How does it look and sound in action? From my brief demo, pretty well. A Razer spokesman offered a quick clip from Stranger Things‘ second season, and Steve’s hair looked as luscious and feathered as Farrah Fawcett would hope. Nancy’s exasperation that he related a basketball win to his grandpa’s time in the war sounded plenty convincing from the phone’s front-facing speakers as well.
It was tough to get a feel for how accurately the phone replicated surround sound in a moderately noisy hotel suite and with a dialogue-heavy scene, but we’ll have further impressions later this month once the update is out. Current Razer Phone owners will receive it via an over-the-air patch, and all new phones will ship with it pre-installed.
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