A phone for gamers? The Razer Phone 2

Mobile gaming has taken a huge leap over the years and there’s now something for everyone, be it PUBG or Fortnite for the thrill seeking young adult or an engaging puzzle arcade like Candy Crush for the gaming-to-relax kind of person. Of course, all these major titles are not specifically designed for a particular phone, in fact they’re designed to work with as many devices as possible. With that out there, would you ever buy a phone with your number 1 priority being the gaming experience?

Razer has made a name for itself in the gaming industry. Their Razor Phone last year was the first phone with a 120 Hz display and had amazing stereo speakers to provide an amazing gaming experience. It wasn’t a hot seller. Fast forward an year and we have the Razer Phone 2 now. The specs are exactly what you would expect-

  • Snapdragon 845 and 8 GB RAM for top of the line performance
  • 120 Hz, QHD 16:9 IGZO LCD display(Razor believes 16:9 is better for gaming)
  • 4000 mAh battery
  • Sony dual lens 12MP+12MP camera
  • Powerful, Dolby-Atmos front firing stereo speakers with a dedicated amplifier on each
  • IP 67 Dust and Water ingress resistance


As expected, these are all top of the line specs and assuringly ‘flagship level’. The new design of the Razer Phone 2 is glass and aluminium which also makes way for inclusion of Fast Wireless Charging. Another cool thing about the phone is the logo on the back. It’s a Chroma logo which means it can be lit up in any RGB combination you like, all controlled by software. Razor said it can even be used as a notification LED with custom set colour profiles for different types of notifications. There’s also no headphone jack this time around which is actually a bigger deal than other smartphones because this phone is meant for gaming and gamers love their wired headphones.

With all this said and done, comes the pricing. Razer has priced the phone at $799 which is okay, considering that $1000 price tags on smartphones have become pretty normal in today’s day and age. But the question that remains is, would you buy a phone just for gaming? Sure, the Razer phone is going to be an amazing device to game on but would that extra mile when gaming on a smartphone really help push your buying decision towards the Razer Phone 2? Let us know in the comments section below!

Rohan Bhateja
Rohan Bhateja

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