About this Razor Phone 2 Cardholder Cases
- User-Friendly made with high-quality materials. Silky-soft touch and good grip. The soft inside keeps the back of your phone scratch-free.
- Highly Protective Raised edges offer extra protection for the camera and screen. Anti-fingerprint
- Precise Cutouts Easy access to all controls and features
- Grippy Texture High-quality materials make for a non-slip grip and comfortable holding, pleasant to touch, and easy to clean.
- Screen & Back protection Slightly raised lips to protect the screen and camera from scratches and cracks; The interior is smooth and will not scratch the back of your phone when you put it in
- Full Coverage & Flexible Bottom All four corners are durable for high-grade drop protection, and the bottom of this case is flexible, which will make swipe-up gestures much more comfortable and smoother on your phone.
- Protection without compromise.
3 Reasons for needing a phone case.
When you use a phone without a case, you put yourself in a lot of danger.
You should be able to recognize the excruciating sound of a fallen smartphone amid a crowd of people by now. The sound is generally accompanied by "oohs" from onlookers as the perpetrator hastily picks up the phone from the ground to inspect for a shattered screen.
It's a terrible sound, but it's even worse when it occurs without a phone case. When it comes to smartphone cases, people seem to like playing with fire. Some individuals like their phones to be as light as possible, while others dislike the bulky feel of a cover.
However, according to statistics from Square Trade, phone protection, and insurance provider, Americans have spent at least $2.4 billion on damaged phones as a result of watching athletic events. It's really simple to damage your phone, whether someone spilled a drink on it or you threw up your hands in joy because your team scored.
And it's not only sports enthusiasts who damage their phones; anybody can do it. Smartphones are smaller, slicker, and lighter than ever before, making them much more difficult to handle. Here's why you should invest in a smartphone case:
1. It is costly to replace cell phones.
You probably paid more than $200 to begin your plan under your smartphone contract. While it may not seem like a lot for a brand new phone, if you drop it and fully break it, you'll have to pay closer to $700 for a replacement.
Most contracts do not include replacement plans, and even if you participate in the insurance programme, you may still be charged a deductible or be limited to a single replacement for the duration of the contract. Everyone has dropped their phone at some point, so why not protect it with a case and save yourself $700?
Furthermore, phone repairs for damaged displays might be expensive. Replacing complicated pieces is not an inexpensive option, and you may still be dealing with damaged internal parts as a result of a painful tumble.
2. Extreme weather protection
If you reside in a location where temperatures can reach severe highs or lows, you might consider purchasing a smartphone case. Extremely low winter temperatures can begin to degrade a battery as early as 14 degrees Fahrenheit. Using a phone at temperatures below 4 degrees below zero frequently results in the phone shutting down, while temperatures below 22 degrees below zero cause serious screen difficulties.
At the same time, heat can cause a variety of problems. In fact, certain smartphones are not suggested for usage in temperatures exceeding 95 degrees Fahrenheit since it might reduce battery life and produce other unexpected behaviours. Furthermore, in the warmest sections of the country, phones can overheat and stop working completely around 113 degrees.
Cases can keep phones warm in the winter and shield them from the sun in the summer.
3. Improving your grip
Some people prefer the look of cellphones, but their smooth smoothness make them difficult to hold. T-Tech cases from Tumi, on the other hand, come in Ballistic Nylon variants that are slim-fitting yet have a gripping feel that will help you retain your phone in your hands.
How to Care for a Clear Case
We don't want to terrify you by telling you how many germs are likely on the surface of your phone (hint: it's over 17,000 distinct types of bacteria), but cleaning it off every day is definitely a good idea. You should also consider purchasing a phone sanitizer to keep germs at bay.
Here's how to clean germs off your see-through phone cover without destroying the crystal-clear translucence or destroying any distinctive artwork.
Step 1: Remove the Cover: The first step in any good cleaning session is to remove the case and lay your phone aside so you can get into all the nooks and crannies on both sides of the case. It will also allow you to clean the interior of the case, which has most likely accumulated a coating of filth.
Step 2: Prepare Your Cleaning Solution – Never use strong cleaning solutions to clean your phone or case, as they might harm the finish and transfer to your phone. Ammonia, bleach, and glass cleaners should be avoided since they are caustic, abrasive, and may include discoloring agents that might cloud or stain your case.
To make a gentle cleaning solution, combine mild soap (such as a gentle dish soap devoid of phosphates, perfumes, colors, and abrasives) and warm water. You may clean the casing with isopropyl alcohol or a baking soda/water combination without worrying about it staining or clouding.
Step 3: Clean the Case – If your case has any especially filthy crevices, start by blowing them out with a mild stream of compressed air. Clean the interior and exterior of the case with a clean cloth, a soft-bristled scrub brush, or a toothbrush dipped in your soap combination. Pay close attention to the corners and edges, which tend to accumulate dirt, dust, and grime over time.
Step 4: Allow It to Dry — A thorough dry is essential to the case-cleaning procedure since you don't want any stray drips to go inside your phone or any of its ports. Leftover moisture may also become trapped in the little components and portions of your case, allowing mold and moisture to form. Allow your case to air dry in a well-ventilated place, or wipe it off with a dry microfiber cloth to absorb any excess drips.
Looking at the new Razer Phone, you'd be hard-pressed to tell it's the Razer Phone 2 since it's identical to the original-Razor is channeling its inner Apple or Samsung with unabashed confidence in the original's design.
Even if Apple is introducing new color possibilities in the current iPhone 11 range, as the phrase goes, you can acquire the Razer Phone 2 in any color as long as it's black. At the very least, you have the option of a mirror or a matte finish.
When you turn the phone around, the rear reveals some crucial differences between it and its predecessor. As opposed to last year's all-metal body, this year's body is made of a sheet of flat glass.
If you look at the spec list, you'll find that the internals of the Razer Phone 2 has improved, with a Snapdragon 845 CPU inside, wireless charging, and IP67 dust and water protection.
Razer has also heeded fan and reviewer input by lighting the logo on the phone's rear with a complete range of RGB colors. The maximum screen brightness has also been increased to a much more reasonable 645 nits, up from the original Razer Phone's measly 300 nits.
You get 8GB of RAM, 64GB of storage with microSD expansion, two rear cameras, excellent stereo speakers, a 4,000mAh battery, and a 120Hz IGZO display.
So it's a certainty that this phone will be fantastic for gaming, but it will also excels in terms of power, sound, screen, and ergonomics. The true purpose of this review is to ask: will this phone be useful for 'life' stuff as well?
When and how much will the Razer Phone 2 cost?
The Razer Phone 2 is priced at $799 (£779, approximately AU$1,200), which is $100 (£80, about AU$100) more than its predecessor at launch.
It's not surprising that the price has been raised – it's standard procedure in the mobile business – but considering how similar the new phone appears to its predecessor, the price increase feels less justified than in previous circumstances. Wireless charging, IP certifications, and Chroma RGB deliciousness are not cheap.
In terms of the Razer Phone 2, the Mirror Black edition is already available. In addition, the Stain Black edition will be released later this year, and it is also scheduled to be offered in the United States, Europe, and Asia-Pacific.
The Razer Phone 2's raison d'être, according to Razer, is to be the finest gaming phone available, as well as an exceptional all-around smartphone. This explains a lot of decisions taken here, particularly regarding the phone's appearance.
Like the first Razer Phone, the phone is boxy, angular, and striking. The flat edges make it easy to grasp when playing in landscape mode, and the front-firing stereo speakers are nearly hard to conceal — so when you're first-person shooting or swinging a dungeon sword, every boom and clang will be focused right on you.
The Razer Phone 2 is bold, but it's also basic inform—it's a cuboid. This makes it more approachable than the blatantly gamer-centric Asus ROG phone, which resembles a Transformer velociraptor.
Meanwhile, the screen's 120Hz refresh rate is smooth, improving the experience of basic swipes through menus or Twitter feeds and optimizing unoptimized games. HDR compatibility also means that video material can seem more vibrant, with HDR content available from Amazon Prime Video, Netflix, and YouTube.
The power button on the phone's right side also serves as a fingerprint scanner, while the USB-C connector is located on the bottom of the phone, with the volume controls on the left side.
The Razer Phone 2 has the same Snapdragon 845 processor as the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 and Google Pixel 3 XL, but it's combined with 8GB RAM for even more firepower.
On paper, the 4,000 mAh battery power matches the Huawei P20 Pro and falls just short of the current battery king, the Mate 20 Pro, but not all of the figures are class-leading. In terms of storage, 64GB is a bit meager for a flagship phone designed for gaming, with lower-cost handsets, including the standard Mate 20 and the OnePlus 6T, both offering 128GB storage choices at lower price points.
The Razer Phone 2 appears identical to its predecessor from the front, with substantial bezels holding the strong speakers above and below the display, squared-off corners, and a side-mounted power/lock key.
The fingerprint sensor, which works fast and correctly, is likewise included in the power key.
However, when you flip the Razer Phone 2 over, you'll notice a significant difference. Razer has given the back of its new phone a Gorilla Glass 5 makeover and relocated the camera hump to the handset's top.
The bulge is far more apparent than on smartphones like the Pixel 3, Note 9, and iPhone XS Max, so you'll need a cover to put the entire back flush with it.
The remainder of the rear is sleek and beautiful, a sheet of glass with a light-up Razer emblem that uses the brand's own RGB-Chroma trademark.
The phone's Chroma app lets you pick a logo color from a palette of 16.8 million hues, as well as three distinct states: breathing (shifts brightness up and down), static (keeps light on at one brightness), and cycling (a party mode which cycles through all colors).
As we'll see, even with the RBG illumination turned on, the Razer Phone 2 lasted as long as we needed it to on all but the most strenuous gaming and benchmarking days. So naturally, if you want to conserve as much energy as possible, you may turn it entirely off.
This brings the total number of phones with RGB illumination to 15. The Razer Phone 2 joins the Asus ROG phone in good company.
The Razer Phone 2's edges are somewhat more rounded than its predecessor, making it more pleasant to grip, while the aluminum frame adds strength to the device. It's also friendly and challenging, with Jerry Rig Everything giving it a thumbs up for taking a hammering or bending.
The Razer Phone 2 measures 158.5 x 78.99 x 8.5mm, making it somewhat more significant than the original – but the difference is negligible, and it can still be used with one hand.
Many may lament the lack of a headphone jack, with the only port on the phone is a USB-C connection, but the Razer Phone 2 does come with a 3.5mm-to-USB-C adapter in the box with a 24-bit DAC for increased audio quality, which is a pleasant addition.
Compared to the adapter included with the Google Pixel 3, Razer's is substantially superior, with noticeably fuller audio reproduction.
This thoughtful addition complements the two front-firing stereo speakers, which enable Dolby Atmos and Dolby Digital 5.1.
So, yes, everything checks out for gaming — cuboid with booming speakers and RGB lighting. It's bold and blocky, though, so if you're not a gamer, the Razer Phone 2 can turn you off before you've even peeked inside.
With its 120Hz refresh rate and QHD resolution, the original Razer Phone was designed to be all about the display. Unfortunately, despite flashes of brilliance, Sharp's IGZO display proved to be a stumbling block in several ways, with lower maximum brightness and duller colors than other rival flagship phones.
On paper, the Razer Phone 2 features the same 5.7-inch QHD 120Hz UltraMotion display as its predecessor, but Razer has increased the maximum brightness by 50%. The intellect now reaches 645 nits, a boon to anyone who intends to use the phone in direct sunshine.
The phone's 120Hz refresh rate allows for latency-free gaming, exceptionally smooth scrolling, and an 8ms reaction rate. Unfortunately, it consumes more power, but you can save some by selecting one of three presets: 120Hz, 60Hz, or 90Hz.
Razer by name and razor by nature, the screen on this phone is razor-sharp, with a 1440 x 2560 resolution and 515 pixels per inch. Like the screen refresh rate, the output resolution may be adjusted in the settings, with two options: Full HD or the native resolution of Wide Quad HD.
However, there are certain parts of the screen that we are not convinced about, such as the use of a 16:9 aspect ratio. This aspect ratio offers undeniable advantages. It provides a taller field of vision while playing games in landscape mode, which means you won't have to vertically pan the camera as much when playing first-person shooters, saving you precious seconds in the heat of battle.
Despite this, Razer's decision to go with 16:9 was, in our opinion, a huge blunder. In a store, it merely looks ancient next to last year's Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus, which you can get for £370 cheaper.