Razer launched their next-generation gaming smartphone somewhere in the month of October. Razer Phone 2 is available in two variants – Mirror Black having 64GB onboard memory and Satin variant sporting 128GB of internal storage. The smartphone received a major upgrade over its predecessor. The key highlights of this gaming phone are Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, massive 4,000 mAh battery, IP67 water resistant, and Vapor-Chamber cooling system.
The Razer Phone 2 is the gaming brand’s second smartphone, succeeding the Razer Phone. For a great gaming experience, it features a 5.72-inch QHD IGZO IPS LCD screen with smooth 120Hz refresh rate and HDR. There are Dolby Atmos stereo loudspeakers powered by THX-certified amplifiers. The Razer Phone 2 runs Android 8.1 Oreo using the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, 8GB RAM and 64GB of internal storage. There’s a 12MP dual-camera system at the rear and an 8MP front-facing camera. The phone has an IP67-certified dust and water-resistant body, a 4000mAh battery with 24W fast charging and a fingerprint reader.
Razer Phone 2 Release Date
|Expected Price||Rs. 59,999|
|Updated On||11th December 2018|
Razer Phone 2 Key Specifications
- Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 (10 nm) processor
- 8GB RAM
- 64GB internal storage
- 4000 mAh battery
- Dual (12MP + 12MP) rear & 8MP selfie camera
- 5.72 inches (14.53 cm) screen
- Single, Nano-SIM SIM
- Android v8.1 (Oreo) OS
Razer Phone 2 News
Razer Phone 2 to get the major Android 9.0 Pie update soon
Even though Razer Phone 2 is a next-generation gaming smartphone from the brand, it still runs on Android 8.0 Oreo. Now, the device has surfaced on the GeekBench listing again after the launch. This time the device is flaunting the latest Android 9.0 Pie. The rest of the information including chipset, storage falls in line with the original specs. Coming to the benchmark scores, Razer Phone 2 got 2364 in single core performance and 8857 points in the multi-core. Again, these benchmark scores live up to our expectation from the Razer Phone 2. Since the device has now appeared on the GeekBench listing with Android Pie, it is safe to assume that the brand will soon roll out the stable update to its user.
Razer Phone 2 Features 120Hz Screen & Dolby Atmos Stereo Speakers
Although the Razer Phone 2 didn’t adopt a bezel-less screen this year, like most other smartphones released in 2018, it did improve in more practical ways. The 5.7-inch IGZO IPS LCD screen on the Razer Phone 2 is a lot brighter now, at 580 nits, compared to the 380 nits screen that was used in last year’s Razer Phone. This makes up for much-improved sunlight legibility and HDR video streaming performance. Want to game on the go? The new screen should let you do that without much of a problem. It still features butter smooth response, thanks to 120Hz refresh rate. Moreover, the screen is now protected using a Corning Gorilla Glass 5 panel, which means better protection against drops and scratches. Razer has also covered the screen with an oleophobic coating, resulting in fewer fingerprints and stains.
Great gaming and multimedia consumption experience aren’t limited to the screen, though, and the Razer Phone 2 makes sure that audio quality is as good as it can get. It features Dolby powerful front-facing stereo speakers that can mimic Dolby Atmos audio on a smartphone. Audio amplifiers used to drive these stereo speakers are certified by THX, an audio expertise brand that was acquired by Razer a couple of years ago. There’s no 3.5mm headphone jack, though, so you’ll have to rely on either the bundled USC-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter (featuring a 24-bit DAC) or Razer Hammerhead Wireless Bluetooth earphones.
Razer Phone 2 Gaming Performance
The gaming performance of the Razer Phone 2 is better than that of the Razer Phone, all thanks to the powerful Snapdragon 845 processor. Compared to the Snapdragon 835 chipset’s Adreno 540 GPU, the Adreno 630 GPU inside the Snapdragon 845 chipset is 40% more powerful. The phone also features vapor chamber cooling system for better heat dissipation and better overall gaming performance. There’s 8GB RAM, so no matter what game you’re playing, it won’t affect the system performance. Hence, the Razer Phone 2 can offer better frame rates for almost all high-end games, be it Asphalt 9, Fortnite, PUBG, or Street Fighter 4.
For a more immersive experience, the phone’s 120Hz refresh rate screen offers more perceived gaming fluidity. The Razer Cortex app not only lists a curated list of popular mobile games but also allows game optimization through CPU clock speed, frame rate, and resolution settings through Razer Game Booster feature. Razer has also announced that it has over 100 UltraMotion compatible games to take full benefit of its phones’ 120Hz refresh rate screens.
Thanks to a 4000mAh battery, you can game long without worrying too much about battery life, and when the battery is low, you can use the phone’s compatibility with Quick Charge 4+ (at up to 24W) charging technology through its USB Type-C port. There’s wireless charging, too, and Razer is also selling a wireless charger with funky RGB lighting, something the company is known for in the PC gaming industry.
Razer Phone 2 Gets Improved Cameras
The Razer Phone 2 also gets a much better rear-facing camera setup, including two 12MP sensors. The primary sensor has an f/1.75 aperture, OIS, and dual-pixel phase-detection autofocus. The secondary 12MP sensor has an f/2.6 aperture and 2x optical zoom lens. The rear-facing camera setup also features dual-tone dual-LED flash and 4K video recording at up to 60fps.
On paper, the Razer Phone 2 has as good a camera setup as many other current-generation flagship smartphones from competing brands which are known for terrific image and video quality. On the front, there’s an 8MP camera with fixed focus mechanism, f/2.0 aperture, and 1080p video recording at 60fps. Overall, the Razer Phone 2 has a much better imaging system than that of the Razer Phone, but it still can’t match market leaders like the Galaxy Note 9, iPhone XS, Mate 20 Pro, and the Pixel 3 XL.