Razer Phone 2 now certified for Verizon, available tomorrow at Best Buy

Razer Phone 2 now certified for Verizon, available tomorrow at Best Buy

The Razer Phone 2 was officially announced a couple of weeks ago. This is Razer’s successor to one of the first “gaming phones” on the market.  The device is compatible with a variety of GSM, HSPA+, and LTE carriers. However, Verizon support was not enabled at launch. That should be fixed now.

Razer addressed the situation a couple of days ago on Twitter. They said they were working on getting Verizon support enabled as soon as possible. According to a Verizon spokesperson, the certification process has been completed.

Finally, Verizon has certified the Razer Phone 2 on the nation’s most reliable network. This badass new gaming phone will be available at Best Buy tomorrow for BYOD activation on Verizon.

For more info on Verizon BYOD: https://vz.to/1VBWBFL

Razer Phone 2 users were running into issues when trying to use the phone on Verizon. This was despite the fact that the smartphone has supports for bands 2, 4, and 13, making it compatible with Verizon’s network. However, the carrier needed to certify the device to be used on their networks. Now that it has been certified, users should be able to make calls, texts, and use data as usual. The phone will be available tomorrow at Best Buy starting at $799.

Check out the Razer Phone 2 specifications below compared with the original Razer Phone:

CategoryRazer Phone 2Razer Phone 1
Dimensions158.5 x 78.99 x 8.5mm158.5 x 77.7 x 8 mm
CPUQualcomm Snapdragon 845 @ 2.8GHzQualcomm Snapdragon 835 @ 2.0GHz
GPUAdreno 630Adreno 540
RAM8GB (LPDDR4X)8GB (LPDDR4)
Rear Cameras12MP (f/1.75 wide with OIS) + 12MP (f/2.6 telephoto) dual-tone LED flash, dual autofocus phase detection, 2160p @ 60FPS video recording12MP + 13MP f/1.75 w/ dual-tone LED flash, dual autofocus phase detection
Front Camera8MP f/2.0 w/ 1080p video recording5MP F/2.0 w/ 1080p video recording
Storage64GB/128GB (Satin Glass only) w/ microSD support32GB/64GB w/ microSD support
Display5.72-inch 1440×2560 16:9 IGZO LCD514 PPI

120 Hz

Wide Color Gamut (WCG)

645 nits maximum

Corning Gorilla Glass 5

5.7-inch 1440×2560 16:9 IGZO LCD515 PPI

120Hz

Wide Color Gamut (WCG)

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

AudioNo 3.5mm headphone jack (USB-C to 3.5mm headphone jack adapter included, 24-bit DAC), stereo front-facing speakers with dual amplifiers and Dolby AtmosNo, 3.5mm headphone jack, stereo front-facing speakers supporting Dolby Atmos
Battery4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0+, fast wireless Qi charging4,000mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 4.0+
PortsUSB Type-CUSB Type-C
Fingerprint scannerYes (Side-mounted)Yes (Side-mounted)
SoftwareAndroid 8.1 Oreo (upgradeable to Android Pie soon)Android 8.1 Oreo
ConnectivitySingle SIM
NFC
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
LTE with VoLTE
Single SIM
NFC
Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
LTE with VoLTE
Bands
  • GSM: 850/900/1800/1900
  • WCDMA: B1/2/3/4/5/8
  • TDD-LTE: B38/39/40/41/48
  • FDD-LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/13/14/17/18/19/20/26/28/29/30/32/66/71
  • GSM: Quad-band GSM UMTS: B1/2/3/4/5/8
  • LTE: B1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/19/20/25/26/28/29/30/66
  • TDD LTE: B38/39/40/41 TD-SCDMA: B34/39

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Joe Fedewa
Joe Fedewa

Former Managing Editor at XDA-Developers. Lover of all things with displays.