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Motorola Razr 40 Ultra: Durability test ends surprisingly

Last month, Motorola officially released its new foldable flagship, the Razr 40 Ultra, to international markets. In the US, the same device is called the Motorola Razr+. Accordingly, they are one and the same device, even if Zack from the YouTube channel JerryRigEverything just did his typical durability test with a Razr+.

As usual, Zack starts his durability test of the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra with a scratch test. The first scratches already remain from level two on the Mohs hardness scale with deeper grooves from level 3. This is because the foldable main display is made of plastic. The pre-installed screen protector doesn’t help either, which according to Motorola must not be removed. The outer cover display, on the other hand, lasts up to level 6 as expected, with deeper scratches from level 7 onwards.

Zack then treats the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra with sand, which does not affect the functionality of the display or the fingerprint sensor in the side frame. The latter also gets the knife-treatment, but still works without any problems. Next comes the fire test, where the outer display gives up after around 20 seconds. A white spot forms, which remains permanently even after cooling. The foldable main display, on the other hand, turns permanently black after just 6 seconds.

At the end comes the bending test of the Motorola smartphone, which ends with a surprise, as already indicated. It’s not the flexible main display that gives way when you bend it, but the outer cover display. With a clearly audible crack, the supposedly highly stable Gorilla Glass Victus splintered into various individual parts.

Apart from the bending test, the behavior of the Motorola Razr 40 Ultra was generally as expected. And the breakage of the outer display should probably never occur in this form due to the extreme and unusual load in practice.


Mats Hellqvist
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