Hello everyone, this is D2D Razer just released a brand new product Including a new mobile phone and several new notebooks Their newly released phone is Razer Phone 2 The Razer phone 1 released last year has a similar design to this year’s newly released phone But they also revised a lot this year Last year's Razer phone had a super fast 120Hz screen But the screen brightness is unsatisfactory Razer Phone 2 has a 50% increase in screen brightness compared to the previous generation The constant is 1440p, and the silky smooth 120hz refresh rate It’s difficult to show you this in my video because it was shot with 24 frames The 120Hz screen looks incredibly smooth Coupled with the greatly improved brightness this year This is one of the best look and feel experience you can get on your phone Some other obvious changes are This year uses a glass back panel, so it supports wireless charging The camera system is also updated The same dual lens, but improved optical system and software optimization The logo on the back also supports Razer Chroma If you are not familiar with it Can be understood as Razer RGB light effect management system You can use it as a message reminder Or just show a specific light effect The point is that you have 16.8 million colors RGB to choose from From then on you can live RGB life This year it also supports IP67 waterproof This is something that Razer phones didn’t have last year The speakers have also been upgraded Last year’s Razer phone had the best speakers on the market This year's Razer Phone 2 is even better It’s louder and clearer than the previous generation Obviously, Razer Phone 2 will once again win this year's best speaker award Razer Phone 2 upgraded to Snapdragon 845 processor And a vacuum chamber soaking plate is used to control the temperature during the game Same as last year, 8Gb RAM, 4000 mAh battery But obviously the Razer phone 2 with the new Soc will be better optimized So the battery life will be slightly better than the previous generation Especially with the 120Hz high refresh rate screen, it can still achieve 10 hours of battery life.
It's time to say the price Last year's Razer phone 700 dollars This year, 800! Up $100 I don’t think the Razer phone was cheap last year But i think it's a good price But this year it broke through the price range of top mobile phones Because you have to know that in 2018, a phone with an asking price of $800 will never be cheap Several notebooks were also released in this conference I am most interested in it is this This is a limited mercury version of the Razer Blade I think this is one of the best looking notebooks on the market Unlike the title, this is not a pure white notebook The keyboard is white and also supports Razer Chroma backlight I think the white one looks better than the black keyboard The metal body is not painted, it is just the bright silver of the metal But this is almost crazy craftsmanship The texture on this makes it look great It just reflects light in a specific direction It's the same on the A side, but it lacks the green logo that we often see in the black version.
This looks more low-key, just a polished silver logo The interface has also changed from the original green to black The whole notebook looks very nice in my eyes I have seen too many black notebooks But I prefer white products I like white notebooks, this is one of the best looking white notebooks I have ever seen Razer did not deal with it cheaply They can also color it, or use other cheap processing methods to make it look white or silver But Razer doesn't They use classic craftsmanship to make it look amazing Personally, this looks more like a classic macbook pro with silver polish in the 90s, I like it My only concern is durability If I buy this mercury version of the spirit blade, I will probably put dbrand marble or white stickers on it Razer also released a new low-end spirit blade Has a lower price and the configuration is not bad Now you can buy a Thunder Snake Spirit Blade for only $1,600 The third thing they released Maybe I care more than most people Recently I made a video about Razer’s after-sales service I find that their warranty period is shorter than other major manufacturers Like Corsair or Logitech, most products have a two-year warranty But Razer’s gaming products only have a one-year warranty But Razer has now announced that they will provide a two-year warranty for all its products including headphones, keyboards and mice.
This little improvement will make your customers welcome you more I really appreciate Razer's decision This is a wise choice Well, this is their new product and new warranty policy That's basically it I hope you like this video, like to like and follow, 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.
– This is a different sort of Razer Phone 2 review because for the past month I've been using it as a standard everyday smartphone more so than a gaming platform. I've read a few books, made a lot of voice calls, ad I've watched decades old television shows in glorious SD and I've played a video game or two from about the same era. In other words, I've used the Razer Phone 2 as a non-gamer and with one predictable exception, it has delivered. (upbeat music) Just to get this out of the way, yes, I have used the phone for its main purpose and yes, it is an exceptional gaming device.
I don't always notice the smoothness of the 120 hertz display in a game, but in the everyday swipes and taps of navigating Android, oh yes, this glides along as silkily as its predecessor. What I notice a lot more while gaming, is audio. I did get to try the Hammerhead ANC earbuds with this phone but the noise canceling isn't that great on these. Probably my favorite thing about them is they light up but that's kind of beside the point. If you use earbuds, you're missing out on these massive speakers and it's not just that they're big but they're positioned properly. See when I'm playing Alto's Odyssey on a OnePlus 6T, my palm frequently blocks the single bottom firing speaker and that's not a problem for these front firing blasters on the Razer Phone 2 and they're good for much more than games.
I can't overstate how great the sound is on this thing. When I have it with me on the road and I wanna rock out in my hotel room, I don't need to use a Bluetooth speaker or headphones. It's pretty impressive that Razer managed this kind of sound while also making the speakers waterproof. You don't get something for nothing though, the cheese graders on those speakers are just as good at sucking up skin bits as on the first Razer Phone and if you're listening to a lot of podcasts, certain voices make the speakers rattle at full volume. As to be expected when you pack in over a hundred decibels into a phone, I find that keeping the volume set below 75 percent, solves for it.
I do wish calls were louder on the speakerphone though. Other companies like Samsung use a custom dialer that gives you a toggle for more volume but because Razer does very little customization of the software, there's no such option here. That's a small price to pay for having such a clean Android experience though. The only big changes beyond Nova Launcher are the Cortex app, that lets you customize how much power you want the phone to put into rendering each game, and the Chroma app, which controls the surprisingly addictive light-up Razer logo on the back. Now, if you've got battery anxiety, watch out, you'll sacrifice about three percent per hour if you keep the logo lit all the time. The phone's battery is brawny buy to buy, and if you leave it in the default settings with the screen at 90 hertz and conservative use of Chroma, you can expect many milliamps left at the end of the day.
I never baby this thing and I seldom worry about going dead before midnight. When I do need to top up, the inbox wall plug does what a quick charge 4 adapter should, it gets the phone from empty to 50% in 30 minutes exactly. Thanks to the new glass back, wireless charging is also a thing and thanks to Chroma on the Razer charger, that thing is a lot of fun. It has Bluetooth so you can control the colors and brightness through the Chroma app now, it came in a recent update, it's not a reason to drop a 100 bucks on this thing, but the way the phone is built might be. See the charging coil is located way down low on this phone so using another charger is a crapshoot at best. Given those compromises, it's an open question as to whether the switch to a glass back was worth it, but if you wanna protect that glass back, lets talk about today's sponsor, dbrand. You know the drill, vinyl skins in almost any color or texture sold for a reasonable price and it really suits the phone nicely.
I've had a dbrand skin on here since I got my review unit. Hit the link in the description for more. Now as I said in my first impressions video, I was happy to find that the Razer Phone 2's screen is much brighter than its dim predecessor but this is why extended testing is important. The moment I took is outside for a sunny day of playing Ingress Prime, I knew I still wanted more nits. Given how much brighter the direct competition is, that's the Asus ROG phone next to it here, this is still an area where Razer can and should improve. The biggest shortcoming of the first Razer Phone though was its camera, and that well, that's the lowest point of this phone too. Now Razer does deserve credit for upgrading the hardware with optical stabilization on the back and a selfie camera capable of 60 frames per second video. But that front footage is still stuck at 30 fps pending a software update as I make this video. And speaking of software, this still happens pretty regularly, not sure what's going on here.
In terms of the photos themselves, well, I'll put it to you this way, I was shooting side by side with the much cheaper OnePlus 6T during my review process and on the whole, the OnePlus has it beat. Listen, that's not to say I always prefer OnePlus's photos. In fact, the Razer's tendency to go darker, sometimes serves it well. Notice how the 6T blows out the highlights on the white siding in these photos, while the Razer preserves it better. But try shooting your appetizer under dim lighting on Restaurant Week, you're gonna want a camera that can pull those details from the shadows. That gulf gets wider when you factor in OnePlus's Night Mode, which Razer doesn't have and the picture doesn't get any better when you consider that Google's Pixel 3, priced exactly the same as the Razer Phone 2, has the best fire and forget camera in a phone, in my opinion. But in truth, comparing this thing to a Pixel, really misses the point. Where the Pixel 3 is trying to be the Android phone for everyone, Razer built its Razer Phone 2 for Razer fans. It's almost like Razer's where Apple was years ago, selling a curated mix of features and aesthetic to a very loyal and very specific fan base.
If that's you, or you're just lookin' for something different, this phone gives you a lot for the money. If that's not you, you'll likely find it harder to look past that mediocre camera or the older version of Android, particularly given how fierce the competition has gotten. The Razer Phone 2 is on sale now, both unlocked and at AT&T. Razer fans and oblivious others alike, I wanna hear your thoughts on this phone and I want you to share those thoughts in the first annual MrMobile Awards, hit up the link in the description to vote for this phone or anything else on the ballot in the Viewers' Choice section, and you'll also be entered for a chance to win a big prize.
Until next time, thanks for watching and stay mobile my friends..
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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