The Razer Phone became official at the beginning of this month, and went on sale shortly after that. Thus you can already buy one, but should you? We tried answering that question in our comprehensive review, but maybe you’re most interested in how the device would fare in a scratch, burn, and bend test.
For that sort of thing we always turn to YouTube channel JerryRigEverything, and once again it has delivered. In the video embedded below you can see the Razer Phone being torture tested in the now standard way.
The bottom line is that this handset does much better than the Nextbit Robin did, which for all intents and purposes can be looked at like its predecessor, given the very similar design. That’s obviously good, but there are still things that could have been better – the camera glass for example has some kind of coating on top, and because of that permanent marks are visible once a razor blade touched it.
The metal bits of the phone do scratch, and the marks there are permanent too, unfortunately. The buttons are also metal, which is a nice touch. The 120Hz display recovers from an encounter with an open flame just like all other LCDs do, while the bend test does result in a snap near the power button, but the damage is only superficial and doesn’t impede functioning.