The Razer Phone 2 is a mobile smartphone introduced in October 2018 and went on sale the same month. This phone is the second in the Razer Phone series, and it comes with a slew of high-end features aimed at gamers and power users.
Design and Display
The Razer Phone 2 is a mobile phone that measures 158.5 x 79 x 8.5 mm and weighs 220 g. It has a sturdy structure with a Gorilla Glass 5-protected glass front, an aluminum back, and an aluminum frame that delivers a quality appearance, feel, and protection from harm.
The phone contains a Nano-SIM card slot for connecting to cellular networks, making calls, or accessing data. It has a 5.72-inch IGZO IPS LCD screen with a refresh rate of 120Hz, which provides better and more responsive visual performance, whether playing games or browsing the material.
The Razer Phone 2 boasts a resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, which gives pictures and videos a high degree of detail and clarity. The screen also supports HDR, which improves the display’s color and contrast for a more immersive viewing experience.
The Razer Phone 2 runs with the Android operating system version 8.1 (Oreo). It is, however, upgradeable to the current version, 9.0 (Pie), for those who desire the most up-to-date features and security fixes.
The phone is powered by a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 processor manufactured on a 10nm technology. The chipset is built for high-end performance, with an octa-core CPU that has four 2.8 GHz Kryo 385 Gold cores and four 1.7 GHz Kryo 385 Silver cores. The combination of these cores creates a power-efficiency balance, allowing the device to accomplish demanding tasks while preserving battery life.
The Adreno 630 GPU, a strong graphics processing unit that delivers exceptional performance for gaming and other graphics-intensive apps, is also included in the Razer Phone 2’s chipset. The GPU can generate high-quality graphics while maintaining excellent frame rates, making the Razer Phone 2 a perfect device for mobile gaming.
The Razer Phone 2 is a smartphone featuring a dual-camera system that includes a 12-megapixel primary camera and a secondary 12-megapixel camera with 2x optical zoom. The primary camera sports a wide lens, dual pixel phase detection autofocus (PDAF), and optical image stabilisation (OIS), which helps shoot crisp and steady photographs. The 2x optical zoom on the secondary camera lets users to get closer to their objects without sacrificing quality.
The Razer Phone 2’s camera also has several features to enhance the quality of photos, including a dual-LED dual-tone flash, which helps illuminate low-light environments, and HDR (High Dynamic Range) and panorama modes, which allow users to capture more detail in high-contrast and wide-angle scenes. The Razer Phone 2 can also capture high-definition video in up to 4K resolution at 30 or 60 frames per second and 1080p quality at 30, 60, or even 120 frames per second with stereo sound recording.
The device also includes an 8-megapixel selfie camera capable of recording 1080p video at 30 or 60 frames per second, allowing users to shoot high-quality video and photographs via the front-facing camera.
The Razer Phone 2 is a smartphone with a dedicated microSDXC card slot that allows users to increase the phone’s storage capacity by inserting a microSDXC memory card. This implies that users can store more images, videos, music, and other data without worrying about running out of space.
In addition to expandable storage, the Razer Phone 2 offers an internal storage capacity of 64GB, which is sufficient for most users. This internal storage space on the device may be used to store programs, files, and other data.
Furthermore, the Razer Phone 2 boasts a substantial amount of RAM, with 8GB of storage. The device’s large quantity of RAM allows it to run numerous programs at the same time without slowing down or freezing, resulting in a fluid and seamless user experience.
Sound and Features
The Razer Phone 2 includes a strong loudspeaker system that supports Dolby Atmos stereo sound, providing an immersive audio experience with rich and clear sound quality. Nevertheless, because the device lacks a 3.5mm headphone connection, users will need to utilise Bluetooth headphones or a USB Type-C adaptor to connect wired headphones. The Razer Phone 2 also supports high-quality music playback with 24-bit/192kHz audio resolution, a major improvement above typical CD-quality audio.
The phone provides fast and dependable wireless networking choices, including Wi-Fi 802.11 with dual-band support, Wi-Fi Direct, and Bluetooth 5.0 with A2DP and LE compatibility. It also has GPS location technology, which helps users to navigate and find their way around using GPS-enabled apps.
The Razer Phone 2 supports NFC (Near Field Communication), allowing users to make contactless payments, transfer data, and connect to other NFC-enabled devices. It also boasts a USB Type-C connection for quick charging and data transmission.
The Razer Phone 2 contains many sensors, including a side-mounted fingerprint reader for safe and quick device unlocking, an accelerometer, a gyro sensor for orientation and motion detection, a proximity sensor, and a compass for navigation and direction sensing.
The Razer Phone 2 comes with a non-removable, high-capacity Li-Po 4000 mAh battery. This means that customers cannot remove or replace the battery themselves. The battery, on the other hand, is intended to deliver long-lasting power to the phone, making it suitable for those who want a phone that can last all day without needing to be recharged.
The Razer Phone 2 supports 18W cable charging, allowing users to charge the phone rapidly using a suitable charger. It also supports Quick Charge 4 and 15W wireless charging, allowing users to charge their phones wirelessly using a compatible wireless charging pad.
The smartphone has a Rugged Satin back that gives it a sleek and robust appearance. The Razer Phone 2 costs roughly 850 EUR, making it a premium device geared at those looking for a high-end phone with sophisticated features and capabilities.