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Razer Phone 2017

Specifications

Razer Phone 2017
Memory
8192 MB 
, LPDDR4, 1600 MHz
Display
5.72 inch 16:9, 1440 x 2560 pixel 513 PPI, IGZO LCD, 120 Hz, Wide Color Gamut, Corning Gorilla Glass 3, glossy: yes
Storage
64 GB UFS 2.0 Flash, 64 GB 
Connections
Card Reader: microSD (class 10, 2TB max.), 1 Fingerprint Reader, NFC, Brightness Sensor
Networking
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
4000 mAh Lithium-Ion, Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+
Operating System
Android 7.1 Nougat
Camera
Primary Camera: 12 MPix Dual-Cam: 12MP AF f1.75 Wide, 12MP AF f2.6 Zoom, Dual PDAF, Dual tone, dual LED flash
Secondary Camera: 8 MPix FF f2.0
Additional features
Speakers: Stereo front-facing speakers, Dual Amplifiers, Audio Adapter with THX certified DAX, Type-C to 3,5mm Audio Adapter included, fanless
Weight
197 g ( = 6.95 oz / 0.43 pounds) ( = 0 oz / 0 pounds)
Price
749 Euro

 

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Average Score: 78.16% - good
Average of 31 scores (from 61 reviews)
price: 80%, performance: 94%, features: 90%, display: 93% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 79%, ergonomy: 85%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Razer Phone 2017

80% The Razer Phone – There’s a First Time For Everything (Review and Giveaway)
Source: Make Use Of English
Razer's first iteration of a mobile device is bringing true innovation. If the cameras were improved, it would be near perfect.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/16/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Razer Phone review
Source: PC Advisor English
The Razer Phone is the perfect smartphone... if you're a gamer. While it doesn’t feature the sleek, bezel-less design of other flagship smartphones, no other deviceon the market can come close to matching the stunning 120Hz refresh rate. It makes a huge difference to gaming on mobile, especially when combined with stereo front-facing Dolby ATMOS-certified speakers and an app that lets you tweak the performance of games on a per-app basis.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 01/05/2018
Rating: Total score: 80%
The Razer Phone is a demo of tomorrow's display tech
Source: The Verge English
But the Razer Phone does provide some exciting prospects, and it will be very interesting to see this kind of high refresh display technology in phones that make fewer compromises to get it. If that happens, then the future of smartphones is going to be pretty smooth.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/22/2017
80% Razer Phone Review : Real Mobile Courage
Source: Slashgear English
Razer recognized the best design and software elements in the original NextBit Robin device. Razer’s courage came in keeping those bits and pieces in a device that’s now a Razer at heart. This device isn’t the most extremely bright, nor the most massive, nor the phone with the biggest battery on the market. Razer knew they made a device that could have failed because of its lack of “new” features – but they released it anyway.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Razer Phone review
Source: Techradar English
The Razer Phone is packed full of power and potential, but the stumbling block is its niche appeal. Its design may not blow people away, but the super stereo speakers and gaming-focused display will appeal to some.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/21/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
82% Razer Phone review
Source: Android Authority English
The Razer Phone is a great first attempt and might start new trends in the smartphone space, but its camera significantly holds the phone back.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 90% display: 92% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85%
85% Razer Phone – Is this the ultimate gaming device?
Source: Cool Smartphone English
As a first shot at entering the market, Razer has done a good job on this phone and I have high hopes if they can fix that camera. I am also hopeful as to what they have up their sleeves for the next version. They have certainly shaken up the industry and hopefully, this will spur other manufacturers on to think about the graphic and screen tech used in their own flagships. So kudos to Razer for trying something bold and making waves.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 85% performance: 92% features: 94% workmanship: 88%
70% Razer Phone Review
Source: Phone Arena English
Right now, the Razer Phone just isn't worth it. It's got some great ideas in there, but even the smoothest display in the world couldn't make up for all the other loose ends scattered about. Will software updates landing in the next few months transform the Razer Phone into one that's finally worthy recommending? We're optimistic, but $700 is a big price to pay for being a beta tester, and if you buy the Razer Phone now, that's exactly what you'll feel like.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
70% Razer Phone review:
Source: CNet English
Razer Phone sets a new bar for mobile performance (and game responsiveness) with its 120Hz screen and loud speakers, but it's not a top-tier phone in any other way.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 100% mobility: 70% workmanship: 70%
80% Razer Phone review
Source: Techradar English
The Razer Phone is packed full of power and potential, but the stumbling block is its niche appeal. Its design may not blow people away, but the super stereo speakers and gaming-focused display will appeal to some.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/04/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Razer Phone review: A tough sell, even if it's great for gamers
Source: Engadget English
Razer definitely nailed the "phone for gamers" ethos, with its beautiful display, buttery smooth performance and ear-tingling speakers. Its performance as a regular ol' phone isn't too bad either, as those same qualities are great for other fun activities like watching videos and listening to tunes. Plus, battery life is stellar, which is great news for gamers and non-gamers alike. That said, if you wanted a stylish phone with a good camera and a display that works great outdoors, we'd advise you to look elsewhere. For those who care about gaming above all else, though, Razer has your back yet again.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
The Razer Phone has arrived. Here is our unboxing
Source: Cool Smartphone English
If you’re interested in getting one, it’s available on Three here in the UK for £41 a month with £49 upfront (for 4GB data and unlimited everything else). Or you can pay £594.99 for one outright.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/29/2017
Review: Razer Phone
Source: Hexus English
There is a plethora of good premium Android smartphones based around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform. Most feature high-quality screens, ample resolution, solid battery life and impressive cameras. Going against the grain of Android, premium handsets have become increasingly homogenous.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/27/2017
80% Review: Razer smartphone
Source: PC Authority English
The Razer Phone is a smartphone obsessed with gaming. As well as just about the loudest speakers you’ll find in a phone, it lets you customise game settings for a PC-like feel and has a clever (if not essential) 120Hz screen.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/23/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Razer phone review
Source: Stuff TV English
It's great for games - just make sure you consider the issues before splashing out or signing up for a contract.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Razer Phone Review
Source: Droid Life English
While the hardware has left me wanting to go to a smaller phone, I can’t get over the performance and battery life I’ve seen. Playing games and just scrolling through the phone has been very smooth, so overall, I’ve had a positive experience.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2017
70% Razer Phone
Source: PC Mag English
Razer's first phone delivers an all-out mobile gaming experience, but falls short on some other smartphone basics.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/17/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
80% Razer Phone review: an absolute beast of a smartphone
Source: T3 English
The Razer Phone is a very impressive device from the gaming hardware company, especially considering it's its first attempt.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
85% Razer Phone Review – 120Hz £699 smartphone for gamers
Source: Kitguru English
On the whole, though, I think the Razer Phone achieves what it set out to achieve – to be an excellent phone for gamers. It won’t appeal to the mass-market the same way the Galaxy S8 has, but the excellent sound, fantastic display and all-round performance make it perfect for mobile gamers or streamers.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 85%
80% Razer Phone
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Razer Phone is a fantastic handset that makes the case for smartphones including variable refresh rate screens. It’s only a shame the camera falls way short of expectations.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/15/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 70%
80% Razer Phone review
Source: Techradar English
The Razer Phone is packed full of power and potential, but the stumbling block is its niche appeal. Its design may not blow people away, but the super stereo speakers and gaming-focused display will appeal to some.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/14/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Razer Phone Preview: Brute Force and Piercing Volume
Source: Androidbeat English
Yes, it’s big, it’s black, it’s heavy and it’s cold metal. In fact, it’s typical Razer – no frills high end hardware, and it’s how we love the company.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/12/2017
74% Razer Phone review
Source: GSM Arena English
So, is the Razer Phone the revolutionary device that will finally shake the smartphone industry, rearrange priorities and change the rules? No. Realistically, it can probably hope to match or best the sales of its Nextbit Robin ancestor and gain some traction with loyal brand fans.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 74%
80% Razer Phone review: Brilliant brickphone brings an experience like no other
Source: Pocket Lint English
For the everyman, however, there are better-looking, longer-lasting and equally as powerful devices which sack-off of the screen's refresh rate for the sake of being better all-round devices.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/11/2017
Rating: Total score: 80%
Razer Phone review: How to build a smartphone for gamers
Source: BGR English
The Razer phone is priced at a pretty reasonable $699, and will be available from the company’s website on November 17th. Those in the EU and UK can also snag one via wireless carrier Three, which is Razer’s exclusive wireless partner for that region.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/09/2017
70% Razer Phone Review: A Gaming Monster We Almost Love
Source: Tom's Guide English
After several days with the Razer Phone, I'm still not totally convinced that I need a bona fide gaming phone. But Razer makes a pretty strong case with its Ultramotion display, great frame rates and stunning audio.. However, this $699 handset has some drawbacks, including a camera that's poor in low light, the lack of a headphone jack and a screen that simply doesn't dazzle like OLED. That battery life could also be better.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/08/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Hands-on with the Razer Phone: Big bezels, big sound, big ambitions
Source: Hardware Zone English
The phone will cost US$699 and will be available to buy on 17 November in the US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Germany, France, Denmark and Sweden. Customers in launch countries can also reserve the phone on Razer’s website. And as a nod to its fans, Razer is making just 1,337 units of a special limited edition model with the Razer logo in its original bright green.
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/06/2017
70% Razer Phone Review: Gamer’s delight?
Source: Recombu English
The Razer Phone disappoints when it comes to the camera tech and the blocky design, which at a lower price point would be more forgivable. However, at £699 we really do expect a full package, which this handset doesn't deliver.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Razer Phone hands-on: a phone for gamers, and everyone
Source: Android Authority English
Stay tuned for a full review of the Razer Phone in the coming weeks but in the meantime, what did you think of the Razer Phone? Do you plan to buy one? Is a variable refresh rate, excellent audio, flagship internals and large battery enough to convince you to buy this phone? Are you a Razer laptop user? If so, would you buy this phone for gaming? Let us know your views in the comments below!
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/05/2017
Razer Phone hands-on
Source: Trusted Reviews English
The Razer Phone’s unique hardware is impressive and means, on paper at least, that the handset should be a solid choice for mobile gamers. My only concern is that Razer’s not got a whole lot of experience in mobile software – an area that can make or break any phone.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/03/2017
Hands on Razer Phone review: an absolute beast of a smartphone
Source: T3 English
The Razer Phone is here at last – a smartphone built for gamers, by gamers, but we'll say this straight away – you don't need to be a gamer to appreciate this smartphone.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2017
Hands on: Razer Phone review
Source: Techradar English
The Razer Phone is packed full of power and potential, but the stumbling block could well be its niche appeal. Its design may not blow people away, but its stereo speakers may do just that, while a gaming focus will certainly appeal to some.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2017
Razer Phone For Gamers With 120Hz Ultramotion Display Goes Official
Source: Gadget Diary English
Razer has today unveiled its much awaited and premium gaming smartphone called Razer Phone in London. It will be available for USD 699.99 from November 17 onwards in North America and Europe and pre-orders have started today.
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/02/2017
Razer phone hands-on review
Source: Stuff TV English
The big screen and stereo speakers make it a formidable piece of kit to hold, and the angular, industrial-looking metal design is a world away from the curves and glass of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 or the iPhone X.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2017
Razer Phone
Source: PC Mag English
Razer's first phone has unique graphics features for Android gaming, but we're not sure there's a market for it here in the US.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2017
Razer Phone is here, with smooth screen and powerful speakers
Source: CNet English
We'll find out soon. The phone will ship Nov. 17 from Razer's website, Amazon and some Microsoft Stores. In Europe, it'll exclusively be available at retail from Three, where pre-orders begin today.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2017
Razer Phone hands-on review
Source: GSM Arena English
It's official - computer hardware company Razer is stepping into the smartphone market with the Razer Phone. We were invited to attend the announcement event and, the way these things work, we got to spend a few precious moments with one of the Razer Phones.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2017

Foreign Reviews

Razer Phone
Source: Allround-PC.com German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/21/2017
70% Das Smartphone von Gamern für Gamer
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
Gaming-Smartphone mit flottem Display
Source: Netzwelt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/08/2017
91% Razer Phone 2017 das Gamer-Smartphone
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/22/2017
Rating: Total score: 91% performance: 95% display: 92% mobility: 92%
Das Smartphone Von Gamern Für Gamer
Source: Android Pit German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/02/2017
Razer Phone das Gamer-Smartphone
Source: Curved German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 11/01/2017
82% Razer Phone, análisis: todos vamos a querer una pantalla de 120 Hz en el futuro (pero solo eso)
Source: Xataka Spanish ES→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/16/2017
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 95% mobility: 85% workmanship: 83%
Review: Razer Phone
Source: El chapuzas Informatico Spanish ES→EN
Positive: Nice display; large screen; good speakers; high performance; decent hardware; long battery life. Negative: Poor cameras; no headphone jack.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/29/2017
70% Razer Phone recensione: lo smartphone fatto dai gamer per i gamer
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/19/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
84% Recensione Razer Phone
Source: AndroidWorld.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/10/2017
Rating: Total score: 84% price: 80% features: 85% display: 90% mobility: 80% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
81% RAZER PHONE ha carattere ed è una scheggia | Recensione
Source: HDblog.it Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/06/2017
Rating: Total score: 81%
Razer Phone: 5,7 pollici Quad HD 120Hz, 8GB RAM, dual speaker THX e prezzo inferiore alle attese
Source: Leonardo.it Tech Italian IT→EN
Positive: Large screen; good speakers; nice display; high performance; powerful hardware. Negative: High price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/02/2017
Razer Phone Hands-On: Lo Smartphone Fatto Dai Gamer Per I Gamer
Source: AndroidPit.it Italian IT→EN
Positive: Excellent display; good speakers; decent hardware; good price. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2017
Review Razer Phone: een echt niche-toestel zonder concessies
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Elegant design; fast system; nice display; good speakers. Negative: Poor cameras; short battery life; bulky.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/15/2017
Eerste indrukken Razer Phone: bikkel van een telefoon
Source: AndroidWorld.nl Dutch NL→EN
Positive: Impressive design; nice display; good price.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/05/2017
70% Test du Razer Phone : seulement pour les gamers ?
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 12/18/2017
Rating: Total score: 70%
76% On a testé Razer Phone : le meilleur smartphone pour le jeu vidéo ?
Source: 01Net French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/13/2017
Rating: Total score: 76% performance: 100% mobility: 80%
80% Test Du Razer Phone : Un Smartphone Pour Les Joueurs, Mais Pas Que
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Long, Date: 11/12/2017
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 70%
Test du Razer Phone : l'écran 120 Hz, mais encore ?
Source: CNet France French FR→EN
Positive: Nice performance; excellent speakers. Negative: No headphone jack; poor cameras in low light mode.
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/21/2017
Prise En Main Du Razer Phone : Par Les Gameurs, Pour Les Gameurs
Source: AndroidPit.fr French FR→EN
Positive: Large screen; excellent display; good speakers; powerful hardware; good price. Negative: Poor cameras.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2017
Prise en main du Razer Phone : le smartphone pour les gamers ?
Source: Frandroid French FR→EN
Positive: Beautiful design; solid workmanship; powerful hardware; high performance. Negative: Relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 11/01/2017
Đánh giá chi tiết Razer Phone: Đã đủ thu hút dân chơi game mobile?
Source: The Gioididong VN→EN
Positive: Large screen; good hardware; nice gaming performance; excellent display; long battery life; decent cameras. Negative: Heavy and bulky; relatively high price.
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 01/05/2018
78% Test: Razer Phone
Source: Mobil.se SV→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 12/01/2017
Rating: Total score: 78%
مراجعة هاتف Razer phone أول هاتف مخصص للألعاب
Source: Unlimited Tech →EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/17/2017

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835: High-End SoC for smartphones that was introduced in early 2017 and manufactured in 10 nm LPE FinFET at Samsung. Integrates 4x Kryo 280 at 2.45 GHz (max) for performance and 4x Kryo 280 at 1.9 GHz (max) for efficiency. Furthermore offers an X16 LTE modem, ac-WiFi and a dual-channel 32-Bit 1866 MHz LPDDR4x memory controller. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
5.72":

This display is quite big for a smartphone but frequently used for smartphones.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.  

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
0.197 kg:

Only few smartphones are more lightweight than this.


Razer: Razer USA Ltd. is an American hardware manufacturer founded in 1998. The focus is on gaming devices as well as accessories; traditionally computer mice. The products were often named after fables or animals. However, Razer also offers laptops under the series name "Blade".

There are reviews on the Razer Blade series since 2013, but not overly many. The market share in the laptop market is low and the ratings are average (as of 2016).


78.16%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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