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.
The Razer Phone is being billed as the most powerful smartphone on the market. While we’re not sure if that still holds true (the international version launched back in late 2017), it remains a very impressive 5.7-inch handset. It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and comes with a Game Booster app which allows you to tweak the processor speed and screen frame rate on the fly. Here are the chief specifications:
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo)|
|Dimensions||158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm|
|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)|
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.Read more
The Razer Phone currently commands an RRP of $1099. You can get it from JB Hi-Fi. It’s the same price on Razer’s website and most other Aussie retailers. Fortunately, it’s possible to snap it up much cheaper from international online stores and local resellers.
Here are a few prices we spotted by doing a bit of googling. (Deals that include free shipping are denoted with an asterisk.)
- Catch: $1082.40* (save $16.60)
- eBay Australia (unused): From $935* (save $164)
- Amazon Australia: From 1029.95* (save $69.05)
- eGlobal Central AU: $961 (save $138)
- T-Dimension: $884.85 (save $214.15)
Now, it goes without saying that you should tread with extreme caution when dealing with overseas merchants. We haven’t tested the above sites and cannot vouch for their reliability. It’s usually a good idea to contact them prior to purchase to see what their refund policies are like. If they don’t respond in a timely manner or skate around your questions, avoid.
If you’d rather peace of mind, you should probably go with one of the deals on eBay – that way, if something does go awry you can get the e-commerce behemoth to step in on your behalf.