ROG Phone 2 – Fastest Screen in the Game and Other Monstrous Specs
Hi everyone, I’m Greg from Pandaily Now we are in Beijing, the ROG game phone 2 conference site Look at this phone in my hand This is the 2nd generation of ROG gaming phone just released It is the latest second-generation gaming phone after the first-generation The shape design this time looks very cool The phone size is much larger than the previous generation The screen size reaches 6.59 inches The weight of the mobile phone is considered to be the heavier in the mobile phone I have experienced so far The screen used is arguably the best currently available The screen refresh rate has reached 120Hz Compared with the previous generation, it is also greatly improved This is the world's first mobile phone equipped with Qualcomm Snapdragon 855Plus chip This chip was just released this month Compared with the previous generation of chips, GPU performance has increased by 50%, and CPU performance has increased by 4% Mobile phone rear camera 48 million pixels Doubled compared to the previous generation This phone can be said to be a battery monster The battery capacity has reached 6000mAh The phone design is very futuristic Designed with a heat dissipation grid on the back And it’s not just cool, it really works The phone retains the headphone jack Two charging ports are also thoughtfully designed One at the bottom The other one is on the side In this way, when you hold the phone to play the game, you can charge it on the side Looks pretty cool overall Domestic version of mobile phone You can see Tencent's logo on the back The overseas version is the ROG logo This shows that the Chinese version is still a bit different Overall a great phone But I think it’s a bit difficult for me to hold the phone Because the phone size is relatively long But I think because it’s a gaming phone, most people hold it sideways Another big highlight of this phone is that it can be connected to many accessories Such as this cool radiator Can assist heat dissipation when you play games You can buy a phone case like this for your phone This cool phone case comes with a screen You can put your phone in when you use it Can greatly enhance the gaming experience Another cool gaming peripheral is This gamepad Feels great In addition to being used as a basic gamepad You can also take apart the handle Put the phone in the middle Your phone will become a game console ROG 2 cheapest version price 3500¥ about 500¥ Very cost-effective Here we found a wall Shows the entire history of R&D and design of ROG 2 mobile phones How the phone is assembled How to design it impressive Overall, this is a great phone We will do more in-depth evaluation in the follow-up Write your opinion in the comment area Give me a thumbs up if you like it, see you next time!
Hello everyone, I’m Dave 2D In this video, talk about gaming phones, and whether you should buy them Because different companies have different gaming phones In front of me, there are three gaming phones Razer Phone 2, Asus’ ROG Phone, and Xiaomi’s Black Shark Phone 2 Are all released this fall, the new game phone If you are considering buying one, maybe one of these three is suitable for you There are also gaming phones made by less well-known companies But if you want to buy, I suggest choosing from these three Next, we will talk about what I like, what I don’t like, and whether or not I should buy a gaming phone. First of all, the configuration is different All use Snapdragon 845, strong performance and enlarged screen But they are heavy and not cheap The cheapest is Xiaomi’s Black Shark 2, but it still costs 550$-600$ What distinguishes them from the flagship machine is the screen High refresh rate screen This is the real and original difference between gaming phones and other phones When gaming phones first appeared last year, they were equipped with high refresh rate screens. The benefits of a high refresh rate screen are hard to say in the video, especially when the video is recorded at a standard of 24 frames.
I’ve seen it with my own eyes, it’s really smooth I just picked up the Razer phone and played with the 120Hz screen and immediately felt the difference I'm afraid someone will ask, mention that the 120Hz of Razer phones is indeed a bit smoother than the 90Hz of ROG phones. But not every game supports high frame rate, some popular games are locked at 60 or even 30 frames ROG phones have the highest screen brightness AMOLED screen, the picture is clean and bright, the brightness is obviously better than the Razer phone 2 The screen of Razer Phone 2 has been improved compared to the previous model. The screen of 1 is very dark. It is better this year, but it still does not meet my expectations. Another point, Razer Phone 2 once again supports Netflix HDR However, the actual look and feel is not so good Netflix's HDR video is very dark on the Razer phone 2, especially in a well-lit environment The picture details in HDR mode are definitely better For example, the details of the bright area are significantly better on the Razer phone 2.
But the overall brightness is really too low. Really need a very bright screen to give full play to the power of HDR. HDR is like that And Razer phone 2 is not bright enough ROG phone's screen is brighter Even though it doesn’t have HDR certification, I think most people would prefer the screen of ROG phones to the Razer phone 2. Even if the details of the picture in the bright place are lost, it is because the screen of the ROG phone is really bright The screen of the Black Shark phone 2 is relatively ordinary, the ordinary 60Hz screen but the look and feel is still great The exterior design is quite different.
Personally, I like the design of ROG phones the most. I think it’s the most unique design. I really like the etched lines on the back glass, the copper color elements and it’s great Razer phones look more square, still the design style of Nextbit Compared with the first generation, the second generation glass back cover makes it more high-end But still very square Black Shark 2 is less distinctive It's not ugly, but the appearance is very ordinary, not as iconic as the first two Although these three are all gaming phones, only ROG is equipped with a headphone jack Let me say that any gaming device, especially mobile phones, should have a headphone jack Any gaming device in 2018 should have But for some reason, both Razer 2 and Black Shark 2 need adapters. Maybe this is the trend in 2018. Speaking of ergonomic design, none of the three models are very comfortable to hold. In terms of long-term gaming, Razer phones have the worst experience If you hold it for a long time, the edges and corners of the phone will be very scratchy.
Compared to GBA or NS, the other two are also general GBA and NS are designed to adapt to the palm But these are mobile phones. They are so thin that they can’t hold them very well. I’d like to say that Black Shark 2 is better than the other two, but it’s average Ok light All three mobile phones have a backlit logo, you can use software to control the color or something I have seen the backlight logo on other gaming peripherals or notebooks Now finally on the phone But mobile phones and peripherals are a little different I have said in many videos The lights on peripherals and laptops can be used for fun, but the freshness will soon disappear I don’t know why, I like the lights on my phone very much You can customize the color of the logo In 2018, this is very fresh This makes your phone instantly different For example, there is a blue logo, which I like very much Make your phone look different And the mobile phone is my personal item, so this kind of customization ability is great I think the lights of Razer and ROG are great ROG has the largest light area, so I think it’s the best There are also lights on the side of the Black Shark 2, but it’s a bit redundant on the phone OK, the speakers of the three mobile phones are all front So the probability of covering the microphone is reduced when playing games, good thing The volume is full, but in terms of sound quality, Asus is the best Razer 2 is close behind, while Black Shark 2 is slightly behind, ranking third Good performance, the performance of all three mobile phones is very strong, Snapdragon 845 ROG mobile phones are packed with chips in the box, which means that ASUS deliberately selects the strongest performance in the same batch to use The highest frequency can be up to 2.96GHz instead of the ordinary 2.8 There is indeed a gap in the running time, but it is not obvious Playing games makes you even less aware of the gap Mobile games are very strong The battery capacity of the three is the same, all are 4000mAh Black Shark 2 consumes the fastest power, I don’t know if it’s a software problem, because this phone is not a mass production version Camera, let’s talk quickly Very average Razer Phone 2 may be the best of the three The resolution is the highest, and the dark details are better than ROG phones But compared to Pixel and iPhone, it’s really incomparable Finally, I want to talk about a unique function of ROG, the air trigger To those who don’t know is to put a sensor in the frame of the phone, you can perceive it by pressing it Like the console game controller, there are L2, R2, L1, R1 The air trigger simulates these buttons instead of real physical buttons The essence is the sensor in the middle frame Look directly, this idea is great The first time I heard and tried it was in Taiwan, I felt great But after trying ROG phones for a while, I found some limitations 1.
A little delay It will take a while after pressing If you bind it to an important function, such as shooting Then you definitely don’t want to delay, you have to fire immediately after aiming See the enemy, aim, press the trigger, fire But the processing time of those few milliseconds is annoying It is very convenient if it is bound to less important functions But a very important function, I will not tie it to the trigger Another point I noticed is that the maximum sensitivity did not meet my requirements. I want it to react when touched But you have to press hard, deliberately This again makes it less convenient It's not a bad thing Very inconspicuous, you can’t even see that there is a trigger here I think it can be solved in software, but now it’s cool, but not practical enough Another point, the vibration motor on ROG mobile phone is very powerful I have felt it, the strongest vibration motor on the phone If you like that tactile feedback, then it can satisfy you Vibration motors can also be used in games, if any games are used, it’s also great ROG mobile phone also has an accessory, which is a fan for heat dissipation.
I have used it for a while and it feels like a fancy thing It's not completely useless, it can dissipate heat, but it has no effect on performance In the running score and stress test with and without fans, I get the same results Maybe it’s useful if you play games for hours But in my personal test, it didn’t work. Razer phones have an optional wireless charger, which I like very much There are lights, it is annoying at night, you can turn it off But it has two forms, the form is placed flat, the phone is placed flat on top There is also a stand shape, which can be charged while watching a show, which is very cool Black Shark 2 comes with a handle that can be stuck on the phone case to make the gaming experience more ergonomically comfortable Connect via Bluetooth, no wire required I like this little accessory You can buy such an accessory on any mobile phone, but Xiaomi comes with it, which is great Okay, summary Are these phones worth buying? They are not cheap Gaming phones, definitely considered high-end products I found that Razer Phone 2 is the most balanced The 120Hz screen is great, the system UI, some games can make full use of the screen The sound quality of the speakers is full, the lighting is cool, and the camera is improved compared to the previous generation My opinion, even if you never play games on your phone This is also a great phone The user experience itself is great, if you still play games, it’s even more important As for ASUS ROG phones, it doesn’t feel so comprehensive.
Definitely a mobile phone for players If you don’t play games at all, I don’t recommend buying it Many of its features, including accessories, are to enhance the gaming experience But if you are a player and you can use these features, then it is great, especially its screen is very good Black Shark 2, the cheapest, but if you are in North America, it may be more difficult to buy it But considering its game feel and accessories, it is also a good choice But unless you don’t care about the camera performance at all, don’t buy these phones Because it costs 600$ to 900$ to buy them, you can easily buy other phones with much better cameras at this price.
If you care about cameras, don’t buy gaming phones If you really like the RGB backlight logo (To be honest, it’s really cool) Then you can buy one I hope you like this video. If you like it, please like and subscribe to the one-stop one-stop service. See you in the next issue~.
hi everyone Aaron here for ZolloTech and this is the Nubia red magic 5g this is their latest gaming phone with 5g technology built in and comes in between five and six hundred dollars or so and is available with eight gigabytes or up to sixteen gigabytes of RAM with 128 or 256 gigabytes of storage now let's flip this over and unbox it here so we'll take the packaging off here or the wrapper and let's go ahead and open it up and inside we have the phone itself now it should have an under the screen fingerprint sensor we'll take a closer look at that in a moment and let's take this packaging off and we have three different envelopes or three different packages so inside this one we've got a SIM card removal tool then we've got our Quick Start Guide it says here just some information about the phone and then a warranty card as well now on the right we have a charging brick and this is not the United States variant but there will be a United States variants USB a 2 USB see look this back and then in here we should have our USB C charge cable so and here is the charging cable it's a nice red color again USB a 2 USB C so let's set that aside and take a closer look at the phone itself let's go ahead and take the wrapper off the phone this is a really interesting color you can see it says 5g here you've got your cameras so let's go over the specs of the phone we'll take a look at the design the specs and everything else now around the outside edge we have a little switch here this is usually a gaming switch we have a little vent on the side so it's got air that goes through one side and out the other to keep the processor cool then we've got some pogo pins for some other accessories they sell on top we have a microphone and a 3.5 millimeter headphone jack on the right again we've got these shoulder buttons just like last year's Nubia magic 3s you've got shoulder buttons here you've got your vent or intake and then you've got a power and volume button here and they feel like they're metal but I'm not sure if they are on the bottom we've got a speaker and then we've also got our USB C charging port along with a microphone now we also have a SIM card slot as well now we'll pop out the SIM card tray and we should have dual SIM capability so on each side we can place a SIM card there is no expandable storage in this phone now let's take a look at the specs now this is the 12 gigabyte model with 256 gigabytes of storage internally we have a qualcomm snapdragon 865 along with superfast ufs 3.0 storage and ddr5 ram so not only is the display 144 Hertz it's six point six five inches it's an AMOLED display 1080 by 2340 with 388 pixels per inch and it supports DCI p3 now not only is it a hundred and forty-four Hertz but it has a 240 hertz touch esports ultra smooth display it also has 300 Hertz touch sensing capability on the triggers now on the back we have a couple different cameras we have a 64 megapixel Sony sensor with an F 1.8 wide lens we also have an 8 megapixel ultra wide and a 2 megapixel macro camera so that's pretty interesting we can also record in 4k 60 or 8k as well on the front we have an 8 megapixel F 2.0 wide forward facing camera as well internally we have a 4500 milliamp hour battery that supports fast charging with 55 watt chargers and should charge at about 56% in 15 minutes it will charge 100% in 40 minutes if you have that fast charger now it also supports Wi-Fi 802 dot 11a b/g/n AC and a X or Wi-Fi 6 and bluetooth 5.0 a2dp apdex le so this is packed full of specs for half the price of what you get with a samsung s 20 ultra for example but we don't have that huge camera array on the back so let's go ahead and boot it up there we go now we'll go ahead and set it up so we'll connect to a mobile network now it's connecting and checking for updates and one thing I noticed is it says 90 Hertz in the upper left of the display so it says detected a new version update now so we'll go ahead and update and it says it optimizes Play Store compatibility and camera applications so let's go ahead and update this now it's asking if I want to copy apps and data I won't copy I'll set it up as new and it says just a sec checking info and we can sign in with Google or do that later we'll skip that for now and just try to get to the home screen as fast as we can here now this does have an under the screen fingerprint sensor so it says unlock with fingerprint we'll hit next so we'll go ahead and setup the fingerprint sensor every time we do it you can see the screen gets brighter that's kind of interesting so it's must be optical similar to what oneplus has says fingerprint add it will hit next and it says adding finishing touches just to give you a size idea here is the red magic 5g next to a pixel for Excel so you'll see the size difference thickness wise it's actually not too big it has a nice curved edge to it so it's not too much bigger but the display is bigger now if we put our finger on the fingerprint sensor there's an interesting animation and we won't copy here now this is the home screen of the nubia red magic 5g and we'll go to settings here after it updated and you can see this is the 12 gigabyte variant with 256 gigabytes of storage running Android 10 with the March 1st 2020 security patch so it's actually pretty up-to-date already maybe there'll be a new update very soon with the latest security patch now it's also running at red magic OS at version 3.0 now the home screen skin looks like this it's pretty familiar as far as any other you've seen in rent magic now a couple of things to know this is very similar to the Google now launcher so if I slide over here we've got basically our Google now view but you can't swipe up to go back you have to swipe back to get there so it's kind of interesting and then it's highly customizable so you can see I have it set to 144 Hertz for the display and you have that option to change it from 144 Hertz to 90 or 60 and leave it in the status bar so you can change it to 144 for eSports change it back when you need to save some so that's really nice as well now in the notification in status bar we can also show our network speed so right now it's gonna give us our overall speed if we're using network connectivity and it's just nice that we have all these little customizable options that are really key to people that are playing games on their phone and if you don't like the gestures that I've been using you can get back the navigation bar switch it out to whatever you'd like and other than that you can see we have neo AI for smart game neo speed that helps you with gaming and you've just got all these really nice effects such as colorful lighting effects or low power off and all sorts of things now another interesting thing is other than the lighting we have the cooling fan and we can tell it to turn on to max speed or even have it turned on for quick charging so it keeps the battery cool and then you can have it shut down as well so it's really neat to have all of these different options and it's just something that's a little bit different than anything else you see out there and you also have some options such as always-on display they have some nice options here but the thing that sets this phone apart from others that I've seen is not its skin but rather it's a gaming mode so in the upper left we have this little switch here we flip the switch and we go into our game mode and so you can see we have access to the cooling fan RGB LED strips so if we go into that we have an RGB LED strip on the back so we'll wait for it to turn on or off it it lights up this part right here I can turn it on or off if you want to use that and then also the cooling fan on or off and now we also have some other options if we swipe from the right we have options for our fan we have our display switch being switched to 144 Hertz just by tapping on it we also have 4d shocks so it's supposed to be a better haptic feedback motor and then access to things such as blocking calls blocking messages or taking a snap of the phone basically a screen shot and then it also tells us what our CPU and GPU are running at and it's got a bunch of really interesting stats that you don't normally see on other phones so it's definitely set up for gaming now let me go ahead and add some games so we can take a closer look now I've added a couple different games to this phone and let's go into the gaming mode now as soon as I do this you're going to hear the fans kick so we'll rotate it here and it's not terribly loud let's see if you can hear this now that's what the fans ounds like you can turn it off with this button here and then it kicks back on and it seems to do a good job you can actually feel air blowing out of the bottom here so let's go ahead and try a game now because this is in the game mode here you can go through swipe through your games add a game you can sign in and then if you swipe to the right it also again shows you what your CPU usage is at you can assign your triggers and things like that it's really nice so let's go into asphalt 9 first it seems super fast as well and the sound is quite good but I have it turned down for this video now this game is super smooth at 144 Hertz you can see that everything is running nice and smooth it's in full resolution everything's turned all the way up and the phone is staying fairly cool but it is getting a little bit warm and let me go ahead and go back to the game space here you can just swipe in at any time and the back of the phone is warming up a little bit but that's to be expected when playing something intensive and ramping up the CPU and GPU let's swipe over and go to call of duty and check that out so this game is super smooth on this display it looks great it looks better than I remember it on the Xbox 360 and in general it's very playable no problems here the framerate super smooth you've got that fan keeping everything nice and cool now if we want to exit the game we can just swipe to the right go to the game space and we're back to the main screen flip our switch here and we're back to the home screen the fan shuts off and you just use the phone as a normal device and all of your settings go back to normal it's a really nice way to do a gaming phone and it's pretty interesting now as far as the camera is concerned on the back we have some interesting options so if we go into the camera you'll see that we have some zoom options so let me put the pixel 4xl underneath so you can see this but we can go to 3 X 5 X and then 10 X and it's actually pretty clear it's not too bad and we also have the option for macro photos which you don't really see too often so what you need to do in order to get macro is you actually go into the camera family here and then in the camera family you go to macro and so maybe I want to get really close to this looks like it's in focus there we go we've got some focus peaking which means just the red outline here that lets you know you're in focus and you can see we have a macro shot so if we zoom in it's actually pretty nice so it's nice to have that as an option on the camera and then also you have some really nice video options as well so if we go into the options here you see we've got grid and things like that let's see if we can go back let's go back to photo or video here rather then go back into options and you'll see for the resolutions we have all the way up to 8k but it recommends it for outdoor use because it probably needs a lot of light so I've set it to 4k 60 so that's really nice it's got that option so let's go ahead and see what it sounds like we'll go ahead and hit record and now we're recording from the red magic 5g so this is what it sounds like just recording out of it it does seem to have some odd focus issues from time to time it doesn't seem like it's dual pixel autofocus but this phone is fine for most people as far as photos and video but it's not going to be something like an S 20 or a pixel for excel for photos at least with this current version of software so here's my video on the Nubia red magic 3s let's go ahead and take a listen to the speaker's quick and turn them up they go nice and loud but they do distort it high-end so it's pretty good you've got a nice stereo sound as well that's it for the Nubia red magic 5g let me know what you think about this color and the phone in general in the comments below for its price it's really hard to be as far as what you get for specs gaming you've got a fan you don't have an IP rating really that's going to protect it because you have open vents and things but in general it's a solid package for the price and you've got a hundred and forty-four Hertz display which is really impressive but again let me know what you think in the comments below I'll link this wallpaper in the description as I always do and if you haven't subscribed already please subscribe and if you enjoyed the video please give it a like as always thanks for watching this is Aaron I'll see you next time
– Hey, guys, this is Austin. Between the ROG Phone and the Razer Phone 2, 2018 is shaping up to be an awesome year for gaming smartphones. So with both of them on the desk at the same time, why, I think a good old-fashioned comparison is in order. First up we have the Razer Phone 2. Now, a couple weeks ago, we were able to get our hands on this, but it was a very brief hands-on, whereas this, this is going to be a little bit more of an in-depth feature comparison review gaming benchmark. Are there other words I can put in the title? Do you see how shiny this glass is? It'll never be this shiny again the second I put my dirty fingerprints on it. Not only do we have a fast charger included in the box, something that a certain fruit-themed company might want to take note on, but we also have a series of cables and dongles. But what's actually kind of interesting about the Razer Phone is that we have a USB-C headphone adapter. Now this might not sound impressive. In fact, it's included on most phones that don't have a headphone jack, which is basically everything at this point.
But this actually does support full hi-fi audio and supposedly has a pretty good DAC inside. Next up we have the ROG Phone, and I actually don't know to open this box. (Velcro crackling) Oh, wow, okay, that's, all right, that's a box. All right. (chuckling) First up, we have the phone itself. So the ROG Phone's kind of unique in that not only does it have a USB-C and a headphone jack on the bottom, but it has two more USB-Cs on the side which are meant for accessories. So the last time I tried the ROG Phone, it was still a fairly early prototype, and I've gotta say, immediately, this feels really nice.
We do have that, actually, is that aluminum? That's gotta be aluminum. It's incredibly heavy, though, wow. It really feels nice, and it's got such a heft in the hand, and unlike the Razer Phone, which is basically a giant squared-off brick, this is much more rounded and a little bit more of a hand-friendly shape. Something unique about the ROG Phone is that unlike basically every other gaming phone out there, there's a wide range of accessories that are either included in the box such as this fan, or other things that'll be available for purchase.
You know what I feel like right now? I feel like ROG is trying to make the ultimate ROG Phone, right? Like, when we do Building the Ultimate, we try to find the ridiculous and crazy accessories, but they're just selling all of the accessories. You could literally get everything you need to build the ultimate ROG Phone straight from the store. Not only does it have the RGB, but it also has a fan, USB-C, headphone jack, all that stuff, which is rearranged to the bottom. This is cool. I really appreciate that they put this in the box. I don't want to get too into the dock right now, but the idea is that when you're using the phone in landscape mode, your hand is naturally covering up not only the headphone jack but also the USB-C, so in addition to be able to get a little bit of cooling, you also have those ports on the bottom of the phone so you can easily plug it in, plug your headphones in, and you won't get in the way of your hands. (box thumping) Wait, what'd you, what are you doing? A Black Shark? Wait, are you trying to add another phone to the comparison in the middle of the video? "You're Gamer, Let's Shark!" Oh boy, this looks exciting.
What's the deal with this? Oh. Oh, this is not the original Black Shark at all. Okay, this is an unprecedented move in that there's a brand-new unreleased smartphone on my desk and I literally don't know anything about it, except that it looks kind of cool! That's something to know about it, right? So it's got a kind of combination of aluminum on the sides but it still does have that glass back panel, and I'm assuming that looks kind of like an RGB logo? Oh, wow, that's quite the gamer skin, and, oh yeah, we do have a RGB logo on the back. I like how we have this great comparison: look, it's the ROG Phone versus the Razer Phone. It all makes sense. And now, I'm like, wait a minute, there's this totally new phone that I have no idea about. I have to figure it out on the fly.
This is cool, though. I guess they've definitely upped the RGB game. I mean, that's a look right there. So it looks like you can individually change not only the logo color, but also the little Shark Mode thing on the side. "By pressing the Shark button, "your phone will become a game console." What, a game console? In a smartphone? That's crazy! So after spending some time with the Black Shark, a few things come to mind. First of all and probably the most important for the video is that this is not a final phone and it's certainly not final software. There's definitely some tweaks that are going to need to go on before this is released. And also, a lot of the benchmarks and stuff don't even work yet, so we're gonna take some of this with a grain of salt. There's also the controller, which actually doesn't attach to the phone.
It attaches to the case that comes with the phone, so it's maybe not the most elegant way of doing it, but it's sort of like you would expect with a Joy-Con. The only problem is that the controller only works wirelessly, so even though you can slide it on, something like this, it actually doesn't attach with any kind of wires or whatever, so you still need to separately charge not only the controller but the phone itself. The big problem is that this is a Chinese market phone, which means that here in the United States, well, it doesn't have the Google Play store, or any kind of Google apps at all. Now there will be a global version of this phone, and hopefully that will include, you know, the fundamental apps that you would expect like YouTube, but for now, it's kind of hard to get apps on this, unless of course you wanna play a little bit of Fortnite by chance.
All three phones have the very familiar Snapdragon 845 inside. So the ROG is slightly clocked higher, but the main difference between the three is that the Black Shark has an optional 10 gigabyte of RAM option, whereas the others only top out at a measly eight gigs of memory. Coincidentally, they all have the exact same size 4,000-milliamp hour battery, which is a good thing for gaming, but from here, the differences start to stand out just a little bit more. The first big difference is with displays. The Black Shark has a perfectly respectable six-inch 2160x1080p panel. It's good but nothing spectacular, especially when you compare it to both the ROG Phone as well as the Razer Phone. Move over to the ROG Phone, and while it does have that same size as well as resolution of the Black Shark, it is an OLED panel running at a full 90 Hertz.
Now as far as I know, this is the first time that any phone has hit 90 Hertz with an OLED panel. The Razer Phone has a slightly smaller 5.7-inch display, but it is a much higher resolution at 2560×1440, and importantly, it runs at a whopping 120 hurt refresh rate. Hertz, not hurt. It doesn't hurt to refresh, it Hertz to refresh.
The only real downside is that this is a very wide phone, specifically when you put it side by side with the Black Shark and the ROG. It's just not quite as comfortable to hold, but that screen is really well-optimized for video. Let's talk about these screens for a second. The ROG Phone has a very accurate OLED panel, and even though it's not the most well-calibrated thing in the world, it looks nice to the eye. The Razer Phone thankfully is much, much brighter than the original version of the Razer Phone. Again, it's not quite 100% there, but it is a lot better than the previous generation.
And the Black Shark looks nice, but again, it's not quite final, so it's hard to run any kind of real tests. It looks goods, but I really feel like the winner here is the ROG just purely based on the looks. Where these phones really shine is with the higher refresh rate, so it's really hard to show on video, but even the 90 Hertz of the ROG Phone really does make a big difference in small things like scrolling through a webpage or moving between menus.
It really does seem a lot more fluid, and that definitely does apply to the Razer Phone. Now, to my eye, I actually can't really see a major difference between 90 Hertz and 120 Hertz. Theoretically, this is a little bit smoother, and I will say it looks maybe a little bit sharper when you're moving between things, but realistically, both these phones are a big step up over the Black Shark, or, well, every other 60 Hertz phone out there, which is basically all of them.
All three have dual front-firing speakers, but there's a clear winner as far as which one sounds best. – 780-998-9551 Hey, guys, this is Austin. The Microsoft Surface line has been growing a lot lately, with everything from a desktop all-in-one with the Surface Studio all the way down to the cheap and tiny Surface Go, there's a lot to like. – I guess the ROG Phone wins by default here. That's not what I was expecting. So the problem with the Razer Phone is at least with my specific unit, even though it is very loud and very clear, there's definitely a little bit of distortion on the very high volume. Something the ROG Phone definitely does right are the extra features and accessories that come along with it. One of the main ones is the squeeze feature. This is somewhat to what you'll find on the Pixel where if I squeeze it, what happens is it turns into ROG Gaming X Mode. The thing with X Mode is you actually can customize it to do whatever you want, but I just like going X Mode, not X Mode.
X Mode! It's just kind of fun to do. But it's not only just for show, so if you flip the ROG Phone over, on the top are the AirTriggers. This essentially adds physical controls to the top of the phone, giving it a little bit more of a controller kind of feel. The way it works is that each of them can be mapped to a specific button on the screen. The way it works is that inside the X Mode software, you can adjust the actual touchpoint of where you want it, so for example, my right trigger is the actual trigger in the game, and my left is to go on to the sights.
You can do it however you want, but the thing is, this is a really, really nice addition to give you a little bit more of a physical control on a phone without having to carry around, like, you know, a controller, or accessories. One downside to the ROG Phone is that this is one of the hottest devices that I've ever tested. Now it doesn't get uncomfortably warm, but after a few minutes of gaming, it does get a little bit toasty, which is where the included fan comes in. So what you do is snap this on to the USB-C ports on the bottom of the phone. As soon as you clamp it on, not only will the RGB logo light up, but it will start a pretty easy little fan which will cool the back of the phone. Now in testing this doesn't make a massive difference to performance. What it does do is cool off the back of the phone to make it a lot nicer for when you're, you know, doing extended Fortnite gaming sessions and not sweating your fingers up.
Can you sweat your fingers up? Is that, I can't say that, can I, that's weird. So what's the best gaming phone of 2018? Well, I really like a lot of what Razer has done with the Razer Phone 2. I gotta give it to the ROG Phone. Not only does it have great performance, it looks nice. It's got a lot of really cool features, but really, what kind of sells this to me over everything else is this is the first gaming phone that's not only good at gaming, but it's also good at being a phone, and that, that kind of means a lot.
hello good people Eber here with Hardware Canucks and this is the razer phone 2 now at first glance you're not going to notice a major difference between this and it's a previous or predecessor the razer phone because from a design standpoint it's pretty much the exact same thing except for a few minor increments in terms of features and let's talk about that right after message from our sponsor the new master keys MK 750 keyboard comes with a comfortable magnetic wrist rest beautiful RGB light bar on the perimeter and perky lighting control with a variety of Cherry MX switches and the bottom type-c connection Coolermaster doing it right check it out below okay so what's really new with the razer phone – well let's start off with the design and to be honest it's not that different from the original razer phone I think we noticeable difference that you'll see compared to the original phone is that the rear side of the device has been replaced with Gorilla Glass 5 instead of the traditional matte black aluminum finish this adds support for wireless charging but given that this is a glass back you can definitely expect scratches and it being a slippery eventually over time because it's obviously a surface that picks up grease and fingerprints quicker than aluminium surfaces so that's again something to keep note of now given that it's 2018 we had to expect some sort of RGB lighting on a smart phone of this caliber and that's exactly what's going on here so the logo hidden underneath the Gorilla Glass 5 back is RGB LED and it's controlled through Racers chroma app pre-installed on the device there are three learning effects that you can play around with so there's spectrum cycling breathing and static effect and you can customize the colors – up to sixteen point seven million colors which is certainly a nice touch so if you're looking for a smart phone with RGB lighting this is certainly the one to get apart from the rate of part from the ROG phone then is that I still have no idea on availability or launch so yeah RGB where's our phone – they've also added ip67 water-resistant rating which is a welcoming update from the original RAZER phone it's certainly on IP 68 certified but you've got to front-facing speakers razer actually had to redesign the speaker the system to accommodate that certification so it's certainly and welcoming and refreshing update from the original RAZR phone but aside from that from a design standpoint it's again very much identical to the original RAZER phone all right so spec wise you're getting a snapdragon 845 processor a gigabytes of RAM 64 gigabytes of storage and a four thousand milliamp hour battery again the only incremental upgrade internally is that processor bump you're still getting the same amount of RAM compared to the original RAZER phone you're also getting the same battery capacity so again not a significant upgrade on that department as well but what they have included is a new vapor cooling chamber design internally so it actually dissipates the heat a lot better so that's again something to be validated in the full review the next thing to talk about is the display and just as expected it's not a significant update from the original RAZER phone so you're getting the same 5.7 inch qHD plus display with the 120 Hertz refresh rate and my god it looks amazing in person if you're someone who's used to a traditional smartphone especially like myself who has never actually used the original RAZER phone I was certainly I just fell in love with this display right away because the fluidity and the experience that you get just browsing through the Android operating system and of course gaming for the most part is just fantastic I didn't get some hands-on time with that gaming as well and it's again a breathtaking experience you really have to feel it by yourself in person because the hundred twenty Hertz display is just quite amazing especially on a mobile device and it's really hard for me to go back to a smartphone that uses a traditional 60 Hertz display because the phone feels slower and it just doesn't complete that experience now razer did increase the brightness of this display by 50 percent so you're looking at 580 nits or just 318 it's on the original RAZER phone so that's certainly again a incremental upgrade but certainly refreshing to see on the second generation razer phone software wise this phone is rocking Android 8.1 Oreo out of the box which is kind of disappointing because I was expecting Android Pi and you know for phone that's launching at the end of 2018 it just doesn't make any sense for it to ship with 8.1 but Razer is promising Android Pi sooner than later not just for the razer phone too but also for the razer phone one so let's just hope that happens but other than that you are getting a pretty close to stock Android experience without any bloatware so that's awesome there are no third-party skins or anything like that in fact razer gives you full customization options so it is rockin nova launcher by default but most specifically you do have a theme store so if you want to play around with different themes that's there but there's also Razer cortex which is in a dedicated application that makes you switch between different modes particularly for you know it balanced a performance mode that lets you just conserve battery life for longer usage or if you want absolute best performance you can go for the max performance mode which will give you the highest frame rates but that's definitely gonna take a little bit of hit on battery life now one of the major drawbacks of the original razer phone was the camera performance because it just wasn't up to the standards especially when compared to the flagships from last year and razer is trying to address that with the razer phone too because they've implemented dual 12 megapixel cameras you've got a standard lens and a telephoto lens with a different aperture variants but they do come with optical image stabilization but most specifically you'd also get you know extra features like po'trait mode better low-light performance and there's also a beauty mode integrated on this device so again those are some of the things that I'll have to validate for the full review so definitely stay tuned for that but I'm gonna keep my expectations neutral because from my initial testing or with my initial hands-on with this device I just wasn't impressed with the camera performance so let's just wait and see I'm just gonna spend some time with the camera on the razer phone to to give my full thoughts on that and perhaps I'll be able to compare it to the note 9 and the pixel 2 so again definitely stay tuned for that so guys that's pretty much a story with the razer phone 2 and honestly it's an incremental upgrade over the original razer phone just to quickly run over the updates you're getting a new finish on the back its now Gorilla Glass 5 with the RGB lat logo and it supports wireless charging slightly improved cameras it also comes with eyepieces own water-resistant rating a private display slightly better sounding speakers and that's about it and of course it's gonna be priced a little bit higher so the original RAZER phone retailed for $6.99 for the base model the razer phone 2 is gonna be starting at $7.99 for the base model which is certainly an expensive investment but if you look at the smartphone market in general I think it's priced competitively especially when you compare to the pixel of 3 the galaxy note 9 p LG v 40 so again it's a smart phone specifically targeted towards a certain market if you're a gamer and if you're looking for an all-in-one entertainment device this is certainly something to look into because that one in 20 Hertz display is certainly something that I just can't I can't take my eyes off said I will be spending some time with this device just like my other devices especially like the note 9 just to see what the experience is like and if I really like it particularly the cameras those are some of the things that I really want to test to see if it's actually worth the $7.99 price tag so certainly stay tuned for the review on eBay with Hydra connects thank you so much for watching make sure to check out some relevant content over here subscribe to a new boot sequence channel for the latest tech news and rumors I'm signing off and I'll see you guys in the next one the phone just dropped this is the problem with having phones with glass backs because they slip
The Razer Phone 2 is one of the coolest phones I've taken apart in a very long time. Wait till you see this vapor chamber – it's incredibly impressive. The clear version I made was cosmetically disappointing, but the guts of this phone more than make up for it. It's time to review the Razer Phone 2 from the inside. Let's get started. [Intro] One good thing about having the clear version, is now you can actually watch how deep my knife penetrates every time I remove back glass covers from phones. All I ever use is the tip. Any deeper, and fragile stuff might get damaged…like the battery or the power ribbons. The Razer Phone 2 has 10 screws holding the top plastic plate over the motherboard. The screws are different, so I'm keeping them organized as I set them off to the side. Then the plastic lifts up just enough for me to unsnap the back LED panel Lego-style ribbon connector. And the whole thing can be removed from the phone. The RGB pad is pretty interesting, especially since it only illuminates specifically around the snake logo when the phone is turned on.
Apple really dropped the ball by not making their Apple logo glow on the back of the iPhones. I'll pull off the metal bracket over the battery and charging port plugs and set that off to the side. And then I'll unclip the battery. The bottom half of the phone has another 10 screws, once again, all different sizes. And then amazingly, the whole battery and wireless charging combo very easily unfolds out of the phone, exposing part of the massive copper vapor chamber.
And Marquez will be happy to see a larger and stronger vibrator this year. It's not taptic, but should still get the job done. The battery is a 4000 milliamp hour monster, and very much appreciated that it's not strapped in next to the fragile electronics with a ridiculous amount of adhesive. Now let's finish unburying the ginormous copper vapor chamber. There are 2 screws holding on the motherboard. I'll unsnap the charging port ribbon with my plastic pry tool, along with the side button ribbon, like a little Lego. Then I'll unplug the 3 little wire cables along the right side – there are a lot of those this year. The SIM and expandable memory card tray are next. I'll pop that out of the phone and get the little wire cable on the left side unplugged, as well as the front facing camera. Then the motherboard can lift up and out of the phone body. Still attached is the screen ribbon cable plugged into the underside of the motherboard. It's got it's own little silver bracket holding the ribbon in place. I'll set that off to the side. The gob of thermal paste you see is right over top of the processor on this phone.
The processor is the part that generates the most heat. The paste helps transfer that heat to the top left corner of the copper vapor chamber. The rear cameras are also plugged into the motherboard. We have our normal 12 megapixel lens with optical image stabilization. And an additional camera with 2x optical zoom – the perfect combo. I'll let other reviewers handle the comparisons and see whether the pictures are good or not.
But hardware wise, this is the ideal setup. The front facing camera has quite a lot of adhesive holding it in place. It's an 8 megapixel little guy. And now for the top stereo speaker. The Razer Phone is known for it's iconically large speaker grilles, but interestingly enough, the speakers inside aren't that much larger than normal. Size-wise the speakers are a bit bigger than the Pixel 3, but not by much. It does have it's own waterproof mesh over top with a rubber ring to help keep a tight seal against the phone body. But the interesting thing is the tail end of the speaker. When you mount a large speaker, like a subwoofer, it's usually placed inside of a box so the speaker has room to move. A lot of cellphones have speakers in such a tight box that there's no room for movement so they sound terrible. That's not the case with the Razer Phone. The Razer Phone's earpiece has it's own box with a large air chamber off to the side that allows for speaker movement. It's pretty cool.
I'll just put this back where it came from. The two little square watertight microphone mesh slots have green rubber on them. It probably wasn't intentional but it still looks cool. The vapor chamber is still covered up by some ribbons from down here on the charging port. There are 2 screws holding the board in place. And then an additional 2 screws on the USB-C port portion. Then the whole thing pulls up and out of the phone. It's got a little black rubber ring around the lip of the port, which is good for water resistance, as well as minimizing stress on the port itself when it gets plugged in.
The bottom speaker, still smaller than you might think when compared to the outer grille size, also has it's own air compartment right next to the speaker. And it has it's own water resistant mesh over top. And finally we're here: the vaper chamber. Basically the whole area inside of the phone. This copper heat sink is pretty awesome. Having a copper plate this large inside of a phone is already a huge boost to thermal performance over aluminum or steel. But, as I was removing the plate, you can tell how thick it is.
Basically as the processor heats up the top left corner of the vapor chamber, the vapor inside also heats up and carries the heat away to the far side of chamber, where it cools down into liquid and then flows back to repeat the process. It's kind of like a heat pipe on steroids. Basically a whole radiator for your phone. Pretty fascinating. And you know me, we aren't going to let this pass by without exploring the inside.
Peeling back the copper, we actually see physical liquid, not just gas. Little droplets covering the inside of the copper envelope. I mean, copper along would probably have been sufficient. But copper combined with liquid and channels for airflow is seriously some next level stuff. It's like a waterbed inside of your cellphone. Razer is taking smartphone cooling to the next level. If you like seeing stuff like this, make sure you're subscribed. You can see that the half currently opened up is already evaporated.
But this new flap has all the liquid droplets still inside. Technology is impressive, and Razer definitely gets a thumbs up for this one. I don't think I'll be able to reuse the chamber now that it's been opened up. I don't want any sharp metal edges up against the underside of my battery. The phone will still work without the copper, it just won't be as efficient under heavy workloads. The chamber is seriously pretty cool. The 120 Hertz screen can be replaced if needed, but it's glued into the metal body of the phone, so we'll leave it alone for now since screens don't normally survive the removal process. I'll get the loud speaker tucked back into place, and the charging port, along with all of it's screws and associated wire cables.
Before I can set the motherboard back down though, it needs the screen ribbon cable plugged into the underside, screwed in and secured with it's silver bracket. Then it's ready to be set down into the phone. I haven't turned on this phone in a while. Pretty sure it's dead from the LED flashing on the back for a few days.
We'll find out in a second. I'll plug in the large charging port ribbon cable, clips in like a little Lego, as well as the power button ribbon on the left side. Then the whole cool looking battery wireless charging contraption can slide back onto the phone. Now that I've seen the insides, I'm way more impressed with the Razer Phone 2. I'll plug in the LED RGBs, add the metal bracket over the battery connector, and set down the protective plastics over the motherboard. We should be good to go. I'll plug it in while I get the new back glass into place. Razer has outdone themselves this year with the cooling system. And there's definitely a new standard in town for gaming phones. It's a super solid build. Hit that subscribe button if you haven't already. Come hang out with me on Twitter and Instagram, and let me know if you have any questions down in the comments.
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hey everyone this is Dom from tech advisor here at in for 2019 in Berlin and I'm here with the new asus ROG or Rog phone to know we see this was announced a month ago so you already know a bit about it but here at IFA Asus has just announced the pricing and release info for Europe so that seemed to me like the perfect excuse to stack it against the first rog phone and see how the two compare and whether you should be looking at an upgrade if you're an existing rog phone user or if you don't own either but you're tempted which wants you to go for let's take a look at the two phones side by side you'll straightaway see that while at first glance they're pretty similar there's actually a big difference the rog phone 2 which is on the right is a lot taller and a little bit thinner not a lot but there's a tiny fractional thinness but it feels thinner because that extra height that's basically because they've gone to a nineteen point five by nine display ratio in line with most of our flagship rather than the kind of stockier boxier thing you'll see on the the first rog phone that's not the only change to the display it's also showed up from ninety Hertz in the first rock phone up to 120 Hertz in the second one still AMOLED still one millisecond response time and still HDR – it's now got hdr 10 bit support so like you're already looking up this is basically one of the best panels you can get on any phone right now the original rog phone had a great panel already but 120hz with one millisecond response and HDR I mean this is the only phone you can buy right now that has a panel like that and it's hard to show on video but that extra response where it just means everything is super smooth and fluid whether the jump from 90 to 120 really makes a massive difference I don't know that's probably gonna be harder to tell where that jump up to 90 is certainly a big deal and that makes both phones very very tempting rest of the design kind of similar we've got the the fan ad on on both right now so that blocks a bit of the back of the phone you can see there there's a very similar aesthetic to the two similar to your camera setup though the specs are different fingerprint sensor you'll see is gone so it's there on the original Rog phone not on the rog phone 2 because it's now in the display otherwise it's got this same sort of angular cut out but you'll just see it's a little less pronounced on the new opponent and like even on it like just unlock that lock that area even on the fan you can see it's changing but there's more space here it's a quiet of fan but still just as powerful they've both got the RGB lighting here built on the fan the fan comes in the box by the way you don't pay extra for that and if you don't have the fan on the the RGB panel on the back of the phone itself lights up obviously the RGB is all customizable all that kind of stuff that's pretty much the same between both inside it's also all change so the original Rog phone Snapdragon 855 very fast to it when it came out the rog phone 2 hasn't just had the upgrade to the 855 it's gone to the 855 plus an extra optimized version the 855 so you're getting more than the year's benefits on top of the eight five five has got another seven percent CPU performance 15 percent GPU performance plus optimizations for a few specific games between this kind of perform even faster in those supported titles like asphalt 9 so you're gonna see like really phenomenal performance that's not even counting the other specs so Ram – 8 gig in the original rog obviously they've gone up 12 gig total overkill storage the original rog phone went up to 512 gigabytes previously Asus announced that the rog phone 2 was also a 512 gigabyte phone we just found out there's an Ultimate Edition that goes up to one terabyte of storage so you could be 855 plus processor like the first phone in the world to have that 12 gigabyte RAM you're not gonna find a phone with more RAM than that terabyte storage you're not gonna point phone with more storage than that then battery original rock phone four thousand milliamp hours rogue front to six thousand milliamp hours again outside of going into the phones made by brands like energizer that are really focused on that kind of thing you just will not find more battery than that in one phone so this is like really phenomenal top spec for what you're getting in terms of those sort of the gaming specific stuff there's been a few tweaks to as I've already mentioned the fans been changed a bit you can also see this an extra bit of RGB here on the updated fan there's also a whole range of other accessories you've got to buy them separately but there's things like be the twin view which gives you a second screen a bit like the LG V50 but more you know optimized for gaming purposes that second screen is also 120hz and comes with its own 5 thousand milliamp hour battery giving you a grand total 11 thousand milliamp hours between the two my favorite is probably the kunai gamepad or kunai I think it's kunai which basically looks like a kind of set of switch joycon controllers so you can use it as a remote controller or you can sort of strap them to the side of the rog phone to turning it into a basically a little mini switch and you know it doesn't feel quite as flawless as a switch then there's a little bit of life delay and using it I found though that may have just been the demo unit here but man like it's great having that access to really solid physical controls if you just want to use the actual phone itself both phones have the air triggers which are the little pressure sensitive sections on here so that when you're holding the phone landscape they basically serve as shoulder buttons if you want to use it to press down one thing you'll find on the new rogue phone is there's some extra sensitivity settings plus there's a new option to sort of slide along rather than just squeeze in so you get a little bit more control over them we'll also see if we go into the game center which has a nice you fancy animation we get a few more options we have specific game profiles we can set there's only one set on this device as you can see but we get more options here things like setting CPU performance or refresh rate per game if we go into the console this is pretty similar to what you've seen before again there's a few more archery options fan speed RGB lighting options that's basically the same between the two but there is one final software thing which is a little bit different which is that if you buy the original road phone you are tied in to this kind of gamer-y system interface which I actually quite liked I get a lot of flack on the channel sometimes they're sort of making fun of like things that have too much for gamer aesthetic I think it kind of works here and I quite like the look at it but if you don't if you buy the rog phone 2 you can switch that off and just switch to the Asus ZenUI which is what they use in their zenfone range it's pretty close to stock Android I can't show you it right now but yeah it's so much more sort of it's less flashy it's more casual it might feel more suitable in a professional environment and then you can switch back to the sort of rog UI when you really want a game when you're in your free time and speaking of the zenfone final thing I did talk about cameras briefly they've had a big upgrade so what we've got in here now is actually the same camera setup you'll find in the zenfone 6 asus's non-gaming flagship for the year so there's a forty eight megapixel main lens and then a wide-angle to support it with Sony's flagship flagship sensor in there powering it all you've got support for 4k video at 60fps a dedicated night mode all that kind of stuff plus then the selfie camera is that a big boost to 24 megapixels so that will be a lot better for selfies but also given the gaming thing if you want to stream as stream pushing yourself while you're gaming also couldn't in the corner it's in a nice bar it's out of the way of your landscape and it will get a nice angle of you for this at the top so yeah I mean I'm normally the kind of person who when we're looking at like year-on-year updates of phones I tend to be a skeptic about operating I tend to say look stick on the old phone if you've got it or if you're looking to find you one go with the old one it's going to be cheaper but I'm not she kind of torn here because they have the same RRP 899 euros so that should mean 799 pounds $899 so that hasn't quite been confirmed just yet if you want to get the terabyte version of the rog phone 2 that will jump up to 1199 euros so 300 euro difference again I assume the same in dollars and pounds that's a big jump probably not worth it for most but if you're happy with the regular 512 model like it's the same price the other one will probably took down a bit just because it's the older one there are so many updates across the board in the rog phone 2 everything like core specs camera design display accessories RGB lights air triggers everything is better than it was before and so it's really hard not to look at the first rog phone as proof of concept and the rog phone 2 as the real deal alright yeah we're here at IFA 2019 we're gonna be shooting more videos out here so like them subscribe stay tuned check out and I cannot wait to get one of these in and shoot an unboxing with it and hopefully do a full review