Early reviews indicate that whilst improvements have been made that definitely show Razer are learning from their past mistakes, the handset is more of a half step-up than a total revamp.
Perhaps this is due to the fact that Razer was already considered ahead of the game with the release of their first gaming mobile, which left other companies such as Asus and Honor playing catch up and rushing their own gaming mobiles out the door.
What has changed on the outside?
The Razer Phone 2 is now water and dust resistant to IP67 standards, which should also let it survive the odd spillage or submersion without any problems.
The design of the Razer Phone 2 is very similar to its predecessor, especially from the front, but now features an aluminium frame and eye-catching LED logo on the back. The camera has also been moved from the corner to the centre and the new Gorilla Glass back provides support for wireless charging.
Chroma RGB lighting is another app feature that has been added. This allows you to adjust the colour and colour patterns you would like notifications to display on both the LED logo on the phone and your optional folding wireless charging dock. However, if you aren’t a fan of this colourful feature, you can just as easily disable it.
What has changed on the inside?
The display of the Razer Phone 2 is 50 percent brighter than its predecessor and remains one of the only smartphones on the market to boast a 120Hz display - keeping it ahead of the competition.
The new mobile phone has also been given a boost in performance and features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 with an Adreno 630 GPU and 8GB of RAM, as well as “industry-leading” thermal cooling to prevent the handset from overheating.
The Razer Phone 2 is available for pre-order now from Razer for £799 and will be shipped out in November.
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