Razer Phone Unveiled – First Impressions

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Razer Phone Unveiled – First Impressions

Who knew that Fall ’17 would be known as ‘Smartphone Announcement Season’. Earlier this October, ZTE announced the Axon M and today Razer revealed the Razer Phone and shortly after that HTC will reveal their latest offering. However, today is all about Razer. What can we expect from a phone created by folks that know how to make high performance gaming products and peripherals?

Razer Phone will feature the world’s first 120Hz Ultramotion™ Display, meaning that scrolling through apps and webpages is ultra smooth. Ultramotion™ ensures that the refresh rate is on par with what is being displayed while optimizing battery life. It is the first phone certified by THX, housing dual front-facing speakers, each with a dedicated amp and powered by Dolby Atmos.

It’s also the world’s first phone to feature Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+ and a 4000 mAh battery. Devices that have QuickCharge 4.0+ have the potential to charge up to 15 percent faster, or 30 percent more efficiently when compared to devices that use Quick Charge 4. And finally, we see a phone with a 8GB DDR4 RAM, 64GB UFS Internal Storage and up to 2TB maximum of external storage via microSD.

For a closer look, we’ve included a video from our friend at BooredAtWork below to help illustrate the phone features.

While most might be quick to categorize this phone as a gaming phone, we’d like to stress that the Razer Phone is a phone for people who want a powerful device, which so happens to be one that you can game on. This is just a launchpad to showcase what Razer can do in the smartphone space. It promises to be a powerhouse and there’s a lot of tech here to get excited about. Touting great technical efficiency, this phone is aimed to be a great entertainment smartphone.

Razer Phone Specs

Processor Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform
System Memory 8GB dual channel (LPDDR4, 1600MHz)
Storage Internal: 64GB UFS

External: microSD (class 10, 2TB max.)

Display 5.72-inch IGZO LCD 1440 x 2560

120 Hz, Wide Color Gamut (WCG)

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

Rear Cameras 12MP AF f1.75 Wide

12MP AF f2.6 Zoom


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 QuickCharge 4.0+

Wireless 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac

Bluetooth 4.2


Bands GSM: Quad-band GSM UMTS: B1/2/3/4/5/8


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


Android Version Nougat 7.1.1

The Razer Phone will be priced at US$699.99 / €749.99 / £699.99. The Razer Phone will be available on Nov 17th in North America and Europe and pre-orders start now! Please visit this link for more details.