Hands-on with the new Razer Phone 2!

Hands-on with the new Razer Phone 2!

The Razer Phone 2 was just announced and once again it offers a ton of specs for gamers and Android fans alike. Razer has kept the familiar design from the original Razer Phone, but updated almost all of the specs across the board. They’ve also added a cool Chroma lighting effect to the logo on the back of the device. If you want to get a better look at this exciting phone, our friends at Pocketnow have posted their hands-on video.

As a quick refresher, here is the Razer Phone 2 specs compared to the original Razer Phone. The phone is available for pre-order right now for $799 for the 64GB Mirror Glass model and $899 for the 128GB Satin Glass model.

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
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


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
Bluetooth 5.0
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
LTE with VoLTE
Single SIM
Bluetooth 4.2
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
LTE with VoLTE
  • 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.