The Razer Phone 2 is the company’s latest flagship gaming smartphone offering a fast and smooth 120Hz display. The phone is actually available in the market for quite some time already but the new Satin Finish has just become available via Razer’s Store. The main difference between the Satin and the previous mirror-black finish is the rear panel. The Satin Finish has a smooth non-mirror black finish at the back. Basically all the specs and features are the same. It’s just the aesthetics that changed. Oh! The price has changed too. The Razer Phone 2 was initially priced at $799 when it first came to market. But now, the current retail price is just $499 USD; that’s a huge $300 off the initial price. On top of that, it’s now running on the latest Android 9 Pie OS. Our Razer Phone 2 review will go live very soon, but our initial impressions would say that this is (generally speaking) a good gaming smartphone and a must have for mobile gamers. Especially that the price has gone down to $499, making it more affordable and reasonably priced. You can check out more of its features below.
Razer Phone 2 Features
A new Razer Phone 2 Satin Black Limited Edition model is now available, exclusively on Razer.com with a matte black finish, offering an alternative to the glossy mirror-black finish design of the original Razer Phone 2. It basically has the same features of the Razer Phone 2 (mirror-black) model.
It features 120Hz UltraMotion™ Display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, dual cameras with image stabilization, wireless fast charging and Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+, IP67-rated water resistance and a 4,000 mAh battery for all day gaming and multitasking.
The phone’s 120Hz display offers silky smooth visuals at double the refresh rates of other smartphones, making it the ultimate mobile gaming device. The Razer Phone 2 also comes with the latest Android 9.0 “Pie” operating system that adapts to your needs.
And let’s not forget the RGB lighting on the back. The Razer Phone 2 has an illuminated Razer Triple-Headed Snake logo with customizable CHROMA RGB lighting with 16.8 million color options. There are three lighting modes: static, breathing, and spectrum. Notification alerts light up the Razer logo to deliver a functional touch to the CRHOMA lighting.
Razer Phone 2 Specifications
|Processor||Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 845 (2.80 GHz) with Adreno 630 GPU, Vapor Chamber Cooling|
|System Memory||8GB (LPDDR4X)|
|Storage||Internal: 64GB UFS
External: SIM + micro SD slot (up to 1TB)
|Display||5.72-inch IGZO LCD 1440 x 2560
120Hz, Wide Color Gamut
Corning Gorilla Glass 5
|Rear Cameras||12MP AF f1.75 Wide with OIS
12MP AF f2.6 Telephoto
Dual PDAF (Phase detection Autofocus)
Dual tone, dual LED flash
Video: Up to 4K video recording with stereo audio
|Front Camera||8MP FF f2.0
|Sound||Stereo Front facing speakers
Dual Amplifiers / Dolby Atmos Technology
USB-C to 3.5mm Audio Adapter with 24-bit DAC
|Power||4000 mAh Li-Po battery
Qualcomm QuickCharge 4.0+
Wireless Fast Charging
Dual-band (MIMO), Antennae 2x2
|Logo||RGB Illuminated Razer Chroma Logo|
TDD LTE: 38/39/40/41/48
4x4 MIMO: 1/2/3/4/7/30/38/48/66
|Speeds||Up to 1.2 Gbit/s (Cat18)|
|Size||158.5 x 78.99 x 8.5 mm|
|Android Version||Android 8.1
(Android 9 available 2/27 for unlocked RP2 units, 3/14 for AT&T units)
Razer Phone 2 Price and Availability
The Razer Phone 2 Satin Finish Edition is available starting April 17 and comes with an MSRP of $499 USD or $699.00 CAN. This is exclusively for sale on Razer.com only.
You can also buy a Razer Phone 2 mirror-black finish from Amazon.com here.