phone features a 10MP selfie camera.
Samsung has a solid track record in the imaging scene, and even though Motorola has gone for higher MP cameras, our pick is tilted towards the tried-and-tested option.
Moto Razr 40 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: Battery
Moto Razr 40 packs a 4200mAh battery that supports 33W wired charging speed and 5W wireless charging. Samsung’s flip phone features a smaller 3300mAh battery that also only gets 15W wired charging but you have 10W wireless charging and 4.5W reverse wireless charging speed.
Motorola surely promises a longer backup with the bigger unit and you can quickly juice it up, which is equally important.
Moto Razr 40 vs Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3: Which One To Buy
Going by these features, and yes, the sale price, the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 proves to be an appealing option for anyone who wants to get a taste of the flip phones without spending around a lakh. Moto Razr 40 has display, battery, charging and software in its favour. While Samsung scores with the hardware, cameras and comfort of the two in terms of design.
But most importantly, you spend Rs 10,000 less on getting the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip 3 phone, which is not going to move beyond Android 13 which puts its shelf life in question. If you can make peace with that then Samsung is our pick, but if you want something new, something reliable and something of an all-rounder, go for the Moto Razr 40.