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.

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

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.72 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560
Pixels per inch (PPI) 513
Rear camera megapixels 12MP + 12MP
Rear camera aperture size 1.75 + 2.6
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size 2
Dimensions 158.5mm x 78.99mm x 8.5mm
Weight g
NFC No
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 18
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 8GB
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

64GB

External storage support Up to 2TB
Battery capacity 4,000mAh
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor No
Water resistance IP67
Wireless charging Qi
Launch price (RRP)$0
Launch date2018-11
Razer Phone 2

The good

  • 120Hz screen works well for video and gaming
  • Chroma logo is fun (if you like that sort of thing)
  • Speakers are exceptionally good

The bad

  • Camera isn't premium grade
  • Big and blocky
  • Phone gets warm with heavy use

The Razer Phone 2 is a decent choice for those who look to entertainment first on their smartphones, but the price and competition mean that it's not a phone for everybody.

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.
Razer Phone 2 review'

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

Razer Phone 2

Razer takes its second crack at the smartphone market

The Razer Phone 2 improves upon its predecessor with an upgraded processor, a sharper dual-lens camera and official water resistance.

Promoted

  • The Razer Phone 2 sells in Australia for $1,249 outright, or on contract through Optus.

Razer Phone 2 specs

Display

Camera

Physical dimensions

Connectivity

Power, storage and battery

Device features

Display size 5.72 inches
Resolution 1440 x 2560
Pixels per inch (PPI) 513
Rear camera megapixels 12MP + 12MP
Rear camera aperture size 1.75 + 2.6
Video recording 4K
Front camera megapixels 8MP
Front camera aperture size 2
Dimensions 158.5mm x 78.99mm x 8.5mm
Weight g
NFC No
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Network category speed Category 18
Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845
RAM 8GB
Operating system Android 8
Internal storage

64GB

External storage support Up to 2TB
Battery capacity 4,000mAh
Headphone jack No
Fingerprint sensor No
Water resistance IP67
Wireless charging Qi

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