Razer, the popular company in the gaming world, has come up in the smartphone market with its first ever and the only flagship device so far that is Razer Phone. The new smartphone is aimed at the gamers offering great experience on a smaller display that comes with 120Hz refresh rate.
The design features of Razer Phone, running on Android Nougat out of the box, seem to be borrowed from the Nextbit Robin, the business acquired by Razer in January this year, featuring cleaner lines and a boxy chassis. The iconic black Razer finish gives it the feel of the company’s gaming laptops. The fingerprint scanner is embedded on the side in the power button, similar to how Sony does it. The phone runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, which will be upgraded to Oreo.
The display features are the ones where Razer Phone beats all the big names of today, like iPhone X by Apple and Note 8 by Samsung. It brings a 5.72 inch, 1080p (1920 x 1080) resolution display with a 120 Hz refresh rate, twice as compared to most of the flagship devices of today. Right now, only the iPad Pro display has the same refresh and Apple calls it “The most advanced display on the planet”.
What more? The display is equipped with UltraMotion technology, developed in coordination with Qualcomm. Remember, it is an adaptive refresh technology that syncs the GPU and the display to ensure no tearing or lag even at high frame rates. However, the top and bottom bezels are large making the phone unwieldy and gigantic in the world of bezelless technology.
While going inside, we find a Snapdragon 835 chipset which is currently the most powerful chipset by Qualcomm in the market. Moreover, the Razer Phone is packed with 8GB of RAM which is still not common even in flagship smartphones nowadays. The company says that the phone makes full use of all of the 8 Gigabytes of RAM, unlike other phones with similar amounts of RAM (6-8 GB).
As the phone is gaming focused, Razer wants to make sure that your phone does not lag even when you play high-end games on it. You can even change the core frequencies of the processor to your liking and Razer has said that they have already slightly overclocked it for the phone. Razer has set the internal storage option limited to 64 GB but expandable via a microSD card slot as well.
On the camera front, Razer Phone is equally compatible with today’s phones. We have a dual camera setup of 12 MP + 13 MP sensors at the back. Both lenses have f/1.75 & f/2.6 aperture respectively. There’s an 8 MP Autofocus camera on the front for selfie enthusiasts. The phone does not have a 3.5mm audio jack, though comes with USB-C port to 3.5mm adapter with a 24-bit DAC in it. The front-speakers are the first ever to be certified by THX.
The battery capacity is set at 4000 mAh with Quickcharge 4+ support which will charge the phone from 0% to 85% in an hour. Razer claims that you can watch movies for 12.5 hours, listen to music for 63.5 hours and play Hearthstone for 7 hours on a single charge.
Pricing and Availability
Razer has kept all those high-end specs under the price tag of $699 (~PKR 73,600) and literally offers more than the most of the flagship devices do. It will be made available to purchase starting from November 17. Keep visiting us to know more about this story in coming days.
|OS||Android 7.1.1 Nougat, upgradable to 8.0 Oreo|
|Supported Networks||2G, 3G, 4G LTE|
|Dual SIM Support||Yes|
|CPU||2.35 Ghz quad-core Kryo + 1.9 GHz quad-core Kryo|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835|
|RAM||8 GB LPDDR4|
|Internal Storafe||64 GB|
|Card slot||yes, via microSD slot|
|Connectivity||LTE, USB-C, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi ac, GPS, fingerprint scanner, NFC|
|Primary Camera||12 MP wide f/1.6 + 13 MP zoom f/2.6, dual-tone LED|
|Secondary Camera||8 MP, f/2.0|
|Battery||4000 mAh; Quick Charge 4.0|
|Price||$699 (~PKR 73,600)|