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Razer Phone 2 review: Plans | Pricing | Specs
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
1440 x 2560px
12MP + 12MP
Finder rated as Average vs similar phones
Power, storage and battery
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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.
- Blocky design.
- Chroma logo.
- IGZO LCD display.
- No headphone jack.
- Side-mounted fingerprint reader.
- Dual lens is OK, not great.
- Too easy to accidentally take burst shots on the side.
- Adjustable clock speeds and refresh rates.
- Low onboard storage.
- Speakers are a real standout.
- Notably warm under heavy load.
- Good battery life.
- Wireless charging capable.
- A good gaming phone, but there are plenty of those.
- Obvious appeal to the Razer fans.