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If you are a true gamer then you must have seen one of the most recognizable logos in the eSport community – Razer’s triple-headed snake. Founded back in 2005, Razer Inc. today is the largest global brand for gamers and is the leader in gamer-focused hardware, software and services: ranging from high-performance and award-winning hardware (Razer Blade laptops, Razer phone, keyboards, headsets, and plenty more) to an incredible software platform (Cortex Game Booster, Razer Synapse, Chroma RGB, and more). The company also proudly provides and sells some amazing virtual services, such as Razer zGold and zSilver, which actually represent the biggest virtual worldwide credit services for all gamers who want to pay securely, earn rewards, and enjoy great prices, discounts, and promotions.
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Razer has set the norm when it comes to mobile gaming by designing an actual powerhouse on the go – Razer Gaming Phone. When it comes to the device’s design, you will notice that it looks a lot like the incredible Razer Blade laptop: immaculately cut frame made of solid black aluminum. It also has a slightly old school or retro look, for all those who appreciate the style; and on the back, there is the famous triple-headed snake logo so everyone can see how serious you are when it comes to gaming. Built to last and created to be used in landscape more than in portrait mode (as a real gaming phone should), the button placement may be a bit unusual for an amateur, but for the real gaming aficionado, all the controls on this phone are positioned in accordance to the gamers’ needs. FYI, this is, above other things, an Android smartphone so you can use it for your everyday regular phone needs just as well.
Display, which is the most valued, attention-grabbing feature on this awesome mobile gaming device, refreshes up to an unbelievable 120 frames per second, which is when compared to other phones, twice as fast! This means that motions on this phone are incredibly (and significantly more) responsive, smooth and realistic, with absolutely no hold-up whatsoever, further meaning that its competitive users have that very important advantage right in the split-second they really need it.
However, this device can also lower its frame refresh rate, allowing it to conserve battery, which is also a great feature! And when we’re speaking of batteries, Razer Phone is equipped with a 4,000mAh battery, which is one of the largest capacities found in any smartphone today, providing the user with worry-free gaming time. Sharp 1440 x 2560 resolution on a 5.72-inch panel offers well-balanced colors, and there is also the Ultramotion tech. This is something that synchronizes the screen’s active refresh rate with the GPU so it can stop it jumping right ahead. So, there is no early, pre-rendering of the images, thus there is no chance of anomalies to appear during the game.
The software is customized. Originally, the Phone came out running on Android 7.1 Nougat; however, on April 16, 2018, it was upgraded to Android 8.1 Oreo with default launcher being Nova Launcher Prime, which is one of the best available. There are also many customization options available, all of which are particularly designed to help the end user make the most of the device and to fully maximize the phone’s performance, like the awesome Game Booster feature. This option provides you with a chance to customize every app’s performance profile. For example, you can boost one to the max and make it high performance, and you can lower performances on other apps that are not that much important to you so you can save battery life as a result.
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The Razer Phone actually lets you expand your soundscape with its Dolby ATMOS and stereo speakers. Each of those has their own amplifier, meaning you can enjoy in-game audio all around you without distortion. But wait until you put on Razor headphones, then you will get amazing full sound immersion with accurately reproduced THX Certified audio.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 provides power on the Razer Phone with 8GB LPDDR4X RAM, which allows you to play the most demanding games on the market with absolutely zero lag. It also offers 64 GB internal storage, but it is easily expandable by a microSD card, which is another amazing feature on this phone. There are two 12 MP cameras on the back – one has a wide-angle lens, and the other a telephoto.
And for all those who cannot keep away from their favorite shows, this phone offers an unparalleled Netflix experience, as it is the first of its kind to support both HDR and 5.1 surround sound content. If you are an on-the-go kind of person, all you need now to hold your gear are digital nomad backpacks to combine security and functionality, and you are good to go!
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