PC and console gamers have it easy. Consoles are clearly built with gaming in mind, with their hardware and accessories fine-tuned over the years to satisfy the needs of players. PC gamers have quite a few options that fit the “gaming PC” category, with the flexibility to make amends here and there – hardware-wise – and still be able to play the latest releases. But when it comes to smartphone gaming, things are a bit more complicated. Phones that weren’t built with gamers in mind are still pretty good at running them. Releasing a smartphone built with gamers in mind seemed to be a pretty interesting idea, so Razer, the PC gaming hardware company did.
The Razer Phone is similar to most leading flagship devices on the market today: it is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset (the one used in Samsung’s Galaxy S8, Google’s Pixel 2, and many other devices) paired with 8GB RAM, and every other feature a modern-day phone needs, including 64GB of internal storage to accommodate all the games you might want to play on it. Plus, it comes with dual cameras, a 5.7″ screen, and a massive 4,000 mAh battery. The 12MP dual cameras are completely versatile and smoothly transition from the f1.7 wide angle lens to 2x telephoto to for the perfect shot.
The Finer Things
The devil is in the details, they say – and the Razer Phone has quite a few details that make it special. First of all, it’s the form: unlike most modern smartphones with curved edges and even curved screens, this one looks like sharp-edged monolith (of course, its edges are not exactly sharp). Unlike its competitors, the Razer Phone comes with a pair of front-facing stereo speakers with a Dolby ATMOS and THX-certified audio adapter behind them, offering “true-to-life” audio while playing games and watching videos on it. Its screen also makes it special: instead of the standard AMOLED display, it comes with a 120 Hz UltraMotion™ LCD screen, meaning that there’s no lag, no stuttering – just “fluid, buttery smooth motion content.” Add the “best-in-class thermal design” to the mix, and you have a truly special device to play with. The phone’s power and performance delivers.
Is It Worth It?
The range of smartphone games covers everything from free casino games to elaborate racing and simulation titles, often with visuals that make even the most powerful flagship hardware work for its keep. The Razer Phone has quite a few features that make it special, and a price to match other flagship phones on the market – pre-orders are available for around $830. The phone will be delivered sometime in the first quarter of 2018. For that price, you get the ultimate viewing and gaming experience in your hands, backed by superior battery life for longer enjoyment. Do you think it’s worth waiting for?