Results: Razer Phone... not bad!

Results: Razer Phone... not bad!

So the Razer Phone launcher yesterday. Looking like an evolved Nextbit Robin, it rocks an unapologetic rectangular look with huge top and bottom bezels and a subdued matte black finish. All of this aids the phone in what it tries to accomplish — be a gaming machine with stereo speakers, a massive battery, and a good grip. But it doesn't do much for its looks, though.

Well, that's a subjective thing, you might say, and we agree. That's why we decided to ask you in yesterday's poll — do you like the Razer Phone? Turns out, it has quite a lot of fans. Either because the shape actually appeals to some or because people are ready to take function over form any day.

Here are the poll votes:

Do you like the Razer Phone?

Yeah!
57.45%
It's cool, but that design... ugh!
26.09%
With hardware like everyone else, I see no reason for it to exist
16.46%

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  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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21 Comments

1. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Gaming phone without headphone jack? How do they say it, ah yes: xD

3. Nopers unregistered

The size of the headphone dongle tho.

5. ph00ny

Posts: 1983; Member since: May 26, 2011

What's wrong with the phone? It ticks a lot of boxes without crazy high price Great screen ... Check Big battery ... Check Decent set of front firing stereo speaker ... Check Good thermal cooling ... Check Only things missing are headphone jack, water resistance, better gamer based SoC/GPU and accessories I think it's a good first try

9. royaldragonss

Posts: 22; Member since: Sep 27, 2016

better gamer based soc/gpu wtf are you talking about? the 835 is the best cpu availible right now,

13. ph00ny

Posts: 1983; Member since: May 26, 2011

CPU maybe but GPU nope. I think that title still belongs to nvidia

10. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

120Hz refresh rate isn't synonymous with good screen. We have to wait for reviews, it may as well be crap, with blue whites, like Essential Flop, or recent Nokias

12. ph00ny

Posts: 1983; Member since: May 26, 2011

IGZO screens have always been reviewed extremely well and has been used in several laptops including Razer's own laptops. Fact that they're starting with that on top of 120Hz refresh rate is definitely a good sign.

14. buccob

Posts: 2948; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The funny thing hear is that Sony Xperias such as the XZ Premium and the XZ1 happens to tick all those boxes (maybe with the exception of big battery).... And they include headphone jack, water resistance, PS4 controller support, and cool accessories. Maybe people are just tired of the Sony brand... but I definitely appreciate their efforts

15. ph00ny

Posts: 1983; Member since: May 26, 2011

i don't know if Sony has the thermals and the screen to match I would definitely pick IGZO over JD's IPS panels.

21. buccob

Posts: 2948; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

The thermals on the XZ premium is extremely efficient.... In a test of 4K recording, the device ran out of storage before even getting hot...

6. Peacetoall unregistered

Razr phone is good but it has to be globally availaible

7. Suo.Eno

Posts: 556; Member since: Feb 17, 2013

Very good debut imho. Sure missing a few potential deal makers but if that means about trying to shim off the RRP level then it's serviceable. At least Razer's ballsy enough to get into the flagship killers' fray right now. Down the road what comes after the software (Razer should at least break away from the herd by being as aggressive as AOSP if possible) probably some strat calls for a gaming specific cloud or service backend to match.

8. gamehead unregistered

I like it but I have my gripes

11. Mopowa21

Posts: 33; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

This should be released with a game controller accessory if I'm truly to believe it's Targeted toward gamers otherwise I would be better off getting a note

17. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Kind of have to agree with that. If there's one thing I hate about mobile gaming, it's that my hands are opaque. Beautiful displays and graphics mean less when what I'm seeing a lot of is my hairy knuckles.

16. roscuthiii

Posts: 2383; Member since: Jul 18, 2010

Don't really care about the (bland) looks... How many beautifully designed phones do you actually see, and how many do you see that you're actually just looking at a case? And, the naked ones I've seen not in a case? Usually damaged. Function over form, all day any day every day.

19. emjoigently

Posts: 144; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

Release a Mint Green version!

20. smguk

Posts: 84; Member since: Mar 18, 2014

Nice phone would buy one and could as am in the UK but £700 the camera is average and I really don't see the need for a "Gaming Phone" running Android where are the games worth playing ? For that money if you want portable gaming Buy a Nintendo Switch and a midrange android and sorted

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