Razer Phone Overview Updated August 19, 2019

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November 2017 - August 2019


After Razer purchased Nextbit earlier in 2017, there was a lot of anticipation for the gaming company’s upcoming smartphone. The Phone didn’t disappoint when officially announced as it packed top-of-the-line internals never before seen in a smartphone. Here are the Razer Phone’s official specs…

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Full hardware specifications for Razer’s Phone:

Razer Phone Specification
Android version Android 7.1.1 (Oreo coming in Q1 of 2018)
Screen size 5.72-inch IGZO LCD w/ 120Hz refresh rate
Resolution 2560×1440 pixels
Primary camera 12MP f/1.75 wide-angle, 12MP f/2.6 telephoto, Dual PDAF, Dual tone LED flash
Front camera 8MP f/2.0, fixed focus
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Storage 64GB UFS
Expandable storage up to microSD class 10, up to 2TB
RAM 8GB
Battery 4000 mAh (nonremovable) lithium-ion battery
Ports USB Type-C
Weight 197 g
Dimensions 158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm
Other features Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0+, dual front-facing speakers with individual amps, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Nova Launcher out of the box
Color options Black
Carrier availability Shipping November 17
Base price off-contract ~$699
In-box accessories USB-C to 3.5mm dongle, Quick Charge 4.0+ wall adaptor, USB-C cable

Razer Phone Stories August 19, 2019

[Update: Available, but OTA paused] Original Razer Phone gets Android Pie in the ‘coming weeks’

Due to a lack of updates, the original Razer Phone looked all but abandoned with its second-gen on the market. Thankfully, though, Razer has confirmed that the original 2017 Razer Phone will be getting Android Pie in the next several weeks.

Razer Phone Stories September 3, 2018

Gaming company Razer launched its first Android smartphone last year, kicking off the “gaming phone” trend we’ve seen rippling through the industry ever since. Now, Razer has quietly confirmed that a sequel is incoming…

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Razer Phone Stories May 22, 2018

Razer Phone update adds Portrait Mode, May security update, multi-touch & misc bug fixes

Last year’s Razer Phone brings a lot to the table, and one of those features is solid software. Now, following its recent Android 8.1 upgrade, Razer is delivering a new update to fix some bugs, and add a welcome feature.

Razer Phone Stories April 16, 2018

Razer Phone picks up Android 8.1 Oreo as it goes on sale at Best Buy

Last year’s Razer Phone was an impressive offering for just about anyone, but one thing it lacked for a while was Android Oreo. An official beta program launched last month, and now that’s heading out to everyone…

Razer Phone Stories March 29, 2018

Android Oreo is now available for the Razer Phone as a developer preview, based on 8.1

When a company releases a phone with a fairly stock build of Android, you generally expect relatively quick updates. That’s what we were hoping for with the Razer Phone, but sadly, that wasn’t delivered. Today, though, Razer is getting the ball rolling with the arrival of Android Oreo for the Razer Phone.

Razer Phone Stories February 2, 2018

Razer Phone gets a fresh coat of paint with new ‘Gold Edition,’ but only on the logo

The Razer Phone debuted last year with “insane” specs highlighted by its 120Hz display. The phone proved pretty impressive, at least for the most part, and Razer has grand plans for its future. Now, a special edition variant of the Razer Phone is going on sale with a new gold paint job.

Razer Phone Stories January 30, 2018

Razer Phone OTA delivers HDR, Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio on Netflix, January security patch

At CES 2018, Razer had two announcements regarding its first Android smartphone. For one, a new concept laptop powered solely by the Phone. Secondly, a new partnership with Netflix, and now the benefits of that are going live.

Razer Phone Stories January 9, 2018

Razer, just like other smartphone manufacturers, can see how much humanity depends on their smartphones. Now that smartphones are gettings as powerful as some mid-range laptops, Razer thinks it’s time to use these devices to also act as the brains of your next laptop. While Project Linda is initially planning to run off of the Razer Phone, it’s just the first step into a much more significant ecosystem…

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Razer Phone gets HDR and Dolby Digital Plus 5.1 audio thanks to Netflix partnership

Razer’s first entry into the smartphone market with the Razer Phone has its flaws, but it is quickly becoming known as the best phone for entertainment. Thanks to the 120Hz display and impressive speakers, that’s a title well-earned, and it’s about to get even better…

Smartphones keep getting more and more powerful, and in the past couple of years quite a few manufacturers — most notably Samsung — have experimented with delivering a desktop experience powered solely by your smartphone. Now, Razer is stepping into that ring, but with a fantastic twist.

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Razer Phone Stories January 5, 2018

Here’s every game that supports the Razer Phone’s 120Hz display

The Razer Phone is an impressive device on the spec sheet, but its stand out feature is absolutely the 5.7-inch 120Hz display. We don’t see this refresh rate often, and Razer takes advantage of it by ensuring there are plenty of games that use it.

Razer Phone Stories December 20, 2017

Razer Phone updated with much-needed camera improvements, audio tweaks, bug fixes

The Razer Phone is certainly one of the more interesting phones to come out of the latter part of this year, but its major flaw was a very poor camera. Now, the company is listening to its customers by improving the camera, both in the pictures it takes and the app that makes it possible.

Razer Phone Stories November 27, 2017

Razer’s first smartphone is something I’d definitely classify as an enthusiast device, but there’s one missing feature that baffled me at launch — the headphone jack. In a time when OEMs are ditching this feature to save space on the bezels or the thickness of the device, it was a strange omission from a phone that is trying to do neither of those things. Now, Razer’s CEO is explaining why it’s gone.

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Razer Phone Stories November 17, 2017

Razer’s first entry into the smartphone space was unveiled earlier this month and now, just over 2 weeks later, the Razer Phone is available for purchase in the United States.

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Razer Phone Stories November 1, 2017

Razer officially took the wraps off of the gaming-centric “Phone” today after months of rumors and leaks. As this is Razer’s first smartphone, we don’t know how it will age over time but the company has a reputation of building great hardware and accessories.

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After a few months of speculation following the company’s acquisition of Nextbit, Razer has today officially launched its first smartphone, simply called the “Razer Phone.”

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Razer Phone specs: 120hz 5.72-inch display, 8GB of RAM, Quick Charge 4.0+, more

After Razer purchased Nextbit earlier in 2017, there was a lot of anticipation for the gaming company’s upcoming smartphone. The Phone didn’t disappoint when officially announced as it packed top-of-the-line internals never before seen in a smartphone. Here are the Razer Phone’s official specs…

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