Razer Edge 5G Review

Razer Edge 5G Review
Razer Edge 5G Review
  • Build Quality
  • Display
  • Features
  • Processing Power
  • Price


It’s more versatile and powerful than  Nintendo Switch if we’re talking pure specs and the fact that it runs Android. But if we’re being honest, just get a Razer Kishi for your smartphone and call it a day.


  • Nice display and build
  • Great controller 


  • A phone sized tablet with no telephony capability
  • The Snapdragon “G3X Gen 1” is actually just the 888+

Gamer-centric computer brand Razer is throwing their hat into the mobile gaming market with their first mobile gaming device, the Razer Edge. It comes in two flavors, a Wi-Fi variant more widely available – and the Verizon exclusive 5G model. In this review we’re going to take a look at the Razer Edge 5G.

It’s an inconspicuous looking tablet, that could easily be mistaken for a smartphone, but there are no telephony capability (text and calling features) on the device. One hint that the device isnt a phone is that there are no cameras on the back, which is even rare for a tablet.

But the back is sleek and smooth, with only a Razer logo on the back.

SpecsRazer Edge 5G
Screen6.8-inch FHD+ AMOLED Display (1080 x 2400 Pixels) with Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 20:9 Aspect Ratio, 144Hz Refresh Rate, HDR10+
OSAndroid 12
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon G3X Gen 1
CPUOcta Core CPU
1x Cortex-A78 @ 3.0GHz , 3x Cortex-A78 @ 2.6GHz & 4x Cortex-A55 @ 2.0GHz
GPUMali-G77 MC9
Rear CameraNone
Front Camera 5 Megapixels,1080p @60fps
Storage128GB (UFS 3.1)
SD CardYes, up to 2TB
SIM CardeSIM with 5G
Cellular5G (Sub6,mmWave),LTE,UTMS, Global LTE, and LTE Cat 22 Networks
Wi-FiWi-Fi 6E
BluetoothBluetooth 5.2
Positioning GPS with A-GPS (dual band), GLONASS, GALILEO, and BeiDou
Sound2-Way speakers with 2 digital microphones
Verizon Adaptive Sound
3.5mm headphone jack via controller
FM RadioNo
Security SensorsNone
Battery5000 mAh Li-Po Battery (Non-removable)
MaterialGlass Front and Back with Polycarbonate coated Aluminum Frame (IP53 Splash and Dust Resistance)
Dimensions260 x 85 x 11 mm
Weight264 g (tablet only)
401g (with controller attached)
Colors Meteorite Gray, Moonlight White, and Celestial Blue
Launch DateFebruary 18, 2023
Price$399 (6GB + 128GB) – $499 (8GB RAM + 128GB)
Razer Store


The Razer Edge has no shortage of gaming options, with the Google Play Games, EA Play, Parsec, and XBox platforms content accessible from the Razer Nexus app. All games downloaded from any of the aforementioned platforms show up here. There’s also settings to tweak the controller settings, like button layout and haptic feedback.

The Razer Nexus Gaming Interface.

Gaming feels as seamless and console-like as the Nintendo Switch, with the added ability to use your tablet like a full-on Android device outside of your Gaming sessions. And while the Razor Edge has nothing comparable to the Nintendo ecosystem on the Switch, all of the prior mentioned Platforms available on Razer’s gaming console makes it hard to miss the restrictive OS on the Switch.

There are other competitors closer to Razer’s product than Nintendo – Logitech and Valve’s gaming devices come to mind. But the build and separate controller makes it a more sleek and lighter device that the current options in the market.


While it definitely does what it’s marketed to do really well, disconnected from the Razer Kishi Pro controller bundled, the tablet is a dull affair. With no back camera, a selfie camera placed so you can only take pics in landscape orientation, and a compact size that makes it smaller than a Galaxy s23 Ultra – and it’s a moot tablet.

For version 2, Razer should make a stronger effort to implement exclusive features or even map out the hardware spec a bit more. As of now, without anything to make it stand out in a highly competitive industry – the Razer Edge comes off like a prototype concept. The Kishi Pro controller (that isn’t sold separately at the time of this article) is a great product on its own – maybe wait until it can be bought separately and use it with the smartphone you currently have.

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