Razer Phone 2

7.8/10 AVG.
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7.8/10
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The Razer Phone 2 currently has an Informr score of 7.8 out of 10. This score is based on our evaluation of 19 sources including reviews from users and the web's most trusted critics.


Operating system
Android
Processor
2.8 GHz
Screen Size
5.7"
Camera
12+ MP


What the Critics Are Saying...


GSMArena

If you are simply looking for a great daily driver and simply stumbled here out of curiosity, our best advice is to keep looking. As a 2018 flagship Android smartphone, the Razer Phone 2 simply lags behind the competition in more than a few key aspects.

- GSMArena
Coolsmartphone

If you are into your mobile games, than the Razer Phone 2 will be a perfect phone for you. It has a huge battery, wireless charging and the amazing display. The camera on the original Razer was knocked for poor performance, but now on the Razer Phone 2 it’s much improved – now you get a very capable...

- Dan Carter, Coolsmartphone
TechRadar

If you’re an RGB-loving gamer who lives an overclocked life at 120Hz, then there’s a good chance the Razer Phone 2 will push your buttons. Given that our reviews aren’t just for gamers, though, luxuries like a 120Hz display and illuminating back aren’t enough to bump up its score beyond a 3.5. The 1...

- Basil Kronfli, TechRadar
Engadget

The Razer Phone 2 is without doubt a great phone for gamers. It has a gorgeous, buttery smooth display, punchy and robust sound, and plenty of power and battery life to keep you in the game for longer. Slight tweaks like the addition of water-resistance and a brighter display are welcome here as wel...

- Nicole Lee, Engadget
TrustedReviews

If you’re an avid mobile gamer or movie fanatic looking for a mobile entertainment centre, then the Razer Phone 2 is a great choice. The 120Hz variable refresh-rate screen is industry leading. The speakers also remain best in class and are a clear cut above competing phones.

- Alastair Stevenson, TrustedReviews


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Common Questions


Razer released the Phone 2 on October 26, 2018.


Razer backs up the Phone 2 with a 1 Year parts & labour warranty.


If your Phone 2 has problems and is still within its warranty period, you could contact Razer support or the retailer you purchased the phone from. You'll find Razer's contact information here. If your phone is off warranty and needs repair for a physical problem such as a broken screen or bad battery, you should visit an authorized service centre or a local phone repair shop. You can also connect with others in The Informr Community Forum to find and share answers to questions.



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Screen Size
5.7"

The Razer Phone 2's screen size is 5.7 inches with 1440 x 2560 pixels resolution.

Processor
2.8 GHz

There is a Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.8 GHz processor (CPU).

OS

The phone runs on the Android 8.1 Oreo operating system (OS).

Camera
12+ MP

You can take photos or capture video with the phone's onboard 12+ megapixel camera.

There is also a secondary front facing camera with 8+ megapixels resolution.

Storage
64 GB

Internal memory is 64 GB. An external, MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB) expansion slot is available for increased storage capacity.

Battery
4000mAh

The phone is powered by a Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion), 4000 mAh battery.

Phone 2 Specs

Overview
Release date October 26, 2018
Regions available USA, Canada, UK
Networks
GSM:
850/900/1800/1900 MHz
CDMA:
800 MHz
UMTS:
850/900/1700/1900 /2100 MHz
LTE:
1700/1900/700/2100 /800/850/900/1800/2600/2300/2500 MHz
Data:
GPRS, EDGE, HSUPA, HSPA+, LTE
SIM card Nano-SIM
Dual SIM No
Operating System Android 8.1 Oreo

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Processor Qualcomm SDM845 Snapdragon 845 Octa core 2.8 GHz
Internal Flash Memory 64 GB
RAM 8 GB
ROM No
GPS Type A-GPS
Digital compass Yes
Flightmode Yes
Hearing Aid Compatible Unknown
TTY/TDD Unknown
Noise Cancellation Yes
SAR Unknown
Languages English
Manufacturer Warranty 1 Year
Accessories Included USB Power Adapter, Manual, Data Cable
Power & battery
Type Lithium-Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 4000 mAh
Removable Battery No
Wireless Charging Yes
Fast Charging Yes
Video Playback Time Unknown
Internet Use (Wi-Fi) Unknown
Internet Use (Celluar) Unknown
Talk Time Unknown
Standby Time Unknown
Physical Characteristics
Design type Bar
Multi-Use Smart Phone / PDA Yes
Material Glass
Colors Mirror Black, Satin Black
Dimensions [H x W x D] 15.85 x 7.899 x 0.85 cm (6.2 x 3.1 x 0.3 in)
Weight Unknown
Water Resistant / Waterproof Water Resistant
Rugged design No
IP Rating IP 67
Antenna Type Internal
Changeable Faceplates No
Display / Screen
Type Color
Technology LCD (IPS)
Colors 16.7 million
Resolution 1440 x 2560 pixels
Pixel density 513 pixels
Size 5.7 inches
3D No
Secondary Display No
Sensors Ambient Light, Proximity, Motion / Accelerometer, Gyroscope
Graphics Yes
Themes Unknown
Backlit Illumination Yes
Zoom / Magnification Yes
Screen Orientation Lock Yes
Multi-Touch Yes
Fingerprint-Resistant Coating Yes
Additional Display Features Capacitive touchscreen, Corning Gorilla Glass 5, 120 Hz refresh rate, Wide Color Gamut
Input / Navigation
Sleep / Wake Key Yes
Home Key No
Mute Key No
Input Type Touchscreen
Navigation Type Touchscreen
Predictive Text Entry Yes
Physical keyboard No
Voicemail Key No
Any Key Answer No
Voice Commands Yes
Keypad/Screen Lock Yes
External Volume Control Yes
External Media Playback Controls No
Fingerprint Sensor Yes
Call Management
Wi-Fi Calling Yes
Voice over LTE (VoLTE) Yes
Contact List Capacity Depends on system memory
Multiple Numbers Per Contact Email address, Other fields
Contact Groups Yes
Auto Answer Unknown
Voice Activated Dialing Yes
Photo Caller ID Yes
Web / Email / Messaging
Web Browser Yes
Email Client Yes
Email Protocols POP3, IMAP, Microsoft Exchange
Additional Email Features Gmail
Messaging SMS, MMS, IM
Push-to-talk (PTT) No
Connectivity
USB USB Type-C
USB OTG Support Yes
Infrared No
Bluetooth 5.0
Bluetooth Profiles A2DP, AVRCP, OPP/FTP, HID, HFP, HSP, PAN
Bluetooth Audio Codecs SBC
WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n
WiFi Encryption WEP/WPA/WPA2
Mobile Hotspot Yes
WiMAX No
Memory Expansion Slot Yes
Expansion Slot Info MicroSD, MicroSDHC, microSDXC (up to 1000 GB)
PC Synchronization
TV Out No
DLNA Support Unknown
NFC Yes
UMA Support No
Data Tethering Compatibility Yes
Java Applications No
Brew Applications No
ECML / Digital Wallet Unknown
PictBridge No
Camera
Main Camera
Aperture
ƒ/ 1.75
Resolution
12+ megapixels
Dual lens
Yes
Zoom
2x optical
Flash
Yes (Dual LED)
Additional Rear Camera Info
Auto focus, Effects, Face detection, Geotagging, Image stabilization, ISO, Multi-shot, Panorama, Self-timer, Dual camera feature (12 MP 2nd camera, f/2.6), HDR
Video Recording Formats
MPEG-4
Video Recording Parameters
Ultra HD (3840 x 2160 pixels)
Front Camera
Resolution
8+ megapixels
Zoom
Yes
Additional Front Camera Info
Aperture f/2.0
Video Recording Parameters
Full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels)
Audio / Video
Audio Playback Yes
Audio Formats AAC, AAC+, AMR, eAAC+, MIDI, MP3, M4A, OGG, WMA, WAV
Radio Unknown
Video Playback Yes
Video Playback Formats 3GP / 3GPP, FLV, H.264 / AVC, MPEG-4, WMV
Mobile TV No
Streaming Video Yes
External Speakers Stereo
Headset Jack No
Custom Ringtones Yes
Vibration Alert Yes
Downloadable Ringtones Yes
Ringtone Composer No
Ringer ID Yes
Haptic Feedback Vibration Yes
Speakerphone Yes
Apps
To-Do / Task List Unknown
Calendar Yes
World Clock Yes
Alarm Yes
Stop Watch Yes
Timer Yes
Calculator Yes
Currency Converter Unknown
Weather Yes
Stocks Unknown
Maps Yes
NotePad Unknown
Voice Memos / Recorder Unknown
Games Downloadable
Apps Downloadable
Included Software / Apps
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Critic Reviews


GSMArena

Not for everyone

If you are simply looking for a great daily driver and simply stumbled here out of curiosity, our best advice is to keep looking. As a 2018 flagship Android smartphone, the Razer Phone 2 simply lags behind the competition in more than a few key aspects.

Read full review

If you are simply looking for a great daily driver and simply stumbled here out of curiosity, our best advice is to keep looking. As a 2018 flagship Android smartphone, the Razer Phone 2 simply lags behind the competition in more than a few key aspects.

Read full review

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Coolsmartphone

A slight upgrade but still lacking in some key areas

from Coolsmartphone

If you are into your mobile games, than the Razer Phone 2 will be a perfect phone for you. It has a huge battery, wireless charging and the amazing display. The camera on the original Razer was knocked for poor performance, but now on the Razer Phone 2 it’s much improved – now you get a very capable camera, both day and night.

Read full review

If you are into your mobile games, than the Razer Phone 2 will be a perfect phone for you. It has a huge battery, wireless charging and the amazing display. The camera on the original Razer was knocked for poor performance, but now on the Razer Phone 2 it’s much improved – now you get a very capable camera, both day and night.

Read full review

Less

TechRadar

Excellent speakers, loads of power

from TechRadar

If you’re an RGB-loving gamer who lives an overclocked life at 120Hz, then there’s a good chance the Razer Phone 2 will push your buttons. Given that our reviews aren’t just for gamers, though, luxuries like a 120Hz display and illuminating back aren’t enough to bump up its score beyond a...More

If you’re an RGB-loving gamer who lives an overclocked life at 120Hz, then there’s a good chance the Razer Phone 2 will push your buttons. Given that our reviews aren’t just for gamers, though, luxuries like a 120Hz display and illuminating back aren’t enough to bump up its score beyond a 3.5. The 16:9 aspect ratio screen feels dated, it’s a bit washed out when viewed at an angle, and the camera is only passable by today’s standards.

Read full review

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Engadget

Strictly for gamers

from Engadget

The Razer Phone 2 is without doubt a great phone for gamers. It has a gorgeous, buttery smooth display, punchy and robust sound, and plenty of power and battery life to keep you in the game for longer. Slight tweaks like the addition of water-resistance and a brighter display are welcome here as well.

Read full review

The Razer Phone 2 is without doubt a great phone for gamers. It has a gorgeous, buttery smooth display, punchy and robust sound, and plenty of power and battery life to keep you in the game for longer. Slight tweaks like the addition of water-resistance and a brighter display are welcome here as well.

Read full review

Less

TrustedReviews

A phone ‘by gamers, for gamers’

from TrustedReviews

If you’re an avid mobile gamer or movie fanatic looking for a mobile entertainment centre, then the Razer Phone 2 is a great choice. The 120Hz variable refresh-rate screen is industry leading. The speakers also remain best in class and are a clear cut above competing phones.

Read full review

If you’re an avid mobile gamer or movie fanatic looking for a mobile entertainment centre, then the Razer Phone 2 is a great choice. The 120Hz variable refresh-rate screen is industry leading. The speakers also remain best in class and are a clear cut above competing phones.

Read full review

Less

Expert Reviews

Razer’s refined gaming flagship

from Expert Reviews

The Razer Phone 2 isn’t a radical step forward from last year’s original, but if you spend your days playing smartphone games or scrolling around your Facebook feed, its silky-smooth high-refresh-rate screen is very tempting. Throw Qualcomm’s fastest-ever mobile chipset, IP67-rated protecti...More

The Razer Phone 2 isn’t a radical step forward from last year’s original, but if you spend your days playing smartphone games or scrolling around your Facebook feed, its silky-smooth high-refresh-rate screen is very tempting. Throw Qualcomm’s fastest-ever mobile chipset, IP67-rated protection and wireless charging into the mix and the Razer Phone 2 is certainly an interesting proposition.

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Android Authority

A solid product

from Android Authority

Priced at $799, the Razer Phone 2 is one of the few high-end flagships you can buy this year at the sub-$1,000 price point. It improves on the original Razer Phone by adding IP certification, wireless charging, and is still fantastic for gaming. It's an excellent flagship choice as long as your main priority isn't the camera.

Read full review

Priced at $799, the Razer Phone 2 is one of the few high-end flagships you can buy this year at the sub-$1,000 price point. It improves on the original Razer Phone by adding IP certification, wireless charging, and is still fantastic for gaming. It's an excellent flagship choice as long as your main priority isn't the camera.

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Stuff

Still the most gamer-friendly screen on a smartphone

from Stuff

Impeccable performance and the smoothest screen you'll find on Android, now improved with a design that's slightly more forgiving on your palms. It's still niche, though, and the higher price does it no favours

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Impeccable performance and the smoothest screen you'll find on Android, now improved with a design that's slightly more forgiving on your palms. It's still niche, though, and the higher price does it no favours

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AndroidPIT

The gaming smartphone comes of age

from AndroidPIT

If you wanted a Razer Phone but decided to wait for the second generation, you'll find your patience rewarded by a powerful handheld gaming device that's also matured into a decent premium smartphone with a more elegant look. There are few surprises in store, but the improvements won't disappoint anyone looking for a top smartphone oriented towards a gaming lifestyle....

More

If you wanted a Razer Phone but decided to wait for the second generation, you'll find your patience rewarded by a powerful handheld gaming device that's also matured into a decent premium smartphone with a more elegant look. There are few surprises in store, but the improvements won't disappoint anyone looking for a top smartphone oriented towards a gaming lifestyle.


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Cnet

A powerful gaming phone with a dash of flagship panache

from Cnet

A short battery life and just OK photos undermine what is otherwise an amazing phone.

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A short battery life and just OK photos undermine what is otherwise an amazing phone.

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