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Razer Edge review - Small tablet that transforms into a gaming handheld

Tiny gaming device. The Razer Edge is an Android-based gaming tablet that can be turned into a handheld with a Kishi V2 Pro controller. Compared with Windows-based handhelds, it is not only lighter but, most crucially, also much more affordable. We took an in-depth look at the Edge.
(Photo: Daniel Schmidt)

With the Edge tablet, gaming specialist Razer is offering a relatively affordable handheld alternative that targets not just those who enjoy Android games, but also a more demanding crowd with the help of Steam Link, GeForce Now and other streaming solutions.

The Razer Edge is actually more like a compact tablet that can be transformed into a handheld with the included Kishi V2 Pro controller. Razer has set the RRP at roughly €500 (US$400) for the Wi-Fi-only variant, whilst the 5G model is only available in the US. Prices have dropped drastically at the time of this review, making the Razer tablet an attractive option.

Razer Edge
Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 8 x 1.8 - 3 GHz, Cortex-X1 / A78 / A55 (Kryo 680)
Graphics adapter
Memory
6 GB 
, LPDDR5
Display
6.80 inch 20:9, 2400 x 1080 pixel 387 PPI, capacitive touchscreen, AMOLED, Corning Gorilla Glass 6, glossy: yes, HDR, 144 Hz
Storage
128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash, 128 GB 
, 95.94 GB free
Connections
1 USB 3.1 Gen2, USB-C Power Delivery (PD), 1 HDMI, 1 DisplayPort, Audio Connections: USB-C, Card Reader: microSD up to 2 TB (FAT, FAT32), Brightness Sensor, Sensors: Accelerometer, Magnetometer, Gyroscope, Proximity, Rotation, OTG
Networking
Wi-Fi 6E (a/b/g/n = Wi-Fi 4/ac = Wi-Fi 5/ax = Wi-Fi 6/ Wi-Fi 6E 6 GHz), Bluetooth 5.2
Size
height x width x depth (in mm): 10.8 x 167.8 x 84.5 ( = 0.43 x 6.61 x 3.33 in)
Battery
5000 mAh Lithium-Ion
Operating System
Android 12
Camera
Primary Camera: 5 MPix (f/2.2, 1080p Video up to 60 FPS)
Additional features
Speakers: Dual, THX Spatial Audio, Keyboard: Onscreen, Razer Kishi V2 Pro Controller (Wired powered via USB-C instead, 2 joystick, 8 button, 1 D-pad, 2 triggers, 2 bumpers, 2 programmable buttons, haptics, audio jack 3.5 mm), 12 Months Warranty, DRM Widevine L3; HDR: HLG, HDR10, HDR10 ; Bluetooth audio codecs: SBC, AAC, aptX, aptX HD, aptX Adaptive, aptX TWS , LDAC
Weight
264 g ( = 9.31 oz / 0.58 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
500 Euro
Note: The manufacturer may use components from different suppliers including display panels, drives or memory sticks with similar specifications.

 

Comparison with possible competitors

Rating
Date
Model
Weight
Height
Size
Resolution
Best Price
86.6 %
04/2024
Razer Edge
SD G3x Gen 1, Adreno 660
264 g10.8 mm6.80"2400x1080
85.2 %
01/2024
Ayaneo Kun
R7 7840U, Radeon 780M
942 g22 mm8.40"2560x1600
84.9 %
01/2024
Lenovo Legion Go
Z1 Extreme, Radeon 780M
845 g41 mm8.80"2560x1600
88.6 %
02/2024
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
SD 8 Gen 3, Adreno 750
225 g8.9 mm6.78"2400x1080
85.9 %
06/2022
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
SD 8 Gen 1, Adreno 730
210 g8.5 mm6.67"2400x1080

Case - Razer Edge is clad in lots of plastic

The Razer Edge is quite chunky for having a pretty small display. We are talking about not only the fairly thick chassis, but also the rather outdated-feeling screen-to-body ratio of just 79%. But at least there isn’t a punch-hole camera to interrupt on-screen content.

The Edge is well built. The matt aluminium frame feels highly premium and wraps very neatly around the display, which is protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 6. The back is made of matt plastic, but fingerprints do show up on it. Though the back cover fits snugly overall, the gap between it and the frame could be somewhat more even. You’ll also find exhaust vents on the rear for the cooling fan. The tablet is rated at IP52, meaning it is protected against limited dust ingress and dripping when the chassis tilted at up to 15°. That said, in the included description, Razer has added that the device can survive being briefly immersed in shallow water unscathed.

The included Kishi V2 Pro gaming controller is completely made of plastic and has a fairly decent look and feel material-wise. The buttons have very different travel distances but a perfectly precise actuation point. The Razer tablet simply snaps into the controller and connects via the USB port. Though this works well, the setup feels a little wobbly. With the controller attached, the Razer Edge measures 265.6 x 92.2 x 33.9 mm (approx. 10.5 x 3.6 x 1.3 in) and weighs 402 g (approx. 0.89 lb).

 (Photo: Daniel Schmidt)
 (Photo: Daniel Schmidt)
 (Photo: Daniel Schmidt)
 (Photo: Daniel Schmidt)

Size comparison

325 mm / 12.8 in 140 mm / 5.51 in 22 mm / 0.866 in 942 g2.08 lbs299 mm / 11.8 in 131 mm / 5.16 in 41 mm / 1.614 in 845 g1.863 lbs167.8 mm / 6.61 in 84.5 mm / 3.33 in 10.8 mm / 0.4252 in 264 g0.582 lbs163.8 mm / 6.45 in 76.8 mm / 3.02 in 8.9 mm / 0.3504 in 225 g0.496 lbs162.5 mm / 6.4 in 76.7 mm / 3.02 in 8.5 mm / 0.3346 in 210 g0.463 lbs297 mm / 11.7 in 210 mm / 8.27 in 1 mm / 0.03937 in 5.7 g0.01257 lbs

Specifications - USB 3.2 and microSD support

The Razer Edge is equipped with a USB 3.2 Gen 2 port that allows for transfer speeds of up to 10 Gbit/s on paper. In a copy test, however, we only managed to hit 246.77 MB/s. The interface supports OTG and is also compatible with storage drives formatted in FAT, FAT32 or exFAT. The Edge supports neither NTFS nor wired video output.

Top: Volume control, power button, microphone (photo: Daniel Schmidt)
Top: Volume control, power button, microphone
Left: Speaker (Photo: Daniel Schmidt)
Left: Speaker
Right: speaker, USB port (Photo: Daniel Schmidt)
Right: speaker, USB port
Bottom: Microphone, microSD slot (Photo: Daniel Schmidt)
Bottom: Microphone, microSD slot

microSD card reader

The microSD slot is compatible with all conventional card models. That said, it doesn’t support the exFAT file system and can only be used for mobile storage. This means apps can’t be installed directly on a microSD card, though you can go into developer options and force the device to allow this.

The card reader’s speed is quite typical for an Android device and rather mediocre only in the copy test. However, Windows-based rivals are much faster in this department.

SD Card Reader
average JPG Copy Test (av. of 3 runs)
Lenovo Legion Go
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
146.02 MB/s +918%
Ayaneo Kun
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
132.46 MB/s +824%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash (Angelbird AV Pro V60)
14.34 MB/s
maximum AS SSD Seq Read Test (1GB)
Ayaneo Kun
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
191.7 MB/s
Lenovo Legion Go
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
144.57 MB/s

Cross Platform Disk Test (CPDT)

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Razer Edge Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Write 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø24 (14.4-50.6)
Razer Edge Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; SDCard Sequential Read 0.5 GB; Angelbird AV Pro V60: Ø70.7 (31-81.2)

Software - Android 12 and no DRM certification

The Razer Edge ships with Google Android 12 and hasn’t been upgraded to Android 13 (let alone 14). At the time of writing, the security patches were dated 1 February 2024, and the Play Updates were from March 2024. Both are thus fairly up to date. Right now, it’s still unclear how long the Edge is going to be supported with updates. Razer has yet to provide a response. We’ll update this article as soon as we receive an answer from them.

Razer has mostly stuck to stock Android and installed hardly any third-party apps. Only GeForce Now, Parsec, Steam Link and the company’ own Nexus app are preinstalled on the device and can be easily uninstalled as required.

User account control is also enabled on the system side.

Home screen
Razer Nexus

Connectivity and GNSS - Razer handheld with triple-band Wi-Fi

The Razer Edge supports Wi-Fi 6E, including the 6GHz band. This is not necessarily common in this price range and offers a huge advantage considering the device’s purpose. The tablet delivered high and stable transfer rates when connected to our reference router (Asus ROG Rapture GT-AXE11000).

The Wi-Fi version doesn’t support satellite-based navigation.

Networking
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
908 (min: 397) MBit/s ∼53%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
801 (min: 371) MBit/s ∼51%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1480 (min: 1022) MBit/s ∼84%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1448 (min: 1324) MBit/s ∼81%
Ayaneo Kun
Radeon 780M, R7 7840U, Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
iperf3 receive AXE11000
981 (min: 888) MBit/s ∼57%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
944 (min: 876) MBit/s ∼60%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1607 (min: 1530) MBit/s ∼91%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1753 (min: 874) MBit/s ∼98%
Lenovo Legion Go
Radeon 780M, Z1 Extreme, WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
iperf3 receive AXE11000
1711 (min: 862) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
1561 (min: 1318) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1615 (min: 1509) MBit/s ∼91%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1789 (min: 1485) MBit/s ∼100%
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
815 (min: 767) MBit/s ∼48%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
941 (min: 475) MBit/s ∼60%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1734 (min: 1577) MBit/s ∼98%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1505 (min: 659) MBit/s ∼84%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
iperf3 receive AXE11000
824 (min: 405) MBit/s ∼48%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000
902 (min: 875) MBit/s ∼58%
iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz
1768 (min: 1697) MBit/s ∼100%
iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz
1342 (min: 580) MBit/s ∼75%
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Razer Edge Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 660; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1480 (1022-1671)
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 transmit AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1768 (1697-1848)
Razer Edge Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 660; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1444 (1324-1573)
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 receive AXE11000 6GHz; iperf 3.1.3: Ø1320 (580-1521)
Razer Edge Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 660; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø894 (397-985)
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 receive AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø810 (405-844)
Razer Edge Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 660; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø789 (371-869)
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730; iperf3 transmit AXE11000; iperf 3.1.3: Ø902 (875-928)

Front camera - Full HD with 5MP

Selfie taken with the Razer Edge
Selfie taken with the Razer Edge

The Razer Edge doesn’t have any cameras on the back and is only equipped with a 5MP front shooter. Photos captured with this camera look a little too dark and already start getting visibly noisy when lighting is slightly weaker.

The focus here is probably more on video calls and streaming. In video mode (max 1080p and 60 fps), the camera exhibits a high crop factor but delivers fairly decent quality, including HDR. The two microphones ensure great voice intelligibility but make the user sound somewhat tinny.

Accessories and warranty - Kishi V2 Pro included

Inside the box, you’ll find a Kishi V2 Pro gaming controller, a USB-C cable and a set of stickers included with the Razer Edge.

The device comes with a twelve-month warranty, but statutory warranty provisions apply regardless.

The Kishi V2 Pro gaming controller is included.
The Kishi V2 Pro gaming controller is included.

Input devices & operations - Focus on the essentials

The capacitive touchscreen on the Edge can detect up to ten touch inputs simultaneously and reacts with speed and precision. Razer hasn't provided any information regarding the display’s touch sampling rate, but we measured values as high as 380Hz using an app.

Biometric security is a foreign concept to the gaming tablet. Only basic protection is available for the screen lock. We wish the device would have at least supported face recognition. The linear vibration motor offers a crisp feedback.

The Edge otherwise keeps to the essentials when it comes to software features. But at least the Kishi controller offers a few extras. Apart from numerous control options, you’ll find a dedicated button for the Nexus app as well as one for taking screenshots.

Display - AMOLED capable of up to 144Hz

RGGB subpixel structure
RGGB subpixel structure

The Razer Edge’s display itself is similar in size to those on smartphones and boasts a Full HD+ resolution. Adaptive refresh rate isn't implemented in the system; instead users can choose between a fixed 60, 90, 120 and 144Hz.

The display achieved an average peak brightness of 445 cd/m² whilst showing a pure white background. This didn’t change much regardless of whether the ambient light sensor was enabled or not. Peak brightness got as high as 622 cd/m² when bright and dark surfaces were evenly distributed (APL18). The panel reached up to 647 cd/m² when the device is playing back a HDR video on YouTube.

At the lowest brightness, the OLED flicker hovered a little erratically around 240Hz, with a fairly flat amplitude curve. People who are sensitive to flicker may experience issues when using the screen.

439
cd/m²
447
cd/m²
457
cd/m²
438
cd/m²
449
cd/m²
451
cd/m²
434
cd/m²
442
cd/m²
448
cd/m²
Distribution of brightness
tested with X-Rite i1Pro 3
Maximum: 457 cd/m² (Nits) Average: 445 cd/m² Minimum: 2.05 cd/m²
Brightness Distribution: 95 %
Center on Battery: 449 cd/m²
Contrast: ∞:1 (Black: 0 cd/m²)
ΔE Color 4.8 | 0.5-29.43 Ø4.99
ΔE Greyscale 5.5 | 0.57-98 Ø5.2
99.9% sRGB (Calman 2D)
Gamma: 2.24
Razer Edge
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.80
Ayaneo Kun
IPS, 2560x1600, 8.40
Lenovo Legion Go
IPS, 2560x1600, 8.80
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
OLED, 2400x1080, 6.78
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
AMOLED, 2400x1080, 6.67
Screen
7%
-0%
119%
60%
Brightness middle
449
680
51%
411
-8%
1699
278%
807
80%
Brightness
445
678
52%
413
-7%
1698
282%
806
81%
Brightness Distribution
95
91
-4%
80
-16%
98
3%
99
4%
Black Level *
0.5
0.42
Colorchecker dE 2000 *
4.8
4
17%
5.94
-24%
1.9
60%
1.2
75%
Colorchecker dE 2000 max. *
8.1
9
-11%
10.56
-30%
4.7
42%
3.1
62%
Greyscale dE 2000 *
5.5
9
-64%
0.92
83%
2.8
49%
2.2
60%
Gamma
2.24 98%
2 110%
1.93 114%
2.26 97%
2.2 100%
CCT
7538 86%
7188 90%
8064 81%
6648 98%
6439 101%
Contrast
1360
979
Colorchecker dE 2000 calibrated *
1
2.95

* ... smaller is better

Screen Flickering / PWM (Pulse-Width Modulation)

To dim the screen, some notebooks will simply cycle the backlight on and off in rapid succession - a method called Pulse Width Modulation (PWM) . This cycling frequency should ideally be undetectable to the human eye. If said frequency is too low, users with sensitive eyes may experience strain or headaches or even notice the flickering altogether.
Screen flickering / PWM detected 244 Hz

The display backlight flickers at 244 Hz (worst case, e.g., utilizing PWM) .

The frequency of 244 Hz is relatively low, so sensitive users will likely notice flickering and experience eyestrain at the stated brightness setting and below.

In comparison: 53 % of all tested devices do not use PWM to dim the display. If PWM was detected, an average of 17717 (minimum: 5 - maximum: 3846000) Hz was measured.

minimum display brightness
min.
25% display brightness
25%
50% display brightness
50%
75% display brightness
75%
maximum manual display brightness
100%

It isn’t possible to create additional colour profiles for the Razer Edge. At default settings, the gaming tablet has a rather cool white balance and rich saturation. That said, colours are still reproduced accurately. Green is the only one that stands out slightly in this regard.

Greyscale (target gamut: DCI-P3)
Greyscale (target gamut: DCI-P3)
Colours (target gamut: DCI-P3)
Colours (target gamut: DCI-P3)
Colour space (target gamut: DCI-P3)
Colour space (target gamut: DCI-P3)
Saturation (target gamut: DCI-P3)
Saturation (target gamut: DCI-P3)

Display Response Times

Display response times show how fast the screen is able to change from one color to the next. Slow response times can lead to afterimages and can cause moving objects to appear blurry (ghosting). Gamers of fast-paced 3D titles should pay special attention to fast response times.
       Response Time Black to White
0.74 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.3975 ms rise
↘ 0.338 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.1 (minimum) to 240 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (21.4 ms).
       Response Time 50% Grey to 80% Grey
0.97 ms ... rise ↗ and fall ↘ combined↗ 0.4965 ms rise
↘ 0.469 ms fall
The screen shows very fast response rates in our tests and should be very well suited for fast-paced gaming.
In comparison, all tested devices range from 0.2 (minimum) to 636 (maximum) ms. » 1 % of all devices are better.
This means that the measured response time is better than the average of all tested devices (33.6 ms).

It shouldn’t be too sunny if you want to ensure the screen is easily readable outdoors. The brightness reserve is too low for the display to be used in direct sunlight.

The viewing angle is good on the Edge. There is only a slight brightness roll-off and a mild green tint when the screen is viewed from sharp angles

Using the Razer Edge outdoors (cloudy day)
Outdoors
Viewing angle of the Razer Edge
Viewing angle

Performance - Razer Edge with Snapdragon G3x Gen 1

The Razer Edge features a Qualcomm gaming SoC – the Snapdragon G3x Gen 1. This processor is a pared-back Snapdragon 888+ 5G in terms of specs. At any rate, we could hardly notice any differences: the CPU, connectivity module and mainboard are identical, and the GPU runs slightly faster at up to 900MHz. It presumably is missing many camera features and also performed over 40% worse in our AI benchmarks.

The Snapdragon 888+ is meanwhile more than three years old and thus isn’t much of a high-end chip any more. Though the G3x is still ahead of the current batch of mid-range SoCs.

Geekbench 6.2
Multi-Core
Lenovo Legion Go
10990 Points +193%
Lenovo Legion Go
10872 Points +189%
Ayaneo Kun
7778 Points +107%
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
7357 Points +96%
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
7193 Points +91%
Razer Edge
3757 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
3757 Points 0%
Average of class Tablet (493 - 14690, n=53, last 2 years)
2865 Points -24%
Nothing Phone (2a)
2592 Points -31%
Single-Core
Lenovo Legion Go
2538 Points +59%
Lenovo Legion Go
2530 Points +59%
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
2318 Points +45%
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
2258 Points +41%
Ayaneo Kun
2194 Points +37%
Razer Edge
1596 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
1596 Points 0%
Nothing Phone (2a)
1128 Points -29%
Average of class Tablet (185 - 3715, n=53, last 2 years)
952 Points -40%
Geekbench 5.5
Single-Core
Lenovo Legion Go
1898 Points +62%
Lenovo Legion Go
1896 Points +62%
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
1672 Points +43%
Ayaneo Kun
1355 Points +16%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
1298 Points +11%
Razer Edge
1170 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
1170 Points 0%
Nothing Phone (2a)
890 Points -24%
Average of class Tablet (140 - 1892, n=74, last 2 years)
682 Points -42%
Multi-Core
Lenovo Legion Go
9803 Points +176%
Lenovo Legion Go
9589 Points +170%
Ayaneo Kun
8389 Points +136%
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
6415 Points +81%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
3624 Points +2%
Razer Edge
3553 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
3553 Points 0%
Average of class Tablet (312 - 8624, n=74, last 2 years)
2435 Points -31%
Nothing Phone (2a)
2177 Points -39%
Antutu v10 - Total Score
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
2162423 Points
Nothing Phone (2a)
693939 Points
Average of class Tablet (164396 - 2716980, n=26, last 2 years)
677282 Points
Razer Edge
Points
Antutu v9 - Total Score
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
1650926 Points +123%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
978273 Points +32%
Razer Edge
740704 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
740704 Points 0%
Nothing Phone (2a)
580983 Points -22%
Average of class Tablet (92766 - 1416727, n=55, last 2 years)
462027 Points -38%
PCMark for Android - Work 3.0
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
21385 Points +32%
Razer Edge
16261 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
16261 Points 0%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
13827 Points -15%
Nothing Phone (2a)
10924 Points -33%
Average of class Tablet (3195 - 17267, n=70, last 2 years)
8917 Points -45%
CrossMark - Overall
Razer Edge
987 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
987 Points 0%
Average of class Tablet (172 - 1944, n=59, last 2 years)
721 Points -27%
Nothing Phone (2a)
695 Points -30%
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Points -100%
BaseMark OS II
Overall
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
10235 Points +51%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
6849 Points +1%
Razer Edge
6797 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
6797 Points 0%
Nothing Phone (2a)
4115 Points -39%
Average of class Tablet (444 - 8886, n=56, last 2 years)
3675 Points -46%
System
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
13729 Points +21%
Razer Edge
11334 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
11334 Points 0%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
9473 Points -16%
Nothing Phone (2a)
6734 Points -41%
Average of class Tablet (1103 - 14097, n=56, last 2 years)
6630 Points -42%
Memory
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
11263 Points +59%
Razer Edge
7081 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
7081 Points 0%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
7037 Points -1%
Nothing Phone (2a)
4567 Points -36%
Average of class Tablet (916 - 10049, n=56, last 2 years)
4349 Points -39%
Graphics
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
34464 Points +117%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
19984 Points +26%
Razer Edge
15906 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
15906 Points 0%
Nothing Phone (2a)
10646 Points -33%
Average of class Tablet (580 - 31738, n=56, last 2 years)
6722 Points -58%
Web
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
2059 Points +23%
Razer Edge
1672 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
1672 Points 0%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
1663 Points -1%
Average of class Tablet (10 - 1907, n=56, last 2 years)
1215 Points -27%
Nothing Phone (2a)
876 Points -48%
AImark - Score v3.x
Nothing Phone (2a)
11407 Points +1183%
Average of class Tablet (84 - 156427, n=43, last 2 years)
4889 Points +450%
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
1456 Points +64%
Razer Edge
889 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
889 Points 0%
UL Procyon AI Inference for Android - Overall Score NNAPI
Nothing Phone (2a)
26315 Points +40%
Razer Edge
18822 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
18822 Points 0%
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
17748 Points -6%
Average of class Tablet (1662 - 44323, n=54, last 2 years)
8728 Points -54%

Legend

 
Razer Edge Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 660, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Ayaneo Kun AMD Ryzen 7 7840U, AMD Radeon 780M, Phison M.2 2280 E18 4000GB
 
Lenovo Legion Go AMD Ryzen Z1 Extreme, AMD Radeon 780M, WD PC SN740 512GB SDDPMQD-512G-1101
 
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 3, Qualcomm Adreno 750, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
 
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Nothing Phone (2a) MediaTek Dimensity 7200, ARM Mali-G610 MP4, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

Graphics processing is handled by the integrated Adreno 660. Similarly, it is no longer on the cutting edge but nonetheless still offers great performance. In particular, it sets itself apart from mid-range GPUs by a significant margin. 

3DMark / Wild Life Extreme Unlimited
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
5185 Points +259%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2537 Points +75%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1446 Points
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1156 Points -20%
3DMark / Wild Life Extreme
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
5226 Points +242%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
2578 Points +69%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1526 Points
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
1153 Points -24%
3DMark / Wild Life Unlimited Score
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
19690 Points +242%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9837 Points +71%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5750 Points
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4259 Points -26%
3DMark / Wild Life Score
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5817 Points
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4140 Points -29%
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
Points -100%
3DMark / Solar Bay Unlimited Score
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
8672 Points
3DMark / Solar Bay Score
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
8655 Points
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
19803 Points +116%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9873 Points +8%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9182 Points
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5966 Points -35%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Graphics
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
33376 Points +179%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
16937 Points +42%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
11965 Points
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
6935 Points -42%
3DMark / Sling Shot Extreme (ES 3.1) Unlimited Physics
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
8172 Points +61%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
5062 Points
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4182 Points -17%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
4006 Points -21%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Onscreen
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
165 fps +15%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
144 fps
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
144 fps 0%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
121 fps -16%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps -58%
GFXBench (DX / GLBenchmark) 2.7 / T-Rex Offscreen
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
498 fps +94%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
398 fps +55%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
257 fps
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
257 fps 0%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
159 fps -38%
GFXBench 3.0 / Manhattan Onscreen OGL
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
165 fps +35%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
122 fps
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
122 fps 0%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
93 fps -24%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
60 fps -51%
GFXBench 3.0 / 1080p Manhattan Offscreen
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
314 fps +118%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
209 fps +45%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
144 fps
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
144 fps 0%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
98 fps -32%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Onscreen
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
158 fps +66%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
114 fps +20%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
95 fps
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
95 fps 0%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
57 fps -40%
GFXBench 3.1 / Manhattan ES 3.1 Offscreen
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
248 fps +132%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
136 fps +27%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
107 fps
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
107 fps 0%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
67 fps -37%
GFXBench / Car Chase Onscreen
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
117 fps +109%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
74 fps +32%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
34 fps -39%
GFXBench / Car Chase Offscreen
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
131 fps +102%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
84 fps +29%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
65 fps
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps -38%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Onscreen
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
61 fps +53%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
56 fps +40%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
40 fps
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
33 fps -17%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
68 fps +143%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
37 fps +32%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
28 fps
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
21 fps -25%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Onscreen
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
65 fps
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
62 fps -5%
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
61 fps -6%
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
48 fps -26%
GFXBench / Aztec Ruins Normal Tier Offscreen
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
183 fps +135%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
108 fps +38%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
78 fps
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
53 fps -32%
GFXBench / 4K Aztec Ruins High Tier Offscreen
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro
Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash
37 fps +185%
Razer Edge
Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
13 fps
Nothing Phone (2a)
Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
9.4 fps -28%
Jetstream 2 - Total Score
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro (Edge 121.0.2277.84)
162.37 Points +4%
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
156.4 Points 0%
Razer Edge (Chrome 123)
156.36 Points
Average of class Tablet (19.9 - 334, n=66, last 2 years)
96.4 Points -38%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT (MS Edge 102)
94.153 Points -40%
Nothing Phone (2a) (Firefox 124.2.0)
76.624 Points -51%
WebXPRT 4 - Overall
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro (Edge 121.0.2277.84)
171 Points +5%
Razer Edge (Chrome 123)
163 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
163 Points 0%
Nothing Phone (2a) (Firefox 124.2.0)
125 Points -23%
Average of class Tablet (21 - 315, n=64, last 2 years)
92.5 Points -43%
WebXPRT 3 - Overall
Lenovo Legion Go (Chrome 82)
300 Points +49%
Ayaneo Kun (Chrome 82)
228 Points +13%
Ayaneo Kun (Chrome 82)
188.4 Points -6%
Razer Edge (Chrome 123)
201 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
201 Points 0%
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro (Edge 121.0.2277.84)
194 Points -3%
Nothing Phone (2a) (Firefox 124.2.0)
185 Points -8%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT (MS Edge 102)
137 Points -32%
Average of class Tablet (34 - 430, n=48, last 2 years)
134.4 Points -33%
Speedometer 2.0 - Result
Razer Edge (Chrome 123)
180 runs/min
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
180 runs/min 0%
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro (Edge 121.0.2277.84)
166 runs/min -8%
Nothing Phone (2a) (Chrome 123.0.6312.99)
104 runs/min -42%
Average of class Tablet (48 - 572, n=60, last 2 years)
101 runs/min -44%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT (MS Edge 102)
64.38 runs/min -64%
Octane V2 - Total Score
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro (Edge 121.0.2277.84)
63669 Points +20%
Razer Edge (Chrome 123)
53177 Points
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
53177 Points 0%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT (MS Edge 102)
30884 Points -42%
Average of class Tablet (2672 - 105178, n=81, last 2 years)
25897 Points -51%
Nothing Phone (2a) (Firefox 124.2.0)
18562 Points -65%
Mozilla Kraken 1.1 - Total
Average of class Tablet (319 - 34733, n=67, last 2 years)
3160 ms * -307%
Nothing Phone (2a) (Firefox 124.2.0)
1569.6 ms * -102%
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT (MS Edge 102)
1323.4 ms * -70%
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro (Edge 121.0.2277.84)
852.3 ms * -10%
Razer Edge (Chrome 123)
776.2 ms *
Average Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1 ()
776 ms * -0%
Ayaneo Kun (Chrome 82)
746 ms * +4%
Ayaneo Kun (Chrome 82)
565 ms * +27%
Lenovo Legion Go (Chrome 82)
556 ms * +28%

* ... smaller is better

Razer EdgeAsus ROG Phone 8 ProXiaomi Poco F4 GTNothing Phone (2a)Average 128 GB UFS 3.1 FlashAverage of class Tablet
AndroBench 3-5
189%
62%
9%
3%
-33%
Sequential Read 256KB
1442.83
4016.67
178%
1832.34
27%
1028.37
-29%
Sequential Write 256KB
692.3
3153.4
355%
1482.42
114%
952
38%
Random Read 4KB
264.67
434.63
64%
328.58
24%
273.19
3%
Random Write 4KB
252.12
648
157%
457.69
82%
311.8
24%

Gaming - A strong foundation not just for Android games

We first examined the Razer Edge’s regular gaming performance using the GameBench analysis tool and selected games. During testing, the gaming tablet showcased high performance but also hit its technical limits. Genshin Impact ran quite smoothly but expectedly couldn’t make use of the 120 fps mode. League of Legends managed to hit this high frame rate consistently, though only at reduced settings. By contrast, PUBG Mobile was only missing the 90 fps mode but otherwise ran smoothly at higher settings. 

One major advantage, especially in first-person shooters or platformers, is the Kishi V2 Pro gaming controller. You can use it to not only play compatible games, but also perform virtual touch gestures on the display through the Nexus app in order to maximise the viewing area. Unfortunately, it takes quite some time to set this up.

You can also use Xbox Cloud Gaming, Steam Link, GeForce Now or PS Remote Play on the Razer Edge and play console or PC games on the tablet. For local solutions (such as Steam Link), it’s essential to have a speedy Wi-Fi connection (min. Wi-Fi 6), or else you might end up with visual glitches and stuttering.

PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile
PUBG Mobile: setting up virtual controls
PUBG Mobile: setting up virtual controls
League of Legends: Wild Rift
League of Legends: Wild Rift
Steam Link
Steam Link
Steam Link: menu
Steam Link: menu
War Thunder via Steam Link
War Thunder via Steam Link
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Razer Edge; Genshin Impact; lowest 120 fps; 4.5.0_21307647_21321795: Ø59.3 (30-61)
Razer Edge; Genshin Impact; medium 120 fps; 4.5.0_21307647_21321795: Ø58.8 (45-61)
Razer Edge; Genshin Impact; highest 120 fps; 4.5.0_21307647_21321795: Ø55.6 (42-61)
Razer Edge; League of Legends: Wild Rift; High Definition; 5.1.0.7895: Ø119.2 (108-122)
Razer Edge; League of Legends: Wild Rift; max; 5.1.0.7895: Ø60.2 (58-61)
Razer Edge; PUBG Mobile; Smooth; 3.1.0: Ø59.3 (52-61)
Razer Edge; PUBG Mobile; HD; 3.1.0: Ø59 (51-61)
Razer Edge; PUBG Mobile; Ultra HD; 3.1.0: Ø39.5 (31-41)

Emissions - Razer tablet with a fan

Noise emissions

The Razer Edge will make use of active air cooling if required. When the device is running normal system processes, the fan is usually inaudible or completely idle. But it will crank up audibly when loading and especially when gaming. Despite not being excessively loud (slightly above 41 dB(A) in our testing), the noise can still be distracting in quiet environments. If there isn’t enough load, the fan will start running in a pulse-like manner, which can be very annoying sometimes.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2027.327.92526.228.13125.918.74029.225.65035.630.66325.9238022.122.910017.824.312517.120.916018.117.120014.214.825014.127.331510.730.14001118.350012.820.463011.121.28001226.7100011.730.312501233.2160012.828.4200012.431.5250012.333.6315013.330.440001327.3500013.527.7630013.222.5800013.826.21000013.720.11250013.417.11600013.316.6SPL24.941.4N0.63.5median 13.2median 26.2Delta15.843.544.34344.843.540.135.139.439.540.142.936.939.840.142.940.637.339.542.640.637.536.540.639.937.527.531.537.831.727.519.522.732.218.119.520.222.430.12020.219.922.530.818.619.919.22224.517.619.22124.825.818.92119.924.828.113.719.917.524.628.412.117.51925.630.311.61917.825.329.611.917.821.530.23411.921.522.730.136.211.222.722.331.135.811.622.319.929.335.311.619.924.533.238.711.824.52434.139.711.82421.532.838.312.221.52635.240.912.62625.333.239.21325.321.935.240.313.221.921.932.743.913.621.917.327.535.813.617.316.72633.613.716.717.522.933.313.717.519.420.329.713.119.43544.450.825351.94.36.90.51.9median 20.2median 27.5median 34median 13median 20.21.94.84.42.11.923.627.526.225.123.626.628.924.526.326.629.432.928.13529.440.238.728.626.840.241.440.827.424.741.431.836.628.228.131.827.3292420.327.333.436.621.921.333.421.424.117.614.221.421.42117.215.321.420.81815.512.620.821.916.31610.821.922.417.116.811.622.422.216.21510.522.224.416.516.210.124.425.416.515.810.125.426.115.715.711.126.127.115.21411.127.128.113.813.210.728.127.412.312.210.527.426.211.711.610.526.224.711.211.410.924.722.712.11211.122.723.515.314.312.123.523.914.112.911.723.926.612.512.611.726.625.512.312.111.725.522.61211.911.922.616.312.212.111.816.313.3121211.413.337.526.925.523.337.52.50.80.60.42.5median 23.9median 15.2median 14median 11.4median 23.92.43.721.12.4hearing rangehide median Fan NoiseRazer EdgeAyaneo KunLenovo Legion Go

Temperature

Under load, the Razer Edge’s surface temps can climb above 47°C (116.6°F) at certain spots. When gaming, heat is also noticeable in the area where you place your left hand. It’s not a cause for concern but can certainly be bothersome.

We saw a noticeable performance drop in 3DMark stress tests. Although this loss is within reasonable limits, we had expected a more stable performance from the device considering it has active cooling. For instance, a Motorola Edge 30 Fusion performs at a similar level, whilst an ROG Phone 5s is even more consistent (both are equipped with Snapdragon 888+).

Max. Load
 47.7 °C
118 F
43.4 °C
110 F
36.1 °C
97 F
 
 47.5 °C
118 F
46.7 °C
116 F
37.1 °C
99 F
 
 45.6 °C
114 F
44.7 °C
112 F
38.1 °C
101 F
 
Maximum: 47.7 °C = 118 F
Average: 43 °C = 109 F
35.1 °C
95 F
37.3 °C
99 F
38.1 °C
101 F
34.7 °C
94 F
35.9 °C
97 F
37.8 °C
100 F
35.8 °C
96 F
35.1 °C
95 F
35.1 °C
95 F
Maximum: 38.1 °C = 101 F
Average: 36.1 °C = 97 F
Room Temperature 22 °C = 72 F | Fluke t3000FC (calibrated) & Voltcraft IR-260
(-) The average temperature for the upper side under maximal load is 43 °C / 109 F, compared to the average of 30 °C / 86 F for the devices in the class Tablet.
(-) The maximum temperature on the upper side is 47.7 °C / 118 F, compared to the average of 33.8 °C / 93 F, ranging from 20.7 to 53.2 °C for the class Tablet.
(+) The bottom heats up to a maximum of 38.1 °C / 101 F, compared to the average of 33.2 °C / 92 F
(+) In idle usage, the average temperature for the upper side is 27.8 °C / 82 F, compared to the device average of 30 °C / 86 F.

3DMark Wild Life Stress Test

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Razer Edge Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability: Ø30.2 (26.7-34.8)
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø105.8 (103.3-111.5)
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø96.1 (86.1-111.7)
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø30.1 (27.7-54.9)
Nothing Phone (2a) Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Stress Test Stability; 0.0.0.0: Ø24.7 (24.6-24.8)
Razer Edge Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø8.07 (7.68-9.12)
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø29.5 (28.4-31.3)
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø26.9 (24.5-31)
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT Adreno 730, SD 8 Gen 1, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.0.9.1: Ø9.07 (7.07-15.3)
Nothing Phone (2a) Mali-G610 MP4, Dimensity 7200, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Extreme Stress Test; 1.1.4.1: Ø6.89 (6.88-6.91)
Razer Edge Adreno 660, SD G3x Gen 1, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash; Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability: Ø30.7 (27.8-35.1)
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø26.6 (24.1-28.9)
Asus ROG Phone 8 Pro Adreno 750, SD 8 Gen 3, 1 TB UFS 4.0 Flash; Solar Bay Unlimited Stress Test Stability; 1.0.6.5: Ø26.7 (24.3-29.1)
3DMark
Wild Life Extreme Stress Test
Razer Edge
84.2 (7.68min - 9.12max) %
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
46.2 (7.07min - 15.3max) % -45%
Wild Life Stress Test Stability
Razer Edge
76.9 (26.7min - 34.8max) %
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT
50.4 (27.7min - 54.9max) % -34%
Wild Life Unlimited Stress Test Stability
Razer Edge
79.2 (27.8min - 35.1max) %

Legend

 
Razer Edge Qualcomm Snapdragon G3x Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 660, 128 GB UFS 3.1 Flash
 
Xiaomi Poco F4 GT Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 1, Qualcomm Adreno 730, 256 GB UFS 3.1 Flash

Speakers

The two speakers in the Razer Edge don’t deliver an amazing audio experience and instead are rather mediocre. Mids are much too prominent, causing highs to sound slightly hollow, whilst bass is just weak.

In tablet mode, the USB-C port can be used as an audio output. Once the device is snapped into the gaming controller, you’ll have access to a dedicated audio jack (3.5 mm; SNR: 78.5 dBFS) as well as a USB port. Bluetooth 5.2 is available if you want to use wireless headphones or speakers.

dB(A) 0102030405060708090Deep BassMiddle BassHigh BassLower RangeMidsHigher MidsLower HighsMid HighsUpper HighsSuper Highs2027.341.52526.225.13125.922.34029.231.75035.642.56325.929.58022.119.910017.82112517.122.816018.144.620014.247.725014.156.131510.763.74001165.450012.873.663011.176.18001274.8100011.777.612501275.9160012.876.6200012.474.9250012.372.2315013.374.340001373.6500013.570630013.266.3800013.866.51000013.763.71250013.467.41600013.351.2SPL24.985.8N0.665.4median 13.2median 67.4Delta110.344.848.639.540.740.139.142.636.439.939.731.734.718.127.82035.918.635.617.639.618.945.513.746.312.149.511.661.711.964.211.968.711.269.711.666.411.666.411.868.111.868.712.271.912.6731365.313.271.613.676.213.669.713.76813.765.613.160.72582.40.550.8median 13median 66.4