When it comes to mobile gaming, you have a lot of fantastic options. Most flagship devices on the market, such as the Galaxy Note 8, iPhone 8 Plus, or OnePlus 5T, are perfectly capable of giving you an excellent, immersive experience. If you're looking for the ultimate way to experience Animal Crossing: Pocket Camp or something with more action like Into the Dead 2, the Razer Phone is the winner.
We spent countless hours finding the best smartphone for gaming. After pouring over spec lists, testing game after game, and checking battery life and performance, the Razer Phone came out on top. So, if you want to know which smartphone to buy for the definitive gaming experience, look no further than the Razer.
What's the first thing you're going to notice about your game when you fire it up? The visuals, and Razer knows this, which is why they've included a 120 Hz refresh rate. What this means is your games can display images at twice the rate of other smartphones, which makes your games look like butter. Your moves will be more precise, and you will melt into your game for an ultimately immersive experience.
The display is super sharp, coming in at 1440p. While it doesn't follow the 2017 OLED trend, the IPS LCD display looks great, especially at 120 Hz.
The Razer Phone is built with the top-of-the-line Snapdragon 835 SoC, with an octa-core CPU clocked at 2.35 GHz, as well as the Adreno 540 GPU, a smartphone standard.
Those two processors together, combined with an enormous 8 GB of RAM, tackle any game you throw at the Razer Phone. You should hold no reservations downloading the latest titles to your device — the internals here can handle all 2017 mobile gaming has to offer.
The Razer Phone maxes out at 64 GB of internal storage, which isn't bad, but you will need to watch your game downloads. While the phone includes an impressive 4,000 mAh battery, its battery life won't impress anyone. You'll want to keep a charger handy for this one.
Since the Razer Phone is designed for gaming, it only makes sense for it to include a game mode. This makes it easy to mute distracting alerts that get in the way of the game.
Building on this feature, the Razer Phone allows you to control the CPU and frame rate for each game you play, to find the right balance of graphics and performance. These features are typically reserved for PC and high-end console games, so their inclusion here is an indication of how seriously Razer is taking mobile gaming.
Stock Android purists, this one's for you: Razer neglected to throw a custom OS skin on top of Android here, instead opting only to include Nova Launcher for your apps. You can download any game or emulator your heart desires on this phone — Razer won't be getting in the way.
If you've been waiting for an OEM to take mobile gaming to the next level, the Razer Phone is for you. From its dazzling 120 Hz display to its incredible internals, all the way to its performance customizability, the Razer Phone is the real deal for anyone looking to game on the go.
Don't take our word for it — check out our full breakdown to see how the Razer outranks the rest. It beat out the OnePlus 5 and 5T, Samsung Galaxy S8+ and Note 8, iPhone 8 Plus, Essential Phone, as well as a number of other top-quality smartphones for gaming.