QUESTION: Is it possible to turn the original v.1 Razer Phone into a 120hz gaming monitor?

Discussion in 'Mobile' started by infoMarigoldbuzz625, Jun 18, 2019.

  1. infoMarigoldbuzz625

    infoMarigoldbuzz625 New Member

    As the title says, I want to not just game via the phone, but actually use my PC and use the phone as my 120hz monitor. The application is a super tight spot that needs a small screen, and I thought this would be great. I've seen USB-C to displayport/hdmi converters, but those usually work in the opposite way of sending the phone info to a monitor, not a PC's info to the phone display.

    Thanks for any help or point in the direction of software that provides this capability.
     
  2. Razer.Caziel

    Razer.Caziel I am the Lightbringer Staff Member

    This isn't a feature built into Android nor the phone and would most likely require third-party apps to work. Will be moving this to the Mobile boards, maybe the community can help you out.

    As a word of precaution though, rooting will be considered as unauthorized modification and will void your RP1's warranty.
     
  3. PT.Singer

    PT.Singer Jedi Master VANGUARD

    I haven't looked into in on Android yet, but I know that Apple/iPad have similar capabilities, and that's with a third-party app and the iPad Lightining-USB A cable.

    Do a quick google search and you might find some answers and options that could utilize a USB C - USB A cable. There probably wouldn't be an issue about information flow direction, since you can DEFINITELY use such a cable to transfer files and other such data to the phone from a computer.

    As far as the full 120Hz refresh rate, though, that might be a different story. It could be dependent on whatever the third-party software developer allows for.

    Good luck, and happy hunting!

    **A bit later**
    Yeah, so most of those links are to software that maxes out at 60Hz FHD. I'm definitely going to keep my eyes open for a 120Hz answer.
     
    Last edited: Jun 19, 2019
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  4. ThirdTemple

    ThirdTemple Active Member

    Warranty?! Lol, I think the least of us Razer 1 owners have to worry about is a warranty on a device sitting on last July's security patch.
     
  5. ProjNemesis

    ProjNemesis Member

    You made me laugh about warranty our RP1's are open to any recent discovered threats!
     
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