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?

Razer Phone vs LG V30 vs Samsung Galaxy Note 8

Display

Display size

5.7 inches
6.0 inches
6.3 inches

Resolution

1440 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2880 pixels
1440 x 2960 pixels

Aspect Ratio

16:9
18:9
18.5:9

Pixel density

513 ppi
537 ppi
522 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
P-OLED
Super AMOLED

Screen-to-body

73.22 %
81.21 %
82.98 %

Hardware & Performance

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 540
Adreno 540

RAM

8 GB LPDDR4
4 GB LPDDR4
6 GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64 GB
64 GB
64 GB

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
3300 mAh
3300 mAh

Charging

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

Talk time

 
16.50 hours
the average is 18 h (1096 min)
22.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1096 min)

Stand-by time (4G)

 
15.2 days (365 hours)
the average is 24 days (583 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 megapixels
16 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Specifications

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

Second camera

13 megapixels
13 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Phase detection autofocus
Ultra-wide
Telephoto, Optical image stabilization, Autofocus

Specifications

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

Video recording

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

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing
Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video light, Digital image stabilization, Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
5 megapixels
8 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

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

Weight

6.95 oz (197 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
5.57 oz (158 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
6.88 oz (195 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

 
Water, Dust, Shock; IP 68; MIL-STD-810 certified
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

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

Features

 
 
Notification light, Stylus

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 699
 
$ 930


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21 Comments

1. gamehead unregistered

The specs on that razer phone put others to shame! It's unfortunate that it doesn't have an 18:9 screen or run Oreo tho.

2. BigOso

Posts: 5; Member since: Oct 02, 2014

It will get Oreo by 1st Quarter 2018 they still working on adapting 120hz for Oreo. Imagine how tall the phone will be if they did go with a 18:9

3. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

About the same as the S8 and G6 so it wouldn't have been so tall but the screen would have been longer, all in all at 5.7in be it 18:9 or 16:9 you are going to be doing some stretching to reach the top of the screen. An 18:9 display is longer but has smaller bezels while 16:9 is shorter and has bigger bezels, they off set each other tbh.

5. mikehunta727 unregistered

IDK bout ya'll. But I am absolutely loving the 18.5:9 aspect ratio of the Note 8. Playing games on it full screen is just ridiculous.. it feels like a ultra-wide monitor in a way but not as wide and elongated.. if you have ever played on a 21:9 monitor, than one would get what I am saying, But like a lot more of your peripheral gets taken up and its very immersive Watching movies and videos on it too is stellar I am sure they went with the 16:9 display because obviously many games still don't support it so a lot of games out the box would be borked

6. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

For sure man, they will go 18:9 in the next iteration of the razer phone, surely most games will support it by then. 18:9 is the better viewing experience imo and it just looks good with the less bezels and all. On another topic, you just reminded me how bad I won't an 21:9 monitor for my set up!!!

8. mikehunta727 unregistered

Agreed. And same here dude, I am very interested in a ultrawide Freesync monitor..if the price is right on a Gsync version too (usually few hundred bucks more than their Freesync counterpart) It's truly next level stuff

9. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Just know that you need an Nvidia GPU for a Gsync monitor and you need an AMD GPU for a Freesync monitor. You might already know that but I couldn't tell.

10. mikehunta727 unregistered

Yeah I know, I got a RX 480 atm with a Ryzen 1700 at 3.7 ghz.. I want Vega 56 but I could just wait till next year for Volta or such

12. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

I've got a MSI GTX 970 paired with an i7-4790, I want a 1070Ti or aftermarket Vega 56. Since it's past 12pm already the 1070Ti will be released today, still no word on those aftermarket vega cards though so the wait continues.

19. mikehunta727 unregistered

Might as well get the 1070 TI cause the performance is guranteed in most games ... Vega 56 performance can be hit or miss in some titles, being with 1070/falling behind in some titles. I do think Vega 56 eventually long term will prove its performance through game and driver updates(to 1080 levels and pass it a bit in extremely optimized AMD games with Vulkan, etc) but 1070 TI is better day 1

20. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

Hell yeah!

15. you_sukk_it

Posts: 219; Member since: Apr 11, 2017

its not putting any top android flagship to shame. in fact it lacks specs itself.

4. uncle_gadget

Posts: 1050; Member since: Sep 20, 2017

I so want that wallpaper

7. GrosseFatigue

Posts: 208; Member since: Jul 27, 2011

With the reviewers the same thing that happened with the Samsung Note is happening here. They should be enthusiastic about such a new product, asking themselves what the hell is going on with Samsung and Apple for not introducing such a phone. Instead with have a lukewarm reception. The public, like for the Note, will prove them wrong. The Razer is an interesting cell phone and like for their laptops people will buy it for work as much as for gaming because it looks to be a superb product. I like the form with the square edges and the all body metal job. It may not need a protection at all. It is different, incredibly stylish. I will buy one.

11. btbotimtim

Posts: 272; Member since: Dec 08, 2010

mustang cobra has more horse power than porsche but that doesnt mean it is better.

13. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Which Mustang and which Porsche you talking about? The fastest Porsche has more horsepower than the fastest Mustang.

14. Arch_Fiend

Posts: 3951; Member since: Oct 03, 2015

He said Mustang Cobra,he probably means the crazy 1000hp cobra jet. and he's probably referring to the popular Porsche 911 turbo . If he isn't talking about the jet there are a lot of Porsche cars that beat the cobra in hp, hell the new 911 GT2 RS has 700hp lol.

16. MrNobody123

Posts: 16; Member since: Oct 25, 2017

Folks who are hoping that the camera on razer phone to be great should look elsewhere, coz you'll probably be disappointed. This phone's hardware and built is aimed for hardcore gamer and heavy phone users. Atleast there's already a content creator smartphone aimed for aspiring vloggers and videographers. Nowadays, each competitors should decide what market/consumers are they up to. Because we all know that there's no such thing as perfect phone that could cater all consumers want in a smartphone.

17. redmd

Posts: 1948; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

8gb RAM and 4000mAh should be the "standard" for 2018.

18. ryanusc75

Posts: 22; Member since: Jun 09, 2017

The memory speed listed here for the Razer phone is incorrect. The website indicates that the speed is "8GB dual channel (LPDDR4, 1866 MHz)". However, this spec sheet lists the speed as "8GB RAM (Dual-channel, 1600 MHz) / LPDDR4". Just FYI.

21. Anchor

Posts: 160; Member since: Jun 16, 2017

Either way it's still impressive. They should get their facts right tho

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