RED Hydrogen One Review

RED HYDROGEN LLC officially launched its very first smartphone, the RED HYDROGEN One, on November 2, 2018. It’s touted as “the world’s first holographic media machine that fits in your pocket.” Just to recap, this $1,300 device features a Snapdragon 835 CPU, Holographic 4-View (H4V) technology with front / back Holographic 4-View recording capability, multi-dimensional surround sound, a modular system that lets you add additional modules, and it’s ARCore enabled so you can try new AR experiences that transform the way you play, shop, learn, create and experience the world with others. Is it worth the money? Many early reviewers don’t think so. Read more for hands-on pictures, another video review, and additional information.


RED Hydrogen One Review
RED Hydrogen One Review
RED Hydrogen One Review
RED Hydrogen One Review
RED Hydrogen One Review

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“There’s one final big feature on this phone that I haven’t talked about yet, and that’s a series of small gold pins along the back. This is the Hydrogen One’s accessory expansion interface, and you’re supposed to be able to attach all kinds of things to transform the phone, much like Motorola’s Moto Mods. The most exciting of those is a full-on RED-made camera sensor, with a lens mount that allows you to attach real lenses. It effectively turns the phone into a monitor for a tiny cinema rig, and Jannard says you can shoot a RED-quality movie on it,” according to The Verge.