[Smartphones] | The Razer Phone 2 is here!

The OG Razer phone was an amazing smartphone. It was big, bold, and pretty expensive. The chunky design with beefy internals and the Razer logo slapped on the back made it an immediate eye catcher. But wasn't exactly a friendly consumer phone which anybody can buy and be happy with.

I mean, sure. You can definitely say that it is a premium flagship which can satisfy your everyday non gaming needs. But it wasn't exactly the kind of flagship that you would come to expect and the price that you are paying for it.

Razer obviously realized that, and they wanted to make the razor smartphone image more accessible to consumers my familiarizing a few aspects of it to other phones in the market. As a result, we now have the Razer phone 2. The more streamlined and prettier version of the original Razer phone.

Razer phone 2 maintains all the features from the OG Razer phone that were good, and improves upon the things that the first version couldn't quite accomplish.


Minor things such as the haptic engine have been replaced to improve the daily usability of the phone. The back is made of glass now instead of the matte finished metal of the first Razer phone. Hence, the Razer phone 2 supports wireless charging.

Charging dock has synchronized Chroma as well!
Oh, and the Razer logo on the back lights up just like the one on the Asus ROG phone ( which I still think is the best gaming phone ever released).

The Razer phone is now IP67 water resistant, which is fantastic to know. I'm a big fan of water resistant phones, and I think it's a mandatory durability rating that should be given on all everyday consumer electronics, especially smartphones.


If you are buying something as dope as the Razer phone 2, you should not have to worry about getting it wet.

You may have noticed that the rear (dual) camera arrangement is slightly different. Razer says that the camera has been improved a lot from the previous smartphone.

Display is still the amazingly smooth 120 Hz refresh rate IGZO panel from Sharp. It's a tad bit brighter now, which was one of the weak points of the first Razer phone.


One thing that was surprising to me was that, even after the water is resistance rating, the speakers don't seem to be weaker than the original Razer phone.

Specs wise, there is nothing really interesting to look at. I already told you that the Razer phone 2 borrows all the same goodness of the original Razer phone, meaning that that the company has not tried to fix something that isn't broken.

It still houses the powerful Snapdragon 845 with 8 gigs of RAM and 128 GB of storage.


The logo on the back can be used as a traditional notification light. You can set custom colours to flash and notify you when you get a text, a call, an email or something like that. You can also turn it off entirely to save battery, if that's what you want.

Speaking of the battery, it's the same 4000 mAH unit that the OG Razer phone had. Therefore you already know what to expect from this phone in terms of stamina through your day.

"Silk" and "Mirror" finishes
These were my thoughts and initial impressions on the Razer phone 2. Let me know what you think about this amazing smartphone in the comments down below. You can also visit my social media handles at Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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