Sharp user, 12 Nov 2017just like expected, I'm quite disappointed with gsma review, unfortunately gsma cannot explore... moreAnd they've probably reduced screen brightness on purpose so that battery life isn't even worse. I wouldn't expect an improvement.
Sharp user, 12 Nov 2017just like expected, I'm quite disappointed with gsma review, unfortunately gsma cannot explore... moreI wonder how they can achieve such good results for battery life when they mentioned that during the unveiling, sarcasm?
this is their 1st smartphone release so why not give them time to fix their bugs? are you guys sh***h**ds to not know anythinga nd just complain like a baby. i wonder how worse you guys would have done if you were the ceo there. too many cry babies with no brains at all
just like expected, I'm quite disappointed with gsma review, unfortunately gsma cannot explore (or finding more) the experience using 120Hz refresh rate more further than just buttery smooth when scrolling.
This phone has poor battery life, maybe Razer should take a look on the software and make it more efficient.
The main issue of this phone aside from its battery life is its very low max brightness! (200 knits or so)
And to people who think Razer can fix everything with updates: stop dreaming. It has never happened for any phone.
Please double check your claims on gigabit LTE. Quallcomm employees on Reddit are saying this phone does NOT have category 16 LTE, but category 9. "Unfortunately it's only Cat 9 - 3xCA but no 256-QAM, 4x4 MIMO, or LAA." So, the max download should be around 450mbits.
OnePlus 5 is not a noteworthy alternative than this? Sure, 5T is just around the corner but... I mean seriously, this phone looks like a fail OP 5 in most important parts.
Sure, it's mainly targeting Razer FanBoy who wants to brag about their 'ULTRAMOTION' display, 120 hz, and don't forget those free pair of stickers *cough Apple.
In order to do that, they make such gross trade-off. Poor implementation of dual-camera (My ZenFone 3 Zoom can do better despite its worse ISP), and... their trademark 'ULTRAMOTION' takes such a huge toll on battery life (despite it's massive 4Ah capacity we're talking about here), sunlight legibility and even color accuracy (seriously razer, wide color gamut but bad color accuracy?)
So conclusion, this phone is not worth to buy (except if this phone turns to be Essential Phone v2, poor sales then its got huge discount) than the OP5 (or even OP 5T)
This seemed really good on paper, especially things like the battery and sound, but it seems that those aspects didn't come out as good as they sounded like they would. It's a shame -
this could be a serious flagship challenger if it delivered its standout features better.
Excellent review, very Objective, thanks!
This phone is great on paper, good but not so great in real life.
The lack of 3.5mm aux port, ingress protection, thick top-bottom bezels, and the below-average battery life really hurt this device. I say its only in the same league as the ZTE Axon 7, Samsung S7, LG G6, Essential Phone, and the OnePlus 5/5t. Not worth more than US$350-$500, or Â€350-Â€400, so it is a little overpriced now.
Bezels from the previous decade, bad battery, IPS screen ... yuck.
So basically razer comes with worst IPS panel even worst brghtiness than Lg g3 what a fail. iPhone X has 120fps refresh rate and Apple interouced first on iPad Pro so why should i buy this crap.
In his official FB page, Min did say that they didn't have time to pay attention to the camera before launch and that the upcoming updates would increase its performance quite a bit. Also, this is the first time a mainstream company like Razer put a 120Hz display on a phone. It'll take a while for the games to get optimized for it. The battery life is also something that can be fixed with software updates.
And, unlike other CEOs, Min is actually very active on social media and listens to the community (other than the toaster part). I'm quite certain that the aspects that can be fixed with software updates, will be fixed soon.
So............I think it'd be wise to give them some time. After all, this is their first phone, you really can't expect them to match the flagships from the other well seasoned companies, right away. Besides, they have the hardware, they only need to fix the software.
And I'm really surprised that the haters didn't learn from their past mistakes. People laughed at their first laptop release. Look at them now, the blades are easily some of the best laptops on the market.
Kerth, 12 Nov 2017I did see it, that's exactly why I wrote that I'll be waiting for the other manufacturers to i... moreWell QC 2 doesn't use that much power. But the latest i think is too much. I already see plenty of complains from Samsung and Xiaomi users about swelling batteries.
Really i think manufacturers need to concentrate on removing of longer lasting batteries to the point where charging times won't matter. If your phone can always last for a day, they you just charge it during the night and there will always be enough time for that.
Anonymous, 12 Nov 2017LOL did you see the endurance rating? What's the point of the "big" battery that still perform... moreI did see it, that's exactly why I wrote that I'll be waiting for the other manufacturers to implement it. As for battery degradation, well, I've been using QC2.0 with phone for almost 1.5 years and I'm seeing no noticeable battery degradation so I'm rather optimistic about this technology.
Kerth, 12 Nov 2017Quite unexpectedly, the best feature of this smartphone seems to be the QC4.0+. I mean, chargi... moreLOL did you see the endurance rating? What's the point of the "big" battery that still performs so poorly?
As for quick charge, it'll degrade the battery in no time, so this is another disadvantage, unless you want to replace your phone every 1 year at best.
WTF are they thinking? They must think we are complete fools. Maybe because too many people really have too low standards/expectations and they'd buy anything? But still, this phone is targeted at gamers...i imagine most potential buyers will watch/read a review or two before buying. So the real fools are manufacturers like them.
This thing is not even worth $150.
Quite unexpectedly, the best feature of this smartphone seems to be the QC4.0+. I mean, charging a 4000mAh battery to 70% in just 30 minutes is just crazy! It seems that I have now something good to look forward to in 2018 as hopefully more phone makers will embrace the new standard.