The 'World's Most Powerful Phone' Just Launched In Australia

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Razer - a company best known for its fearsome looking mice and laptops - just launched its first smartphone in Australia. The imaginatively titled Razer Phone is a gamer-friendly handset that packs in a 120Hz screen, front-facing stereo speakers with THX certified audio and the latest mobile chipset from Qualcomm. It's being billed as the most powerful smartphone ever. Here's the Australian pricing, specs and availability.

The Razer Phone is the first device from Razer’s new mobile division. As you would expect, it comes packed-to-the-gills with enthusiast-level features. Chief among these are a 120 Hz 'UltraMotion' display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and a massive 8GB RAM.

There's also a Game Booster app which allows you to tweak the processor speed and screen frame rate while playing graphically demanding games. Here's a look at the chief specs:

Razer Phone
OS Android 8.1 (Oreo)
Dimensions 158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm
Weight 196.7g
CPU Qualcomm Snapdragon 835
Memory/Storage 8GB (LPDDR4, 1866 MHz) / 64GB
Display 5.7-inch 120Hz UltraMotion display
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Camera 12MP AF f1.75 Wide (rear), 8MP FF f2.0 (front)
Battery 4000mAh
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Razer Phone Australian pricing and availability

In Australia, the Razer Phone carries an RRP of $1099. That makes it cheaper than either the iPhone X or Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus, which start at $1579 and $1199, respectively. Considering how expensive Razer's other gaming gear is, that RRP isn't too bad.

You will be able to pick up the Razer Phone on June 30 from Aussie retailers including JB Hi-Fi. The Australian Razer site will be selling the device from July 3. Here are the cheapest prices we've seen so far.

The Cheapest Ways To Buy The Razer Phone Outright Is Australia

This week, Razer launched its first smartphone in Australia; the imaginatively titled Razer Phone. Boasting a 120Hz display, stereo speakers with THX certified audio, a 4000mAh batter and a massive 8GB of DDR4 RAM, it has been specifically designed with mobile gamers in mind. Here are the cheapest Razer Phone prices for Australians.

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Early impressions

So is this really the world's most powerful smartphone? Hmm. At 5.7 inches, the Razer Phone certainly isn't the biggest smartphone on the market. The camera isn't too crash hot either, if early reviews can be believed.

With that said, anyone buying this phone will be chiefly interested in gaming and in that regard the Razer Phone likely has no equal. The Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 8GB of DDR4 RAM, dual speakers and beefy battery should keep mobile gamers very satisfied.


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    Considering their utterly awful customer service reputation, of which I have personally been a victim, I struggle to think of a worse idea than buying a phone from them.

    Considering how expensive Razer's other gaming gear is, that RRP isn't too bad.

    What does one have to do with the other?

      Because brands that can command a hefty premium on a product usually do it across all categories (e.g. - Apple with its desktop PCs, laptops, phones, etc.)

        Seems to have received some pretty mediocre reviews despite some still scoring it reasonably well. Poor camera, poor battery life, performance not very different to much of the competition in reality, just the screen stands out. It doesn't even get very good reviews for actual gaming, with a 4-5 gaming battery life, with the settings toned down, which totally negates the benefits of the phone.

        Sounds just like Apple, designed for those who find brag factor the biggest feature.

    I'm not a mobile gamer, so I don't know, but are there any mobile games that actually push the limits of mobile technology? Even if the is, would it be worth playing on such a small screen?

      If you're a teenager who's glued to their phone, yes. For everyone else, no.

    950aud from USA, so $150 Aussie markup

      You do know Taxes exist in Australia right?

        You do know GST is only 10% right? Because even with taxes $950 is only $1045.

          Taxes exist outside of GST. Import Duties for example.

    nice screen, decent specs, but there are a few reasons not to buy this.

    Snapdragon 835 is NOT new......it's well over a year old now and since then the Snapdragon 845 has been released and will crap all over the 835. Oneplus 6 would be a better buy here or spend a few bucks more and get a Samsung S9 if you want an Aussie warranty.

    Razer has a shocking reputation for warranty returns and repairs.

    Now if JB could heavily discount this phone to say $799, i'd possible consider it, but i don't think it's worth $1100 for a phone which has a chipset that isn't the latest and greatest from Qualcomm.

    If your into this type of phone, wait for that Asus Gaming Phone they demoed earlier this year. That surprised a lot of people when it was announced.

    Sorry but this phone is not running the latest Snapdragon chip the 835 is old, we are at the Snapdragon 845 now which most flagship phones have already.

    Interesting. If this is PWM-free, and supports AptX HD or LDAC, could be my next phone.

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