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New Player: Razer Phone Smartphone officially announced & hands-on

New Player: Razer Phone Smartphone officially announced
New Player: Razer Phone Smartphone officially announced
Surprise, surprise. It's a phone! Rumors have been going around for a while that the gaming specialist Razer might be producing a smartphone. These have been encouraged by posts from the company's boss, Min-Lian Tan, himself. Now, Razor has let the cat out of the bag and announced that it will be expanding its portfolio with a high-end smartphone for gamers.

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Let us be honest: It was quite clear after Min-Liang Tan's Facebook post "Some random test photos of a new camera" that Razer would be producing its first smartphone sooner or later, expanding its portfolio even further. But the fact that the Razer Phone looks the way it does is still rather surprising.

Case and Design

If you expected a smartphone designed "by gamers for gamers" to be easily recognizable as such, you were wrong. There are no traces of Croma-blinking or colorful Gamepad keys on the new Razer Phone. Like for its laptops, Razer has chosen a subtle, matte black look for its new snartphone. Not only optics and build fit exactly to the manufacturer's laptops: The cutouts for the speakers at the top and bottom of the phone are made of the same fine aluminum we know from Razer Blade Notebooks. The look and feel of the new phone is generally reminiscent of Razer's laptops, probably in order to appeal to devoted fans of the brand. Compared to the currently wide-spread glass surfaces and cases that combine subtle colors and smooth curves, the Razer Phone looks more like an unemotional piece of metal.

Razer Phone
Razer Phone
Razer Phone
Razer Phone
Razer Phone
Razer Phone

Of course, design is also a matter of taste. The feel of the pre-production models is very good and of high quality. The matte surface hardly shows fingerprints and is not completely smooth, which means that it tends to stay put on smooth surfaces while other designs might slide off. We also like the idea of having the speaker cutouts above and beneath the screen, which will come to play during media playback and when gaming in landscape mode. Razer has decided against dedicated keys on the front and back and has combined the on/off button with a fingerprint reader, placed on the right side of the device. The two volume buttons are placed in the center of the left side. You can see from the way these buttons are positioned that Razer has optimized the phone for use in landscape mode.

About the ports: Following the current trend, the Razer Phone only offers a USB Type-C port. But at least the phone is delivered with a high-quality USB-to-3.5mm-audio-jack adapter. This way, you can continue using normal headphones relatively easily.  

Razer Phone
Razer Phone
Razer Phone

Important for fans of the brand: The back of the phone is decorated with the typical Razer snake logo. The only way of getting it in the typical Razer Green is by pre-ordering and getting the Day One edition. If you wait too long, you will have to settle for a silver logo.

The dimensions of the Razer Phone are almost exactly the same as the dimensions of the current Apple iPhone 8 Plus, which makes it one of the largest smartphones currently available. 197 grams (~6.3 oz) also make it one of the heaviest.

Size Comparison



Performance & Connectivity

Razer has based the design concept of the Razer Phone on three pillars which are supposed to particularly attract users who enjoy gaming: Performance, display and sound. The phone is based on a Snapdragon 835 SoC from Qualcomm, a current high-end processor for flagship phones. This chip can also be found in the Xiaomi Mi 6, HTC U11, OnePlus 5, Nokia 8 or in the Sony Xperia XZ Premium. The SoC has access to 8 GB of RAM and 64 GB of UFS storage. There are no alternative configurations available. You can expand the available storage via the integrated microSD slot, but the device does not support Dual-SIM.

Razer Phone 2017
Graphics adapter
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR4, 1,600 MHz
Display
5.72 inch 16:9, 1440 x 2560 pixel 513 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, IGZO LCD, 120 Hz, Wide Color Gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.1 Flash, 64 GB 
, 48.9 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.0 / 3.1 Gen1, Audio Connections: audio output through USB-C, Card Reader: microSD (class 10, 2TB max.), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor, Sensors: accelerometer, gyroscope, proximity sensor, compass
Networking
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (a/b/g/n/ac), Bluetooth 4.2, GSM: quad-band GSM; UMTS: B1/2/3/4/5/8; LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66; TDD LTE: B38/39/40/41; TD-SCDMA: B34/39, LTE, GPS
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 8 x 158.5 x 77.7 ( = 0.31 x 6.24 x 3.06 in)
Battery
15.2 Wh, 4000 mAh Lithium-Ion, Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix dual camera: 12MP AF f1.75 wide, 12MP AF f2.6 zoom, dual PDAF, dual tone, dual LED flash
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix FF f2.0, Videos @1080p/30fps
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo front-facing speakers, Dual Amplifiers, Audio Adapter with THX certified DAC, Keyboard: virtual keyboard, Type-C to 3,5mm Audio Adapter, power supply, USB-C cable, SIM tool, Game Booster, Dolby Atmos, Nova Launcher, 24 Months Warranty, data rate: up to 600 Mbps (downstream) / 100 Mbps (upstream). SAR 0.35 W/kg (head), 0.68 W/kg (body), fanless
Weight
197 g ( = 6.95 oz / 0.43 pounds), Power Supply: 94 g ( = 3.32 oz / 0.21 pounds)
Price
749 Euro

 

We will try to give a first forecast of the device's performance. Razer claims to have paid particular attention to sufficient cooling, which should enable the chip to reach its full potential. If this works, we can assume that the Razer Phone will easily keep up with similarly equipped devices. It might even compete for first place compared to the current top-phones. See below for a list of benchmark results of current smartphones.

AnTuTu v6 - Total Score (sort by value)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Xiaomi Mi 6
181909 Points ∼79%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
OnePlus 5
177156 Points ∼77%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
HTC U11
175032 Points ∼76%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
173403 Points ∼75%
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
Samsung Galaxy S8
171884 Points ∼75%
Apple A10 Fusion
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
165399 Points ∼72%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
LG G6
151751 Points ∼66%
HiSilicon Kirin 960
Huawei P10 Plus
138326 Points ∼60%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Lenovo Moto Z
129197 Points ∼56%
3DMark
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Physics (sort by value)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Razer Phone 2017
3157 Points ∼86%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Xiaomi Mi 6
3007 Points ∼82% -5%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
OnePlus 5
3026 Points ∼82% -4%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
HTC U11
2841 Points ∼77% -10%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
1628 Points ∼44% -48%
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
Samsung Galaxy S8
2494 Points ∼68% -21%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
LG G6
1955 Points ∼53% -38%
HiSilicon Kirin 960
Huawei P10 Plus
1679 Points ∼46% -47%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Lenovo Moto Z
1797 Points ∼49% -43%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Graphics (sort by value)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Razer Phone 2017
4049 Points ∼75%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Xiaomi Mi 6
4072 Points ∼76% +1%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
OnePlus 5
3757 Points ∼70% -7%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
HTC U11
3883 Points ∼72% -4%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
3723 Points ∼69% -8%
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
Samsung Galaxy S8
3472 Points ∼64% -14%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
LG G6
2980 Points ∼55% -26%
HiSilicon Kirin 960
Huawei P10 Plus
1767 Points ∼33% -56%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Lenovo Moto Z
2336 Points ∼43% -42%
2560x1440 Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) (sort by value)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Razer Phone 2017
3810 Points ∼81%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Xiaomi Mi 6
3775 Points ∼80% -1%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
OnePlus 5
3566 Points ∼75% -6%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
HTC U11
3590 Points ∼76% -6%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
2895 Points ∼61% -24%
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
Samsung Galaxy S8
3194 Points ∼67% -16%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
LG G6
2669 Points ∼56% -30%
HiSilicon Kirin 960
Huawei P10 Plus
1747 Points ∼37% -54%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Lenovo Moto Z
2190 Points ∼46% -43%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Physics (sort by value)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Razer Phone 2017
3092 Points ∼85%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Xiaomi Mi 6
2921 Points ∼80% -6%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
OnePlus 5
3012 Points ∼83% -3%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
HTC U11
2832 Points ∼78% -8%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
1574 Points ∼43% -49%
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
Samsung Galaxy S8
2440 Points ∼67% -21%
Apple A10 Fusion
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
1522 Points ∼42% -51%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
LG G6
1961 Points ∼54% -37%
HiSilicon Kirin 960
Huawei P10 Plus
1662 Points ∼46% -46%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Lenovo Moto Z
1828 Points ∼50% -41%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 Graphics (sort by value)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Razer Phone 2017
6127 Points ∼74%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Xiaomi Mi 6
6231 Points ∼76% +2%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
OnePlus 5
4765 Points ∼58% -22%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
HTC U11
5877 Points ∼71% -4%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
5107 Points ∼62% -17%
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
Samsung Galaxy S8
4923 Points ∼60% -20%
Apple A10 Fusion
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
4235 Points ∼51% -31%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
LG G6
4121 Points ∼50% -33%
HiSilicon Kirin 960
Huawei P10 Plus
2469 Points ∼30% -60%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Lenovo Moto Z
3718 Points ∼45% -39%
2560x1440 Sling Shot OpenGL ES 3.0 (sort by value)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Razer Phone 2017
5030 Points ∼79%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Xiaomi Mi 6
4978 Points ∼78% -1%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
OnePlus 5
4219 Points ∼66% -16%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
HTC U11
4744 Points ∼74% -6%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
3407 Points ∼53% -32%
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
Samsung Galaxy S8
4015 Points ∼63% -20%
Apple A10 Fusion
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
3034 Points ∼48% -40%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
LG G6
3282 Points ∼51% -35%
HiSilicon Kirin 960
Huawei P10 Plus
2229 Points ∼35% -56%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Lenovo Moto Z
3023 Points ∼47% -40%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Physics (sort by value)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Razer Phone 2017
21521 Points ∼27%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Xiaomi Mi 6
20330 Points ∼26% -6%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
OnePlus 5
19411 Points ∼25% -10%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
HTC U11
20140 Points ∼25% -6%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
13800 Points ∼17% -36%
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
Samsung Galaxy S8
21543 Points ∼27% 0%
Apple A10 Fusion
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
15626 Points ∼20% -27%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
LG G6
22335 Points ∼28% +4%
HiSilicon Kirin 960
Huawei P10 Plus
14934 Points ∼19% -31%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Lenovo Moto Z
20948 Points ∼27% -3%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Graphics Score (sort by value)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Razer Phone 2017
58360 Points ∼12%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Xiaomi Mi 6
58228 Points ∼12% 0%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
OnePlus 5
58001 Points ∼12% -1%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
HTC U11
55725 Points ∼12% -5%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
52358 Points ∼11% -10%
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
Samsung Galaxy S8
36347 Points ∼8% -38%
Apple A10 Fusion
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
63386 Points ∼13% +9%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
LG G6
32128 Points ∼7% -45%
HiSilicon Kirin 960
Huawei P10 Plus
33307 Points ∼7% -43%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Lenovo Moto Z
26659 Points ∼6% -54%
1280x720 offscreen Ice Storm Unlimited Score (sort by value)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Razer Phone 2017
42278 Points ∼20%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Xiaomi Mi 6
41172 Points ∼20% -3%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
OnePlus 5
40229 Points ∼19% -5%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
HTC U11
40014 Points ∼19% -5%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
32302 Points ∼15% -24%
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
Samsung Galaxy S8
31532 Points ∼15% -25%
Apple A10 Fusion
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
37746 Points ∼18% -11%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
LG G6
29276 Points ∼14% -31%
HiSilicon Kirin 960
Huawei P10 Plus
26156 Points ∼13% -38%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Lenovo Moto Z
25135 Points ∼12% -41%
BaseMark OS II
Web (sort by value)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Razer Phone 2017
1225 Points ∼72%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Xiaomi Mi 6
1263 Points ∼74% +3%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
OnePlus 5
1287 Points ∼76% +5%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
HTC U11
1221 Points ∼72% 0%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
1239 Points ∼73% +1%
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
Samsung Galaxy S8
1156 Points ∼68% -6%
Apple A10 Fusion
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
1542 Points ∼91% +26%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
LG G6
1073 Points ∼63% -12%
HiSilicon Kirin 960
Huawei P10 Plus
1054 Points ∼62% -14%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Lenovo Moto Z
959 Points ∼57% -22%
Graphics (sort by value)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Razer Phone 2017
6273 Points ∼68%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Xiaomi Mi 6
6206 Points ∼67% -1%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
OnePlus 5
6144 Points ∼66% -2%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
HTC U11
5976 Points ∼65% -5%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
6045 Points ∼65% -4%
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
Samsung Galaxy S8
6096 Points ∼66% -3%
Apple A10 Fusion
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
6875 Points ∼74% +10%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
LG G6
5138 Points ∼56% -18%
HiSilicon Kirin 960
Huawei P10 Plus
3438 Points ∼37% -45%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Lenovo Moto Z
4321 Points ∼47% -31%
Memory (sort by value)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Razer Phone 2017
4085 Points ∼92%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Xiaomi Mi 6
4054 Points ∼92% -1%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
OnePlus 5
4423 Points ∼100% +8%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
HTC U11
2085 Points ∼47% -49%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
3444 Points ∼78% -16%
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
Samsung Galaxy S8
3039 Points ∼69% -26%
Apple A10 Fusion
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
1319 Points ∼30% -68%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
LG G6
1930 Points ∼44% -53%
HiSilicon Kirin 960
Huawei P10 Plus
3331 Points ∼75% -18%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Lenovo Moto Z
2190 Points ∼50% -46%
System (sort by value)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Razer Phone 2017
5660 Points ∼55%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Xiaomi Mi 6
5857 Points ∼57% +3%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
OnePlus 5
5902 Points ∼57% +4%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
HTC U11
5570 Points ∼54% -2%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
5857 Points ∼57% +3%
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
Samsung Galaxy S8
5386 Points ∼52% -5%
Apple A10 Fusion
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
6582 Points ∼64% +16%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
LG G6
3646 Points ∼35% -36%
HiSilicon Kirin 960
Huawei P10 Plus
3572 Points ∼35% -37%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Lenovo Moto Z
3398 Points ∼33% -40%
Overall (sort by value)
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Razer Phone 2017
3651 Points ∼85%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Xiaomi Mi 6
3694 Points ∼86% +1%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
OnePlus 5
3790 Points ∼88% +4%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
HTC U11
3034 Points ∼70% -17%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 (8998)
Sony Xperia XZ Premium
3506 Points ∼81% -4%
Samsung Exynos 8895 Octa
Samsung Galaxy S8
3277 Points ∼76% -10%
Apple A10 Fusion
Apple iPhone 7 Plus
3097 Points ∼72% -15%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 821 MSM8996 Pro
LG G6
2496 Points ∼58% -32%
HiSilicon Kirin 960
Huawei P10 Plus
2563 Points ∼59% -30%
Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 MSM8996
Lenovo Moto Z
2356 Points ∼55% -35%

We were happy to see that the Razer Phone is equipped with a large battery. The Razer smartphone can easily keep up with current top phablets with its 4000 mAh battery - we are looking forward to finding out how the first practical runtime tests considering the fast 120-Hz display and a dynamic adjustment of its refresh rate. The device does not support wireless charging.

The Razer Phone's software is based on Android 7.1.1 Nougat, but the manufacturer has promised an update to Android 8.0 Oreo for the beginning of next year as well as regular updates in general. The full version of the Nova Launcher is preinstalled on the device.

Cameras

One of the most important features of current phones is definitely the camera, or rather cameras. Razer has chosen a Dual-Cam solution for the main (rear) camera. This offers 12 megapixels and an aperture of f/1.5 and f/2.6 (wide angle and zoom). The camera also has a Dual-LED/Dual-Tone flash. Our first test images were decent, but the lighting conditions were not good enough for proper judgement. We suggest taking a look at the following images that Razer-CEO Min-Liang Tan has already teased on Facebook.

The front camera has 8 megapixels and an aperture of f/2.0.

Razer Phone Rear Cam Sample Picture
Razer Phone Rear Cam Sample Picture
Razer Phone Rear Cam Sample Picture
Razer Phone Rear Cam Sample Picture

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Display

The Razer Phone has a 5.72-inch display in the format 16:9. This goes against the current trend of smartphones with very wide screens, which might be connected to the design concept with the comparatively wide bezels at the top and bottom of the phone that harbor the front camera and speakers. The phone would have become very long if this had been combined with a wide screen.

The IGZO panel supports 120 Hz with a resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and is most probably made by Sharp. The manufacturer presented a similar display at the IFA only recently. After the iPad Pro, the Razer Phone could be one of the first ultra-mobile devices offering such a fast display. But what does a 120-Hz display have to offer? Well, apart from the very smooth display of animations, it can also improve many day-to-day applications. There is a clear difference between a 60-Hz and a 120-Hz screen when scrolling down your Facebook or Twitter feed, for example: Content remains easy to read even at a faster scrolling pace. In addition, the display dynamically adjusts the frame rate, synchonized to the GPU, which means you have very low frame rates for static content and high rates during movement. Users can also limit the maximum frame rate, which limits performance and increases battery runtime.

Razer Phone with IGZO display
Razer Phone with IGZO display

Sound

The third pillar we mentioned was the device's sound. The Razer Phone is equipped with two speakers, one positioned at the top, the other at the bottom of the device, each connected to an amplifier. The position of the speakers is made with landscape mode in mind. Razer is trying to set a new standard for smartphone audio output with its powerful speakers. After buying THX, Razer should also have the relevant know-how available. Talking of THX: Razor has included a USB-Type-C-to-3.5mm-audio-jack adapter. This adapter supports High-Resolution audio (24 bit) and is THX-certified.

We were personally impressed by the sound quality and volume of the phone's speakers in our first test. But we will have to wait for the results of future tests to really know what the speakers have to offer.

Price and Availability

The price of the Razer Phone was announced as $699. Considering the device's components, this price seems fair. Apple's newest iPhone 8 Plus, for example, is available for $800 in the 64-GB version. We therefore do not expect a drop in price soon - also because Razer's laptops have very stable prices. The Razer Phone can be pre-ordered from November 3rd and it will be available from the Razer online shop from November 14th. Razer is currently not planning to offer other configuration options. The manufacturer is hoping to work together with large telephone operators in some counties.

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