RED Hydrogen One hands-on

  • Published on:  5/20/2018
  • The Hydrogen One is a modular Android phone with aspirations to be so much more. RED wants you to attach DSLR lenses, look at holograms, and attach it to its incredible 4K cameras. It's no wonder it's so big: it's full of wild ideas.Subscribe: out our full video catalog: our playlists: The Verge on Facebook: on Twitter: on Instagram: More:


  • The Verge
    The Verge  a years ago+233

    What is the most interesting feature of the Hydrogen One to you? -- Dieter

  • Snazzy Labs
    Snazzy Labs a years ago+1364

    So, it’s a high-res Nintendo 3DS screen.

  • TheCadillacCat
    TheCadillacCat a years ago+126

    Owners of the phone won't be allowed to show the front of it either.

  • James Bonds
    James Bonds a years ago+398

    You can't show the front? What is this nonsense?

  • Foreverzzv
    Foreverzzv a years ago+332

    Never clicked that fast to be then disappointed by the lack of shots of the front panel %(

  • Dom
    Dom a years ago+98

    "I can't show you the front..." Honestly, if you're not allowed to talk about the most interesting feature, I don't think you should be giving publicity to it. If and when it's ready, then fine, but until then this is just a stunt. There's little point in a video telling us about something you can't show us.

  • Potts
    Potts a years ago+81

    Can't show the screen because the holo doesn't translate to recorded video well, sure. But how's the screen-to-body? Big forehead and/or chin?

  • Anand Sharma
    Anand Sharma a years ago+430

    That looks RED.

  • TechPassion
    TechPassion a years ago+275

    I'm surprised my subscription box hasn't blown up yet. So far it's only the Verge. Not even MKBHD has uploaded a vid on this yet o.o
    [EDIT] : Yes I know MKBHD did a video on it, but that was a long time ago. I was thinking if the Verge made a video on this now, a bunch of other Tech YouTubers would too, Marques in particular since he made a big deal about it a while back

  • Max Patten
    Max Patten a years ago+215

    You guys had a video on it before MKBHD? Hmm....

  • Miguel Ferreira
    Miguel Ferreira a years ago+16

    Flop incoming...

  • Vishal Kumar
    Vishal Kumar a years ago+2

    1500$ is like cost of Two RED MAGS.
    Not a lot of money, considering it can be utilised as a separate screen.

  • Azy Vlogs
    Azy Vlogs a years ago+2

    Next Phone For 2019 BLUE OXYGEN 👍🏼

  • Miyuru Weerarathna
    Miyuru Weerarathna a years ago+143

    Isn’t this “hologram”thing something like what amazon did years before with the Fire Phone?

  • Kiandre Smith
    Kiandre Smith a years ago+64

    Guarantee it flops....$1200 for a phone with dated specs? Yeah FLOP

  • Zain's Tech
    Zain's Tech a years ago+4

    LED flash? Even Nokia 1020 had a Xenon!!! Its a gimmicky phone guys. Be aware!

  • Anuj Kumar Sahu
    Anuj Kumar Sahu a years ago+4

    Even MKBHD has a much better video than this way back in 2017...aweful verge...

  • Amm ol
    Amm ol a years ago+6

    Such a pointless video. If you arent showing the front you are wasting our time (mainly RED's fault). We've been waiting for this for a year now and we still havent seen the front.

  • Joshua Gall
    Joshua Gall a years ago+2

    $1600 is less than the LED screen they sell as an attachment to their cameras just so can you preview the image you're about to take

  • Gavin
    Gavin a years ago+88

    You cant put out a phone like this and have be so far behind the flagships in specs. This phone will be a failure.