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Razer Phone 2 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs

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Razer's updated Razer Phone offers an excellent screen and speakers along with Chroma RGB logo to tempt gamers, but it's a harder phone to recommend to the wider crowd.

  • 120Hz screen works well for video and gaming
  • Chroma logo is fun (if you like that sort of thing)
  • Speakers are exceptionally good
  • Camera isn't premium grade
  • Big and blocky
  • Phone gets warm with heavy use

5.72 inches

Display size

1440 x 2560px

64GB

Internal storage

12MP + 12MP

Rear camera

4,000 mAh

Battery size

Finder rated as Average vs similar phones

Details

Display

Display Size
5.72 inches
Resolution
1440 x 2560px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
513 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP + 12MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.75 + f/2.6
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.0

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
158.5mm x 78.99mm x 8.5mm

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 18

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM
8GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
64GB
External storage support
Up to 2TB
Battery capacity
4,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
IP67
Wireless charging
Qi
Launch price (RRP)$0
Launch date2018-11
Razer Phone 2

Razer is best known for its gaming peripherals, so it was something of a surprise when it launched its first Android handset back in 2017.

Here in Australia we had to wait until mid-2018 for the Razer Phone to launch, but its successor, the Razer Phone 2 launches here essentially concurrently with its overseas launch.

Razer has made some significant improvements the second time around, but in such a fiercely contested space as the premium phone market in 2018, it's very much a phone for a niche of users.


Design

  • Blocky design.
  • Chroma logo.
  • IGZO LCD display.
  • No headphone jack.
  • Side-mounted fingerprint reader.
Razer Phone 2 review

Camera

  • Dual lens is OK, not great.
  • Too easy to accidentally take burst shots on the side.

Performance

  • Adjustable clock speeds and refresh rates.
  • Low onboard storage.
  • Speakers are a real standout.
  • Notably warm under heavy load.
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Battery life

  • Good battery life.
  • Wireless charging capable.

Verdict

  • A good gaming phone, but there are plenty of those.
  • Obvious appeal to the Razer fans.

Pricing and availability


Specifications

Display

Display Size
5.72 inches
Resolution
1440 x 2560px
Pixels per inch (PPI)
513 ppi

Camera

Rear camera megapixels
12MP + 12MP
Rear camera aperture size
f/1.75 + f/2.6
Video recording
4K
Front camera megapixels
8MP
Front camera aperture size
f/2.0

Physical Dimensions

Dimensions
158.5mm x 78.99mm x 8.5mm

Connectivity

NFC
No
Wi-Fi
802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed
Category 18

Power, storage and battery

Processor
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM
8GB
Operating system
Android 8
Internal storage
64GB
External storage support
Up to 2TB
Battery capacity
4,000mAh

Device features

Headphone jack
No
Fingerprint sensor
No
Water resistance rating
IP67
Wireless charging
Qi

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