Deal alert: Razer Phone 2 is down to just $399.99

Shawn Knight

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Gaming hardware manufacturer Razer has slashed the price of its Razer Phone 2 to just $399.99, an all-time low for the flagship Android handset.

Announced late last year, the gaming-focused Razer Phone 2 is a flagship device in every sense of the word. Powered by Snapdragon’s 845 processor alongside Adreno 630 graphics, the handset packs 8GB of LPDDR4X memory and 64GB of UFS storage as well as Dolby Atmos audio and a sizable 4,000mAh battery. The real star of the show, however, is the 5.72-inch IGZO LCD display with a buttery smooth 120Hz refresh rate, 2,560 x 1,440 resolution and wide color gamut.

Price cuts are always welcome but they can be telling, too. In February, it was rumored that Razer had laid off the majority of its mobile device and hardware engineering staff. Sources at the time also said that plans for a third Razer Phone had been shelved as a result.

Razer confirmed that some job cuts had occurred and that other staffers had been reassigned but said it planned to continue to invest in the mobile gaming space and would share news regarding new mobile projects when the time comes.

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toooooot

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Very interesting device. I would be very tempted to check it out if I didnt finance a Samsung phone.
Anyone owns it? Is it a reliable phone with good battery?
 

Kibaruk

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No one mentions anything about the camera, is it comparable to a current gen high end Samsung or iPhone?
 

JaredTheDragon

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No one mentions anything about the camera, is it comparable to a current gen high end Samsung or iPhone?
Considering those phones still can't match the Lumia 1040 from half a decade ago, I feel like this phone's camera would do fine. You could even research it yourself!
 

Kibaruk

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Considering those phones still can't match the Lumia 1040 from half a decade ago, I feel like this phone's camera would do fine. You could even research it yourself!
More MP =/= better photos. However I haven't looked at the pics.

Yes, I could do the research myself, I tend to go and look at stock photos taken with the specified camera but I'm both a bit lazy and have had almost no time to do so lately.
 
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Very interesting device. I would be very tempted to check it out if I didnt finance a Samsung phone.
Anyone owns it? Is it a reliable phone with good battery?
I've owned it for around a year, and it's honestly not good.

The battery is just pretty okay. The speakers sounded great at first, but quickly became crackly. The 120Hz screen is great, but you forget about it not long after you up the refresh rate. It's almost a party trick. The RGB is hella dumb, too.

Also, the phone has been $400 since a few months after release when Razer scrapped its mobile division. Go with any other flagship phone, please.
 
No one mentions anything about the camera, is it comparable to a current gen high end Samsung or iPhone?
No one mentions anything about the camera, is it comparable to a current gen high end Samsung or iPhone?
Hoooooo, boy. It's not even close. The camera on this phone is awful, and I owned the Razer Phone 1, which has the WORST camera I've ever used on a flagship device.

The stock camera app is not great. When recording video, unless you manually focus and lock the focus, the camera will refocus every second, making video clips unwatchable.

Want a good phone camera? Pixel 3 / 3a / 3XL. Hands down.
 
Great phone if only quality control was better.
I'm on my 4th Razer (2 Phone 1s and 2 Phone 2s) and 3 have been defective. LOL!
 

JaredTheDragon

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More MP =/= better photos. However I haven't looked at the pics.

Yes, I could do the research myself, I tend to go and look at stock photos taken with the specified camera but I'm both a bit lazy and have had almost no time to do so lately.
Agreed, but it's not the resolution that gave the Lumia phones the best cameras around, it was the sensor and the Carl Zeiss lens coupled with an amazing software front-end, the WinPhone camera app. All phones since, and all apps, took their inspiration from the Lumias. Before that, cameras on phones were weak and uninspired at best. Nokia and Microsoft changed that landscape, and that's why we have better cameras and lenses now. In my biased but educated opinion. ;)