Razer, a company known for its gaming products, has unveiled their first smartphone, the Razer Phone. It’s got flagship specs like the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 SoC, 8GB RAM, and dual-rear cameras. There’s another smartphone in the market though, that packs similar hardware, the OnePlus 5. Let’s find out which device looks good on paper in our quick specs comparison below.
|Razer Phone||OnePlus 5|
|5.7-inch IGZO LCD 2560 x 1440, 515ppi, 120Hz UltraMotion screen||5.5-inch Full HD (1920 x 1080) Optic AMOLED display, 401ppi|
|Corning Gorilla Glass 3||2.5D Corning Gorilla Glass 5|
|Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 octa-core CPU|
|Adreno 540 GPU||Adreno 540 GPU|
|8GB LPDDR4 RAM||6/8GB LPDDR4 RAM|
|64GB UFS||64/128GB UFS 2.1 2-LANE|
|microSD card up to 2TB||n/a|
|12MP AF f/1.75 wide + 12MP AF f/2.6 zoom rear cameras, Dual PDAF, dual-tone flash||16MP Sony IMX398 f/1.7 DCAF, EIS + 20MP Sony IMX350 f/2.6 PDAF, zoom rear cameras, dual-tone flash|
|8MP FF f/2.0 front camera||16MP Sony IMX371 FF f/2.0 EIS front camera|
|4G LTE||4G LTE|
|WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Bluetooth 4.2||Bluetooth 5.0|
|GPS, A-GPS||GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, BeiDou|
|USB Type-C||USB 2.0, Type-C|
|n/a||3.5mm audio jack|
|Stereo front-facing speakers, Dual Amplifiers, Audio Adapter w/ THX-certified DAC, Dolby ATMOS and THX-certified audio||3-microphone with noise cancellation, AANC support, Dirac HD Sound, Dirac Power Sound|
|Android 7.1.1 Nougat||OxygenOS based on Android Nougat|
|4,000mAh battery w/ Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+||3,300mAh battery w/ Dash Charge|
|158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm||154.2 x 74.1 x 7.25 mm|
Summary of advantages
* Slightly larger screen size
* Higher screen resolution
* 120Hz display
* microSD card support
* Stereo front-facing speakers
* Large battery
* Corning Gorilla Glass 5
* Higher rear and front camera resolution w/ EIS
* 8GB RAM model starts with 128GB storage
* Bluetooth 5.0
* 3.5mm audio jack
* 3-mic noise cancellation
* Thinner and lighter
As you can see, both phones have their merits. If you’re looking for a device with a good display, the Razer Phone takes the cake with a larger display size, higher resolution, and 120Hz UltraMotion screen. Other worthy features include the expandable storage, stereo front speakers for immersive audio, and a large battery which is essential for heavy mobile gamers.
The OnePlus 5, on the other hand, packs the most hardware with a tougher Gorilla Glass 5, higher camera resolution with EIS, newer Bluetooth 5.0, dual-SIM, and the inclusion of the 3.5mm audio jack. In addition, going for the 8GB RAM model will already get you 128GB of storage.
As for the pricing, the Razer Phone is on the expensive side at USD 699 (~PHP36K). The OnePlus 5, which is officially available in the Philippines, is at Php28,990 (cash) for the 8GB + 128GB model. That said, the OnePlus 5 has the most advantage in the local market.
How about you guys? Which smartphone do you think is the best bang for the buck? Let us know in the comments below.