Categories: MobilesNews and Editorial
September 1, 2018
| ~ 6 months ago

Razer gaming phone reduced to clear at JB HiFi for $899

By Daniel Tyson


After arriving unexpectedly in Australia at the end of June, it appears the Razer gaming phone is quietly being cleared out of JB HiFi with limited stock left being sold at $899 down from its original price of $1,099.

The phone took a fairly long time to launch in Australia, but arrive it did, bringing with it a Sharp produced 120Hz IGZO LCD panel aimed helping gamers to make the most of the low-latency response. The phone isn’t exactly top of the line in terms of specs with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 but it’s fairly close with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of storage and a microSD card slot making up for it.

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The phone comes with dual front-facing Dolby ATMOS certified speakers and a THX-certified USB-C audio adapter which includes a 24-bit digital audio convertor (DAC) for fantastic sound quality with your favourite headphones. But, there’s no 3.5mm headphone jack either.

Key Specifications:Razer Phone
Release date
Screen size5.72-inch
Screen technologyIGZO 120Hz LCD
Resolution2,560 x 1,440
PPI513
Rear camera12MP(wide) + 12MP (zoom)
Front camera8MP
ChipsetSnapdragon 835
Core config
RAM8GB
Storage64GB
MicroSDYes
Battery4,000 mAh
Battery removable
Connector
Headphone Port
Headphone Location
Speaker Configuration
  • Stereo front-facing speakers
  • DOLBY ATMOS certified
  • dual amplifiers
  • THX certified external DAC
NFCYes
Android OSAndroid 7.1.1
Vendor skinNova Launcher
Dimensions158.5 x 77.7 x 8mm
Weight197g
Colours
  • Black with Black Logo (Standard)
  • Black with Green Logo (Special Ediition)

The phone is made by the same team who brought us the Nextbit Robin, which explains the design.

We’ve not had a chance to go hands-on with the Razer phone, but reports seem to be that it’s a decent handset. If you’re a keen gamer and think this would up the ante in your mobile gaming there’s limited handsets left online for $899. You can head over to the JB Hifi website now to check it out.

Last modified on 9 September 2018 9:09 pm

Daniel Tyson

Dan is a die-hard Android fan. Some might even call him a lunatic. He's been an Android user since Android was a thing, and if there's a phone that's run Android, chances are he owns it (his Nexus collection is second-to-none) or has used it. Dan's dedication to Ausdroid is without question, and he has represented us at some of the biggest international events in our industry including Google I/O, Mobile World Congress, CES and IFA.

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