Thats what happens when a not well established phone manufacturer enters the market first then hands down slap $800+ price on a poorly built phone with only ram and screen gimmick, then say its a gaming phone, lel.
Even removing essential components like 3.5mm jack and not getting the latest stuff like BT5.0/Gorilla Glass 5, no ip68, no OIS/EIS, standard SD835 like every other flagship phones outthere that you can get for $600 or even less rather than slapping in a custom SoC like Nvidia/AMD then i'd call it a gaming device.
Guys, did/could you try playing 4K 60fps videos on this? Just curious if display plays any role in smooth playback!
It looked very good on paper,but after reading this review I`m not sure what that thing is.
New player on the market,promising specs,different design to all those clone phones of today(though Sony fans are surely welcoming its looks),uberhype about that display...all good.But,as it turned out,this is just a concept phone that might make sense in a year or two.
Display that actually performs like a budget display on a $200 phone and you cannot use all its capabilities today,bad battery life,lousy software,sub $200 phone camera...and for 750euro in Europe I doubt that even hardcore Razerzone customers would unload that money for it..For even half that you can get SD835,and everything else way better than this..
The only phone that has a reason to justify the ommission of 3.5mm port & wireless charging.
Android Modder, 13 Nov 2017do you expect a sompany like razer to launch a device like this at 600$. i dont think. so bt i... moreAnd in a few months newer flagship phones appear then goodbye Razer flop.
Nice hardware but the software is poor. The battery life is hard to believe including the display which has low brightness!
Another junk Android phone selling at iPhone price. Happened a lot this year
mobile gaming is such a joke, what game can you play on a small mobile screen -_- snake? lol
Haha this phone is already dead in the water.
Was hoping some new competition for OnePlus would be good for flagships, however clearly people over at razor didn't think things through.
I understand being a gaming phone the display must be good, it's not at all.
Performance must be good to game, it is.good.
Battery life must be good to actually game.for a decent time, it's disastrously bad
Connectivity must be good, has no headphone jack and not even Bluetooth 5.0.
if they were selling these at £300 maybe they would get away with such things shortcomings. Even then most would probably be better off with a £300 xiaomi flagship instead
A 8mm thick (compared to sub 6mm on other phones) gaming phone with NO headphone jack? Aw man...
ZiGiTy-Zo0giTy, 13 Nov 2017Yes the switch doesn't have the best battery but it also runs very demanding games with a mode... moreI mean pixel c does have great battery life that because pixel c has bigger battery capacity compared to other tablets, nvidia tegra x1 is known for runs very demanding graphics but at the cost of more power consumption and more heat. That's why we haven't see X1 on phones except at tablet and nvidia shield TV and other embedded device, even the shield tablet uses tegra K1. Actually I really hope Razer phones comes with at least K1 with bigger battery, just look other phone manufacturer can still crammed 5000mah on their phones, right? And like you said, let's hope Razer will give some updates to make their phones more optimized and efficient.
Such a shame, was waiting to buy this phone.
Good thing i read this review first.
Guess it's gonna he the op5t for me..
A phone this heavy, with corners so sharp, will hurt the palm using it one handed in bed for example. Prefer phones with curved corners.
boomboom, 13 Nov 2017nintendo switch is using more-hungry-power-chip, using nvidia x1 on a phone will make battery ... moreYes the switch doesn't have the best battery but it also runs very demanding games with a modest 310mah bump from the razer phone. To what i could find the pixel C had great battery life. If Razer did a better job on optimization and put the x1 I could imagine them squeezing at least average battery life on the phone. Or drop 2gb of ram, drop a one camera and bump battery up in place of those omissions.
Trump Fan 1980, 13 Nov 2017 Is it just me, or did GSM Arena miss an opportunity to include testing Android games at both ... moreMy I direct your attention to the performance page. Near the end of it.
I really wanted this phone for those front facing speakers and brick-like design! I know not everyone likes the design but I do. IÂ’m pretty upset the 120hz screen is crippling it though. ItÂ’s not worth it anymore, is it?
Android Modder, 13 Nov 2017do you expect a sompany like razer to launch a device like this at 600$. i dont think. so bt i... moreIn few months there'll be better SoCs, phones with dedicated chips, on screen fingerprint, foldable ones with two batteries and a dedicated screen as a controller like consoles, or who knows if foldable with unique screen, etc. And cheaper equally capable phones.
First 3.7/5 rated flagship here. Nothing to see here. Just get your S8/V30/Nokia 8 or anything but a phone for gamers. Gamers are audiophiles too so they immediately opt for Wired Headsets (more likely, Audio Technica, Sennheiser, Steelseries? and Plantronics).
Anonymous, 13 Nov 2017True, and their asking $750-$800 while the others with same SD835 SoC with less cons are now p... moredo you expect a sompany like razer to launch a device like this at 600$. i dont think. so bt its price will go down eventually so we just have to wait patiently for few months