Gaming, for sure, is a trending form of entertainment, and gamers tend to be conversant with cutting edge technology. The new Razer Phone 2 is definitely an entertainment powerhouse, coming with unique features and various improvements from the original which was launched some months ago. This Razer Phone 2 review will give you an in depth information about the new gaming phone, as it reveals its key features, full specification and the price you can buy this wonderful device.
Razer Phone 2 Key Features
Now let us first of all look at some key features if this gaming smartphone. The Razer Phone 2 has a 5.7 inch IGZO LCD panel with QHD resolution instead. The display have a 16:9 aspect ratio, which makes the new screen brighter than before, hitting a maximum of 580 nits (470 nits typical). The manufacturer claimed the new panel is better at preserving detail in ark scenes.
The screen retained the variable refresh rate of up to 120Hz, which eliminates stuttering and tearing. It supports HDR and DCI-P3 wide color gamut for better visuals in both games and videos.
The Razer Phone 2 came with a new Snapdragon 845 chipset, which has a new vapour chambering cooling system. The goal of the manufacturer was for the chipset to never experience thermal throttling. The chipset is paired with 8GB or RAM and 64GB of UFS storage. The phone has a microSD slot which can be used to expand the storage, but it is not as fast as UFS.
The 4000mAh battery it came with, now supports Quick Charge 4.0+ and fast Qi wireless charging up to 15W. To accommodate wireless charging feature, the back of the Razer Phone 2 is now made of glass while the body is still made of CNC-machined aluminum. The phone is water resistant with an IP67 rating (1m, 30min).
The Razer Phone 2 have a dual camera on its back, which is new and substantially improved. It sports new image sensor courtesy of Sony. The main 12MP image sensor gains Dual Pixel AF and optical image stabilization (OIS) and it has a bright f/1.75 lens. Then there’s the second 12MP camera with a 2x telephoto lens (f/2.6).
The Razer Phone 2 brings back the powerful front-facing stereo speakers. They are Dolby Atmos-certified and each is fed by a dedicated amplifier. The phone is launched with “near-stock” Android 8.1 Oreo, but Razer is promising an OS upgrade “soon”.
Razer Phone 2 Specification
|Technology||GSM / CDMA / HSPA / LTE|
|2G bands||GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900|
|CDMA 800 & TD-SCDMA|
|3G bands||HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1800 / 1900 / 2100|
|4G bands||LTE band 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(1700/2100), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700), 13(700), 14(700), 17(700), 18(800), 19(800), 20(800), 26(850), 28(700), 29(700), 30(2300), 32(1500), 38(2600), 39(1900), 40(2300), 41(2500), 48, 66(1700/2100), 71(600)|
|Speed||HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A (5CA) Cat18 1200/150 Mbps|
|Status||Coming soon. Exp. release 2018, October|
|Dimensions||158.5 x 79 x 8.5 mm (6.24 x 3.11 x 0.33 in)|
|Build||Front glass, aluminum body|
|– IP67 dust/water resistant (up to 1m for 30 mins)
– RGB Illuminated Razer Chroma Logo on the back
|Type||IGZO IPS LCD capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors|
|Size||5.72 inches, 90.2 cm2 (~72.0% screen-to-body ratio)|
|Resolution||1440 x 2560 pixels, 16:9 ratio (~513 ppi density)|
|Protection||Corning Gorilla Glass 5, oleophobic coating|
|– Wide Colour Gamut
– 120 Hz
– 650 nits
|OS||Android 8.1 (Oreo), planned upgrade to Android 9.0 (Pie)|
|Chipset||Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm)|
|CPU||Octa-core (4×2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold & 4×1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver)|
|Card slot||microSD, up to 512 GB (dedicated slot)|
|Internal||64 GB, 8 GB RAM|
|Dual||12 MP, f/1.8, 25mm (wide), 1/2.55″, 1.4µm, dual pixel PDAF, OIS
12 MP, f/2.6, 1/3.1″, 1.0µm, 2x optical zoom
|Features||Dual-LED dual-tone flash, panorama, HDR|
|Video||2160p@30/60fps, 1080p@30/30/60/120fps, stereo sound rec.|
|Single||8 MP, f/2.0|
|Alert types||Vibration; MP3, WAV ringtones|
|Loudspeaker||Yes, with Dolby Atmos stereo speakers (THX-certified amplifiers)|
|– 24-bit/192kHz audio
– Active noise cancellation with dedicated mic
– Type-C to 3.5 mm headphone jack adapter
|WLAN||Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, WiFi Direct, hotspot|
|Bluetooth||5.0, A2DP, LE|
|GPS||Yes, with A-GPS|
|USB||Type-C 1.0 reversible connector|
|Sensors||Fingerprint (side-mounted), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass|
|Messaging||SMS(threaded view), MMS, Email, Push Email, IM|
|– Fast battery charging 24W (Quick Charge 4+)
– Wireless fast charging 15W
– MP4,WMV,H.264 player
– MP3,WAV,WMA,eAAC+,FLAC player
– Photo,video editor
– Document viewer
|Non-removable Li-Po 4000 mAh battery|
|Price||About 850 EUR|
Razer Phone 2 Price
The Razer Phone 2 price is $800 in the United States, £780 in the United Kingdom, and €850 in Europe. Pre-order of the phone is already on in various markets. You should also note that there will be a premium version with a Satin finish, and the price is $900 in the United States, £880 in the United Kingdom, and €950 in Europe. It will be available later on before the year runs out.
The phone also came with some variety of accessories too; a Razer Wireless Charger that cost $100, a leather and Kevlar Case for $40 and $50 respectively, and also a tempered glass screen protector that cost $20.