Focused on Gaming, Made for All
Earlier today, Razer showed off their latest mobile phone, just a day after Google’s very own Pixel 3 announcement. Nevertheless, the new Razer Phone 2 by itself is a behemoth in the mobile phone market, and comes packed with the specs to prove it.
As per a device fit for 2018, it is powered with the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor along with 8GB of RAM and 64GB of internal storage that can be upgraded with a 2TB microSD card. The first Razer Phone was one of the best mobile phones out there for gamers, and the new Razer Phone 2 is no different. But let’s not forget about the display. The phone is topped with a 5.7-inch, 120Hz UltraMotion Display that will definitely please most of the mobile gamers out there. With 120Hz on a mobile device just like the previous iteration, you can enjoy mobile gaming with buttery smooth graphics. Instead of following the trend for 2018 devices, Razer still opted for a display without a notch and thick bezels to fit the front facing speakers.
Speaking of graphics, the phone also bumped up its brightness to a whopping 580 nits, almost 50% brighter than the previous phone. But that’s not all. The phone also natively supports HDR content, so you can binge on your Netflix shows in all its glory. To assist you in that, the phone is also equipped with dual front-facing stereo speakers coupled with Dolby Atmos and a 24-bit USB-C DAC. This means that your videos and games will be loud and clear. According to Razer, the device can reach up to 103db.
Just because the device is fitted with a dual speaker system does not mean that it is not water resistant. Razer has confirmed that the device is indeed IP67 rated, and that means that rain, sweat, tears and dust will not be an issue for the device. The phone is also packed with a glass back, and this means that you can wirelessly charge the phone. If wireless is not your style, you can charge the device rapidly with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0+ and charge the device from 1% to 50% in just 30 minutes. The device will be powered with a massive 4,000 mAh battery. On the back of the device you can also spot the Razer logo that is now Chroma capable and can change colours when you receive a notification – for example, when you get a Facebook notification, the logo can glow blue.
The camera of the Razer Phone 2 is also updated with a dual-rear camera setup with a 12-megapixel Wide f/1.75 lens with OIS and a 12-megapixel telephoto lens and an 8-megapixel front camera. A decent upgrade in writing but we will have to test the device to see how it comes up against the other flagship devices.
Being a phone made by gamers for gamers, the Razer Cortex makes an appearance on the phone and when you fire up a game using Razer Cortex Mobile, the game’s performance can be customised and optimised using the Game Booster software to provide a smoother and more enjoyable gaming experience all on your mobile phone.
The phone will be made available in the western market very soon and priced at just $799 (approx. RM3,323). Although it was slightly more expensive than the previous Razer phone, it is still under $1k, making it a decent contender in the mobile market. It also comes in two versions, one with the Mirror Back finish, and one in Satin Back finish. Now its not just a phone for super gamers, it could very well be a phone for the masses.