314NTMD, 30 Nov 2017that 120Hz screen, great speakers and battery life!
I`d still choose U11+ for better camera&a... moreFor God's sake raZer never announce the phone to be a DSLR replacement, its a gaming phone not a photographer phone. Its really smooth when i tried to play mobile legends or AOV. so why so haters thats what the phone supposed to do, for gaming
I need a quick favour, can the reviewer tell me if the USB DAC provided for the phone be used with a USB-C Port for other phone like Xperia XZ?
that 120Hz screen, great speakers and battery life!
I`d still choose U11+ for better camera& exceptional earbuds though.
The Razer phone is a pretty good phone but has its own flaws. Gaming phone idea revived. I, very much like to play graphics intensive games on portable devices like smartphones. A phone meant for gaming, should've retained the 3.5mm jack. There are times when you don't want to use the loudspeakers when gaming or consuming multimedia. Bluetooth earphones require maintenance (charging and pairing with Bluetooth) which ain't the case with wired earphones. There's enough room considering the thickness. The dust collecting speakers are pain to keep clean and tidy. The bigger flaw is the battery life despite packing a huge battery. That's a trade off for the power hungry 120Hz Refresh Rate display. 120fps stuff is rare as well. Maybe dedicating the task to a dedicated power efficient chip to handle the display refresh rate, would have reduced the burden on the GPU and significantly improved the battery life. As far as gaming phone is concerned, any phone without hardware keys (like the Xperia Play) wouldn't qualify to be called as a gaming phone. There's a different feeling when gaming with haptic feedback from physical buttons. It's far superior to moving your fingers on the glass touchscreen during gaming sessions. Nevertheless, a good first attempt from Razer, despite all the shortcomings, especially for trying out the 120Hz Refresh Rate display. Hope the next iteration will come with better integration (power efficient) of the 120Hz refresh rate display, redesigned to be like the Xperia Play, and retain the 3.5mm Jack..
It's not an altogether bad outing here for Razer. The bulk of complains here can be solved via software updates, not so much on certain hardware bits obviously but still doable.
They're new and this was already planned as the earliest best possible 1st seed strategy after their Nextbit buyout. They can't just leave the part idling but such a relatively short time span we can't expect them to be able to completely catch up to the more entrenched OEMs.
Could have done a lot worst for a 1st product imho.
Is clear that on the zoomed pictures, has also digital zoom... so you should not apply the full zoom since there is no indicator when the optical zoom ends. I wish they do something with the screen brightness, I like the phone and that dim screen is holding me from buying it. The pictures can be better using the Google modified APK of the camera app, at least that was mentioned by a reviewer on YouTube.
Love the Community, 16 Nov 2017For those who are complaining about brightness, can't you just use your Razer Phone inside you... moreReally not sure if you are serious ?
Suggesting people to buy a $700 Android phone which is barely better than any other flagship for gaming, to only use it inside their house ?
Anonymous, 16 Nov 2017To be fair ps2 hasn't been properly emulated for mobile device..caught me there, true xd
still a smartphone has the power to deliver ps2 gen games in hd and 60fps, if someone's ever port a ps2 game to high end smartphones.
I am feeling like i have wasted my time in reading this review. Review is very good but the device under review doesn't seem worthy of the time.
.alpha, 13 Nov 2017Another junk Android phone selling at iPhone price. Happened a lot this yearHaven't seen Android device for 999$ . Well that's what is paid for junk of highest value..
Love the Community, 16 Nov 2017For those who are complaining about brightness, can't you just use your Razer Phone inside you... moreSo in order to enjoy the phone, you should have a second phone to use outdoors? I think people would rather just buy a Oneplus 5T or an iPhone...
For those who are complaining about brightness, can't you just use your Razer Phone inside your house and stay there?
I have an iPhone 5S to deal with the outside world and a Nokia 8 to stay indoor just to play some Super Toss the Turtle for example.
Gaming stuffs are meant to be indoors anyway.
So, low brightness, worst battery life, it's pretty bad for gaming when compared to other flagships. I must admit i only was attracted for its dual front speakers
X, 13 Nov 2017mobile gaming is such a joke, what game can you play on a small mobile screen -_- snake? lolLet's see.. All Play Station with epsxe, All nintendo ds games, all gameboy, gameboy colour and gameboy advance games with emulators. psp games, ps2 games and many more.
I have an Xperia Z5, playing games like tomb raider 2, crash bandicoot 3 and xena. Some pokemon soulsilver, maybe then some super mario bros?
You were saying snake? Seriously, do you people know what a nowadays flagship smartphone can do? Or you just get the new iphone and think you are great? Doing the exact things you were doing with your previous phone? So why did you get the latest phone if it's capabilities are going to waste with you?
Im tired of smartphone enthousiasts having flagship smartphones just for having a flagship. Just fail..
It's flagship priced, so it better has flagship outputs in every category. Failing at the camera department is a NO, not to mention the lack of headphone jack.
As much as I enjoy gaming on phones, 300 nits of brightness is bellow average making gaming under strong light conditions impossible.
The whole 120hz screen is there yes, but without any benefit out of it in movies and the lack of games supporting this makes it a meh. Maybe later we will see more games, maybe.
As of now my Xperia Z5 seems to kill razer in gaming thanks to it's 700 nits of brightness, making it much more useful under strong light conditions even with playstation games (many are dark mind you, so good luck seeing them on razer during the day).
My opinion is, good option. But if you focus on mobile gaming then you better have a brightness of at least 600 nits. It's a gaming phone for fs sake and most people are awake during the day, not at night. Also have at least 2 full games that support your headline of 120hz, so you can show off something against the competition.
Yeah great thing about the speakers, but I just can't get my head away from the fact of 300 nits of brightness, it's just bad for a gaming phone.