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About Razer Phone 2 - Review, Specs + more

The Razer Phone 2 is a newbie to the smartphone market, and was essentially created for gaming. The 120Hz screen is impressive, but is that enough to set it apart? Overall is the Razer Phone 2 worth buying, and how much does it cost in the UK? Let's find out.

The Phone 2 has a surprisingly generous display -  on the diagonal of 5.7" and the big phablet is ideal for gamers: Photos, videos and other multimedia content all look great. Robust Gorilla glass makes this Razer's display highly suitable for outdoor use - although TechRadar did notice in testing that there is a lot of glare when the screen is placed at an angle.

The 2560 x 1440 pixel screen resolution gives you excellent Quad-HD playback of your media and gaming is a treat - indeed, this is what the Razer Phone 2 was built for.

Optimum gaming performance

This handset really delivers - coupled with the Android 9.1 (Pie) operating system - the built-in processor Qualcomm MSM8998 Snapdragon 845th , it features a clock frequency of 2.8 GHz in conjunction with 8 GB of RAM. From the liquid cooling and the enormous number of applications and games available under Android, this one's definitely for the techies and mobile phone gamers.

Headset, headphones or other devices connect easily with Bluetooth or into the headphone jack. Bluetooth 5.0 also ensures fast transmission of data. Going online is no problem - even on the road, as you can access the Internet with your mobile phone thanks to the particularly fast LTE transmission and 4G.

Glance over the spec sheet and you’ll also notice the internals have been boosted in the Razer Phone 2, with a Snapdragon 845 chipset inside, and the addition of wireless charging and IP67 dust and water resistance.

Razer has also taken on board feedback from fans and critics, illuminating their logo on the back of the handset  with the full spectrum of RGB colors. The max screen brightness has also been levelled up to a much more respectable 645 nits, in contrast to the paltry 300 nits of the original Razer Phone 1.

A good well-rounder?

The 64 GB on the internal memory is adequate, but we'd have liked to have seen a slight bump upwards on this figure. Indeed, the Razer has plenty of storage space for different data and programmes but for the pricepoint they should have included 128GB.

There is , however, a microSD slot, so that the internal memory can be increased further, and photos can be easily created with the reasonbly-decent camera.

Indeed, photo enthusiasts can enjoy the 2 cameras of the Razer at the same time: with the powerful main camera, you can take photos like with a normal digital camera. The 12 megapixels give you plenty of punch to  take excellent shots for that perfect snap, and are great for printing. Unlike the previous model, you can now record movies in 4K quality.

The front camera has a resolution of 8 megapixels, which isn't awful, and can take pretty detailed selfies or use it for simple video chats on Skype.

The Razer Phone 2, then, to summarise. What's the oneCOMPARE verdict?

  • A  fingerprint sensor scans your fingerprint and works really well
  • The outer case has been stress-tested against ingress of dust and water, but no IP rating
  • Camera is acceptable but not great
  • Perfect for gamers with that 120Hz screen
  • Excellent speakers
  • Loads of power

Our verdict

Overall, the Razer Phone 2 is a good phone, but a tougher sell for those who don't enjoy mobile gaming; there are better all-purpose phones out there on the market such as the Galaxy S8 at this price. However there are also much worse phones, so if you're looking for something a little different then this is a super choice.

Razer Phone 2 price

The price of the Razer Phone 2 in the UK is £399.99. This price will likely decrease, as we move away from launch. Indeed it's now about £30 cheaper at some websites.

How much does the Razer Phone 2 cost on contract?

On contract you can buy it for £19 a month and upwards. This particular deal is with an upfront fee of £100, although if you don't want to spend that much there are £0 upfront deals available.

Razer Phone 2: Specifications

  • Case
  • Dimensions: 158.5 x 79 x 8.5 mm
  • Operating System
  • Platform: Android
  • Operating System: Android 8.1 Oreo
  • Display
  • Resolution: 1440 x 2560
  • Performance
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  • Processor: 2.8 Ghz
  • RAM: 8 GB
  • Autonomy
  • Battery Capacity: 4000
  • Camera
  • Front Camera: 8 MP
  • Back Camera: 12 MP
  • Connection
  • Connection Type: 4G
  • GPS:
  • SIM Capacity: 1
  • Network
  • WIFI:
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  • Bluetooth:
  • USB: