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Alongside of the new Razer Phone, Razer is also offering its own Hammerhead BT earbuds, the Razer Phone Rugged Case for added phone protection, and the silicon-based Razer Phone Word Case to protect its new phone from wear and tear. I'll know more about how it really stacks up against the competition when I spend a little more time with it. Like most Razer products, the phone prioritizes high specifications and performance, with a focus on the facilities of greatest importance for gaming and media. This is paired with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of expandable storage.

The smartphone has dual 12-megapixel rear cameras on the back, which is accompanied by LED flash. At the front is an 8MP sensor with an f/2.0 aperture.

I only had limited time to play with the device, but I did pop open the frame counter built into Android Nougat 7.1.1 (Oreo is expected on the phone in the Spring of 2018), and hopped into a game of Riptide.

Razer has announced a move into mobile entertainment and gaming with their upcoming Razer Phone.

The real stars of the show however are the display and the battery. Its 5.7-inch display is an LCD panel designed by Japanese firm Sharp and has a 120Hz screen refresh rate, up from the industry standard of 60Hz. Wait a minute what? The highlight of the phone is its 120Hz display and presently it is the only smartphone with that technology.




Simply put, familiarity that Nova Launcher has in tow would greatly surpass any custom launcher Razer could develop, thus we'd say that's an excellent move.

It appears as if the 120Hz display is not the real victor here but rather adaptive frame rates. The increased refresh rate means no motion blur, or shuttering. The smartphone, which skips the 3.5mm audio jack, is powered by a 4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm's Quick Charge support.

As this device has a lovely 24-bit DAC, it's able to provide far more audio resolution than phones that do without.

The camera is where the Razer Phone starts falling short of market leaders like the iPhone and this year's Samsung Galaxy S and Note lines.

The Razer Phone is a stout, wide phone that feels radically different in my hands, which have grown accustomed to the longer, skinnier 2:1 screen aspect ratio that's trendy in flagships this year.

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