It's the first time in my life I look at a phone and it makes me think about a Xperia, when I look at the XZ in black, Sony's phone looks so much better, despite all the industrial and gaming design BS. And I've never been a fan of the design.
I could live with all the cons this article said about this Razer phone except for the screen issues and the brand. Just because it has the Razer brand the actual price of this phone for the final customer depending where you live I'd rather get the Sony XZ, Nokia 8, or insert all the 2017 flagships models here, Apple included. Pay premium for green/RGB leds and subpar quality, this phone seems to follow their business model, they only forgot the leds.
galaxyS7, 12 Nov 2017Why so much hate?. Just wait for the proper updates and all can change. The hardware is there ... morelol u think software fix will make the screen much brighter then 223 nits? wake up KID!
I know it won't be good until where. Beside that awesome 120hz display, nothing is special in this phone already.
Oh ya, a very well recognize GREEN everywhere.
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2017looks like nexbit robin in blackmore like the xperia z5 in blaaaack.
I was expecting for an excellent battery life but I end up being frustrated after this review.
kupfernigk, 12 Nov 2017Looks like a Sony but without jack or waterproofing and with worse battery life. looks like nexbit robin in black
Considering it's a first effort it's not too bad.
Still, I was expecting better technology in the screen, far too many compromises for the 120hz highlight.
Pixelated audio. Super funny. Well, pixel and iphone are also not so far.
The phone can surely benefit for media/gaming, but it bit let down when the screen is bad, since that is the most important aspect
Mark, 12 Nov 2017You can't. The logo is there to mark you as part of the Razer's flock. But you can hide it wit... moremaybe I will make an order from Caviar to make a custom order razer phone without razer logo on the back, lol
Looks like a Sony but without jack or waterproofing and with worse battery life.
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2017where I could buy the version without logo on the back?You can't. The logo is there to mark you as part of the Razer's flock. But you can hide it with a case if you want to buy that thing...
AnonD-632062, 12 Nov 2017What a Crappy Phone! I thought that the lack of the 3.5mm headphone was to be it's main disadv... moreWhy so much hate?. Just wait for the proper updates and all can change. The hardware is there just wait for the proper software. No has this phone yet but everyone here decided against it. Just based on one review?. Shame on you guys.
What a Crappy Phone! I thought that the lack of the 3.5mm headphone was to be it's main disadvantage, but alas.....
With an IGZO panel, a good brightness was to be guaranteed, but 223 nits? Even cheap laptops have screens brighter than that. For all the 120Hz talk, what's the use if you don't have decent brightness. Contrast is poor too as is the sunlight constrast ratio.
Ok, so atleast with the low brightness IGZO panel and that 4000 mAh panel, maybe the battery endurance will be a saving grace? With a pathetic 63 hours, let that thought stay in you dreams......Atleast QuickCharge 4.0 is there.....
As for raw CPU and GPU performance, the Razer phone isn't much worse than the current SD 835 crop, then again it doesn't have a clear advantage either. The Note8 and OnePlus and the some other flagships, easily capable of matching and probably even slightly exceeding the Razer's prowess.
And as we saw the 120fps implementation for games is half-baked and it still only exists mostly in theoretical scenarios rather than real-life ones. And that fault may not necessarily be with Razer. But the missed opportunity to play 120fps videos is Razer's sole fault since it would have been much more straightforward to implement that using a native app. So is the glaring omission to record high-frame rate (not even 60fps) videos on a screen with 120Hz refresh rate.
The camera could be called okay/average/fine.
Some superb loudspeakers though.
Should have tested it on 10hz and 360p so we can see better battery performance
Kurt, 12 Nov 2017In two months the speaker grilles will be full of sweat, grease, dust and who knows what else,... moreHow gross! It could even end smelling really bad along the time.
The review does't include the small letter in the presentation that mentioned the test conditions. Their battery tests were with only 25% of volume, at determined brightness. If you want to enjoy the sound power with the two amplifiers. The battery will drain as fast as your pleasure watching how decrease its level all the time on the icon.
taghack, 12 Nov 2017VR sounds like a good idea for sure, but again, on paper. Razer does not currently offer any s... moreAnd here is another problem, people think that device need to have some sticker "Daydream" to be VR device.
All you need is device, that you have here, and aplications and games. Thats all.
Daydream is just brand name that google made up
Just Honest, 12 Nov 2017Goods -120Hz refresh rate screen (super fluid animations and near lifelike motions) with QHD ... moreAnd this is the first time I ever heard of a smartphone brand putting so much sarcasm into the taste when they unveil the smartphone, all I hear is "AMAZING" in the unveiling video, the first time I heard so much from my favorite gaming brand RAZER. And now the review comes out, shows us the results, and it is "AMAZING" XD