Just recently, Razer unveiled its Razer Phone 2 model and it is a powerhouse, as you would expect, although the specs incorporated in the first Razer Phone remain pretty impressive even now. That’s exactly why we decided to perform a comparison between the two models and see if it is worth it to upgrade to the Razer Phone 2.
Razer Phone 2
First, let’s talk about the design. At a first look, you can safely say that they look fairly similar. Both phones feature boxy chassis which have become a trademark for Razer Phones. In terms of dimensions, the Razer Phone 2 is again pretty similar to its older sibling and the display size is almost the same as the one present on the original phone. The main difference is that on the latest phone the Razer logo illuminates and you can even change the color.
Moving on to display and performance, there are again some similarities. Both the second and the original devices come with a 5.72-inch 120Hz LCD display and a 1440 x 2560 resolution. The second model, however, comes with a display that is 50 percent brighter, calming the complaints that the first phone’s display was too dim.
Also, while the original phone had the Gorilla Glass 3, the newest one uses Gorilla Glass 5. Performance-wise, the Razer Phone 2 comes with the Snapdragon 845 processor incorporated, as opposed to the Snapdragon 835 which came with the first Razer Phone. However, although it is the latest unit, there isn’t a major difference in how Snapdragon 845 operates, leaving the Snapdragon 835 a processor that is more than capable of handling almost anything.
Last but not least, they both come with 8 GB of RAM and although it isn’t as impressive for the second phone as it was for the original Razer Phone, it still makes the second release a powerhouse.