Razer recently launched its first ever smartphone focused towards gamers. The company also partnered with Microsoft to sell the Razer Phone exclusively at Microsoft Stores in the United States and Canada. The device went on sale at the Microsoft Store yesterday, and you can now get one for yourself by going to your local store or grabbing one from the online Microsoft Store. As part of the partnership, Microsoft is selling a special edition of the Razer Phone which comes with a green Razer logo on the back as well, but Razer only made 1337 units of those.
In terms of specs, the Razer Phone is quite powerful. The device comes with the world’s first 5.76-inch QuadHD screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz which will let you enjoy games without any lag. Under the hood, there’s the Snapdragon 835, 8GB LPDDR4 RAM, 64GB storage, and a 4000 mAh battery. Like many flagships of this year, the Razer Phone comes with a dual camera setup on the back where you’ll find the two 12MP cameras, one of which is a telephoto lens, and the company has also packed an 8MP camera for selfies on the front. The Razer Phone definitely isn’t made for taking pictures, so don’t have any high expectations from the camera.
Interestingly, the 4000 mAh battery on the Razer Phone is apparently capable of offering up to 7 hours of gaming, 12.5 hours of video playback and a whopping 63.5 hours of music playback. These are just Razer’s claims and your mileage may vary. The good thing about the device is that it comes with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+ which can help the device charge up to 85% in just an hour.
Buying the Razer Phone from the Microsoft Store won’t get you a solid Microsoft experience on the device, though. The device comes with Nova Launcher out of the box, and Microsoft says its own Android launcher is compatible with the device, as spotted by MSPoweruser. The device does still come with a pure Android experience so there isn’t a lot of bloatware, but do keep in mind that it doesn’t come with the latest version of Android.
Anyway, if you are interested in getting the Razer Phone, you can get one here from the Microsoft Store for $699.