The Best Gaming Phone Is…

– 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.

(electronic static) (screen humming) (deep breath) Hey, guys, this is– (electronic music).

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Razer Phone Teardown! – HUGE Heat Pipe – tiny vibrator

The Razer Phone has survived my durability
test and now it's time for the teardown and review from the inside. We had a vote over on my Twitter yesterday
to name our new little mouse friend, and out of the suggestions in my last video came Mousey
McMouse Face, Mr. “Moh'se”, and Jerry (from Tom & Jerry) ended up winning though. Good choice. I like that name. Let's call him Mr. Jerry Moh'se, and I just
hope he survives the teardown. Let's get started. [Intro] Since there are no visible external screws
on the Razer Phone, the only logical explanation is that they are hidden under the plastic
speaker grills. And as with most adhesive, this stuff gets
softer as you heat it up. I'll take a thin pry tool, or in this case,
a razor blade, and pry up that bottom plastic grill exposing a few screws. I'll repeat the process with the top grill
by warming it up and putting my razor into the Razer and razoring it around a little
bit.

The camera lenses come off with that top plastic. I'll try to find replacements for these and
link them in the description. But since this isn't a super mainstream phone,
it might be difficult. I'll pull the SIM card tray out just in case
that's important. And then there are 6 screws at the bottom,
a combination of Phillips and T5 screws. There are another 4 screws up at the top;
one T5 and the rest are Phillips head. Getting the screen out of the frame was a
little bit easier than I anticipated.

It's held in place with friction and a few
small clasps. So with a little leverage at the bottom of
the screen and some gentle persuasion, the whole thing can pop up and out of the phone
body…way easier than the OnePlus 5T. Already we can see some pretty interesting
things inside this Razer Phone, but we need easier access to get a better look. There are a billion different sized screws
in here, so I am going to keep things organized. I'll detach the screen ribbon cable first
by unscrewing the metal bracket connector – it's a Phillips head. And I'll peel back some of the metallic shielding
over those connectors. First thing to unplug is the massive battery,
and then the screen ribbon. And now that the screen's free, let's look
at this massive heat pipe. This might be the biggest heat pipe I've ever
seen in a cellphone. It's also got the thermal paste right over
the top of the copper so the heat dissipation will be more efficient between the copper
and the processor. Under the black tape there's another sheet
of copper thermally adhered to the copper below it.

More copper is always a good thing. The adhesive only sticks one time though,
so I'll just, um, put that off to the side and it's good as new. This is the screen component, the 120 Hertz
IPS beast of a display this phone is known for. If you manage to break yours unfortunately,
I'll try to have some replacements linked in the video description for you. So far it's been a pretty straightforward
replacement. Now let's get that gigantic battery out. I'll unclip the fingerprint scanner cable
from the motherboard. And then on the other side of the phone I'll
remove the two screws holding down the volume ribbon bracket. I'll set that off to the side and then unclip
the volume button connector just like a little Lego. This battery does have the magical pull tabs
thankfully. And Razer was nice enough to give us a big
enough tab to actually grab and pull on. [Stretching rubber sounds] But wait, there's more. [Stretching rubber sounds] Unfortunately there was some premature decapitation,
and now I have to commence the Pry of Shame.

But still, pretty simple to replace the battery
in this thing. A 4000 milliamp hour Razer branded powerhouse
which is over twice the capacity of the iPhone 8. Pretty impressive. Now for the charging port and vibration motor. This is where things get a little more complicated. There are a total of 7 screws holding this
thing down, with a few golden frame attachments to that plastic antenna line. I'll disconnect and peel back that charging
port ribbon from the motherboard and remove the signal wires, and then the whole thing
can come free. The USB-C charging port has a little bit of
rubber around the tip, but remember that this phone has no water resistance, so be careful. Now for that vibration motor. In most smart phones we find an eccentric
rotating mass motor, or circular coin vibrators, but Razer has stuck in a taptic vibrator,
similar to what we've seen on the iPhones, but a fraction of the size.

It's incredibly small. Marquez was complaining about his vibrator
being trash. [Marquez] Sounds broken. But it sounded that way out of the box since
day one. And now we can see why. It's barely even there. I assume Razer is making up for it's small
size by overpowering the itty-bitty guy and getting that blown out rattling sound like
you would with a speaker. Apparently size matters when it comes to vibrators. The bottom loudspeaker is on the other side
of the phone and it's pretty interesting. Once again, no waterproofing, but the speaker
cone is made from rubber, kind of like what we saw in the Apple Airpods. So even if moisture does get into the speaker,
it won't distort or blow easily, and will wear out less with time. It's nice of Razer to put quality speakers
inside of their phone. I'll toss the loudspeaker with it's golden
contact pads back into the frame and make my way up to the top of the motherboard. The dual camera system is hidden under that
metallic tape.

I'll peel that up and unscrew the one screw
holding down the metal bracket over the connectors. It's a weird bracket with a little rubber
doohickey keeping it from popping out on one side. The cameras themselves can unplug like little
Legos, and there are 2 screws holding the whole thing down. One screw is tucked up underneath the camera
connector. This is not the most organized phone I've
ever been inside, but it's still not as bad as the old HTC's. Neither the regular camera lens nor the telephoto
camera have OIS, which is unfortunate.

Optical image stabilization is pretty important
when it comes to cameras and taking video. There is no side-to-side hardware stabilizing
that we've seen on other major high-end flagships. There are 5 more screws holding down the gold
antenna line brackets to the motherboard, and then one more screw hidden next to the
front-facing camera. The whole motherboard can lift up and away
from the phone body after that. The 8 megapixel front facing camera is removable
if you're into that kind of thing. Also, one more cool thing is that the front
earpiece looks like it's the same size as the bottom speaker, so there will be equal
sounds coming from both ends of the phone. It's just oriented in a different direction. The top speaker also has that same durable
long lasting rubber cone that we talked about earlier. And now it's time to see if our little mouse
buddy is still alive. I'll get all those golden antenna line brackets
back into place with those 6 motherboard screws. There's another 2 screws specifically to hold
down the rear cameras. I'll get that silver bracket situated with
it's one screw and funky white little rubber pad thing, and make my way down to the bottom
of the phone.

The charging port goes in with it's gold antenna
line brackets and 6 screws. And the long extension cable can run up along
the frame to the top and plug into the motherboard. I'll tuck that massive battery back into place,
and get this silver bracket with it's two screws back over the volume button ribbon. The fingerprint scanner Lego-like connection
is next, and then I'll toss that metallic tape back on over the cameras and SD card
slot. I do like saving the battery connector for
last to be safe. So we'll get the screen lined up and plugged
in, and then the battery. The metal bracket goes over the top of all
those connectors with it's one screw to hold it down tight. Getting the screen lined up and pressed down
was easy enough. The kink near the power button from my bend
test didn't mess me up too much.

Since I am working with glass though, I was
pretty gentle and careful getting it back into place. Cracking the screen at this point would be
incredibly unfortunate. And it looks like everything still works. This phone is currently available on Amazon
right now, so I'll leave a link for that in the description along with all the parts and
tools I used during this video. Hopefully you never break yours, but accidents
happen. I'll get all the screws back into the frame
and unfortunately, the speaker grills are not going to go back into place nicely.

Once they've been peeled off, the adhesive
is not reusable. I'll probably try some double sided tape at
some point, or just wait till I can find some replacements. Jerry Mouse is glad he survived the teardown
and thanks you all for his new name. Come hang out with us on Twitter. Jerry and I thank you a ton for watching and
we'll see you around..

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Razer Phone 2 – First Impressions!

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
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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
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the phone just dropped this is the problem with having phones with glass
backs because they slip

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Razer Phone 2 Teardown – The Vapor Chamber is Incredibly Cool

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.

Thanks a ton for watching, and I'll see you
around..

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