Razer Phone Hands-On: The Smartphone For Gamers

The idea of a smartphone built just for gamers is not a new one (recall my throwback video featuring the Nokia NGage from 2003). For PC gaming Goliath Razer, updating that idea for 2017 means blending bold design –like a special 120Hz screen and loud speakers– with uncharacteristic restraint (there’s no manufacturer software skin aside from Nova Launcher) and a spec sheet that more than makes up for the lack of Chroma LEDs. Looks aside, a “Nextbit Robin 2” this is not.

But to hear Razer tell it, this isn’t a phone for hardcore gaming. The company isn’t launching a special catalog of titles or even the long-rumored PC-to-phone streaming service. Rather than being a gaming phone, this a “phone for gamers” … and that distinction is an important one to keep in mind if you’re considering pre-ordering one of these.

Confused? Not for long. Join me for the MrMobile first look at the Razer Phone, and be sure you’re subscribed so you don’t miss the full Razer Phone review when it drops!


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MrMobile’s Razer Phone Hands-On was produced following two hours with a Razer Phone review device at Razer’s offices in New York City. The Razer Phone review units evaluated in this video were preproduction hardware samples running prerelease software.


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rogan joshuar says:

Vr headset yeah baby yeah !

猫我蜜糖 says:

3:26 Would you rather pay a few hundred $ more for space upgrade? or like 20 bucks? meh yeah meh meh meh ehhhh ehhh meeeeeeehhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Binh Le says:

wow, i love the background music …

G.V Unfolded says:

Keep it up! One day both of our channels will blow up

dave bean says:

Hope it’s not as fragile as the Robin.

Jamel Gay says:

does the phone have hdmi out through usb-c

Stinger430 says:

I’m a huge Nokia Nut, and I have to admit this Razer is the best Android phone out there. It’s a better price than Google’s own Pixel too!

José ART says:

I’m not much of a gamer but I would still buy it mainly because of performance and the power it packs! Great phone.

The Ethnical Ben says:

i would like to see another bag/carry video with a look at peak design’s bags. i really love mine and think it’d be a good fit for the videos you make

Tulip Tulip says:

Reason why Razer has a phone now is because they have run out of ideas. While I was working there, they were desperately trying to clone products out there – game controllers, game capture card, Android TV box, etc etc. They simply ran out of ideas and making mouse and keyboards. One last desperate move to “expand” their product range and boost sales. What’s the ultimate goal? IPO!!! Razer products are famed for commanding premium prices while delivering sub-standard qualities and performance. ‘Nuff said.

EElectric_M says:

Gamers game on PC

2logical says:

Damn I like it! I have the note 8 but i would perhaps get this to play around with. The big battery may make this a good phone to travel with. BIG battery+awesome gaming+reasonable price? Yea i may have to make this the Xmas gift to myself…..

sayed ali squirrel says:

can u try emulators on this device no android phone manages to max out settings on an emulator id love to see ur opinion when u test it


This phone with a slide out (landscape) qwerty keyboard please

dilanka nimsara says:

I think this phone should do a little bit better than than that for it’s price

Carlos Andrade says:

I just have questions, will it be available for Verizon, and will I be able to get monthly payments

Kaio Juan says:

This cell phone can not handle minecraft

Alex Co-Teng says:

Soon to be FLOPPED phone

JPDG Tech says:

Galaxy Note 8 vs LG V30….I think it would be dope featuring MKBHD and MrMobile

Sleepy Panda says:

Unlocked bootloader, AND sim unlocked?! Say no more! I’m already sold on this phone without even knowing this. Thank you so much for being a thorough reviewer and mentioning that. This phone will be a hit among the devs @ XDA. I can’t wait for what they’ll do with this beast of a phone!

kian4509 says:

wait, hold up…. did he say a mere 64 GB wtf thats a lot of space

Tej says:

where do i go to preorder this exactly?

Mushroomstamp says:

Why not make it 144 why not make it oled ? Why not use a desktop CPU why not make it cheaper ???

Mark Cadz says:

1337 units? I see what you did there, Razer.

Ragna B says:

There is something that can top the Razer Phone in fluidity/fps/Hz, however you wanna call it.

Michael Fisher’s reviews.

P.S.: Finally someone else than Sony made a boxy smartphone.

Tariq Shihamudeen says:

Now you can play Clash of Clans at 120Hz.

JaySee5 says:

Amazon tried free games with IAP and ads removed and failed. Why would GameStash be better?

Sqube says:

Does anybody know what game he was playing at the 2:40 mark? The intro seemed intriguing and I’d love to give it a spin.

Digitaldeath 187 says:

It doesn’t matter I know my way around the SD card! That’s right

Bambo Tree says:

Huh. 699 is a premium? for a 8gig ram phone? I can’t tell if you’re being sarcastic.

anuj baral says:

Is it water proof.???

AzuMentch36 says:

One of the main reasons I’m not a fan of mobile gaming, besides being horribly optimized and highly derivative, is that certain games can constantly overheat your phone. There’s no vents, fans and very little heat-sinks to speak of when it comes to reducing one of the electronics’ worst nightmare. I’ll be curious how well this phone will take the heat on prolonged hours of heavy mobile gaming. The placement of those buttons and speakers look like a fantastic attention to detail though. That’s another jab at those people kvetching their heads off about the “huge bezels” when they actually have a use, like Sony’s! Comfortable horizontal handling FTW!

Fadhil 230803 says:

No Mobile Legends for you……..

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