Where's the best place to buy a Razer Phone 2?

Yolanda Curtis
October 13, 2018

A year ago they were the only company on the market catering specifically for gamers, but now with the ROG phone and Honor trying to claim the Play as a gaming phone, competition is heating up, so can Razer see commercial success with their second phone? The Razer Phone was Razer's attempt on delivering a high-performance smartphone that was targeted towards gamers who expect a great gaming experience from their mobiles.

The Razer Phone 2 is set to release in two different versions, with a mirror and satin version. It will be available in Classy Mirror back finish and will be available for pre-order starting 12.01AM PST on October 11 in the U.S. region. and is not likely to come to India.

Unlike other competing phones, the Razer Phone 2's 5.7-inch UltraMotion IGZO display remains the only display in the industry that offers both 120 Hz screen refresh and 120 Hz touch sampling.

The best-selling feature of the Razer Phone was its display and its one-of-its-kind 120Hz refresh rate although it was also criticized for its less than adequate brightness levels. It supports a wide color gamut HDR and DCI-P3 for better image quality in games and video.

The Razer Phone 2's chipset is accompanied by the Qualcomm Adreno 630 GPU and a new Razer vapor chamber cooling system, a combination that renders a 30 percent performance increase from its predecessor.

The new gaming phone also gets IP67 certification for water resistance, despite having dual front-facing speakers with dedicated amps that can put out about 103 decibels of sound (which is a little too loud to be considered healthy, if we're being honest), according to Razer's own lab testing. There's no 3.5mm headphone jack-just a USB-C port.

As mentioned earlier, the Razer Phone 2 comes with 64GB and 128GB in-built storage options, both of which are expandable via microSD card by up to 1TB. Although the Razer Phone 2 won't launch with Android Pie, the version of Android it does run is one powered by the popular third-party Nova Launcher - a detail sure to delight Android purists. The secondary 12-megapixel Sony IMX351 telephoto camera sensor comes with f/2.6 aperture and 2x optical zoom. The 8 MP front camera supports video streaming at full HD resolution.

But if you choose to charge the old-school way with a USB-C cable, the Qualcomm Quickcharge 4+ allows you to charge the phone from flat battery to 50% within 30 minutes. This is the only 120Hz mobile screen on the market, pushing the Razer 2 out in front of its competition. Razer Cortex allows you to find good games from the PlayStore. It could be that the device may also launch with a 6GB RAM variant, which possibly might come with 128GB memory and also a cheaper price tag.

The Razer Phone 2 also goes one-up with connectivity, offering Gigabit LTE (1.2Gbps) at CAT 18, which is theoretically 20 per cent faster than the original (if you're in the right part of the world on a compatible network anyway). A hearty 4000 mAh keeps the light on during those long title sessions, and the familiar tri-headed snake logo alone raises the framerate twofold.

Availability: Available for pre-order in the US, Europe and Asia-Pacific.

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