Essential Phone vs Razer Phone 2

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Display

Display size

5.7 inches
5.7 inches

Resolution

1312 x 2560 pixels
1440 x 2560 pixels

Pixel density

504 ppi
513 ppi

Technology

IPS LCD
IPS LCD

Screen-to-body

84.85 %
72.04 %

Features

Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor
120 Hz Refresh rate, Oleophobic coating, Scratch-resistant glass (Corning Gorilla Glass 5), Ambient light sensor, Proximity sensor

Hardware & Performance

System chip

Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 MSM8998
Qualcomm Snapdragon 845 SDM845

Processor

Octa-core, 2450 MHz, Kryo 280, 64-bit, 10 nm
Octa-core, 2800 MHz, Kryo 385, 64-bit, 10 nm

GPU

Adreno 540
Adreno 630

RAM

4 GB
8 GB

Internal storage

128 GB
64 GB

Storage expansion

 
microSDXC up to 1000 GB

OS

Android (10, 9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo, 7.1 Nougat)
Android (9.0 Pie, 8.1 Oreo)

Battery

Capacity

3040 mAh
4000 mAh

Type

Li - Ion, Not user replaceable
Li - Polymer, Not user replaceable

Charging

USB Power Delivery
Qualcomm Quick Charge 4+, Qi wireless charging

Camera

Rear

Dual camera
Dual camera

Main camera

13 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Laser and Phase detection autofocus
Optical image stabilization, Phase detection autofocus

Second camera

13 megapixels
12 megapixels

Features

Black and White, Laser and Phase detection autofocus
 

Video recording

3840x2160 (4K UHD) (30 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps), 1280x720 (HD) (120 fps)
3840x2160 (4K UHD) (60 fps), 1920x1080 (Full HD) (60 fps)

Features

Video calling, Video sharing
Video calling, Video sharing

Front

8 megapixels
8 megapixels

Design

Dimensions

5.57 x 2.80 x 0.31 inches (141.5 x 71.1 x 7.8 mm)
6.24 x 3.11 x 0.33 inches (158.5 x 78.99 x 8.5 mm)

Weight

6.53 oz (185 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)
7.76 oz (220 g)
the average is 6.1 oz (174 g)

Materials

Back: Ceramic; Frame: Titanium
Back: Glass

Resistance

Splash, Dust; IP 54
Water, Dust; IP 67

Biometrics

Fingerprint (touch)
Fingerprint (touch)

Features

Notification light
Notification light

Colors

Black, Gray, Blue, White
Black

Cellular

LTE (FDD)

Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 17(700 b), 20(800 DD), 21(1500 Upper), 25(1900+), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS)
Bands 1(2100), 2(1900), 3(1800), 4(AWS-1), 5(850), 7(2600), 8(900), 12(700 a), 13(700 c), 14(700 PS), 17(700 b), 18(800 Lower), 19(800 Upper), 20(800 DD), 26(850+), 28(700 APT), 29(700 d), 30(2300 WCS), 32(1500 L-band), 66(AWS-3), 71(600)

LTE (TDD)

Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+)
Bands 38(2600), 39(1900+), 40(2300), 41(2600+), 48(3600)

UMTS

850, 900, 1700/2100, 1900, 2100 MHz
850, 900, 1700/2100, 1800, 1900, 2100 MHz

Data Speed

LTE-A Pro Cat 16 (1000/150 Mbit/s)
LTE-A Pro Cat 18 (1200/150 Mbit/s), HSDPA+ (4G) 42.2 Mbit/s, HSUPA

SIM type

Nano SIM
Nano SIM

Multimedia

Headphones

No 3.5mm jack
No 3.5mm jack

Features

aptX-HD
Dolby Atmos, aptX-HD

Connectivity & Features

Bluetooth

5.0
5.0

Wi-Fi

802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot
802.11 a, b, g, n, ac, dual-band; Multiple antennas, MIMO, Wi-Fi Direct, Hotspot

USB

Type-C (reversible)
Type-C (reversible)

Features

Mass storage device, Video out, Charging, Headphones port
Mass storage device, Video out, Charging, Headphones port

Sensors

Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass, Barometer
Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Compass

Other

NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync
NFC, VoIP, Tethering, Computer sync, OTA sync

Phone features

Notifications

 
Haptic feedback, Music ringtones, Vibration

Other features

 
Voice dialing, Voice commands, Voice recording

Shopping information

MSRP price

$ 700
$ 799
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