It goes without saying that most of the fanfare surrounding mobile phones in the last week or so has focused on the likes of Google Pixel 3 but there is another that has captured our attention here at Coolector HQ in the shape of the Razer Phone 2. This great looking smartphone is described as being “made for work, refined for play” and that sums it up pretty succinctly because the Razer Phone 2 delivers industry-leading gaming performance alongside premium flagship features.
The Razer Phone 2 is billed as the ultimate daily driver that will effortlessly handle your work, delivers unparalleled mobile gaming power, and even lets you enjoy an out of this world mobile entertainment experience. It comes with many considerable upgrades on the previous iteration, and this includes an upgraded processor with vapor chamber cooling, wireless charging, water resistance, and the long-awaited illuminated logo with Razer Chroma™ – all for under $800.
Fastest Screen in the West
One of the biggest standout features of the Razer Phone 2 is the fact that it has the fastest screen in mobile gaming. It achieves this with UltraMotion™ technology and it is still the only smartphone which has a true 120Hz screen, and that includes both touch sampling and display refresh rate. This lets you enjoy your favourite mobile games at silky-smooth speed with no lag, complete with a response that’s accurate to the touch. The 5.7” screen has a 120Hz 1440×2560 IGZO display, providing an unrivaled standard in mobile gaming refresh rate. It’s now improved with a 50% brighter display and better colour accuracy to take the Razer Phone to the next level.
From a hardware perspective, the Razer Phone 2 is tough to beat. It uses a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor and they have engineered a cooling system that efficiently maintains higher average frame rates, for a cooler and more comfortable experience, whether you’re in an extended gaming session or running multiple apps at the same time. The vapor-chamber cooling system is important as it allows heat to spread throughout the phone via a custom vapor chamber which significantly increases the surface area for heat to dissipate, which means fewer hot spots on your phone.
The camera of the Razer Phone 2 is another impressive part of its make up. The 12MP camera boasts dual lenses with dual Sony IMX Sensors, and a rear camera with a 120FPS video frame rate. This allows you to capture picture-perfect moments with larger pixels and acute colour accuracy, even in low light environments. The front camera supports 60FPS FHD video for super-smooth face cam footage while streaming or chatting to friends. As you can see, there’s an awful lot to like about this game-centric smartphone.
Illuminate Your Life
Undoubtedly one of the coolest features of the Razer Phone 2 is the illuminated Razer logo with customisable Razer Chroma™ RGB lighting. This means that your smartphone becomes an extension of your character with 16.8 million colour options, including personalised notification alerts for different events. Through the use of the CHROMA Configurator App, you can toggle between different colours, or pick from three different lighting effects – namely, static, breathing, and spectrum.
With the price tag of $799, you’re getting a lot of impressive features and stand out design for your money with the Razer Phone 2. It comes with an an industry-leading 4000 mAh battery that supports Qualcomm QuickCharge+. In addition, the Razer Chroma™ wireless charging base station features Wireless Fast Charging technology to get your battery juiced rapidly so you’ll always stay in control for work and play.