In a big hurrah for the smartphone gaming world, Razer announced the Razer Phone 2 earlier this month. The device features Qualcomm's Snapdragon 845, 8GB RAM and Vapor Chamber cooling. Retailing at $799 for the entry-level version, the Razer Phone 2 has the full potential to take a sizeable chunk out of your pocket. So naturally, concerns about its durability in the market's mind will be present. We've got a post today that addresses these concerns. So head on below for more details.
The Razer Phone 2 Performs Well In A Scratch, Bend And Flame Test
As the Razer Phone 2 becomes more available, tests for the smartphone are also increasing in number. Today we've got a durability test which subjects the gadget to fire, a cutter, and average bending. The Razer Phone 2 has glass on its front and back, and its sides are manufactured of Anodized Aluminum.
Naturally, this Aluminum withstands scratches, but its paint peels off easily when subjected to scratches with a moderate pressure. The smartphone's display is manufactured from Corning's Gorilla Glass 5, and this display panel performs just as you'd expect it to by withstanding scratches of up to a 6 point intensity.
The Razer Phone 2's 5.72", 120Hz Wide Color Gamut display performs great in a flame test. While the display's pixels start to black out after 17 seconds of being subjected to a lighter, they recover as the device has time to cool down. The gadget is also surprisingly durable as it manages to withstand normal bending pressure and doesn't crack or go out of shape as a result.
The Razer Phone 2 comes out at a time when Qualcomm's first 7nm processor is only months away. Flagship gadgets that launch in the second half of a calendar year have the unfortunate distinction of having a limited life as absolutely high-end in performance terms. While we'd excuse this for mainstream gadgets, a device designed for gaming needs to keep such factors in mind.
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