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Razer Phone: Everything You Need to Know

"A phone for gamers."

Mack Ashworthby Mack Ashworth

“Razer” and “gaming” go together like peas and carrots. Where there are video games, there’s usually a Razer logo to be found somewhere nearby. Whether it’s a peripheral, or hardware itself, Razer has found its way into most gaming dens.

“Razer” and “mobile,” on the other hand, isn’t quite so easy on the ears. This is a new adventure for the gaming giant, and the Razer Phone is its first attempt at launching a cellphone “for gamers.”

After acquiring phone maker Nextbit in 2016, Razer set to work on creating something that ticks all the boxes when it comes to a gamer’s needs. Looking at the spec sheet, on first impressions, it looks like Razer has succeeded.

However, for the $700 asking price, there’s going to have to be top-tier hardware powering this device. Fortunately, it turns out the Razer Phone is a bit of beast!

Here’s a rundown of the tech that makes the Razer Phone tick:

Display

SMOOTHER. BRIGHTER. FASTER.

Enjoy a stunning screen backed by UltraMotion™ technology that delivers refresh rates up to 120 Hz. This means, zero lag or stuttering—just fluid, buttery smooth motion content for you to enjoy. And with a Quad HD display boasting wide color gamut, everything looks vibrant and sharp.

Audio

TRUE-TO-LIFE CINEMATIC AUDIO

With Dolby ATMOS, enjoy a cinematic sound experience all around you reproduced through front-firing speakers and dual amplifiers. And when you’re listening with headphones, hardware certified by THX guarantees audiophile quality sound for your entertainment.

Performance

PERFORMANCE OPTIMISED DESIGN

Powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 8GB RAM, get the ultimate viewing and gaming experience, backed by superior battery life for longer enjoyment. Fine tune your experience with Game Booster, confident that best-in-class thermal design produces less throttling to fully maximise the phone’s power and performance.

Camera

A CAMERA FOR ANY OCCASION

With 12MP dual cameras, you have complete versatility whether you’re snapping a group shot or zooming in on the action. Smoothly transition from the f1.7 wide angle lens to 2x telephoto to frame the perfect shot. And with a dual tone flash, colors always look balanced and natural.

Battery

IT JUST KEEPS GOING

Equipped with a 4,000 mAh battery — one of the largest capacities found in any smartphone — the Razer Phone provides the absolute freedom to watch, listen and play as much as you want without ever being caught with a red battery bar.

Specs

Processor

    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform

System Memory

    8GB dual channel (LPDDR4, 1866 MHz)

Storage

  • Internal: 64GB UFS
  • External: microSD (class 10, 2TB max.)

Display

  • 5.7-inch IGZO LCD 1440 x 2560
  • 120 Hz, Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Rear Cameras

  • 12MP AF f1.75 Wide
  • 13MP AF f2.6 Zoom
  • Dual PDAF
  • Dual tone, dual LED flash

Front Camera

    8MP FF f2.0

Sound

  • Stereo Front-facing speakers
  • Dual Amplifiers
  • Audio Adapter with THX certified DAC

Power

  • 4000 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+

Wireless

  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • NFC

Bands

  • GSM: Quad-band GSM UMTS: B1/2/3/4/5/8
  • LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66
  • TDD LTE: B38/39/40/41 TD-SCDMA: B34/39

Size

  • 158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm
  • 6.24 x 3.06 x 0.31 in
  • 197 g

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