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Razer Phone 2 Hands-On: The Gaming Phone, Rebooted

Razer Phone 2 Hands-On: The Gaming Phone, Rebooted


– [Michael] You know my
favorite thing that happens, when a company sticks a two
at the end of a product name? When in the process of doing that, it corrects almost every flaw
that plagued the first one. From the debut event in Los Angeles, I’m Mr. Mobile and this is a first look at the Razar Phone 2. (electronic music) A blocky build chock-full of right angles, a slick and smooth 120 Hertz display, a big battery between
even bigger speakers. Yep, it’s a Razar Phone alright, and in addition to fixing the
flaws of it’s first phone, Razar has doubled down
on what worked well. Last year I said the
speakers were the loudest I’d ever heard on a smart phone. Well this year, they’re louder. It’s quite the achievement given that the Razar Phone 2 adds
water and dust resistance, and that necessitated a rethinking of every casing penetrating component, but the volume buttons
are just as clickey, the fingerprint sensor side button, just as much of a learning curve if you’re used to the classics. The guts have gotten a makeover too, obviously Qualcomm’s
top-of-the-line silicone is here, at least until the expected
December debut of it’s sequel. Razar has done custom work
around that processor too, replacing last years heatsink with a new copper alloy vapor chamber, for more efficient cooling. My biggest complaints on Razar Phone 1 were a very dim display mated to a truly underwhelming camera. Well Razar says it’s corrected the latter, with brand new sensors,
optimized software, optical stabilization, the works. And the selfie camera has gotten love too, with 60fps video support, which I’m told is a pretty great feature, if you’re a twitch streamer. I won’t know if the efforts have paid off till my full review, I can say, that the display is brighter by 50%. Now up to 645 nits maximum brightness, which not only helps
with daylight visibility, but also makes HDR video
pop compared to the old one. And finally, while it
was prettying things up, Razar included two features I can’t wait to spend more time with. Wireless charging behind the
new Gorilla Glass 5 backplate, and a light-up logo, too. Now it’s not just for looks, this is also the notification light, so if you want it’ll blink red for Gmail, blue for Facebook messages, et cetera. And because it’s part of
Razars Chroma ecosystem, you can control the
color, the breathing rate, almost anything you want. Naturally it’s not all
Chroma and rainbows folks, even though there’s a dongle in the box, and a new 32-bit DAC, you
wouldn’t need an adapter if you just had a headphone jack. Also it’s launching with Android 8.1, instead of the latest Android 9pi, and while Razar goes out of its way to pitch this as device
that’s not just for gamers, but for everybody who
wants a powerful phone, it’s a very distinctive device. It’s not gonna be for everybody, especially not at a
starting price of $799, a full hundred bucks more than last year. Am I excited to put this
phone through it’s paces despite all that stuff? You bet. Stay tuned for the full review, and stick around after the sponsor spot to hear a special bonus fact
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sponsoring this video. Your promised bonus fact of the day, Chroma also makes its way
to Razars wireless charger, which can either cast a
rainbow while it’s charging, display custom colors, or
I’m pretty sure I was told, it can blink those same
color-coded notifications too. Hit me up on Twitter for
confirmation on that though. And yes, you can turn it off
when you wanna get some sleep. Will you be lining up for the
Razar Phone 2 on launch day? Let me know, in the comments, hit the subscribe button on YouTube so you don’t miss that
full review when it drops, and follow me on Instagram for
Razar Phone 2 camera samples and other bite-sized bits in the meantime. Until next time. Thanks for watching, and
stay mobile my friends.

100 thoughts on “Razer Phone 2 Hands-On: The Gaming Phone, Rebooted”

  1. I really like the 120Hz display. BUT if OnePlus has told us anything, it's that The 3rd time is the charm. I'll wait it out one more year

  2. Why people still wanna get tethered to their hp's in the time of BT 5.0 with Aptx HD and LDAC. Especially you Michael I see you in many of your videos sporting the Sony BT headphones that has those codecs.

  3. I know this might get lost in the comments but it will be a big help if you guys can get me to 10 subscribers thanks guys for hearing me out

  4. I swear I love it when I get a Mr mobile notification . If there are 2 or more notifications on videos and Mr. Mobile is one of them , I watch his videos the last to savor the best . The purple and green visages , how he is easy on the eye is soothing. But what differentiates Mr. mobile from the hoi polloi is his writing, dry wit , self deprecating rumor , brilliant wordplay and all this narrated in a very soothing voice. He is not in your face . Mr Mobile, you are the best tech reviewer hands down.!!

  5. Does someone know whether there is a notification led on the front? Or just the razer icon on the back for notifications? Does razer has an always on function like Samsung to show the time, notifications and so on?

  6. No one who didn't or highlighted complain about the price of the XR ought to complain or highlight the price of the Razer Phone 2.

  7. If this phone had removable battery, then it would be the best smartphone of 2018 for me. Headphone jack (i think), wireless charging, Android 8.1, IP67, Front Facing Speaker, and mostly… 16:9 SCREEN! Oh man this phone has a lot good, a lot!

  8. Hey Mr Stark. I was wondering why you still haven't checked out Sony Xperia XZ2 Premium. I think it's an amazing featureful smartphone for enthusiasts. Mathew Moniz is still the only larger YouTuber who has covered this device and I'd love to see you make a video about it.

  9. this phone doesn't have a notch and is below the thousand dollars flagship price meme, why did they skip the headphone jack?

  10. I'm getting the razer phone due my brand loyalty and trust in the company…..or a pixel 3. I'm torn atm. But I will never get a Samsung device again 2nd one I've had and again after 2 years they slow it down to were it's not even useable

  11. I just came from a 3 day trip and my youtube feed is blessed by pixel 3 and razor phone hands on's ( I guess the trip was worth it cause my anticipation was killing me, but the trip made it happen faster)

  12. Hey! While using the first Razer phone I've noticed that the display looks a bit sunken from the actual glass screen. Is it the same for this one?

  13. I admit it. I’m an iPhone fanboy, but I love this phone.

    The keynote in which this phone’s β€œbig-ass bezels” were highlighted reminded me how fantastic of an upgrade an iPhone 8 Plus would be from my regular-sized 6S, or how the iPhone 8 would work with my current case and offer at least the same battery life I already get while gaining fantastic stereo speakers. If I could stand Android, I’d nab this phone! It looks fantastic.

  14. It's just kinda sad how boring the name is. In a world with Razer Deathadder, Razer Blade Stealth, and Razer Hammerhead Shark, the name "Razer Phone" is kinda dull and boring, and not what I would expect from this company.

  15. Mr. Mobile is my go to for tech reviews. His verbatim and charm add to the experience that just makes you want to keep on watching. Keep up the good work.

  16. I have been Told that Girls are not allowed this phone! It's strictly for Guys. I have been Told Girls have to stick to silly iPhones and Samsungs with their stupid curves and crap designs!

  17. Your easily my favorite tech youtuber, i wish you were locked in a cell and forced to make 5 vids a week at least

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  19. I'm interested in a full comparison between the Razer 2 and the ROG. Which is better for day to day use, gaming (which I don't do a lot of), multi-tasking (I edit photos and videos), and also which has the overall best camera. So far I am leaning more toward the ROG because of the OLED screen, which is a big help when editing.

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