Razer introduces the ultimate smartphone for gamers

Posted:  November 2, 2017   By:    9 comments   


Razer Phone

Razer, the name that you often associate with gaming has just released a smartphone of its own. After acquiring Nextbit, here comes the Razer Phone. Nope, it doesn’t come with Chroma lighting but it sure looks like the ultimate mobile gaming device.

As speculated earlier, the Razer Phone comes with a 5.7″ Quad HD (2560×1440) screen that has an insane UltraMotion 120Hz display. That’s a first on a smartphone and the refresh rate is as high as the latest iPad Pro ProMotion display.

At first glance, the Razer Phone looks rather bulky with its thick forehead and chin. However, it does come with a pair of front-facing stereo speakers with dual amplifiers that is enhanced with Dolby ATMOS.

Under the hood, you can expect the best specs crammed onto this 8mm thin gaming slab. It runs on a Snapdragon 835 processor with a whopping 8GB LPDDR4 RAM along with 64GB of UFS storage. If that’s not enough, it also accepts microSD up to 2TB. Since gaming can really turn up the heat, the Razer phone claims to have the best in class thermal design to reduce throttling for maximum performance at all times.

In terms of photography, it gets a dual-camera setup at the rear with dual PDAF. The first unit is a 12MP f/1.75 camera for normal shots while the secondary 12MP f/2.6 shooter is used for zoom. For selfies, it comes with an 8MP f/2.0 shooter.

Since gaming is power intensive, the Razer Phone comes with a massive 4,000mAh battery which supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+ via USB Type C. Unfortunately, there’s no headphone jack but Razer is supplying a USB Type-C to 3.5mm dongle that comes with a THX certified DAC.

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At the moment, the Razer Phone is running on Android 7.1 with Nova Launcher Prime installed but it will be updated to Android 8.0 Oreo in early 2018. The Razer Phone will be released in US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark and Sweden on 17 November and pre-orders are now open. It is officially priced at US$699.99 (about RM2,959). The pricing looks pretty decent especially with the hardware it’s packing. What do you guys think?


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9 Comments for Razer introduces the ultimate smartphone for gamers

Pez

price low to RM2,000.. i will bank in directly to get the phone !!! XD

    ein

    rm2000 go buy your Xiaomi phone.

    PezIsCheap

    How about free you cheapskate, spend Rm200 go buy a Note, Mi Note I mean, not Samsung.

    Khairi

    You think this is Vivo or Oppo? The hands on review and specs looks superb.

    Heck, SamsungS8 Plus/Note 8 looks overrated compare with this Razer!

Babi Hutan

Butthurt much ??

    sellbutt

    I guess because he has to sell his butt to buy smartphone…

Hunter

gaming phone.. but… no 3.5mm jack?? its not as thin and sleek as a Moto Z or an Iphone to not include one.. How will would be 'gamers' wanna use their gaming earphones/headphones whilst charging? 4000mAh with a 120Hz dont exactly equal to frugal battery consumption you know? Yes u have bluetooth… but that again will increase battery consumption.. in the end how many hours u can get out of the battery? at least for the moto Z or iphone, they are not solely marketed to 'gamers' hence not including a 3.5mm jack wouldnt cause much hoohaa..

Just wait for the Razer Phone 2. or 3 or 4.. lol.

    dan

    when razer phobe come 2,3,4 another user says like this again wait for razer 5,6,7,8 lol

SBMAN

Cool sharing keep it up the work,
Thanks for sharing