The Microsoft Store has the Razer Phone 2 priced at $499, which is a nice $300 discount off the usual MSRP. That price gets you a stout smartphone with respectable specs (for a 2018 device). First of all, the Razer Phone 2 is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 processor, which is paired with 8GB of RAM. Internal storage is a bit on the skimpy side at just 64GB, but you can expand that with the included microSD slot.
Backing up the muscle under the hood is a 5.7-inch QHD display with a 120Hz refresh rate, which is not very common in the smartphone world. There are dual 12MP cameras on the rear, along with an 8MP camera up front. The Razer Phone 2 supports Qi wireless charging and also incorporates Razer Chroma RGB lighting effects via its rear-mounted triple-headed snake logo.
Late last month, Razer began pushing the Android 9 Pie update to Razer Phone 2 customers. The update was initially made available for unlocked versions of the smartphone, but should soon be finding its way to carrier-locked devices as well. In addition to all of the tasty hot Android 9 Pie goodness that comes with the software update, the following device-specific enhancements have also been made:
- Adaptive Battery
- Gesture Navigation
- Notification Management
- Digital Wellbeing support
- Camera now supports 720p/1080p/4K at 60FPS video recording.
- Bug fixes and performance improvements.
- Security updates through Feb. 5, 2019
At this point, it’s unknown how long Microsoft’s discount price will last, so if you’ve had your eye on the Razer Phone 2, now might be the right time to strike. You can get the phone here.