Sunday, 15 April 2018

Razer phone by RAZER review.


Hi all,

It's been an awful long time since I last wrote anything regarding reviews, BUT, I am now right back on it!

So, kicking off with my first review of 2018, we are going to take a look at the all new RAZER phone by RAZER.

Razer are renowned all over the world for their awesome gaming laptops with serious power, and stunning graphics. So, they decided to put these defining characters in to a phone.

This is no ordinary, mainstream phone, oh no, this little beauty will give the likes of Apple and Samsung a run for their money!

Lets start by taking a look at the dimensions.
This unit measures up at 158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm and weighs just 197g, which is nearly the same height as the Samsung galaxy S9+, but the width of the Razer phone is 4mm wider, to allow for a better gaming experience.

Speaking of gaming experience, most high end mobile devices now cope with most demanding games on the market, but the Razer phone has a little trick up it's sleeve..... the refresh rate comes in at double that of any other phone currently on the market......120 Hz UltraMotion™ screen!
This allows for PC gaming smoothness and buffering, with ZERO glitching. To add to the ultimate Mobile gaming experience the guys at Razer added 'Dolby Atmos' and 'THX' certified audio, from approved headphones AND the speakers on the front of the device.
I honestly can say that I have NEVER heard such an immerse, finely tuned set of speakers in a phone EVER. Netflix HD on the Razer phone is 4K quality, but the Razer phone intensifies the experience with the Dolby 5.1 surround feature......god knows how they've managed to tune the speakers in the phone so it throws sound behind you, it truly is amazing...... amazing to the point I have now stopped using my Samsung S8+ because it simply doesn't compare.

To help give you the best experience, Razer have installed a 4000mAh battery in to the phone. You can certainly thrash a battery on any phone when it comes to gaming or watching HD films, but the extra mAh Razer have stuffed in to their mobiles certainly maintains a longer gaming time.

The computer processor is a Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform which does a great job of keeping things ticking,and with and internal RAM of 8GB dual channel (LPDDR4, 1866 MHz), its never hesitates. The display consists of  5.7-inch IGZO LCD 1440 x 2560, Wide Colour Gamut (WCG) and Corning Gorilla Glass to keep those graphics silky smooth.

As this is aimed at gamers, it does suffer slightly on other features that other brands finely tune, like the cameras. 12MP on the front and 8MP on the rear, but they are both pretty bland....no special features, and not the greatest quality to be honest. There is also a lack of a native music player and picture gallery, without having to go through google music and pictures, which is full of adds. You'll have to add your own if you don't get on with the google features.




The one thing that was physically missing from the phone was a headphone jack. This phone is aimed at the use of wireless headphones, but does have a USB headphone adaptor plug should you feel the need to use wired phones.

So all in all, if you're looking for a super fast, feature packed, mini monster gaming machine within a phone, then you'll never find a better handset than they Razer phone. BUT, if you want the 'run of the mill' handset, then go with the rest of the sheep and get a Samsung or Apple device!

The Razer phone is an awesome machine, and for the companies first venture in to the mobile market, they've done themselves proud.

You can grab this phone exclusively on 3 network in the UK, and other providers world wide.

For more info please visit razer.com


Tech Specs

At a glance


  • 120 Hz UltraMotion™ screen
  • Featuring Dolby Atmos and THX certified audio
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 with 8GB RAM
  • 12MP dual cameras for complete versatility
  • 4,000 mAh battery for all-day power
  • Processor

    Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 835 Mobile Platform

    System Memory

    8GB dual channel (LPDDR4, 1866 MHz)

    Storage


  • Internal: 64GB UFS
  • External: microSD (class 10, 2TB max.)
  • Display


  • 5.7-inch IGZO LCD 1440 x 2560
  • 120 Hz, Wide Color Gamut (WCG)
  • Corning Gorilla Glass 3
  • Rear Cameras


  • 12MP AF f1.75 Wide
  • 12MP AF f2.6 Zoom
  • Dual PDAF
  • Dual tone, dual LED flash
  • Front Camera

    8MP FF f2.0

    Sound


  • Stereo Front-facing speakers
  • Dual Amplifiers
  • Audio Adapter with THX certified DAC
  • Power


  • 4000 mAh lithium-ion battery
  • Qualcomm® Quick Charge™ 4+
  • Wireless


  • 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.2
  • NFC
  • Bands


  • GSM: Quad-band GSM UMTS: B1/2/3/4/5/8
  • LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66
  • TDD LTE: B38/39/40/41 TD-SCDMA: B34/39
  • Size


  • 158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm
  • 6.24 x 3.06 x 0.31 in
  • 197 g