Razer Phone vs Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: specs comparison

Razer Phone vs Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30: specs comparison
So, Razer has first dropped its first handset – the... well, the Razer Phone. A super-powered handset that's supposed to please gamers, or users that just demand the best possible performance on an Android device. But the Razer Phone doesn't have any sort of exclusive chip, like the Nvidia Tegra that was in the Nvidia Shield before it. In fact, it comes with the “mainstream” Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 — the flagship SoC that's on most top-tier phones out there right now.

So, what does Razer have more than the competition? Well, stereo speakers will probably enhance mobile gaming experience, the design favors dual-hand operation in landscape mode for prolonged periods, 120 Hz refresh rate on its Ultramotion display for super-smooth animations and response, you've got 8 GB of RAM on board, which is just insanely over the top right now, and a rather huge 4,000 mAh battery.

Looking at the most-popular, top-tier Android phones that were recently released — the LG V20 and the Galaxy Note 8 — we've got 4 GB and 6 GB of RAM, respectively, 3,300 mAh batteries, no stereo speakers, and the “standard” 60 Hz displays. Of course, the LG V20 has its quad-DAC, which might attract audiophiles, and its enhanced photo- and video-editing features, while the Note 8 has its S Pen and productivity apps and features that are tied to it. So, while the Razer Phone looks like it excels when it comes to raw power, the other two devices have their own quirks to set them apart. Which one would you go for?

Display

Size

6.3 inches
6.0 inches
5.7 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
P-OLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

82.98 %
81.21 %
73.22 %

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998

Processor

Octa-core, 2350 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 540
Adreno 540

RAM

6GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
64GB
64GB

OS

Android (8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), Samsung Experience UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat), LG UX UI
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)

Battery

Capacity

3300 mAh
3300 mAh
4000 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+

Talk time

22.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
16.50 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
 

Stand-by time (4G)

 
15.2 days (365 hours)
the average is 0 days (0 h)
 

Internet use

3G: 12 hours; LTE: 13 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 
 

Music playback

74.00 hours
 
 

Video playback

16.00 hours
 
 

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
16 MP (OIS, Laser and PDAF)
12 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.7; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.6; Focal length: 30 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.09"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.6"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

12 MP (Telephoto, OIS, Autofocus)
13 MP (Ultra-wide)
13 MP (PDAF)

Specifications

Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Pixel size: 1 μm
Aperture size: F1.9; Focal Length: 12 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.6; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD), 1280x720 (HD) (240 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps)

Features

Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
HDR, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, EIS, Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
5 MP
8 MP

Video capture

 
1920x1080 (Full HD)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

6.40 x 2.94 x 0.34 inches (162.5 x 74.8 x 8.6 mm)
5.97 x 2.97 x 0.29 inches (151.7 x 75.4 x 7.39 mm)
6.24 x 3.06 x 0.31 inches (158.5 x 77.7 x 8)

Weight

6.88 oz (195.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)
5.57 oz (158.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)
6.95 oz (197.0 g)
the average is 6.4 oz (182 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Aluminum

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust, Shock; IP68; MIL-STD-810 certified
 

Biometrics

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light, Stylus
 
 

Buyers information

Price

$ 930
 
$ 699
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