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.
AnonD-598916, 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.
AnonD-598916, 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.
[deleted post]Or you aren't smart enough ;) Smartphone OLED displays can't work 120Hz, so that's why they took IGZO
What the...wow, even $150 are too much for this thing. Companies really think we are complete morons...maybe theyhave a point? Most buyers have extremely low standards/expectations and don't care enough for all the huge compromises. A powerful cpu is simply not enough for a decent phone. Not even close.
The 2nd flop of 2017 after the essential trash
Both overpriced and horrible phones but razer has good things going for it like the speakers and ......... half-assed 120hz display?
400$ would be a good deal for this phone but over 500$? pushing it too far
It looked like such a cool phone - and I'm not even a gamer. It's a shame that it doesn't have much else except the coolness. Better luck next time?
That awful "brightness maxes out at just 223 nits. " and average at best camera is a deal breaker for me.
I must thank gsmarena team, excellent reviews guys. I almost bought the Razer phone from 3 but now I'm glad I didn't.