The Razer Phone is a high-end smartphone for games from the Singapore Razer company and is a powerful device by all means, but people have been wondering why it does not have a headphone jack. Apple started this trend last year, when it abandoned the headphone jack on its iPhone 7 line. The move generated a lot of controversy, but it also inspired other device manufacturers to follow and release phones without a 3.5mm headphone jack. The new Razer Phone is one of them, and the company's CEO, Min-Liang Tan, has now taken Facebook to explain why his company made this decision.
Razer is recognized worldwide for its gaming hardware, but until now it has stayed away from the space of the smartphone. The Razer phone is his first smartphone and aroused a lot of interest, but the lack of a headphone jack or water resistance also caused some mixed reactions. The publication of Tan on Facebook comes in response to the comments that Razer has received for the smartphone for games. First of all, it is said that by leaving the headset connector of the Razer phone, the company managed to significantly increase the size of the device's battery. The Razer Phone ships with a mbadive 4000 mAh battery and Min-Liang Tan estimates that if the Razer Phone had a headphone jack, its battery would have been approximately 500mAh smaller.
At the same time, by removing the headphone connector, the company also managed to significantly improve the thermal of the device, which in turn translates into better performance. The Razer phone has a IPS IGZO LCD screen with a QHD resolution (2,560 x 1,440 pixels) and a refresh rate of 120 Gz, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and 8 GB of RAM, all of which require some serious resources. The CEO of Razer acknowledges that getting rid of the headphone jack was a disadvantage, but it allowed for better audio quality with a built-in 24-bit DAC, higher battery capacity and better overall performance. It may not have been an easy decision, but it was worth it, according to the CEO. In addition, Tan also stresses that every Razer phone comes with an adapter included in the box and people can use wireless or USB headphones for audio.