Razer Phone 2: An HDR Gaming Phone With 120hz VRR. FTW!

A couple years back, Razer released its Razer Phone, the world’s first mobile sporting a 120hz display which, despite its success in the market, had a limited release and was difficult to find.

Today they’re at it again with its successor, the Android-based Razer Phone 2, which is now available for pre-order already.


This bad boy’s got a 5.72-inch, 1440p display that features a 120 Hz “Ultramotion” IGZO LCD panel capable of reaching 645 nits of HDR10 brightness and 98% coverage of the DCI-P3 colour space, plus Variable Refresh Rate (VRR) in the 40 Hz-120 Hz range. Talk about spoiling gamers! Finally, we’re free of the 60hz curse.

The Razer Phone 2 has a snappy Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor with 8GB of RAM and  64GB of internal data storage, plus MicroSD expansion and the latest Gorilla Glass 5 which should offer terrific scratch-proofing. An IP67 water resistance rating rounds up the main specs, providing a welcome durability boost to protect your investment from the elements. Should survive submersion up to 1 meter.

Obviously, no gamer-focused device would be complete without RGB Lighting, and here Razer Chroma has got you covered. It’s configured via an app and deliver a palette of 16.8 million custom colours of your choice.

For picture taking or video recording, we get two cameras and a choice between 4K 60 and 1080p 60 / 120 frames per second (FPS), through either its 12-megapixel Sony f/1.75 main camera or a 12MP f/2.6 telephoto camera.

Razer also apparently put a lot of development effort to catch up with its competitors with updated panorama stitching software and taking timed pictures.

Another included convenience feature is Qi Wireless Charging and USB-C QuickCharge 4.0 to top up its 4000 mAh battery faster so you can keep gaming for longer sessions.

It’s priced at $799 USD and is available to pre-order from Razer.com now.

Update: The new Razer Phone 2 is now #1 in JoyOfAndroid 6 Best Gaming Phones on Android!