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Razer Phone 2 New Unlocked Gaming Smartphone 120Hz QHD Display Snapdragon 845 Wireless Charging Chroma 8GB RAM 64GB Mirror Black Finish

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7.1
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/10
Total Reviews
149
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Display Clarity
 31
120hz, speakers, refresh rate, phone, oled
+90%
-10%
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" ...  Only if brightness is a bit more but still great!  ...  "
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" ...  The speakers are super loud, and screen is super smooth thanks to the high refresh rate.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone is amazing but the first unit I got had screen problems, a green line goes down the screen. ... Screen is one of the best I have seen and I have seen a lot. ... The phone could’ve had more screen real estate.  ...  "
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" ...  I am fascinated with this phone and its screen is perfect, also the sound of the speakers is of good quality, I highly recommend it.  ...  "
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" ...  The 120hz screen @ 2k resolution is amazing and I'll never go back.  ...  "
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" ...  So the screen accuracy might be a bit off, but otherwise great and amazing phone.  ...  "
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" ...  Screen resolution is perfect and I see my self doing better at games as well. ... Screen is beautiful .  ...  "
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" ...  Screen is ridiculous, best I've ever seen.  ...  "
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Device Compatibility
 27
razer, verizon, iphones, 9, xs
+74%
-26%
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" ...  My laptop is 16:9, my TV is 16:9, and my phone is 16:9. ... 18+:9 phones and 3:2 laptops are dumb. ... I had the first Razer Phone. ... Could not be happier with this phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I listen to a lot of podcasts and this makes it so I don't need a Bluetooth speaker to hear my shows over the noise in my kitchen. ... If you care about good speakers in your phone, this is the way to go.  ...  "
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" ...  I was coming over from an iPhone X (just tired of Apple overall) and was extremely excited to try a phone aimed at gamers. ... I've used razer PC peripherals before with positive experiences. ... I didn't have that issue on the iPhone x as well as the s10 I just picked up. ... Audio was extremely good compared to most phones.  ...  "
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" ...  It's a great phone indside.  ...  "
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" ...  Phone is phonetastic.  ...  "
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" ...  The fact you're here looking at this phone tells me you aren't an average phone user! ... now my phone matches my gaming experience off my desktop!  ...  "
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" ...  I was very glad to get this phone after using unreliable budget phones and old used iPhones.  ...  "
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" ...  Anyway, this phone has exceeded my expectations in every aspect it set out to wow itself in.  ...  "
Gaming
 23
games, performance, refresh rate, playing, phone
+96%
-4%
comment
" ...  If you're someone that uses a phone for media consumption or gaming then this phone is the phone for you!  ...  "
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" ...  Gaming is great on this phone(survival heroes, Pokemon tcg/go). ... Every one is amazed at how long the battery last even when I'm playing mobile games(saves tons of battery with logo light up off).  ...  "
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" ...  is all Apple, but my son wanted this phone because he said he needed it for certain gaming he liked to do.  ...  "
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" ...  The 120hz refresh rate is stunning, although I can only really notice its effect outside of games.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a powerful device and i've been playing several games recently and the 120hz has made a huge difference in quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Of course it's great for gaming and is a great every day phone as well.  ...  "
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" ...  For gaming, hands down you can not beat it.  ...  "
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" ...  The refresh rate is great for navigation and video games.  ...  "
Software Platform
 19
google, apps, razer, app, launcher
+47%
-53%
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" ...  I've spent 6+ hours on the phone with customer support and nobody can figure out why I am not able to receive text messages.  ...  "
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" ...  the biggest issue is i find with it is its support with apps. ... the google launcher and D-vasive pro do not run on this device(and probably more), and it has issues connecting to LTE when you are going in and out of service areas and requires a restart.  ...  "
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" ...  No real bloatware to find unless you count all of google's random stupid things they want to put on your phone. ... Would be nice if it had official support for Google's daydream, seems like a huge oversight not to include it considering it's refresh rate gives it a huge advantage over other phones.  ...  "
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" ...  I have tried signing into my router and checking its settings and absolutely nothing is telling my phone it can't access certain apps/software.  ...  "
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" ...  but Razer phone 2 is not supported exFAT and NTFS format :(  ...  "
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" ...  I've turned off the Dolby app and even tried to do a custom setting. ... I hoped when I noticed these issues the first day of receiving the item that maybe it was just a software issue and it would be updated.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 18
audio, loud, screen, popping, phone
+94%
-6%
comment
" ...  Absolutely blown away by it did not expect to hear such great audio from any handheld device.  ...  "
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" ...  And the Dolby Atmos system is good.  ...  "
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" ...  Speakers are great, the internal audio dac in the type c port is not a joke.  ...  "
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" ...  The audio on this with the front facing speakers is superb.  ...  "
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" ...  The speakers are super loud, and screen is super smooth thanks to the high refresh rate.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for the speakers mostly, and also for the display and high performance. ... I chose this over a Note 9 because of the speakers, and boy am I glad I got the Razer. ... I listen to a lot of podcasts and this makes it so I don't need a Bluetooth speaker to hear my shows over the noise in my kitchen. ... If you care about good speakers in your phone, this is the way to go.  ...  "
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" ...  Speakers are phenomenal.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone is comfortable, battery lasts all day, the speakers are so clear and loud, and the camera is actually pretty good as long as you don't use the pre-installed camera app.  ...  "
Build Quality
 16
phone, glass, slippery, scratches, one
+63%
-38%
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" ...  It is a lot heaver then I expected kinda feels like a brick in a way but I enjoy that it has a square body you really feel like you are getting a secure grip.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that you can really feel the layers of the Kevlar carbon fiber material.  ...  "
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" ...  The Phone is premium quality, first of all, it is a little heavy but feels solid and durable, it performs like a champ and everything I throw at whether it's a game or apps it works FAST and looks GOOD especially the games just wow!  ...  "
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" ...  Decent construction and protects the phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the case for the color and the grip. ... It can prevent scratches.  ...  "
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" ...  The case feels nice and solid and doesn't take away from my cell phone signal.  ...  "
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" ...  Build - the glass on glass with aluminum frame is Rock solid. ... It's a solid tough phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm quite pleased with the build quality.  ...  "
Fit
 15
case, fit, slippery, grippy, glass
+40%
-60%
comment
" ...  Screen protectors are there, but they are fairly generic and don't fit perfectly.  ...  "
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" ...  First off, it feels like holding a spatula from the flipper end. ... It also is pretty grippy so it doesn't slide easily out of a pocket like the default glass or a hard plastic case. ... My case snagged in my pocket and tore off one of the corners ... once the material gets a tiny hole it just keeps tearing.  ...  "
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" ...  Seems okay, but doesn't hold on super tightly.  ...  "
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" ...  The case did not fit the phone correctly at all was very wobbly when attached. ... this case also is extremely slippery.  ...  "
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" ...  It doesn't fit the phone all the way.  ...  "
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" ...  They constantly pop.  ...  "
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" ...  Theres a bach of phones with improperly secured back glass because of poor adhesive.  ...  "
Apps
 14
app, google, android, razer, os
+43%
-57%
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" ...  the biggest issue is i find with it is its support with apps. ... the google launcher and D-vasive pro do not run on this device(and probably more), and it has issues connecting to LTE when you are going in and out of service areas and requires a restart.  ...  "
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" ...  No real bloatware to find unless you count all of google's random stupid things they want to put on your phone.  ...  "
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" ...  I have tried signing into my router and checking its settings and absolutely nothing is telling my phone it can't access certain apps/software.  ...  "
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" ...  I've turned off the Dolby app and even tried to do a custom setting.  ...  "
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" ...  but we lack the software!  ...  "
Comfort
 12
razer, skin, shape, material, handed
+58%
-42%
comment
" ...  Hands down, the best phone I have ever bought!  ...  "
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" ...  In conclusion, this device has been great for me and everyone comments on how good it looks and performs, but, without a skin, grip, or case, this phone can be a hard device to handle, even for someone with big hands (like me).  ...  "
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" ...  I don't have huge hands and I can hold it fine.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm right handed, so coming from a Samsung like the Note 8, which is narrower, is a bit of a thing. ... One-handed use, for me, is more comfortable on the Note 8.  ...  "
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" ...  The shape also means it's easy to hold and not slippery like all these rounded corner phones out there today.  ...  "
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" ...  I notice I am typing faster. ... Hands down the fastest phone I've ever had.  ...  "
Battery Life
 11
life, phone, moderate, hours, drain
+73%
-27%
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" ...  Excellent battery life excellent graphics.  ...  "
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" ...  Sometimes, I do notice certain applications really drain the battery and I was surprised by how fast it would go down, but overall it's a minor issue that is only related to certain apps and my overall experience with this phone does not reflect those small instances of inconvenience.  ...  "
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" ...  the battery is great and I can get through almost 2 days of moderate-to-minimal usage without needing to charge it  ...  "
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" ...  super long battery life, highly recommended!  ...  "
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" ...  Edit: forgot to mention battery life. ... Battery life is fine if you tweak a bit.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is freaking amazing aswell! ... and I still get home with enough juice to carry me through another half a day.  ...  "
Screen Protection
 10
phone, glass, back, green, fact
+60%
-40%
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" ...  So the screen accuracy might be a bit off, but otherwise great and amazing phone.  ...  "
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" ...  The phone is amazing but the first unit I got had screen problems, a green line goes down the screen.  ...  "
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" ...  Oh yeah recommend ordering the Tudia case and Screen Glass protector with your phone  ...  "
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" ...  Glass backs make me really uneasy.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the design, I like the weight, and the material of the screen and the mirror back cover.  ...  "
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" ...  It seemed liked a well built phone and I loved the screen.  ...  "
Charging
 9
wireless charging, charger, wireless charger, moderate, coils
+56%
-44%
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" ...  Quick charge 4.0 works super fast. ... The wireless charger coils are in lower third of the back of the phone so you need to be extra careful when place it on a wireless charger pad.  ...  "
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" ...  Battery life is okay, I can charge my phone to 100% before I leave for work in the morning and use my phone browsing social media, reddit, camera, and a game here and there for a few minutes at a time and the phone will be at about 60% by the end of my work day.  ...  "
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" ...  the battery is great and I can get through almost 2 days of moderate-to-minimal usage without needing to charge it  ...  "
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" ...  Never had a portable charger and the USB C I brought works fine.  ...  "
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" ...  I like to charge my phone while listening to music and that is not an option unless you go Bluetooth which I do not prefer.  ...  "
Fingerprint
 7
fingerprint, print reader, power button, finger, unlock
+57%
-43%
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" ...  The fingerprint scanner was consistently great.  ...  "
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" ...  I like the side fingerprint scanner because I can unlock my phone one handed whereas with typical sensors on the bottom you need two hands or it has to be lying down.  ...  "
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" ...  A case went on right away, which made it much easier to quickly locate the power button/fingerprint sensor by touch.  ...  "
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" ...  When the phone both sides have greasy finger prints on, I simply wipe it on my shirt, it will clean and shine like new.  ...  "
Color
 7
colors, side, sharp, razer, notice
+100%
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" ...  Color saturation is great and it looks as good as AMOLEDs do.  ...  "
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" ...  You made the quick settings panel have a dark background with classic Razer green accents, but the rest of it is bright white background!  ...  "
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" ...  Love the color and feel  ...  "
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" ...  Second the side colors.  ...  "
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" ...  You can leave the brightness to 100% if adaptive brightness is on, you won't notice really.  ...  "
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" ...  Honestly the colors are still sharp and still packs a punch!  ...  "
Camera
 7
photos, people, amazing, smooth, portable storage
+86%
-14%
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" ...  I've included a few pictures that I had taken with the phone to showcase the quality it offers. ... Camera aside, this phone is smooth as butter, in more ways than one.  ...  "
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" ...  Unless your making income from your smartphone photos I doubt you need it either.  ...  "
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" ...  It's camera is good seeing as the people around me with pixel 2 and iPhone x like my vids and pics.  ...  "
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" ...  Camera - ok the camera is not as good as other flagships. ... It (mostly) takes a good photo and sometimes a really good photo.  ...  "
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" ...  In the end the camera is fantastic!  ...  "
Design
 7
phone, looks, design, nice, cool
+100%
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" ...  Lovely boxy design.  ...  "
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" ...  It is a cool case none the less and you pay for it.  ...  "
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" ...  Was happy with the overall appearance.  ...  "
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" ...  Luxurious on both sides.  ...  "
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" ...  I also love the square design, some say it's ugly but I find it appealing. ... I would recommend a case, I got the green word case and it looks nice. ... Looks nice but glass backs are never a practical design choice.  ...  "
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" ...  Watch Advatar, the 120hz is unreal and looks flawless.  ...  "
Storage
 6
memory, sd, option, internal memory, format the card
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  I want to remove microSD pop it into my pc and add files that way .  ...  "
Overall performance
 6
phone, fast, speed, high, typing
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Mine just upgraded to Pie about 4 days after it arrived, and runs flawlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  This phone is fast.  ...  "
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" ...  I bought this for the speakers mostly, and also for the display and high performance. ... Performance is incredible.  ...  "
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" ...  I notice I am typing faster. ... I would definitely recommend this phone if your looking for speed, multi tasking and watching / playing entertainment.  ...  "
Refresh Rate
 6
120hz, refresh, screen, rate, games
+100%
comment
" ...  The refresh rate is great for navigation and video games.  ...  "
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" ...  it dynamically adjusts the refresh rate based on the content currently on the screen. ... This is to say that you're only setting the maximum fps.  ...  "
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" ...  The speakers are super loud, and screen is super smooth thanks to the high refresh rate.  ...  "
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" ...  The 120hz refresh rate is stunning, although I can only really notice its effect outside of games. ... You can be the judge of the 3 options of 60, 90, or 120hz.  ...  "
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" ...  Refresh is instant.  ...  "
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" ...  We even turned down the refresh rate!" ... Refresh rate is variable, so unless you're gaming at 120hz non-stop, you should be fine.  ...  "
Memory
 5
want, microsd, memory, internal memory, internal
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  The SD845 is quick coupled with 8gb of ram.  ...  "
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" ...  If you're looking for a lot of RAM, CPU power, a fantastic display, and android 9.0 support, this is the one you want.  ...  "
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" ...  For $800 plus a nice micro SD for expanded storage.  ...  "
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" ...  Fastest phone with 8gb of ram on the market right now.  ...  "
Marketplace
 5
ordered, time, photo, last, good
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  Thank you for shipping on time and very secure.  ...  "
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" ...  It (mostly) takes a good photo and sometimes a really good photo.  ...  "
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" ...  10/10, please support this company and their 16:9 ways.  ...  "
Cleaning
 5
speaker, grills, grill, gets, future
+80%
-20%
comment
" ...  The user interface is clean and simple.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the tint, it isnt too much, and the case protects tbis beautiful device from smudges.  ...  "
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" ...  When the phone both sides have greasy finger prints on, I simply wipe it on my shirt, it will clean and shine like new.  ...  "
Call quality
 5
call, verizon, receive, conference, texts
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  It's not a phone everyone might appreciate but it's a phone a lot of people absolutely love.  ...  "
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" ...  One thing i'd advise, if you can, order a case for this phone as soon as you order the phone so you can have it as soon as possible.  ...  "
Network
 5
phone, getting, coverage, cell, case
+20%
-80%
comment
" ...  It will randomly lock the screen and disconnect from WiFi.  ...  "
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" ...  The replacement within 3 days is dropping cell signal and has a dead bottom speaker.  ...  "
Controls
 4
side, button, volume, touch, tap
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  The only reason I'm giving 4 stars instead of 5 is simply because of the power button, which is used to lock, unlock, or power the phone etc. ... The power button is in a bit of an odd spot in my opinion.  ...  "
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" ...  The button itself sits flush with the side of the phone. ... The on-screen back button is on the left side with the Razer, and it's a wider, more square feeling phone.  ...  "
Product Reliability
 4
phone, months, without, using, two
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  It took six weeks for one of those corners to rip off.  ...  "
comment
" ...  After almost a month of use I have decided to return what I believe is a defective device.  ...  "
Price
 4
phone, case, worth, money, protects
+100%
comment
" ...  a case REALLY should be included, especially for its price.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I'd been considering this phone for a while but thanks to the recent $300 price drop I went ahead and picked it up. ... I've seen other flagship phones that are better or worse for various reasons but at the $499 sale price this phone is currently a great deal.  ...  "
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" ...  I'd say that this phone is 100% worth the money.  ...  "
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" ...  I got it from Amazon warehouse for that price.  ...  "
Resolution
 4
4k, video, screen, 120hz, 1080p
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  The 120hz screen @ 2k resolution is amazing and I'll never go back.  ...  "
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" ...  You probably won't notice the drop to 1080p resolution either.  ...  "
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" ...  Movies look as good as my Samsung 4k TV.  ...  "
Video Playback
 4
videos, phone, music, youtube, mostly
+100%
comment
" ...  It creates a surprisingly immersive experience and I'm not exaggerating when I say I almost feel like I was watching a movie in the theater with such amazing audio.  ...  "
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" ...  Actual phone review: The phone itself is beautiful, though my hand is still adjusting to such a large screen, which is perfect for watching videos or gaming.  ...  "
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" ...  Having huge speakers really paid off when doing anything from listening to music to watching videos on youtube.  ...  "
Returns
 4
process
-100%
comment
" ...  I sent over 30 emails and called 10 times, tried to argue the price or speak to a supervisor to no avail.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I wound up getting fed up and opting for a full refund.  ...  "
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" ...  So I contacted Razer and went through the RMA process.  ...  "
comment
" ...  After almost a month of use I have decided to return what I believe is a defective device.  ...  "
Ports
 4
gcam, usb c, usb, type c, speakers
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  Loses cell coverage constantly, bottom speaker died, top speaker died, USB-C port developed poor retention within two months of ownership.  ...  "
SIM
 4
verizon, sim, talk, instantly, calls
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  She easily transferred everything from her old phone to the razor and then she put the sim card in turned it off and back on and it was instantly fully operational.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Everything on the Phone worked instantly when I tried that new Cricket SIM card and I'm happy now.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Swap an AT&T SIM into it, no issues whatsoever.  ...  "
Size
 4
bit, used, phone, juice, heavy
+50%
-50%
For Fun
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  But that's where the fun ends.  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's just fun!  ...  "
comment
" ...  It's a cool, fun phone that I like.  ...  "
Volume
 3
water, speakers, sound, screen, popping
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  Constantly are slightly popping even on the lowest sound setting.  ...  "
Features
 3
phone, issues
+100%
comment
" ...  The features this things has, along with the performance, has made a fan out of me.  ...  "
comment
" ...  There are a handful of great features on this phone that are, unfortunately, eclipsed by the bad.  ...  "
ISP
 3
first, bought
+33%
-67%
comment
" ...  the first mistake, then set it up with Verizon  ...  "
Bluetooth
 3
charge, audio
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  I listen to a lot of podcasts and this makes it so I don't need a Bluetooth speaker to hear my shows over the noise in my kitchen.  ...  "
comment
" ...  I like to charge my phone while listening to music and that is not an option unless you go Bluetooth which I do not prefer.  ...  "

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