When it comes to gaming, one name that instantly comes to mind is Razer; it is best known for producing high-performance gaming laptops and peripherals. The Razer Phone is meant to meet the demands of gaming aficionados, featuring a flurry of high-end specs, including a display that delivers superb visual quality, and powerful stereo speakers.
Amazing Display Quality
It goes without saying that the visual quality can make or break the gaming experience. The Razer Phone sports a 5.7-inch IGZO LCD screen that packs the world’s first 120Hz refresh rate on a gaming smartphone that boasts a 1,440 x 2,560pixel resolution. Razer decided to opt for an LCD screen over the brighter and more colourful AMOLED technology as the former can deliver higher refresh and frame rates which makes it more suitable for 3D gaming.
These specifications translate to silky smooth movement onscreen, be it for gaming, streaming videos or basic functions such as scrolling between apps. The screen is bright enough to be used even under direct sunlight. Text, image, and video elements are clear and sharp on the Razer Phone.
Another highlight of the Razer Phone is its speakers, which are amongst the best equipped on a smartphone to date. The phone houses two front-firing speakers that are the gives crystal-clear audio to match the video quality. Each speaker has its own amplifier and is tuned to Dolby Atmos standards, making them the first smartphone speakers to be THX certified. Hence, they sound as good when you are behind the phone as you are in front of it.
The speakers give off rich, clear, and immersive sound even when they are at full volume. What is even more impressive is that Razer has managed to keep audio distortion to bare minimum even at max volume.
Fluid performance is essential in ensuring that your gaming experience is not affected. Razer ensures that its smartphone can handle the most demanding games and apps with powerful internal components. Under the hood, the Razer Phone comes with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor with 8GB of RAM and 64GB worth of expandable storage. The Razer Phone also enables its users to adjust the display’s refresh rate settings accordingly, namely 60Hz, 90Hz, and 120Hz.
Powering the device is a 4,000mAh battery, making it one of the largest power packs in a smartphone. You will easily get a day of use out of the device from the handset with general usage. If you want to squeeze more battery life out of the device, you can lower the display’s refresh rate to 60Hz or 90Hz thanks to the Game Booster mode. This means that simpler games can be played at lower 60Hz refresh rates while graphic-intensive titles can take full advantage of Razer Phone’s 120Hz display. The smartphone supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 4+ technology, allowing you to recharge the device from 0% to 85% in an hour.