Mobiles specifically designed to play are not new. Nokia has already launched a family, small but competent, when Symbian was in full swing. At present it seems that we live a second youth in this niche market and part of the fault is Razer, who last year announced the Razer Phone.
Today the American firm has presented in society to its second terminal, the Razer Phone 2, which seems more like a tuning of its previous model than a completely new terminal.
Features Razer Phone 2
- Processor – Snapdragon 845 eight-core.
- 4 x Cortex A75 at 2.8 GHz.
- 4 x Cortex A55 at 1.8 GHz.
- RAM: 8 GB LPDDR4X.
- Internal: 64 GB.
- MicroSD: up to 256 GB.
- Graph: Adreno 630.
- Size: 5.7 inches.
- Resolution: 2560 x 1440 pixels.
- IGZO technology with 120 Hz.
- Aspect ratio: 16: 9.
- Rear camera.
- Resolution: 12 Mpx and 12 Mpx
- Opening: f / 1.75.
- Others: LED Flash, OIS, 4K …
- Front camera.
- Resolution: 8 Mpx.
- Opening: f / 2.0.
- Connectivity: 4G / LTE, Dual SIM, Bluetooth 5, WiFi 802.11a / b / g / n / ac …
- USB C 3.1 connector
- Side zone fingerprint sensor
- Drums: 4000 mAh with Quick Charge 4+ charging and Qi wireless charging (11.25 W).
- Others: double front speaker, IP 67 …
- Dimensions: 158.5 x 79 x 8.5 mm
- Android version: 8.1 Oreo.
Improving the gaming experience
This model does not distinguish much from its predecessor and the company has sought to polish the model it already had for sale.
For this he has updated the processor, which is now the Snapdragon 845, which is accompanied by a refrigeration system with steam chamber, in order to keep the frame rate on stable screen without overheating the mobile.
It has also improved the screen, not in resolution or refresh rate (2560 x 1440 px and 120 Hz), but in brightness. Now it reaches 580 nits, a fairly respectable figure. In addition, this screen is now certified by Netflix to view content in HDR.
A very decent hardware, but not innovative
The rest of the specifications do not vary and we still have an 8 GB RAM with LPDDR4X technology and 64 GB internal. It is striking that there is no model with more capacity.
In the back area we have the Razer logo, which will be the notification LED and can be customized to our liking. In that same area we have two 12 Mpx cameras, one with 12 Mpx and f / 1.75 and another with the same resolution and 2x optical zoom. The front is 8 Mpx.
The battery remains at 4000 mAh but now has Quick Charge 4+ fast charging and Qi wireless charging at 11.25 W.
Software and bluetooth controller
But a mobile like this makes no sense without games that are adapted to it. That is why RAzer has collaborated with some developers to improve some proposals and run better on their new mobile; PUBG Mobile, Runescape or Rival Crimson x Chaos are some of them. And with the Cortex Mobile app we can find titles optimized for the 120Hz screen.
On the other hand, the company's bluetooth controller has been announced, the Razer Raiju Mobile, that although it has been thought for this model, it is compatible with any smartphone with bluetooth and Android 6.0 or higher, provided that its dimensions are normal.
We will have multiple configurable buttons and a support that will allow us to anchor the terminal comfortably. Its battery gives us for almost 24 hours of play.
Price and availability
He Razer Phone 2 It will only be available in a model, black, 4 and 64 GB, and can be purchased in Europe, Asia and the United States. The price in this last market is 799 dollars And you can book now.
He bluetooth remote It will go on sale at the end of the year for $ 149.99.