Razer Phone

Razer Phone Unboxing: Devil’s in the Details

Razer Phone Unboxing: Devil’s in the Details

Inside the box sent to me for a SlashGear review is the Razer Phone - but more than that, it's a presentation of a phone worthy of the best on the market. It's almost as if Razer is trying to tell the end user that they've bought into a device that's more than just the Android phone they find at the top of this box. Inside is the work of a team of engineers that are obviously proud of the work they've done.

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Razer Phone is going to be tough to repair

Razer Phone is going to be tough to repair

The Razer Phone isn’t exactly the most beautiful phone in the market this year, but they do say that beauty is only skin deep. In this case, however, what’s true on the outside might be true on the inside as well. After mostly survive JerryRigEverything’s trinity of durability tests, the Razer Phone is now subjected to a teardown. And while it does survive it as well, it wasn’t the smoothest ride either.

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7 best premium smartphones of 2017

7 best premium smartphones of 2017

With the year almost over and all of 2017 premium racehorses in position, it’s time to take stock of what’s available to us so far. Just in time, too, since the holiday, and therefore shopping, season is upon us. Not everyone can be winners, and, let’s face it, we probably don’t want them to be. Sooner or later, choices have to be made. Picking out a new smartphone, especially when you’re playing for both teams, can be a pretty daunting quest. Since no one size fits all, and no smartphone can be perfect for everything and everyone, we’ve tried to present this year’s top models along different use cases and needs.

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Razer Phone durability does a bit better than its predecessor

Razer Phone durability does a bit better than its predecessor

Razer didn’t actually make a new smartphone from scratch. It had acquired Nextbit, who made the Nextbit Robin, and whose design language eventually ended up in the Razer Phone as well. But as much as the Robin was considered a breath of fresh air in a crowd of clones, it fared very poorly under the mighty hands of JerryRigEverything. With the Razer Phone looking a lot like the Nexbit Robin, one might ask whether it is just as fragile. Happily, the answer is “no”, but with some caveats.

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Larger Razer Phone teased by CEO amid DAC talk

Larger Razer Phone teased by CEO amid DAC talk

The CEO and co-founder of Razer defended the company's lack of headphone jack on their brand new Razer Phone this week. Users submitted "feedback" on the subject over the past week, and Razer's Min-Liang Tan responded this weekend in kind. The changes, he suggested, came not because of industry trends, but because there are more important things to fill that space with - like more battery capacity.

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Razer Phone camera promised to improve with software updates

Razer Phone camera promised to improve with software updates

There seems to be a trend among smaller smartphone makers these days. Launch a phone with a decent, or in Essential’s case, bad, camera experience and just promise improvements to come via software updates in the near or distant future. That was basically what happened to the Essential PH-1, which launched to a rather rocky start, and is now being applied to the Razer Phone as well. Razer CEO Min-Liang Tan took to Facebook to outline what lies ahead for the camera of a smartphone that is mostly geared towards gaming and entertainment consumption rather than creation.

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Razer Hammerhead earbuds get USB-C just in time for Razer Phone

Razer Hammerhead earbuds get USB-C just in time for Razer Phone

It's been a big week for Razer. Just a couple of days ago, it finally launched its long-rumored Razer Phone in the US, stepping into the ring with the other big Android manufactures. Now Razer has announced a new version of its Hammerhead earbuds, making them compatible with the Razer Phone in this release.

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Razer Phone now available in the US if you really want it

Razer Phone now available in the US if you really want it

Razer has finally made its much-anticipated dive into the smartphone market and, in doing so, now probably knows first hand how tight the competition and the reception can be. Its “made by gamers for gamers” smartphone is making a big splash thanks to its brand, but it remains to be seen if its waves will last long. But for those really interested in seeing what this gaming-oriented smartphone has to offer, you can buy one right now, provided you have $700 to spare.

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Razer Phone : 5 reasons this one’s different

Razer Phone : 5 reasons this one’s different

Today we're taking a look at the Razer Phone, the first smartphone made by the company By Gamers, For Gamers. We've gone over some of the details on this device in brief already - like when and how you'll be able to get one. But why would you want such a phone? What makes this smartphone different from the rest?

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Razer Phone comes with Nova Launcher preinstalled

Razer Phone comes with Nova Launcher preinstalled

There is an overabundance of home screen and app launchers on Android, though the craze seems to have become, well, less crazy. There are dozens of smaller launchers catering to niche audiences and tastes. There are also a handful of OEM-made launchers designed to set them apart from other brands or, sometimes, mimic the look of another. Razer, however, seems to have exercised a bit more common sense and practicality and has used one of the most popular third-party launchers in the market today: Nova Launcher.

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Razer Phone detailed for release : 120Hz in full effect

Razer Phone detailed for release : 120Hz in full effect

Today Razer revealed their Phone - called the Razer Phone, fully equipped to take on the competition with gaming-friendly specs aplenty. This device works with a 5.7-inch 2K display - that's 1440p - complete with a variable refresh rate, not unlike the current newest iPad Pro. They're calling this their 120Hz Ultramotion Display, and it's truly the differentiator between this and every other phone on the market.

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