Razer Phone 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Apple iPhone XS: Specs comparison

Razer Phone 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Apple iPhone XS: Specs comparison
The Razer Phone 2 got official with top-shelf new hardware in tow, and is primed and ready to tackle all those who oppose its gaming superiority. Although the Razer Phone was ultimately a niche device, the Razer Phone 2 aims to be a much more mainstream device by improving a few key aspects, namely the camera and the performance.

In the end of the day, the Razer Phone 2 seems like a good deal for $799, but it will have to best the likes of the Galaxies and the iPhones for that spot in people's pockets. How does the Razer Phone 2 stack up against two very popular devices available on the shelves right now, though?

Of course, those would be the Galaxy S9 and the iPhone XS, which could very well pass as gaming devices if you throw some RGB lighting and gaming-like design. Let's see how these three troopers stack up.

Display

Size

5.8 inches
5.8 inches
5.7 inches

Technology

Super AMOLED
OLED
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

84.36 %
82.64 %
72.04 %

Peak brightness

 
625 cd/m2 (nit)
 

Features

HDR video support, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
HDR video support, Pressure-sensitive, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120Hz refresh rate, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass, Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845
Apple A12 Bionic APL1W81
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm
Hexa-core, 2490 MHz, Vortex and Tempest, 64-bit, 7 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 630
Apple 4-core GPU
Adreno 630

RAM

4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
8GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
64GB, not expandable
64GB

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.0 Oreo), Samsung One UI
iOS (13.x, 12.x)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo)

Battery

Capacity

3000 mAh
2659 mAh
4000 mAh

Charging

Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0, Samsung Adaptive Fast Charging
USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+

Talk time

31.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 17 h (1012 min)
 

Stand-by time

3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 20 days (489 h)
 
 

Internet use

3G: 11 hours; LTE: 12 hours; Wi-Fi: 14 hours
 
 

Music playback

51.00 hours
60.00 hours
 

Video playback

17.00 hours
14.00 hours
 

Camera

Rear

Single camera
Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 MP (OIS, PDAF)
12 MP (Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
12 MP (OIS, PDAF)

Specifications

Aperture size: F1.5/F2.4; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 26 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm
Aperture size: F1.8; Focal length: 25 mm; Sensor size: 1/2.55"; Pixel size: 1.4 μm

Second camera

 
12 MP (Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, OIS, PDAF, BSI sensor)
12 MP

Specifications

 
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.4; Focal Length: 52 mm; Sensor size: 1/3.4"; Pixel size: 1 μm
Optical zoom: 2x; Aperture size: F2.6; Sensor size: 1/3.09"; Pixel size: 1 μm

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (960 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (240 fps), 1280x720 (HD)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features

HDR, Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
OIS, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 MP
7 MP
8 MP

Video capture

2560x1440 (QHD) (30 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
1920x1080 (Full HD)

Design

Dimensions

5.81 x 2.70 x 0.33 inches (147.7 x 68.7 x 8.5 mm)
5.65 x 2.79 x 0.30 inches (143.6 x 70.9 x 7.7 mm)
6.24 x 3.11 x 0.33 inches (158.5 x 78.99 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

5.75 oz (163.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)
6.24 oz (177.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)
7.76 oz (220.0 g)
the average is 6.3 oz (181 g)

Materials

Back: Glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5); Frame: Aluminum
Back: Glass; Frame: Stainless steel
Back: Glass

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP68
Water, Dust; IP67

Biometrics

Iris scanner, 2D Face unlock, Fingerprint (touch)
3D Face unlock
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
 
Notification light

Buyers information

Price

$ 720
$ 999
$ 799


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  • Display 5.7 inches 2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP (Dual camera) 8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 8GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh
  • OS Android 9.0 Pie

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