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.

Razer Phone 2 vs Samsung Galaxy S9 vs Apple iPhone XS

Display

Size

5.7 inches
5.8 inches
5.8 inches

Technology

IPS LCD
Super AMOLED
OLED

Screen-to-body

72.04 %
84.36 %
82.64 %

Peak brightness

 
 
625 cd/m2 (nit)

Hardware & Performance

System chip

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

Processor

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

GPU

Adreno 630
Adreno 630
Apple 4-core GPU

RAM

8GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4
4GB LPDDR4

Internal storage

64GB
64GB
64GB, not expandable

OS

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

Battery

Capacity

4000 mAh
3000 mAh
2659 mAh

Charging

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

Talk time

 
31.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1104 min)
20.00 hours
the average is 18 h (1104 min)

Stand-by time

 
3.4 days (82 hours)
the average is 21 days (500 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

Dual camera
Single camera
Dual camera

Main camera

12 megapixels
12 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Optical image stabilization, Phase-detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase-detection autofocus
Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase-detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

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

Second camera

12 megapixels
 
12 megapixels

Features

 
 
Telephoto, Sapphire crystal lens cover, Optical image stabilization, Phase-detection autofocus, Back-illuminated sensor (BSI)

Specifications

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

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)
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)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
High Dynamic Range mode (HDR), Time-lapse video, Hyperlapse, Continuous autofocus, Object tracking, Picture-taking during video recording, Video calling, Video sharing
Optical image stabilization, Time-lapse video, Continuous autofocus, Picture-taking during video recording

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels
7 megapixels

Video capture

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

Design

Dimensions

6.24 x 3.11 x 0.33 inches (158.5 x 78.99 x 8.5 mm)
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)

Weight

7.76 oz (220 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
5.75 oz (163 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)
6.24 oz (177 g)
the average is 6.2 oz (176 g)

Materials

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

Resistance

Water, Dust; IP 67
Water, Dust; IP 68
Water, Dust; IP 68

Biometrics

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

Features

Notification light
Notification light
 

Shopping information

MSRP

$ 799
$ 720
$ 999


Related phones

Phone 2
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 845, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 64GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh

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So overall the Razer phone is best

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