Razer Phone review: A Phone for Gamers
Razor is Known for its gaming hardware. With its nice display and has a great audio, Razer Phone is a great phone that is best for gaming and it does it well. It has a long battery life which is also useful for other applications such as, watching the videos and browsing the web. This phone is not for those who want a stylish phone with good display and a great camera that looks nice outdoor.
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At first glance, the Razer Phone looks like a larger, sturdier version of the Nextbit Robin. The Razer Phone is wrapped in anodized aluminum. It looks like a black slab that doesn’t appear remarkably different from other phones of Android.
It is weighing 6.95 ounces, 6.24 inches long by 3.06 inches wide by 0.32 inch thick. The phone is difficult to use with one hand. Sharp corners and straight sides all the way around can dig into your hands. The aluminum body of the phone gives you a premium feel.
Razer Phone has a power button on right side. Its fingerprint sensor is good and able to wake the phone with a slight touch. Above the power button, there is a slot for both MicroSD card and the SIM. On the left side, there are two volume buttons
The front-facing camera is 8-megapixels above the display. On the back is 12-megapixel dual-lens camera one wide-angle lens with a f/1.7 aperture and a f/2.6 telephoto zoom lens. There’s a dual-tone LED flash next to the camera as well. The Razer Phone does not have a headphone jack. Instead, it comes with a USB-C-to-headphone adapter that packs a 24-bit THX-certified digital-to-analog converter.
The Razer Phone comes with Android 7.1 (Nougat) and though the UI is fairly clean. It does ship with the Nova Prime launcher preloaded. A favorite among Android users, the Prime launcher lets you customize everything from the look and feel of the desktop to mapping gestures to a variety of different functions.
It has One preloaded app that I particularly like is called Game Booster. This app lets you customize the frame rate, resolution and processor clock speed for each individual game.
There’s Power Save mode, which automatically downscales settings to save battery, and Performance mode, which maxes out all the settings for the best gameplay experience. The Razer Phone’s sizable 64GB of space (and up to 2TB of additional storage via microSD card) should be good enough for most people.
Display and Sound:
The Razer Phone has a nice display. The screen is gorgeous Sharp IGZO 5.7 inch QHD(1440×2560) IPS edge to edge display, with rich, bright color and awesome details. The screen refreshes at rates as high as 120Hz.
On the top and bottom, there are two front-facing speakers, which are the best speakers on a smartphone. Each Speaker has its own amplifier and the phone is turned with Dolby Atmos for Mobile.
In Short, the audio is immersive, loud and a great treat when playing games, watching videos or just playing your favorite tunes.
The Camera is very basic. It has the ability to toggle flash, HDR and a few extra features like a timer and a visual grid. It has good tap to focus ability, but that’s standard for most phones.
Shutter speeds feel a touch slow and its HDR is also slower with a delay of one to two seconds. You can quickly launch the camera by double-pressing the power key, and holding down the shutter button will take photos in burst mode.
The Phone’s front-facing 8-megapixel camera with sharp detail and bright colors. As far as the rear camera is concerned, the result is not much great. The pictures taken in daylight were plenty sharp but colors were not rich as much.
Performance and Battery Life:
The Razer Phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor, Adreno 540 GPU and 8GB of RAM. It is very good phone for multitasking with no issues of Slowdown or Lag.
The Phone has a battery of 4000 mAH. During moderate use with much intense gaming session, the phone easily lasted a day and a half between charges.
The price of Razer Phone is $700 which, I thought is fair when comparing to other phones of the same price range.
When compared to other flagships of Android, the Razer Phone hold its own in term of battery life and price.