Gaming smartphone with deficiencies in equipment
In the field of equipment, Razer decided to save a little, which can partly be explained by the peculiarities of the target audience of the product, but in a sense it looks somewhat strange. For example, there is no Dual-SIM function, but for a gaming smartphone, this is most likely not a significant drawback. On the other hand, some users may miss the 3.5-mm audio jack for connecting wired headphones, which one could have expected to see in a mobile phone for gamers, which also turned out to be so massive. A special adapter for Type-C-USB-3.1-connector is still part of the package. In addition, Razer has installed stereo speakers here. Their sound quality is really outstanding.
Causes questions small size of internal memory. Razer Phone 2 is available in the form of only 64-gigabyte model. First of all, in the case of smartphones, on which in most cases several games must be installed, this approach seems counterproductive. Competitors in the gaming field, and simply the top Android models already have 128 GB or more as standard, or the manufacturer offers a choice of several options. But the drive Razer Phone 2 can be expanded with a memory card. In contrast to its predecessor, this gaming smartphone now has protection against dust and moisture, which corresponds to the standard IP-67. The fingerprint scanner is located in the power on / off button.
The quality of the camera, perhaps, is also a criterion, which is connected mostly with the life-style smartphones, and in gaming mobile phones it does not have to be in the center of attention. The 12-megapixel camera Razer Phone 2 is high-quality and, in particular, has a well-functioning optical image stabilizer. However, the quality of photos of other top models, this gaming device does not reach. Video can be recorded in 4K resolution. On the front side there is an 8 megapixel selfie camera.
Test and review of Razer Phone 2: a first-class gaming smartphone at a high priceLack of equipment, but good quality photos
Mighty battery, but battery life is small
A little disappointing is also the length of battery life. In demanding gaming applications, of course, you need to measure everything on a different scale, since the battery empties really fast. And yet, even the endurance in normal operation, according to which we measure the characteristics of all smartphones, the Razer Phone 2 was only 9 hours 07 minutes. This is unexpectedly small, since the gaming mobile phone has a powerful 4000 mAh battery. Many competing devices last at least 10 hours, and in some extreme cases even 16 hours. Also, the “quick charge” of the Razer Phone 2 lasts much longer than other devices. Inductive charging, however, as with its predecessor, is possible.
Plenty of power for a high price
Whether the reason for this is a 120 Hz display, a special cooling system or stereo speakers, in any case, Razer asks for a high price: its gaming mobile phone costs about 65,000 rubles. Razer Phone 2 is actually a special case for hardware that is not represented in other smartphones. However, the high cost is a real fly in the ointment for Razer fans. And yet, for those who are looking for a mobile phone specifically for demanding games, it makes sense to think about purchasing a Razer Phone 2. “Normal” users will not be confused by it.
New Razer Phone 2 will soon appear in the Russian retail.